Wow! On their 10th year! It means I’ve been going to this yearly event for 10 years now. Well, the first 5 years was great, they had big bargains and a lot of collectible items, wide selection of toys from cheap to high end. But the succeeding years wasn’t as grand. Anyway, I did went just the same, yes, parents can still enjoy shopping for their kids, but not much for collectors.
The first thing I searched for was the BRATZ booth, I was hoping they still have leftover stocks of the old line. But nah! They only have the 2015 release.
The Barbie booth is boring has nothing much in terms of collectible dolls.
Monster High Dolls for me still has a monstrous price tag despite the slash!
Descendants and EAH dolls, they never caught my fancy.
But these dolls got me interested though…I almost bought this one, not cheap looking. The stand seems durable unlike those Php50.00 I bought from Market! Market!
These dolls looked like Kyla, its like those Chic Boutique Dolls, seems all hard plastic except for the head.
I carried these Moxie while I was doing my rounds, I was trying to decide if I will buy these or not because they’re cheap!
Aww! I pitty these dolls! Novi Stars at Php100.00 due to damaged box.
At the end of the day, I left empty handed. Hurrahhh!! I was able to restrain myself from buying!
I’ve been lazy, the net is soooo slow! I don’t know up to how many parts these 70’s doll will take me. Lately the days are gloomy, hard to take pictures, plus my hands are not as steady as they used to. I want to make my details short and just post everything. But, on second thought, for my own reference, I’d like to put all info (if I can) so as not to forget. I’m not getting any younger, so my memory in time will fail me to recall.
UNIDENTIFIED CLONE DOLL (PETRA VON PLASTY?)
I love clone dolls made from the 70’s. I don’t care if the materials they used are cheap. I found these at Desibel in Cubao a few years ago. The side glance is my deciding point, plus the hairstyle! I thought she looked like Sindy, then I remember a doll named Petra. They looked more like Petra Von Plasty, I’m not sure, she could be Tressy, or just another craft doll. While most of the dolls I googled are side glancing towards the left, these are glancing to their right side. No year was stamped at the back, I can tell they are from the 70’s.
PURSE DOLLS made in Hong Kong
These are my sisters’ dolls, but they have outgrown them, so they were handed down to me. There was a period during the 70’s that a mini doll inside a plastic purse or bag became a hit. Liddle Kiddles dolls are the famous one. These Hong Kong dolls has the same body structure as the Kiddles. I remember they’re in a pink plastic purse with keychain. They wear a white and blue striped uniform with a nurse cap, so I suppose they are nurses. I lost their outfit.
Here’s the 2nd part of Daiso’s Elly Doll. I took a close up hoping to see a clear shot of her eye paint, the catchlight is smudged and the white base of her eyes are off centered. Anyway, she’s cute despite being cheap. For anyone who can’t afford a a new Licca doll, this one will do at least for me.
ELLY DOLL BY DAISO
I liked the way they packed her outfit, it’s simple and easy, just open the cardboard and peel off the scotch tape.
Since Elly’s feet are slightly angled (not arched), the Japanese Slippers does not fit properly even though they are made supposedly for her.
I was amused at how they have constructed her uniform. I thought it was a 4 piece ensemble (skirt, vest, blouse & bow) but was surprised (maybe because I’m not a dressmaker) when I opened the pack.
Anyway, she’s adorable when I tried all the outfit on her. And these fashion line belongs to her!
Elly in Night Gown
Elly in Yukata Outfit
Elly in Chambermaid Outfit
Elly in Chambermaid Outfit
Elly in School Uniform
Elly in Summer Stripe Dress
Elly in Summer Short
I know there are a lot more in her fashion line but I’m Ok with my collection. I was thinking of buying another clone called Beloved but nixed the idea at the last minute. I’ve got a lot of original Liccas and Jennys already which I will post in the future. Just for my reference, here are their pictures.
The first time I saw Elly was in a thrift store. Back then I didn’t know who she was, for me she’s just another cheap clone from China or made by our local manufacturers here in the Philippines. But even though, I must say she has her own appeal, but not enough to make me take her home, so I left her with the rest of the mangled dolls.
Then in one of my visit to Daiso/Saizen at Robinson’s Galleria I found dolly clothes but for whom? I searched for the doll but the clerk said the last piece was sold long ago and the management didn’t replenish their stocks anymore. I was curious, I searched their branch in Glorietta but only found an assortment of her outfit. I bought a few which I earlier posted here and several months later, the same pieces went on sale for as low as Php25.00 to Php10.00!
