Filipina Dolls

This morning I dropped by Robinsons Galleria to undwind with my sister, I remember seeing souvenir dolls in their Philippine Crafts section last year, so I thought of checking them out if they’re still there because I was impressed with the details of their costumes, they’re quite bigger than Barbie. 

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Anyway, here are the dolls that I saw.  They have their own stand, and they represent different Philippine Ethnic Costumes for women,  they are tagged at around Php630.00 I think, so that’s about $12.35 and they are smaller than Barbie, maybe 10 inches.  I’m not sure if their bodies are hollow plastic,  the molded hands seemed ok and well defined, although they all have the same facial expression,  I love their outfit!  I was thinking of getting the Mandaya and Yakan Bride, but I don’t have the budget 😉

Early 19th Century Baro’t Saya

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THE BAGOBO

THE MANDAYA

THE YAKAN BRIDE

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THE MARANAO

She’s a Folkloric Dancer, I forgot to take a picture of the back of her box, so I’m not sure who she is.  She’s the only dancer among the souvenir dolls.  I’m sure there are other types, but they’re not available.

I do not have the link to their website, created by Philcrafts, Inc.

Below is one of their Collector Edition, she’s beautiful!  I forgot to check the price.

And then there are some that are really just for display.

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Bob Mackie Not Only for Barbie!

Since I’ve already started posting about dolly outfits and designer gowns (to which I only have a few) I might as well include this famous icon from the Disney World! 

2000 MILLENNIUM MINNIE BY BOB MACKIE!

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I’m giving her the limelight now, she does have the right to be posted here, after all, this line have been tagged by Disney as a fashion doll.  She stands 11.5″ tall, moveable arms, legs and head.

I bought her from a thrift store, in good condition, I don’t think she has been played with.  I guess she just got separated from her box while in transit, I lost her glasses, whew!

I loved how the gown fits her figure perfectly, the satin fabric is not the cheap type mind you, it is thick, the stitches, the underlay (if that’s what you call it inside the gown) properly constructed and clean.  I wish I could sew like this!

She can wear her white fur in many ways, but I’m not good in creating a style out of it  😉

My Fair Lady etc.

I previously posted 3 dolls wearing designer gown and handmade Kimono/Yukata which I have acquired from my thrift store trips.  The remaining two are traditional Korean dress and a handmade My Fair Lady imitation dress.

Traditional Korean Dress

I chose an anime looking doll, I presumed she’s a Takara Tomy brand, hence the logo (correct me if I’m wrong) at the back of her head.  She looks older than the rest of my Jenny and Licca dolls.  She resembles Olive, the earlier version.

 

I can’t remember what dress she was wearing when I found her and the body she came with is not hers so I swapped it with another doll with articulated body.  The donor is a Barbie wannabe.

The donor is also lovely, I’m sure she has her own identity.

For the shoes, I don’t have a Korean slipper so I just picked the pair which I think looked better and something that would fit her flat foot.  The shoes has “PG” embossed on it, I do not know which doll it belongs to, I found it along with the other shoes.  I think it’s from the 70s.

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My Fair Lady

I do not have an Audrey Hepburn doll, so I just picked another with what seem like a Superstar or Christie facemold.  She’s a collector barbie with rooted eyelashes.

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I do not know who she is (I’m lazy researching) but she’s one of my favorite doll.  I’ve already featured her here.

The Ascot Race Dress fits her perfectly!  I really admire those people who are so patient in following details and sewing miniature versions of designer clothes or just about any dress for dolls this size.  Whoever made this outfit, I’d like you to know you did a good job, it’s one of my precious find.

I do not have a mini umbrella, I can create one, but I’m too lazy, she borrowed the summer hat from Jenny.

 

Next, Barbie is not the only who wears a Bob Mackie!

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A Designer Gown 2

In my previous post I featured a few pieces of dolly dress which I found during my thrift store shopping.  I have limited time and photo shooting comes after my household chores 😦  so by the time I’m finished, the sun is almost setting.

I choose 5 dolls, one of them is a vintage reproduction Barbie which I bought for only Php125.00!  Wow!  She was not wearing her original clothes when I found her, but she’s in very good condition.  I have no time to research who she is, my only clues are her earrings. 

Second doll is Sidney from America’s Next Top Model, found her with original clothes and lovely sandals.  The outfit is like a Yukata on her, but would look like a Kimono to a much smaller doll, Oh well.

Third doll is supposed to be the Fair Lady outfit, but I haven’t taken her picture yet, so here is Ms. Carol Spencer’s creation.  The doll I used is from a Barbie Collector series, I do not know which one, again, earrings are my only clues, will look that up later if my time permits.  She’s got rooted eyelashes, her hair was in swirly style, I don’t remember.

It took me quite some time before I was able to put the dress on her, the gown fits her perfectly!  You can create a style in this gown in many ways, it’s just that I only have 3 in my mind because the sun is almost down, I’m already in a hurry.

To be continued.

A Designer Gown Etc.

