Sunday, March 23, 2014

Licca's Boyfriend, Ren

Another doll I recently found at the Hard-Off is Licca's Boyfriend, Ren.

He is not in his own outfit, instead he is wearing a much worn shirt and trousers from a larger Ken or Jenny Boyfriend.

Cute, even Ren has holes in his ears for earrings. Yay!

This Ren has bendy legs and arms which makes posing him pretty easy and fun.

Posing with Licca. (The poor boy really needs some clothes that fit him.)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Antique Sale Find

I love antique/vintage item sales. I found this glorious Hina Doll Display at the last one I went to.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I Was Nominated for the Liebster Reward

The Adventures of Steampunk Addie nominated me for the prestigious Liebster Reward. Being the first and only reward my little blog has been nominated for, I am extremely honored.

The rule is I answer her questions, and then nominate 11 other blogs to answer my questions. Of course, Steampunk Addie has already nominated some of the blogs I was going to nominate. Daijoubu (which means no worries).

The questions given to me are:

  1. What is your favorite toy ever made? Oh, this is a hard one. I don't know if I have one favorite toy or one favorite type of toy. I am a doll fanatic, so it is most likely a doll. Dolls are so versatile and come in many different types. 
  2. What is your favorite toy you ever had? As a toddler - Raggedy Ann, as a 4 year old - my baby doll, as a middle-schooler - my Pot Belly Bear, as a teen and young adult - Bulletman from the 12-inch G.I. Joe line, and now? I have a soft spot for all of them, but the baby doll I got for Christmas when I was four led to my life long passion for dolls. I started seriously collecting dolls as an adult while hunting for that childhood doll.
  3. What is your favorite color? All of them. But mostly vibrant purple and orange.
  4. What is your favorite scent? Hungarian Goulash (using the Joy of Cooking recipe), it makes my mouth water just smelling it.
  5. What is your favorite moving picture? It is a toss up between A League of Their Own and Miracle on 34th Street. I can watch these two movies over and over and never get tired of them.
  6. If you could time travel, when and where? Primarily, I would time travel to the early or mid 1970s and buy up all the toys I used to have but don't any more, and all the ones I wanted but never had. LOL. For history or site seeing, I'd love to explore ancient Rome and North America before the Europeans arrived.
  7. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who? President Woodrow Wilson. He was a visionary before his time.
  8. What event in history would you change, and why? I don't think I could or would. Every thing that has happened has led up to today.
  9. Are you a geek, or a nerd? I admit that I am both a nerd and a geek, and have learned to be proud of it.
  10. What would be your superpower if you could choose? This question i know the answer to. Flight. I want to fly. In my dreams I tend to have the power to fly and I love it.
  11. What would your supername be? Levitation Lass, in the style of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
My nominees are:

Besides Steampunk Addie, these are the only blogs I really follow, so 7 instead of 11.

My questions:

1. Which doll in your collection have you owned the longest?
2. Do you have a specific style/type of doll that you enjoy collecting most?
3. If you could have any doll ever made, cost not an option, what would it be?
4. What is your favorite doll or toy that you have ever had? (I liked Steampunk Addie's question so much that I decided to reuse it.)
5. Your favorite TV show (doesn't have to be currently on)?
6. What are your hobbies, outside of dolls?
7. Where would you love to visit for your next vacation?
8. Do you speak any languages besides English?
9. What is your favorite food?
10. Who would you want to play you in a movie about you?
11. Who is your favorite author?

Thank you for playing.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jenny's Boyfriend, Raph

Yesterday I found this pretty boy at the local Hard-Off. 

He is one of Jenny's boyfriends, most likely Raph (due to the long hair). I've tried looking up which Raph he might be, but haven't found out much at all. It can sometimes be difficult to find Takara doll information in English on the web.

He has on a lovely ensemble that would be suitable for an evening at the opera or theatre, although he is missing one earring. (Though I can just say that he is wearing one earring on purpose, ala the 80s.)

He looks really cute with Jenny. Now I will need to get her a formal outfit to match.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Perfect Asian Butterfly Petite Blythe

I finally purchased the one Petite Blythe that I have really wanted, Perfect Asian Butterfly from 2006.

She is adorable with her bright blue pig-tails and soft pink eyes. 

Now I want the full size one.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Licca Strawberries

And tonight with dinner, we are having official Licca strawberries.

Only in Japan.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Flapper Licca

For my birthday last year, I bought a Stockholder's Gift Licca that I found at Hard-Off. 

She is the 2009 gift and is dressed like a flapper.

Click on the photo to enlarge.

Her accessories include: a stand, hat, purse, stole, and shoes.

The gift also included a toy race car and a cartoon like robot that I am not familiar with.