Wednesday, March 23, 2022

#Licca #Latte-retro

 I ordered #Latte-retro Licca last week, and she arrive really quickly. I was surprised when she was delivered today.

She is part of the new # (hashtag) or Seventeen line of Licca dolls.

This particular doll is dressed in retro 1980s inspired fashion.

This line is aimed at older doll collectors (teens and up) than the traditional Licca line (children).

Included in the box is a photo booth background that Licca can be posed in front of. The box also includes the link to go to the @Seventeen_licca Instagram page to share and see photos.

#Latte-Retro, and the other #Licca dolls, are taller than my other Liccas, since she is meant to represent a 17 year old, instead of an 11 year old. So I knew she would have a new body. What I wasn't prepared for is that her legs are rigid plastic, like a Barbie Fashionista.

See the one bent knee? Wonder where they got that idea from?

I'm pretty sure her tights are not going to stay up long on those slick legs.

While I love the jacket, I think she looks best when it is off. That way the rest of the outfit can be seen.

For a size comparison, here is #Latte-Retro standing between a Barbie Fashionista and a regular Licca. Barbie still towers over her.

And a face comparison between #Licca and Licca. #Licca looks a little more adult and has lost some of the little girl look, but is still recognizable as Licca.

I have to say, I love her hair. The colors are wonderful. And the crimping is on point for the 80s theme.

I am a bit disappointed that the new #Licca dolls have stiff plastic legs, vs the bendy vinyl legs that I am used to with Licca dolls. And I probably won't buy anymore #Licca dolls, unless there is an amazing concept that I just can't do without.

That being said, with Jenny and friends no longer readily available on the Japanese market, it is nice to know that #Licca is there to fill in the teen fashion doll gap.

She really is very pretty and goes great with my collection.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Cutie Reveal Barbie - Panda

 I treated myself to a Cutie Reveal Barbie yesterday.

I had been looking at them on-line for a while, and yesterday I saw them at Walmart. It was hard to choose just one, since they are all so cute, but I finally decided on the Panda.

So cute!


I was excited to find out that her elbows and knees are jointed!.

Her jacket turns inside out for her every day outfit.

I really think she is cute.

Next up, I am going to see if the costume fits Ken. He'd like to get his cos-play on, too.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Toys R Us 100th Store Anniversary Licca

I decided that I should start unboxing and sharing with you some of the Licca dolls that I own that are still in their boxes.

So today I chose this one.

This is the Licca released in honor of the opening of the 100th Toys R Us store in Japan (Toys R Us 100th Store Anniversary Licca).

She is a reproduction of of a 2nd generation Licca doll and was released in 2000, I think.

Even her box is delightfully groovy in the illustrations.

Her hair is up in a style I have seen on a doll labeled 1st Gen, but her face appears to be 2nd Gen. 2nd Gen Liccas first came out in 1972.

She is totally mod in her pleather mini dress and white gogo boots.

As a special edition doll, she even came with a stand.

As a bonus, here are photos of the booklet that came with the doll.

Oooooh, I like the changing color hair dolls.

Another One I Let Go

 Another doll and outfit set I got rid of was a doll I got in the mid to late 1980s. She had a more athletic body than Barbie, and came wearing an aerobics leotard, leg warmers, wrist bands, and a head band and sneakers. She also came with a yellow 2-piece, terry cloth sweat suit, a towel, a gym bag, and a walk man. She may have come with hand weights. She had big, poofy, blonde, 80s hair.

I also sold her in the early 2000s.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Oh, Why Did I Sell Them?

 1979 was a good doll year for me. For my eighth birthday I received the most beautiful Barbie family doll ever, Superstar Christie. 

I also received a "clone" doll with a great red, white, and blue wardrobe. I wish I could find photos of the set. The doll was a basic Barbie clone with blonde hair, but the clothes were great: white slacks, blue denim sailor themed slacks, a red and white striped hooded sweatshirt with pockets, a red knit sweater jacket with belt, an off the shoulder red evening gown with white ruffles, a white purse that could actually hold things, and high heel shoes and white boots. The doll, itself, came wearing a blue bathing suit. There was also a red shawl/wrap to match the red evening gown.

This clothing set, pretty much doubled the clothing I had available for my female 11 1/2" fashion dolls, which now numbered at 4.

15 or so years ago, I sold the doll and outfits at a yard sale. Now I wish that I had hung onto them. Oh well.