Last Sunday I had a few hours of free time so I opened pandora’s box 😉  in an attempt to organize Barbie’s clothes that have accumulated over the years.  I couldn’t remember the last time I tried sorting, I want to continue where I left off.  I found out I haven’t really done much and seeing my bin with the contents in shambles, I felt like having a headache!

I changed my mind 🙂 and decided to do it next week instead.   I just picked 5 outfit and 5 dolls to try them on.  All of these are thrift store finds in mint condition.

JAPANESE YUKATA, the sleeves are not longer than the thigh, it does not have any label so I think this is one of those made to order, got lost in the mail, and landed in my bin 😉

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This one has no label also, so I do not know to which doll this was made for.  Neatly sewn!  With Nagajuban undergarment.

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Traditional Korean wedding dress, no label.

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Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady, handmade replica for Barbie, no label.

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I was really amazed, I thought it was original Mattel, but nope, this is handmade.  Judging from the snap button, this was probably made during the 70’s?

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Barbie Benefit Ball Gown 1992 from the Classique Collection Limited Edition created by Designer Carol Spencer! 

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I found this along with another creation of Carol Spencer  sometime in Year 2012!  I have forgotten about it coz I had it hung inside my wardrobe cabinet.  I really liked that they used plastic mini zipper than the velcro that often damage the fabric.

 

 

FUTAMI AMI

The only anime looking doll I liked are Licca and Jenny  of Takara Tomy, I wasn’t even familiar with any character except Sailor Moon back then.  So when I found a Futami Ami in one of my thrift store hopping, it didn’t take long, I put her up on sale. 

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FUTAMI AMI Series No. 007

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I found her MIB (Mint In Box) although the box is not in good condition, the doll is new, sealed, all accessories complete, no damage.  It took less than a week, she got sold.  Only to find out later she was worth more than my tag price!  My brother told me I should have consulted and showed him first when I mentioned its Revoltech!

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I didn’t even bother to take her out of her sealed plastic, I just checked for some broken parts which I saw none, she’s in goody goody condition.  She’s one of those dolls I regret selling.

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Whenever I put up an item for sale, I don’t jack up the price too much when it came from a thrift store, MIB or not, I always remember what my mother used to tell me, don’t tag too high so you can have loyal buyers (mom I’m not a full time seller, but I take your word for it) 😉

 

PURENEEMO!

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Last Tuesday I had a “meet up” with a buyer of my Ori Princess Doll and we agreed to meet at SM Light Mall.  Anyway after our transaction, I took a quick tour around since it’s my first time to be there.  I don’t usually agree to transact any other place except Megamall or Galleria, but since it’s along the way, I thought why not.

The store Cool Japan caught my attention, the name, signage, simple lay out and I saw the Gundam display!  No, I’m not into it, my brother collects these type of toys so I thought of taking a few snaps to show him.  This small store has items ranging from select collectible figures, toys, craft materials and beauty items such as make up, lipsticks, nail polish, false eyelashes, etc!

I asked the cashier if they have dolls from Japan, not the souvenir type, she pointed the anime dolls Pureneemo.  I got so excited I asked permission to take a few shots.  

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They are of 1/6 Scale and Wow!  They cost almost 70% of my one month salary!  Lucky are those who can afford without feeling the dent on their pockets!  Anyway, even if they put these up on sale, I can’t afford and have no plans of buying even on installment basis.

I know these type of dolls have been around for quite some time, you can probably find them in Greenhills, but this is my first time to see them up close and I felt so excited I could have bought one…if… they are priced at Php800.00 maybe? He he he!

I have asked permission from the cashier if I can take a few shots and yeah!

These reminded me of “Futami Ami” by Revoltech which I found in a thrift store sometime in 2013.  Next post, Futami Ami.

 

Miki and Maki and Miku

Time for Takara Dolls!

Miki and Maki Chan are twin sisters of Licca Chan and was born in the year 1974.

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MIKI CHAN – TAKARA 1987 MADE IN CHINA

She’s not wearing her real clothes, I can’t remember what she’s wearing when I found her, so I just used my spare clothes.  From what I’ve read, she’s a Tomboy!  So that’s probably the reason why she’s often dressed in blue outfit.

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MAKI CHAN – TAKARA 1987 MADE IN CHINA

Maki was wearing only her panty when I found her, so I dressed her up with a Takara baby outfit, she’s been tagged as the spoiled one among the Licca Chan Family.

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Miku is wearing a yellow jumpsuit with an itsy bitsy tiny diaper to boot!  She’s one of the Triplets sister of Licca Chan and was born in 1987.  The other 2 are Kaku and Gen. 

I am not familiar with Licca Chan Doll’s family history, what I wrote here are for my own personal reference on the dolls I have in my collection.  I was trying to check out the Japanese website about her, but my net wouldn’t cooperate, dang!

Here are a few links that has helped me about their identity, thank you to the authors:

Liccas Trials and Tribulations 

Licca Chan The Japanese Girls Longtime favorite doll