Dolls aren’t really my thing, but Kewpie dolls are something quite different – not only are they fairly collectible, but they’re also stupidly cute! First conceived as a comic strip by American illustrator, Rose O’Neill in 1909, Kewpie dolls have taken all manner of incarnations over the years. The first dolls were made of bisque, but most Kewpies produced today are made of hard plastic or rubber. These little triplets are made of soft rubber, and unusually have seams running along their bodies. They also have wings on their backs – I don’t know much about Kewpies, but I do know that the dolls with wings are considered more collectible. The rubber on the one doll is a bit grainy, and there are one or two stubborn dirt marks that won’t come clean, but on the whole they’re in good nick.
The perfect belated Valentine’s Day pressie, or a just-because gift for you or someone equally deserving!
Note: I’m away for a week or two, and didn’t get a chance to take measurements before I left, so I’m afraid I can’t tell you exactly how big or small these dolls are. My apologies!