Thursday, January 19, 2017

Second Doll for 2017, A Cutie Patootie From Holland

I first saw this doll's adorable face while either browsing eBay or checking the status of my listings.  After reading the item description and noting her Hong Kong manufacture, I wrote the seller to inquire about the quality of her vinyl:

Is the vinyl of her head or body thin? Does she appear cheaply made or is she a sturdy, well-made doll? Made in Hong Kong worries me.
The seller replied:

Hi!
I would say cheaply made...
But she looks very nice...
Many greetings from Holland!
Rxxx
Offered in a buy it now or make offer, I offered $3 less than the already low, buy it now price, which the seller accepted.

My initial plan was to rebody her, based on the seller's description "cheaply made," and the impression that her body was very thin plastic.

She arrived more promptly than eBay estimated her international trip would require.  Her overall appearance and quality exceeded my expectations, so much so that I have no plans to give her a new body.  She does have exposed seams on the sides of her rigid plastic legs, but because of the weight of the legs and shape, which reminds me of Ideal's Tammy, this does not bother me.  There are seams on the sides of her rubber arms, too.  Again, because they are not made of thin plastic, I am not bothered.


Her too cute face is as cute as she appeared in her eBay photos.  I love her little pug nose and full lips that form a sly grin.  She has side-glancing eyes with thick black eyeliner on top and green eye shadow.    Why they used red to color her eyebrows and to outline the area above the eye shadow remains a mystery, but I do like her.  She has rooted hair with a side part and flipped ends.  I added a small hairpin to keep the hair from covering her left eye.

She has shapely legs.

The Netherlands-located seller described her outfit as being homemade, but it fits her to T.  To complete her '60s to '70s look, I added white sandals that were previously made for another doll.

Simply marked "Made in Hong Kong" on the back of her head and on her upper back, her manufacturer is unknown.  Because of her facial features and hairstyle that remind me of a picture of a youthful Oprah Winfrey, I initially planned to name her Oprah.  However, as a preteen,  I wore my hair with flipped ends, and because I have the same pug nose, I might name her Debbie.  Deliberation continues regarding this decision.





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25 comments:

  1. I love when a doll shows up and can exceed expectations like that!

    She has such a unique face sculpt - and she's adorable!

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  2. Consider combining your name options for this cutie: Debrah.

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    1. I almost forgot: Thank you for the suggestion Gini!

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  3. Wow! She is really cute. You did great purchasing her.

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    1. Thank you, Arlette! She makes me smile each time I look at her.

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  4. Awww, she is a cutie patootie! Debrah is the perfect choice for her name! Congratulations on getting her!!!

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  5. She's so cute and perky. As were you and Oprah ;-). Thanks for showing us your new doll.

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    1. Perky is a great description for Debrah. I am glad you enjoyed "meeting" her, Maricha.

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  6. Wow!, such a cutie. I love her expression! She was meant to live with you.

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  7. so, I'm tring again ...
    This doll is a GoGo Brigitte . As a black Beauty, she was offten dressed like a hula dancer . Never seen any with red eyebrows.
    She did also exist in a smaller size, named "Happy Haley" .
    Hope you'll have a great day !
    Eyebrows

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    1. Thank you so much LéonorEtLorelei for taking the time to share my doll's manufactured name (GoGo Brigitte) with me. I truly appreciate this.

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  8. https://www.flickr.com/photos/53116686@N00/13432585504

    https://farm9.static.flickr.com/8053/8129941602_ffe90d8eef_b.jpg

    https://fr.pinterest.com/pin/459015386993732575/

    Hope you'll get it ...

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    1. Thank you again for the additional information about my doll and these wonderful links that confirm who she is. :-)

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  9. I saw a beautifull one, thought "she has to see ! ", Hong Kong made,

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252736501634?rmvSB=true now living in Australia...

    and then I thought " gonna show her mine ..."

    http://leonoretlorelei.skyrock.com/3288850738-Pas-rasssuree.html

    One of them is a Herman Pecker , like this one ( Hong Kong, "bad" quality )

    http://leonoretlorelei.skyrock.com/3286988600-Black-is-Beautifull-le-retour.html

    and the other one , a little different was given with a king size of detergent Cheer and Dreft , that's why I call them Cheers

    http://leonoretlorelei.skyrock.com/3245032112-Cheers.html

    have a nice day

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    1. LéonorEtLorelei,

      I enjoyed viewing all these adorable dolls, particularly the ones who are #resisting.
      :-)

      The one on eBay now doesn't ship to the states, unfortunately, otherwise, I might have purchased.

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  10. than'ks
    I was sure you would like the australian one ... too bad, but maybe not too HTF in USA, as "Hong Kong pose doll" . I'll let you know, if I see her again.
    and please excuse my english ...

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    1. Your English is great. Please do let me know if another shows up like the current Australian listing.

      Thank you again!

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  11. What a cute girl and dandy price you got her for as well.. Often they go for big money... like a SSE doll. ..

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