Takara Dolls Part 1

Hello world!

Well at last I am a bit motivated to resume my journey (LOL!) or maybe I just needed a lift and that’s another story and another blog.

I took out all of my Jenny and Licca dolls and gave them a nice bath for the second time.  Their first was when I got them, but that was maybe 3 or 4 years ago.  I’m glad they didn’t have melting issues like some other dolls.

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These are all that’s left, I already sold some.  I’d often contemplate on selling them all, but I keep changing my mind each time.  I remember how I dreamed of having even just one, because they’re expensive and most are only available in Japan.  I didn’t know I could find them in thrift stores. 

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Only a few of them had their original dress on when I found them, I was lucky enough to have hauled a bunch of Licca Chan’s dress, some of which are still new!  As for Jenny, I can use Barbie’s outfit.

Among these dolls, one favorite of mine is this one.  She and the dress she’s wearing is in very good condition, like she just lost her box in transit.

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I’m still searching for her identity, head mark K119, same mold used in Excelina Barbie, she is made in China.  I’m not sure if she’s a Jenny, there are too many versions of Takara dolls and I’m not familiar with them.  Most are made in Japan where they originated, and some are from China.

I couldn’t remember what shoes she’s wearing, the necklace above is not the right one, I later found it (below) she was wearing these when I bought her.

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To be continued.

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.