Ok, I got all the design I want, but still no doll. I know I can use it for Licca and some small dolls but these cute line belongs to her and created for her, she should get the credits! So just recently visited the store at Galleria again and found a few of Elly’s dress on sale again. I inquired about the doll, I got same answer. I was not satisfied with “no stocks” reply specially when the clerk didn’t even budge to double check. So I searched from one isle to another, it was gut feeling and I was right! There she was hanging behind other toys!
The last piece? Maybe she got left behind in the stock room and now she looks pitiful.
Clad in her jersey yellow bathing suit, Elly’s body is made of cheap hollow plastic.
Her hair is not as soft or as thick as Licca’s and her head is not fully rooted. She has this round head connector that is molded as part of her neck which for me is good and safe. I like dolls with this type of head connector, I don’t have to worry about accidentally breaking the neck.
ELLY’S PLASTIC BODY
I bought her school uniforms, will have to try them on for my next post.
ELLY’S SCHOOL UNIFORMS
To be continued.
I have not deboxed the Zombie Princess yet maybe next week. Anyways, during my holiday vacation, I went to my fave toy store Toy Kingdom and took snaps of dolls that caught my fancy. These dolls are less expensive than Barbie, Takara, Winx, Bratzilla, Monster High, etc. but I can’t vouch for the quality.
Interesting face, not cheap looking, plus the accessories are cool! I was not able to capture the whole box 😦 so I don’t know who she is. The cartoon design reminds me of Bratz. Price tag is @ Php349.75 about $7.79 fair enough? Maybe, I just don’t like their stick thin legs.
And these ones below, they’re like Kurhn/Takara dolls. I almost bought one! Each one cost Php299.75 so that’s about $6.68 and I loved the packaging. They looked expensive.
BY SHINER TOYS
To be continued.
I haven’t been posting for sometime. My days since the onset of holidays have been mostly wasted on traffic going home from the office. Haven’t the time to make an after office stroll in the mall. Anyway, the much anticipated vacation finally came and I was able to appease my tired weary self by buying a cheap doll. Well she’s not really that cheap. I paid Php329.75 so that’s about $7.37, I said cheap because she’s not a regular playline doll that has any distinct brand name like that of Mattel to Barbie, Spinmaster to Liv, etc. that releases new series every time and yet still maintain the character of their dolls.
This one is from Shiner Toys, made in China. She’s about same size as Barbie’s, and she’s called ZOMBIE PRINCESS! There were at least 6 types or models I think. They’re supposedly the Zombie counterpart of the Disney Princess (I think but not indicated in the box) so here are the pics.
SHINER TOYS MADE IN CHINA
I have not deboxed her yet, so I do not know how her body looks like. I assumed she’s the counterpart of Rapunzel having that type of hairstyle. I chose this one because the color match ups made her looked collectible and expensive, and violet is my fave color. The stitches on both sides of her mouth which I found to be simple but cute, the eyes made of synthetic glass plastic. Next, I shall post her out of the box, plus those other zombie dolls.
We’ve got a lot of clones and copycats here! These are cheap dolls from China. Headmold’s obviously copied from a Monster High by Mattel with the body similar to that of Bratz!
Of course, I’ve always been fascinated by copycats. Like what I always said, it gives the cash strapped collector like me the opportunity to buy and get the “feel” of having these type of dolls at a very affordable price of Php125.00 (less than $3.00) yay!
Monster High Dolls Copy Cats!
Frankie Stein Copy Cat
But…but…nah! You don’t get the 100% feeling of satisfaction, these are still cheap imitations which in my opinion should not be patronized.
Packed as: Monster Club “Together and Play” Country of origin is China, and no company dared to claim the manufacturing (he he he) and it has quite an attractive box with all those graphics.
Who likes doll clones? I do, but not all. Some are interesting to have due to their amazing similarity to the original and yes, the fact that I can’t afford the original. Anyway, this one didn’t came from a thrift store. I bought it in one of those toy exhibits cum warehouse sale. I have four actually (with different hair colors, blue, pink, black, blonde) and I’m planning to give them a makeover, like a face-up or something. But of course, better said than done. I don’t have the time, the material, and the knowledge yet to tinker with their heads. So for now, I’ll just take a photo for my own amusement ;-P
Blythe Clone under the sea!
Blythe Clone in the Park!
Blythe Clone Playtime!
The Commuter Blythe Clone
Color Changing Eyes, Made in China by Susan and Aladdin™ (Zhengdan Toys), 4 eye colors, pull string @ the back, sparsely rooted hair, bendable knees with the body similar to a Bratz!