Ahh, Japanese Pose Dolls…..wide eyes. Languid limbs. Oh so pretty to look at. They’re like a big-eyed Keane painting come to life! Made in the 60s and 70s in Japan, these quirky dolls are known for their long, long legs and their mega style! I think they are impossibly groovy.
My favorites are the more mod looking ones, although I have to say I have strong memories of those 70s pose dolls in their feathered hats and big ol’ hoop skirts. I have to admit I don’t know too much more about them. I do know they were made by the Bradley company and also by Dakin. You know, maker of my favorite Dream Pets. They were called Dream Dolls (of course!). One thing they all have in common is that wistful/coy/dreamy look that is just totally awesome. Oh, and of course poseable arms and occasionally hands. Eep! I just noticed that little miss yeller down there isn’t in a very lady like pose. Ahem.
Do you have any? Do you know any more about these slender ladies? I’d love to know!
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6 thoughts on “Wide Eyed Wonderful Dolls.”
I’ve never seen these dolls before, but can I please dress up like them? So cute!
Wow! These things are bananas! I feel like I must have either played with one or seen one before. Especially those eyes. Those crazy painted on eyes!
Those are adorbz. They remind me of the kind of dolls you used to be able to buy at Disney World, long, long ago. Dream Dolls, Dream Pets, I’ll take ’em both!
I remember having one of these dolls when I was little. I remember my grandmother bought for me at a garage sale and I thought that it was the most most beautiful thing in the world at the time. LOVE the look and style of these dolls!
I just bought one of these at an estate sale, almost mint condition.. She has a blue plaid skirt , orange shirt and pink bow, kind of a schoolgirl look. Curious if these have any value?
Hello, Just been searching for these dolls on line. These photos are fabulous. I am the proud owner of 3. I most definitely will be extending the collection too : ) x