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

 

 


Loretta Daum Byrne

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The name Loretta Daum Byrne is actually the creator/designer of this doll.  Of course this one is another thrift store find a few years ago.  She looked different and Asian looking than that of a Native American Doll as how she was described in ebay.  I think this doll was produced by Fibre Craft tagged as World Friends.

She is 8″ tall, rubberized head fully rooted, hollow plastic body, wears crocheted shorts and dress with a summer hat, I lost the pair of shoe.  She looked more like a Vietnamese.  Of course, since she’s a craft doll, anyone can dress her up and turn her into anything like a souvenir doll in different costume.

ORI PRINCESS

Yes its ORI and not ARI as I have mentioned in my previous post.

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Ori Princess is an animation toy for girls manufactured by M&C Toy Centre Ltd. and created by Puzzle Animation Studio Ltd.

I found her last December in a thrift store still in her original sealed but damaged packaging.  I was surprised that she’s still there because the “new arrival” was way passed 3 days already.  Despite the not so good condition of her box, she’s in MIB along with her accessories.

However, when I opened the box, I noticed she has this old plastic smell that resembles a body odor!  Whew! LOL!  I put her out for a couple of days under the sun and sprinkled her with baking powder hoping the smell would go away.   She still stinks!  Though I haven’t tried yet to give her a bath, maybe that should solve the problem.

Anyway,  I couldn’t understand what’s written on her carton, the only words I can read is Ori Princess, so anyone reading this can check out the link above.  I am now contemplating if I will sell her or not.  I liked anime dolls and after seeing pics of her on the internet, I decided to keep her, at least for the time being.

I kept her accessories sealed “as is” on the cardboard, only the doll has the smell.  By the way, she stands 10″ has jointed limbs, and bendable knees like Barbie.  The leaflet is actually a collection of stickers which I suppose can be used to design the guitar.  I wonder if the guitar plays music.

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Next post, Kong Hei Fat Choi!?

Kung Hei Fat Choi 2016

Better late than never.

Anyway, I only have 4 Chinese dolls.  I’ve already featured the Chinese Empress Barbie, Mulan, The Lotus Dancer, and now meet Bun bun, well it’s not really her name.  I have no idea who she is, so I thought of giving her that because of the hair bun on the right side of her head.

I found her in a thrift store sometime last year.  She was inside a plastic wrapped in a paper, no box.  I got curious so I asked the clerk to unwrap it for me.  The arms dangled and fell off.  The clerk avoided looking at me, pretended like nothing happened and tried to push the limbs back.  Well, I know it wouldn’t and will not because it’s a string doll.  I got worried she might do more harm so I told her never mind, I’ll buy it.  I found her interesting because of her costume, body structure and yes, her hairstyle.

I don’t know from what year she was made, she certainly looked old to me.

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She’s about 7″ tall

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Her body is made of wood.  The limbs has wire that serves as hooks to pull them in place with an elastic band.

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One bun on her right

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A braid on the left side

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Her head is made of wood and was painted on.  It wasn’t an ordinary paint, and the stain seems to come from underneath.  The cracks made her looked like a porcelain doll.

 

 

 

 

ANTEPRIMA DOLL CACOCUCO (Continuation)

Last part of my Anteprima Doll post is supposed to be Caco in different outfit, but I got lazy and the sun is not cooperating much for natural lighting, plus I couldn’t find any dress that could fit chubby Caco. 

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LET IT GO 2 (They bid goodbye…)

Been sorting every now and then thru my collections and while doing so, my mind wondered off to those dolls I sold.  Kinda feel sad sometimes.  I don’t want to forget them totally so I’m gonna post each doll’s last picture as a remembrance.  I know time will come that I may not be able to write about them, or post pictures, or even answer comments.  So these shall serve as a remembrance of each and every doll I once owned, they will forever be a part of memories that I will surely love reminiscing.