Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dolls from Around the World - Japan Modern

Takara is a Japan-based manufacturer of 10-1/2in dolls, Jenny, Licca, and their multitude of friends.   Dark skinned (actually tan-skinned) versions of Jenny and Licca as well as a dark-skinned male, Tom, are included in the line.  Made for the Japanese market and also quite popular there, the dolls are soft vinyl with rooted hair, painted eyes, and wire armature for posing. 

To avoid rephotographing, I scanned images from my books of the Jenny and Licca dolls in my collection.  Tom was part of the collection, but he left prior to the publication of my books, and I do not recall ever photographing him.   Links to other Takara Jenny sites, which include images of Tom are also included below.  As always, any image in my blog can be enlarged by clicking on it to open up another window without leaving the blog.

Neo Licca from 2001 and PhotoGenic Jenny from 2000 from page 132, Black Dolls A Comprehensive Guide...

Black Licca from 2000 from page 95, The Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls

Links to More Takara Jenny Dolls
Example of a Gorgeous Black Licca
Headshot of Jenny's 1st AA Boyfriend, Tom
Full and Headshot of Tom (don't get excited; Tom is sold out at this merchant's site)
My Three Toms (a comparison) by a Philly Collector of Playscale Dolls and Action Figures


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