This week we're going to have a look at some real, 'walking, talking,living dolls'. : In other words, dolls based on characters from movies and television who were 'played' by real 'living' 'toys'. (Characters portrayed by puppets or stop motion figures. You'll see what I mean as we go along.) Living toys were one of my childhood dreams! (And yes, smart aleck, I do like Toy Story!)
Today's doll is the China Doll, from "Oz, The Great and Powerful".
She's 14" tall, and has a nice articulated body.
With her tiny feet and weak ankles, she also had trouble standing. Almost all of these pictures required giving her some assistance.
She's a pretty good recreation of the doll from the movie. The dress could have been a bit more detailed instead of having the lace printed on the fabric, but I guess that's what the super expensive ($180.),limited edition (600),one was for.
The Target doll is supposed to be by Tolly Tots, but that's a division of Jakks Pacific, which is what mine is. Maybe she's Tolly Tots. I haven't looked to see. Mine came from Walmart.
She has all the little cracks running all over her, just like the movie doll.(Not real cracks of course!) I think it would have been better if there had been some coloration in the lines, and not just indentations.
|Without it they kind of look like wrinkles.|
"Oz the Great and Powerful" is a prequel to the original story, and was not part of the original canon. China Doll was a character based on the China Princess from "Dorothy of Oz". The China Princess lived in The Dainty China Country.
She photographs well, don't you think?
|The sweet peas are blooming.|
|Those 'flowers' are actually my leeks, which once again didn't grow big enough to eat, and then began blooming.|