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) 😉

 

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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.

MIKU CHAN – © TAKARA MADE IN CHINA

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

 

 


TAKARA AND ELLY DOLLS DRESS

Late last year (yes, last year) one of the major toy stores here in the Philippines which is Toy Kingdom, had their annual warehouse sale.  I have no intentions whatsoever of buying any toy or doll stuff or dolls.  I just want to pass the time, relieve stress, so I took a peek, quickly scan the sale items.  I felt a tinge of excitement when I saw Takara items like Licca Chan and Mi-ki Chan!  So as expected, I gave in to some items that are hard to pass.  Almost 50% off!

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I have not tried them on yet.  That would be for future post. 

Also I was able to collect Elly wardrobes.  They are almost the same size as Licca Chan’s but are made of cheap materials and low quality finishing but are cute enough to pass as collectibles.  I bought these from Daiso in Glorietta Makati.  These are much cheaper than Takara Tomy’s so I hoard some. 

Elly is a Doll manufactured for DAISO.  She’s about the size (age) as Licca, but a bit smaller and is made of hollow plastic.  I do remember seeing some in thrift stores but was not that appealing to me.  Anyway, I immediately tried the school uniform to see if they fit Licca. 

Licca ChanAnd they did fit.  The shoes that came with the dress are small, I forced one shoe and it did, but I don’t want Licca to develop a disfigured feet later on so I just let her wear her original ankle length boots.  I wouldn’t recommend also allowing her to wear those black knee high socks for long.  It will stain her legs in the long run.  All in all, it looked cute!  I thought it’s a 4-piece ensemble, skirt-blouse-vest-bow, but I was amazed when I turned it inside out (sorry no picture)  they were bits and pieces of fabric sewn together!  Yay!

A POST VALENTINE POST part 3 of 3

The last part of my Valentine Posts.

I guess almost all the lady’s around the world are dreaming that one day a knight in shining armor will sweep them off their feet and take them to his castle and live happily ever after.  I do ;-P

“I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream”

TAKARA JENNY AND RAPH“But if I know you, I know what you’ll do.  You’ll love me at once, the way you did, once upon a dream.”

PRINCE PHILLIP AND AURORA

“The gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam.”

dance1And they lived happily ever after.

TAKARA JENNY AND RAPHWouldn’t it be wonderful to have a Prince of your own? 

hearthandUntil then, all I have to do, is dream that someday my prince will come.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY

MADE IN JAPAN

A POST VALENTINE POST PART 2!

Continuing the Valentine Post I published earlier.

“Not in death, but just in sleep, the fateful prophecy you’ll keep, and from this slumber you shall wake, when true love’s kiss, the spell shall break”

SLEEPING BEAUTY AND PRINCE PHILLIPPRINCE PHILLIP AND AURORAPRINCESS AURORA AND PRINCE PHILLIPSLEEPING BEAUTYTAKARA JENNY AND RAPHAnd so the spell had been broken, and she still has her eyes closed!  To be continued 😉

A POST VALENTINE POST!

“Listen well, all of you…the Princess shall indeed grow in grace and beauty, beloved by all who know her.  But, before the sun sets on her 16th birthday, she shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and…die!”

Sounds familiar?  Nope, not posting about Maleficent.  This post is about my Jenny Doll as Sleeping Beauty.  She is from the series of Takara Jenny Marchen Collection, Made in Japan.

TAKARA JENNY CLOSED EYESShe’s in mint condition when I found her, yes, thrift store of course. Minus the shoes, crown and accessories.  It took me quite a while to look for her identity.  Who would want a doll with eyes closed permanently?  So this is rare, and I’m lucky!  I found her boyfriend Raph a year later.  So I thought they are perfect as Valentine post.

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RAPH on the other hand is made in Korea, I’m not sure if this is his original outfit.  Maybe not, it looked like a woman’s clothing.

“A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you’re past asleep…”

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“Whatever you wish for you keep…”

TAKARA JENNY SLEEPING BEAUTYSo what would it be?  Every girl in the planet would most likely wish for her own Prince Charming, right?  I do.

TO BE CONTINUED.

MY FAVORITE TAKARA DOLL: JENNY!

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!

Meet Jenny!

TAKARA JENNY DOLLWhen 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 lyingJenny 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.

Jenny BoxNOTE:  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!

jenny white ballJenny Sitting 1Jenny pinkTo be continued!