This is a long overdue post. Last year I mentioned about a Lucky Charm which is actually a doll named Jenny. She is my 2nd thrift store doll. Ever since I found her, a lucky streak befell upon moi and I can’t believe it! Nope, it’s not winning any lottery or marrying Keanu Reeves 😉 mind you, but it’s finding good stuff like dolls, accessories and dolly outfits!
When I found her, she was wearing a tattered generic Korean dress with her hair disheveled showing her scalp. The pattern in which her hair was rooted has large gap in between, I don’t think its a factory defect, it’s just the way they made her.
I didn’t buy her right away, I was sort of disappointed when I took a close look. Her limbs are thin and she’s like the female version of the G.I. Joe that my nephew collects with bendable parts. I didn’t find her attractive due to that, I have gotten used to Barbie’s body structure. I remember the saleslady tried to talked me into buying it saying she’s cute, blah, blah.. but I just shook my head and left.
A week later, as I was waiting for my ride, my eyes wondered off to that thrift store just across the street. I can still see Jenny from behind the glass pane, pinned by stuff toys and baby dolls. I don’t know, but I rushed inside and pull her out, took a second look, and finally bought her! When I reached home, I checked her again for any damages, and underneath the worn out dress she had her original suit! Wow!
Jenny is wearing a Black Jumpsuit with an ankle-length yellow wrap-around chiffon skirt (which my niece took home with her for Barb) and a pair of white earring studs. Printed on her back – © Takara ’96 Made in China. Her suit is labeled with japanese characters similar to the other original Takara dress I saw online.
After cleaning, I kept her in my closet along with my Bratz, and there she stayed for a very long time. I have began posting the other dolls, but kept skipping on Jenny because I was still trying to look for info about her. At least this one in particular. Takara Jenny has a lot of series and at first, they all looked the same. I found out that this one belongs to the Super Model series.
NOTE: This picture of her box is taken from Google and does not belong to me, used only for reference and identification of my doll.
So now comes Jenny’s time to take the spotlight! Of course, the following belongs to moi!
To be continued!