Now that I've whetted your appetite with that first post it would be neglectful to leave you waiting so long for part two. This one is a bit different because, it's going to be showing you the male dolls I bought there! My first time getting guys there, last time I only bought female dolls. But this time I found a couple male dolls that I just had to have for a variety of reasons.
Up first is a number one Ken doll. This was a doll that was in one of the tubs of stuff that was kicking around the store. Bradley had bought several collections and he hadn't gotten around to sorting everything yet, but I was told to look through anything I wanted. This Ken was in one of these tubs, and I believe Ken was actually the first thing I selected to buy. (It was all such a blur I can't really remember). He's actually not the first number one Ken doll in the collection, he's not even the first Brunette. You know why I bought him? Because he looked in good shape, and he came with shoes. (Brown Mattel shoes with the painted white uppers). I know flawless logic. He also came with pants, but the front part is broken, and I doubt I can fix it. But that's a minor concern to me. He is actually in good shape. He does have the balding issue to his flocking like most number one Ken's have. But other than that he's very nice. He was dirty when I got him, but he cleaned up nicely. I think I might need to give him another cleaning though.
Also, he does have an unusual "trick", his right leg has a nasty habit of popping off when you move it. I examined the leg and it looks like it's a mold flaw. The post on the leg doesn't have enough of a lip for the body to hold onto, so when you move his leg it pops out. It's not a huge issue since once he's dressed he won't get much actual moving around, and when it does come out you just pop it back in again. I think he's cute, so I'm glad I got him. Hopefully he'll be dressed sooner than later. Since there's less Ken dolls than Barbie in the collection I'm hoping I haven't run out of ideas for him like I have for her.
Up next we have someone completely different than anyone in the collection. While it's true that he has some similarities to a couple of other dolls, he's the first of his kind. It's a Takara male doll. I originally thought that he was Jeff, but now that I'm looking at him closer I'm wondering if he's Pierre (Licca's father). I've tried doing my own research into identifying him, but I'm not finding any info either way. If anyone out there has any information I'd much appreciate you sharing it with me.
Stay Tuned for Part Three (But that might be a while...)