Again Not My Dolls

Guilty of being lazy!  Summer is here and I don’t have much energy to do my photo shoot upstairs, too hot!

I opted to just take a stroll in the mall, check out what’s new and what’s on sale.  I went with my sister in Kultura, its a big store where you can find a variety of Philippine made products from keychains to jewelries, shirts, Filipiniana Gowns, slippers, bags, etc.  Almost like a department store that sells only native, high quality Philippine items.

In Kultura, I remember seeing Barbie dolls dressed in the traditional Filipina costume way back, I mean, a long long time ago when Mattel is still in operation here in our country.  I couldn’t afford it, the cheapest then was Php400.00 and I was like earning only Php64.00 a day!  Anyway, last Sunday, I got excited seeing a set of dolls on display.  Okey, they’re not hard vinyl or plastic type, but cloth dolls!

Bunso is a Filipino word  which means “youngest” (youngest child, or sibling)  the name of the manufacturer that produces artistic cloth dolls.  I am in no way affiliated with them nor am I paid to write about their products.  I liked their craft, they’re beautiful, unique, collectible, and it’s amazing, they’re handmade.  You can check out their page.

“Hand-made by needlewomen and painting artists from Cebu”

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They even have their own stand.

The icon they’re holding is the Santo Niño, one of the most revered religious images in the Philippines, it means Holy Child, a representation of the Child Jesus.

Did I buy? No, because I have no budget for dolls right now and I still don’t have a display cabinet!

 

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Hello World!  Happy New Year!

I was busy and still am!  Missed posting last Christmas and New Year, Valentine is coming and yet, I don’t feel motivated to set up and photo shoot my dolls.  But I do go to toy stores whenever I have the time and look around to see if there’s anything new.  I have taken pictures of the ones that captures my fancy, but I have already made a promise to myself that I shall refrain from buying until I have my own display cabinet.

I’m sure a lot of collectors here in the Philippines already have Project MC2 Dolls even before they arrive in our local toy stores.  They’re expensive!  Only these 2 seems OK.

And then, just this afternoon, I was surprised to see a Pullip doll look-a-like or is it a bootleg of another doll?  Anyone reading this, please comment down below and let me know, I’m not updated anymore.

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I love how they presented the doll in such colorful packaging!  It made me think twice if its expensive (without looking at the tag of course!) until I noticed a few hits and miss on their face paint.  But all in all, I liked it.  I don’t mind, for the price of Php399.75 (about $7.75) and I’m contemplating on buying one, maybe the purple haired doll, I don’t know.  I tilted the box backward to see if she had sleep-eyes, I wished they do, but nah!

I forgot to check out their names, all I see here is Girl Kaibibi.  Whatever that means, most of the cheap dolls being sold in toy stores has this “Kaibibi” word on their boxes.  Maybe its the name of the manufacturer, not sure, there’s not much info on the box.