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) 😉
I don’t have much info on Jenny, all I know is that she used to be Takara Barbie a joint project between Takara & Mattel in 1981. She doesn’t even have a last name like Licca Chan, but I maybe wrong. So I read she was fashioned after a popular model in Japan during the 1970’s named Agnes Lam. Anyway, because of Jenny (my doll) I started to appreciate other dolls with articulated features. I adore her anime look, sweet and innocent. My sister asked, why does Jenny looked sad at certain angles, and happy in another?
She’s got 14 points of articulation, good condition, a bit loose in the bikini area, but she can very well stand on her own without the need for a doll stand.
Jus the right size!
Bendable Knees and Ankle
Most of the doll clothes I have are fitted for Barbie and Licca Chan, so I have not really experimented on trying everything on, just chose these dress.
I read somewhere that you can identify Takara dolls by the dots on their eyes, where the eyelashes are positioned, and by the color of their eye shadow. But at this moment, I have not fully researched on that. I’ll just enjoy taking pics of her for now!