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Licca-chan

Teenage Doll
1997 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

card window box printed in colours on bright pink to show the title, maker's details and photographs of the doll and others in the range including children and boys
contains a small all vinyl doll, dressed in white nylon net and lace over a yellow nylon dress, white artifical flower at neck, yellow plastic stud earrings; separate white plastic shoes
doll has long blond hair, painted facial features, straight arms, flat hands and separate thumbs, bendable at the knees
all lettering in Japanese

Object details

Object type
TitleLicca-chan (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
printed card, moulded vinyl and plastic
Brief description
Takara Co Ltd, Japanese, 1997
Physical description
card window box printed in colours on bright pink to show the title, maker's details and photographs of the doll and others in the range including children and boys
contains a small all vinyl doll, dressed in white nylon net and lace over a yellow nylon dress, white artifical flower at neck, yellow plastic stud earrings; separate white plastic shoes
doll has long blond hair, painted facial features, straight arms, flat hands and separate thumbs, bendable at the knees
all lettering in Japanese
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.75in
  • Width: 5.5in
  • Depth: 2in
Production typemass produced
Marks and inscriptions
©TAKARA CO LTD 1997 (since 1967) Made in Japan (box; printed)
Credit line
Given by the Japan Toy Culture Foundation
Object history
Licca-chan was the name given to a doll developed in 1976 by Takara. The company wanted to make a smaller 'Barbie' type for Japanese girls and up to 2000, 4,300,000 dolls have been made and the club for girls has 15,000 members.

Both dolls were presented to the museum by Toyohiko Sato, of The Japan Toy Culture Foundation.
Production
Reason For Production: retail
Associated object
B.259:1-2000 (version)
Collection
Accession number
B.260-2000

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Record createdDecember 14, 2000
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