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.

 

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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.

Kung Hei Fat Choi?

I missed posting for Chinese New Year so I thought I could still write one and feature 2 Asian dolls, one I thought to be Chinese, but she’s Balinese.

Takara Jenny Doll World Collection Balinese

In ebay she’s being sold for about $50.00 and was tagged as vintage.  I’m not sure if she is indeed vintage because her feet has “Made in China, Takara 1999.”  She’s supposed to be holding a gold fan, and a headress I suppose, I wonder if she’s wearing slippers.  Anyway, she’s lovely, her skintone is darker than the usual Jenny, her body is posable (wire inside) and seamless.

 

And then Princess Jade, she’s been in my collection for almost 6 years.  I wasn’t sure of her identity back then, so I kept her hair as is, no shampooing or anything.    

Just Girlz Princess Jade Doll, Celebrating Cultural Diversity

At first I thought she’s Vietnamese, but after seeing a picture of her on ebay, I found out she’s Chinese, well I suppose so because of her costume.  I found her nude in one of my thrift store hopping.  I just love her eyes!

 

P.S.  if she’s not Chinese, please let me know 😛

ANTEPRIMA DOLL CACOCUCO

Another thrift store find (Desibel) that I hold dear is an Anteprima Doll named CACOCUCO.  She looked different from the usual fashion dolls you see with long legs, slim figure with well-made up face like Barbie.  This one is chubby and maybe an inch shorter than Licca Chan.  Her body (jointed) is made of good quality hard plastic (Anteprima stamped on her back) and her head is of hard rubber not like the cheap ones.

Anteprima is not a toy company, check them out here.  There were 2 dolls actually.  Twins called Caco and Cuco.  So whether I got Caco or Cuco, does not matter coz they are identical twins LOL!  They were created for the 15th anniversary of Anteprima in 2008.  These dolls are not for sale.  They are given away as gifts only to close friends and clients of Anteprima.  I found this blog about the magical Twins.  See some of them here.

CACU DOLL

CACU DOLL

A sidewaysA stand

TO BE CONTINUED.

DAISO’S ELLY DOLL (PART 2 OF 2)

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

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.

20150726_173411 20150726_173521Since Elly’s feet are slightly angled (not arched), the Japanese Slippers does not fit properly even though they are made supposedly for her.

20150726_172647I 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.

20150725_170820   Anyway, she’s adorable when I tried all the outfit on her.  And these fashion line belongs to her!

 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.

DAISO’S ELLY DOLL (Part 1 of 2)

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.

ELLY DOLLHer 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

ELLY’S PLASTIC BODY

I bought her school uniforms, will have to try them on for my next post.

ELLY'S SCHOOL UNIFORMS

ELLY’S SCHOOL UNIFORMS

To be continued.

COPY CATS OR NOT, THESE DOLLS CAUGHT MY FANCY!

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.

To be continued.

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Mei Ling The Lotus Dancer

Mei Ling The Lotus Dancer

By China Sprout (she’s in the background, not wearing original dress)