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.
FUTAMI AMI Series No. 007
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!
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.
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) 😉
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.