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

 

 


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TAKARA AND ELLY DOLLS DRESS

Late last year (yes, last year) one of the major toy stores here in the Philippines which is Toy Kingdom, had their annual warehouse sale.  I have no intentions whatsoever of buying any toy or doll stuff or dolls.  I just want to pass the time, relieve stress, so I took a peek, quickly scan the sale items.  I felt a tinge of excitement when I saw Takara items like Licca Chan and Mi-ki Chan!  So as expected, I gave in to some items that are hard to pass.  Almost 50% off!

Licca Chan's Dress

I have not tried them on yet.  That would be for future post. 

Also I was able to collect Elly wardrobes.  They are almost the same size as Licca Chan’s but are made of cheap materials and low quality finishing but are cute enough to pass as collectibles.  I bought these from Daiso in Glorietta Makati.  These are much cheaper than Takara Tomy’s so I hoard some. 

Elly is a Doll manufactured for DAISO.  She’s about the size (age) as Licca, but a bit smaller and is made of hollow plastic.  I do remember seeing some in thrift stores but was not that appealing to me.  Anyway, I immediately tried the school uniform to see if they fit Licca. 

Licca ChanAnd they did fit.  The shoes that came with the dress are small, I forced one shoe and it did, but I don’t want Licca to develop a disfigured feet later on so I just let her wear her original ankle length boots.  I wouldn’t recommend also allowing her to wear those black knee high socks for long.  It will stain her legs in the long run.  All in all, it looked cute!  I thought it’s a 4-piece ensemble, skirt-blouse-vest-bow, but I was amazed when I turned it inside out (sorry no picture)  they were bits and pieces of fabric sewn together!  Yay!

MY LUCKY CHARM!

I guess everyone keeps something they regard as lucky charm.  I consider Rosie Red Petite Blythe & Takara Jenny Dolls to be my charm when it comes to finding hard to find…finds!…Huh?? They are my very first & second dollies from a thrift store.

I have already posted Rosie Red, now it’s Jenny’s turn.

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To be continued.

 

ASSORTED DOLLS CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES

How lucky can anyone be?  In one of my thriftstore round-up I found a handful of assorted doll accessories and clothes.  It was tucked inside a pillowcase and tied with a rubber band and was just sitting at the lower part of the shelf.  I got curious, why would they place a linen item in the toy section?  So i took a peek and was surprised to see an assortment of colors inside!  Most of the dress are new, specially the Takara Tomy’s (Jenny/Licca) outfits.  The price?  Very Cheap!  I immediately paid at the counter and left so excited to fit them…on my dolls of course!

A Few Thrift Store Finds

I am not really fond of miniature stuff made for dolls like furniture, utensils, etc.  but there are some I couldn’t pass buying because I thought they can make a good accessories for taking pictures…

LICCA CHAN MIRROR BY TAKARA (still sealed in its original packaging when I found it)

LICCA CHAN MIRROR BY TAKARA

REMENT UTENSILS WITH THERMOS (OK for Barbie)

REMENT UTENSILS WITH THERMOS (OK for Barbie sized dolls)
Rement Utensils

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SNACK PACK CLUBHOUSE SANDWICH, CREAM CHEESE & NUTELLA SPREAD (dime size)

SNACK PACK CLUBHOUSE SANDWICH, CREAM CHEESE & NUTELLA SPREAD (dime size)

Bandai Desk n Bunny

BANDAI DESK LAMP LIGHTS UP WHEN BOOK IS PRESSED            (GOOD FOR KELLY SIZED DOLL)

Of course these are just a few “not to die for…” items, other collectors I have known have a complete set from furniture pieces to kitchen items including the whole house neatly arranged………I wonder if anyone has a functioning miniature toilet bowl in them…?