Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
- Jenny is known as Barbie for Japanese when she was first debuted in Japan by Takara in 1982.
After Takara ended their Barbie license with Mattel in the early 80s, Takara thought that Barbie is too American, and Japan needed a more Japanese look girl – shorter (10.5”) with smaller breasts, much cuter in Asian way.
After a long discussion and consideration, Takara decided to mould this Japanese icon fashion doll after a young actress, Ms. Kayuri Yoshinaga (she was 18 then) as the model. Kayuri is titled by the media as : Nation Teenger Beauty .
- Below is a Karaoke clip, from which you can see who Kayuri Yoshinaga is, and how she looks like when she was young.
Do you find any resemblance between them?
- Below is a TV commercial. Yoshinaga was only 18 then:
Sunday, November 30, 2008
- DP20 with 2 New SD16 Girls
Both Joanna and Iris are designed by Mikey, and sculpted by Zoukie-mura Inc. as usual.
I like the outfits of Joanna. She looks like the Little Red Hood rather than a witch to me. And the red eyes shadow around the big area of her eyes and cheeks on that white skin tone is really attractive.
They are both retailed at 92,000 Japanese Yen (tax exclusive). The price is not too bad for a full set doll. But considering the current strong exchange rate of Japanese yen, I could not afford any of them for the time being.
- Database of Joanna & Iris
Joanna : air brushed makeup
18mm HG glass eyes: pale purple with black line (Volks original color)
Iris : air brushed makeup
18mm HG glass eyes: cadet blue with black line. (Volks original color)
Picture credit: Volks Inc., WingMax
- The Debut of Inque, African Sybarite
As the very first release of 3 IT girls by Superfrock, Inque debuted as the exclusive doll of Angelic Dreamz, NY, USA. It is a LE of 200 and the very first African girl of Sybarite. I must admit that I have a weakness on tanned dolls. Judging from the official pictures – oh well, just 2 of them, I had to make a quick decision before she was gone.
- Oops! I Should Have Knocked!!!
She arrived at my office in Hong Kong while I was on a Singapore business trip. When I opened the box after my return, the first thing in sight was ~ her bra already came off to her rip cage, and looked as if she was ready for some action…You know what I mean. Or, it looked as if I should have knocked at the box before I opened it!!! LOL!!!
- Skin Tone, Makeup & Outfits
The skin tone of Inque is absolutely stunning as an African doll – not too dark or not too orange. The blue eye shadow is beautifully applied and the blue satin bra and pants came with a matching sleeper. All the accomplished the blue tone and it looks very refreshing. The bloody red lips matches with her finger nails and toe nails. Her shiny bloody red toe polished nails are incredibly sexy and realistic!!
- She Derves Better