Anyway, I had a hankering to play with my less curvaceous and mature dolls. It's been a while since I've shown appreciation to my Takara dolls.
|Fashion Style Jenny in a Jenny fashion separate kimono;|
and Fashion Collection School Uniform Jenny
in her original attire.
Now that I'm putting my Takara Jennys side by side, I can see some slight differences in the two. I don't know their manufacturing dates. I'm going to take a guess that they were roughly a decade apart. School uniform Jenny's complexion is not as pink. I'm not sure if it's because she's older or her formula was different but she came to me with that skintone and her color's been that way since I got her. Her head is also slightly smaller. I think I like her better than the newer Jenny. Although they're both super cute.
|From left to right: Ryssa and Reina|
My Licca-chan dolls were both originally in school uniforms as seen HERE. Interestingly, the one with the side braids has a head that only turns from side to side while the pigtailed one has a wider range of head motion. I suspect their manufacture dates were also different despite the identical outfits. I think I kinda understand why Licca's more popular than Jenny in Japan. Jenny's older so imaginative play with her seems to be stuck on a late teen fantasy of looking trendy in the latest fashions while Licca has a childish innocence about her when sky's the limit to what she can dream about. I certainly had more fun posing my Licca dolls around than Jenny.