In this section I will compile information on some of my favourite dolls, mostly quirky vintage ones with big eyes and big heads but also a few exciting dolls of today.

I'm also putting together a vintage japanese doll guide with the precious help of my good friend Natsuko from Tokyo, whose collection is getting bigger and better by the day. Many pics will be taken by her, some by me, and a few taken off Yahoo Japan, the best place to find these treasures!

So this section shall grow and develop with time. If you have any interesting info or photos to contribute, or if you have taken any of these pictures and would like to be credited, please drop me a line!
 


VINTAGE AMERICAN DOLLS

Kamar

Emerald Witch

Lonely Lisa

Love me Linda

Susie sad eyes

Joy

Little Miss No Name

Peteena

Leggy
     


CONTEMPORARY DOLLS

Momoko

Misaki

Nano-Haruka

Waif

Shirley Temple

Una


LICCA, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
by Takara

Ever since her debut is 1967, Licca has been the most popular and well loved doll in Japan. Now in her 4th generation*, her characteristics have changed a lot, but she has remained sweet, innocent and childlike. Personally, I'm mostly interested in the first two generations, which comprise of so many friends and family members it's unbelievable.Therefore it will take time to compile a full and complete list! Please note that the dolls appear in the order they were released. Its very interesting to see how the eye designs change as the years pass.


1st generation

Licca-chan

Wataru-kun

Izumi-chan

Goro-chan

Kurumi-chan

Orie-san


2nd generation
         

Licca-chan

Rie-chan

Harumi-chan

Patricia-chan

Maki and Miki twins

Masato-kun

Emily-sensei

Ohanashi-sensei

Lina-chan

Tete-chan

Orie-san

Izumi-chan

Hitomi-chan
         


* A 5th generation was introduced in 1992 but was withdrawn after a few months. Now she's very hard to find.


CHI-CHAN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
by Takara

Chi-chan, despite her chibi size was as popular as Licca. She had a lot of friends and many adorable carry cases. Dolls are listed in the order they were released.

Chi-chan

Ton-chan

Nut-chan

Amo-chan

Coco-chan

Kei-chan

Sat-chan

Mit-chan

Aka-chan

Chi-chan's mom

Teko-chan

Kako-chan

Kayo-chan
         



SCARLET-CHAN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
by Nakajima-Seisakusho

Scarlet-chan

Canna-chan

Sumire-chan

Sayuri-chan

Akira-kun
 



MORE VINTAGE JAPANESE DOLLS

Roko-tan

Nana-chan

Kenji-kun

Ashinaga Leggy

Chika-chan

Yukko-chan

Rhythmy-chan
         



ITALIAN DOLLS

Candy Candy

Barbarella

Lenci