Patti

Last July (or August?) I took time out to revisit that favorite thrift store of just about every doll collector here in Manila, the MSM American Surplus at Scout Borromeo in Quezon City.

Just relieving stress after a work week, plus I have an excuse to drop by Taco Bell afterwards 😉 just one station away.  Been a long time since I went there, I was hoping to find a vintage doll maybe.  The place looked the same, nothing has changed, except that they are now selling some toys in bundles, wrapped in plastic bags, if you happen to liked one item inside the pack, then you will have to buy the whole stuff.

Anyway, I saw a lot of vinyl dolls, yes Barbie dolls too.  The damaged ones were placed near the entrance, and the good ones are stacked inside.

There were probably more than 50 dolls there which I really took the time to check out each, hoping to find an unusual or rare one.  None of them stirred my curiosity, except for one, but she’s too big!

Patty Playpal

A lifesize Patti Playpal Doll by Ideal, as big as a 3 year old girl.  She still looked beautiful despite the faded skin tone, missing one leg and the bad hair day look she’s sporting.  They tied her up at the post near the entrance like a witch about to be burned!  The clerk probably noticed me staring and checking the doll longer than the usual, she yelled from behind the stacks of kitchen utensils, ma’m her leg is missing!  Of course I can see that!  She probably lost her leg when she came here, not the whole leg, based from the remaining broken part, it seems the damage is just new.  Poor doll, I wonder who is the original owner, does she know what happened to her “play pal?”

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Her angelic face is almost flawless,  I don’t know if she’s the walking doll type from the 1960’s. 

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She’s vintage, but I don’t collect big dolls, after watching Annabel movie?  I’m sure the people at home will not like the idea.  Maybe if I’m the type of collector who knows how to repair or restore why not?

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manikani2d

A Filipina who loves collecting dolls. Crazy enough to think dolls have a life of its own.

10 thoughts on “Patti”

  1. The doll is still in the shop? Until now? Gusto ko sana bilhin to rescue her I’m a vintage dolls collector kaso di ko alam if their shop accept buying online?

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    1. Hi Maclin, sorry for the late response. Well I’m not sure if Patti is still there. You can try calling or visiting the surplus shop. If they took her down, then chances are she will have more damages than when I first saw her.

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      1. When i see her on your blog i see i can fix her but I feel so sad I can’t rescue her at this time because i was not in manila so I tried to sent message in their fb page but still not reply… I hope some my fellow dolls collectors would help me I just want to buy her in online if they can 😔

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        1. Here is their phone number, you may call them 913-2533 or 9299221, been a long time really since I went there so im not sure if Patti is still there. I don’t know their email, sorry.

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      2. When i see her on your blog i see i can fix her but I feel so sad I can’t rescue her at this time because i was not in manila so I tried to sent message in their fb page but still not reply… I hope some my fellow dolls collectors would help me I just want to buy her in online if they can 😔

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        1. Well Patti is big, like the size of a 5 year old kid, it will be hard to ship her. I wish i could help you, but Im too busy with work, I’ve neglected some of my dolls already. I literally stopped buying now, or maybe this is just a phase…good luck try calling them

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