Up first, we have a doll that will not be staying. So much in fact that she's already been
After Ginny, all the rest of the dolls are going to be joining the collection. She was the only one that was definitely going to be moving on.
Which brings us to our next doll, a Mod Ken. Just like Malibu Ken he's made in Hong Kong and just
Moving on from that, we get to start talking about ladies! Mod and Malibu
For our next doll we have another 70's classic, Ballerina Barbie! Ballerina Barbie is in
Moving on, we have our third classic 70's doll, Quick Curl Barbie! After Mod Ken we're back to dolls who had melting. QC Barbie had the WORST
Barbie was not the only Quick Curl doll in the lot, we also had Quick Curl Miss America. With her I
After that we move onto the final three, and the top three. These are the dolls I wanted the most out of this lot and the reason why I was willing to spend so much to get it. Let's be honest, up until now there really hasn't been a doll that makes you exclaim, "Wow! What a rare/unusual/hard to find/perfect doll! That is clearly worth 85 dollars when everything is said and done!" These next dolls will (hopefully) change your mind. These are the dolls that will not be leaving the collection while I have any say in the matter. While I like several of the dolls I just talked about, it wasn't until after I finished their write ups did I realize how many of them I'd be willing to sell, or use their bodies for another doll.
Up first we have a vintage Licca doll! She's marked Takara and Made in Japan on her back. I did some research on her and found out she's a second generation Licca that was released in 1972. She is the later issued 2nd Generation released sometime after 1974, but before 1979. She is not
Condition wise, she's in nice shape. I don't know if her hair has been cut or not. I have seen dolls with longer flips, but I've also seen dolls with the same length hair as her. I'm still working on styling it. Her face paint is nice without any rubs, she even still has her original lip color. I have seem some that have faded to a yellow color. Overall, she has a really nice head.
Moving on to her body, let's just talk about it for a little bit. She has the weirdest body. I have a 90's era Licca doll so I thought I knew what to expect but I was wrong. Her body is very different from the later ones. You can see how the earlier body inspired the later one, but in general they are very different bodies. Her torso is pretty average (but smaller than the newer one), but her lower body is tiny. It is so much smaller than her newer body, it looks so much smaller than her upper body. It looks like two doll bodies put together, but it is original. Her upper body is in nice shape. I'm not sure if her arms ever had wires in them to allow them to bend, but if they did they're gone now. Her legs have a fair bit of damage. She has chews to both feet, and warped wires at her ankles (including an unsightly lump). Her ankles are so thin this is probably a common problem. Everything looks good from the ankles up though. Good thing I love putting my dolls in knee socks, she's going to need them! Although, I'm not sure if I have any shoes that she can wear, her feet are teeny tiny. Her feet are thinner than Kelly doll's feet, but longer. That's the closest matching doll I can think of in terms of feet size. She has better luck with clothes. She was one of the dolls I actually got on my birthday (I didn't feel the need to get them all on my birthday and the dolls with melting needed work started on them right away, not going to wait to get to that when the melting was just going to get worse) and I dug through my clothing bags to see what I had she could wear. She's actually a bit smaller than vintage Skipper. I had her wearing a dress I made for them and it fits pretty well. It's has an empire waist, so I think that helps with the fit. She's a lot smaller in the waist than Skipper is. I do have all those Licca doll patterns, so I wonder if she can wear those clothes with some tweaks. I'm on the fence if she can, she does have the same shape as the current Licca dolls, but she's just so much smaller.
I have NO idea how a pair of vintage Japanese dolls ended up in North Carolina, I have no clue of any of these dolls providence. I don't collect Licca dolls, I wouldn't even have these two if I didn't find them as part of this lot. I think they're dreadfully cute, but my main passion will always be for vintage Barbie. I am glad I have them though. I do own two non-Vintage Licca dolls who I upgraded to Liv bodies. These girls will be keeping their original bodies. I cannot bear to change vintage dolls from their original bodies (with a few rare exceptions of course, I cannot live without breaking my own rules).
And now it's time to talk about our final doll of the lot. Just like with the
No, it does not.
And that, dear readers is the last doll from that lot! I cannot believe we made it this far! Stay tuned .... eventually I'll be sharing all of the clothes that came in the lot. It might take me a while since talking about clothing I didn't make is just so boring!