|Barbie Clones/Competitors, Bild Lilis, and other dolls from the collection of Escobar Artforall|
At the time the photos were shared, she was awaiting the arrival of a swirl ponytail that looks like the one shown above. I immediately recalled having seen a similar doll on eBay in a buy it now that was beyond my reach. During our chat, I shared the link to the auction and asked, "Were you the winner?" She was.
|Aren't these Wonder Woman-inspired dolls great?|
|Wondeisha "don't" play!|
here before. They have molded ponytails.
What is my name?
This is an interesting 15-inch doll dressed as a nurse, marked Sharing 3001 on nape of neck and Made in Hong Kong on back (see next photo).
|Height comparison photo of Sharing and 15-inch Bild Lili-type|
|Barbie clones in lingerie.|
|These clones/Barbie competitors have bubble cut, ponytail and straight hairstyles.|
|Another Barbie competitor|
The next one is a vintage bubble cut Barbie repaint.
|Doll's complexion had darkened some with age, which Escobar indicated she liked.|
Unknown doll with side-glancing eyes has darker complexion than most with a face that is lighter than her body. Raised back markings are blurred.
|These are a few Bild Lilis, two with repainted, melanin-rich-appearing complexions. Black versions were never manufactured.|
The irony is that most of these dolls were originally for men. Cigar shop gag toys. Bild Lilis were men's dolls you would find on dashboards or hanging off rear view mirrors.
|In this Internet-captured photo, a Bild Lili is seen in the cockpit of an aircraft with two amused pilots.|
Escobar's tan Momoko lounges in a cozy setting. She has been seen before here.
|Here she is once again in the same setting.|
A few days after our initial Facebook chat, the swirl ponytail had arrived and had been restyled. Those shared photos follow.
|Swirl Ponytail is Escobar's most recent acquisition. This is how she looked upon arrival. The one-piece body with unjointed legs is interesting.|
|Swirl Ponytail, restyled above, is next joined by others.|
About her doll hunts and finds, Escobar Artforall added:
I look at a doll & get a sensation like rescue her. Look at the environment & how they display you. You are not valued, I will value you. I will make others desire you. I purchase the doll & clean her, restyle or sometimes repaint her. I sage each doll & pray over them. I know that I [am] the temporary owner. I enjoy sending the previous owner pics of how their doll looks after their make over. They seem to glow & almost smile. I get either a wow is that the same doll or give me credit for the eBay picture I posted that I use as a comparison pic. My goal is to sell the dolls & find homes where they will be seen, displayed, treated & valued as I do. I enjoy styling, re painting & photographing them to represent my imaginings. I create the dolls I don't see & imagine someone drawn to my creation like if it were a painting. Since I am a painter. I [am] intrigued how dolls represent how women were perceived in history as beautiful objects one could own.