Time for Takara Dolls!
Miki and Maki Chan are twin sisters of Licca Chan and was born in the year 1974.
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.
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
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!
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.
And 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!