Thursday, April 25, 2013

Leila from China

Leila's Birthday playset (complete with strawberry shortcake!)

Leila is a fashion doll that has several different personalities over in China. She is sometimes called Dream Leila. 

She has some similarities to Licca-Chan, for example, she is petite. Her, Barbie, Licca, Fulla all seem to have a little sister, if not a little brother as well.

Leila is pretty. Her little sister sort of looks like a cross between Ddung and the original Kelly dolls (Barbie's original little sister before she was replaced with Chelsea.)

Leila has lots of fun sets that girls can choose from.

She even has a house. Her house is similar to some of the playsets for Barriguitas and Licca-Chan. I love the open floor plan of these type of doll's houses. I would love to see more doll's houses like these. They give a good view of the doll and her things and you are not blocked off by awkwardly shaped walls.

How to say DOLL In Chinese

Pronounced Wah-Wah

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Doll That Got This Blog Rolling

When I was a teenager my best friend, about the same age as me, sent me a video link as a joke. A cute little baby doll that pees on people. Really? It's from the UK.

She thought it was hilarious. I thought it was fascinating.

Not that the baby pees on people but how different toys are in different cultures. I began searching Youtube and Google both for more information on foreign dolls. I wanted to learn what kind of dolls and toys children from other cultures played with.

I have discovered so many things since that day and I have my best friend to thank for that.

There are different variations of the baby pipi doll. One pees while having his diaper changed. One walks and then stops and pees. They are all boys.

I guess they prepare girls for the reality of having a son.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Japan's Baby

Isn't that just the cutest face?
 This sweet baby doll is a fun toy for Japanese girls. She has big brown eyes and brown hair and many different outfits and accessories. There seem to be many different types of PoPo-Chan dolls. Accessories for PoPo range from bottles and hair ties to cribs and strollers. This little doll has a world of her own.
Many accessories to keep girls busy.
You can buy her on Amazon Japan for about 4,040 or $43. bu So she is a bit expensive.

You can visit PoPo-Chan on her website.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Pinypon are dolls by Famosa that seem to be able to click together and apart in order to change outfits. There has been an entire world created around Pinypon from aparments to hotels, vehicles to mini houses.

These dolls are available in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, and even the USA.

They are quite adorable with their exaggerated cartoon faces and relatively affordable. This set sold by Kmart (USA) is only $3.49. Pinypon comes in many different themes from couples like in the photo above to mermaids, fairies, and flowers.

You can visit Pinypon, play games and shop at

How to say doll in French

la poupée

pronounced: La poo-pay