Toy Review: Jakks Pacific Tsum Tsums

With Christmas around the corner, I want to get a few posts up this week, because I know the last two weeks of the year are busy for everyone! (Me, especially, with my birthday and Christmas in the same week. Oh, and Star Wars!) Unless I get distracted, you’ll probably see more posts popping up in your inboxes from me this week! For those of you who aren’t following my Disney Toy adventure on About, you may want to check out this introduction post on Disney’s new Star Darlings! A proper review will be posted on that site soon and linked on my FB page.

I’m not a Tsum Tsum collector by day, but I wanted to give you guys a peek at the new Jakks Paficic Tsum Tsums. Why? Because they’d make great props for your 1/6 scale or smaller dolls.

Jakks Pacific Tsum Tsums

These vinyl Tsum Tsums come in three sizes: small, medium and large. They are designed to be stackable. These new Tsum Tsums are much smaller than their plush counterparts with the largest measuring no more than an inch and a half. Currently, they are being sold in packs of three (one of each size) and nine (three of each size).

Jakks Pacific Tsum Tsums

Tsum Tsum Series 1 is exclusive to Target and includes a nice range of characters from Classic Disney to Pixar. I’m not sure how exactly they’re being released outside of the US, but keep your eyes out.

Jakks Pacific Tsum Tsums

Watch the video review below:

I plan on taking pictures of my Ai’s (small BJDs from Jun Planning, found occasionally at Tuesday Morning) soon and when I do, I’ll add a few of these cute Tsum Tsums to the scene. I think they’ll fit in perfectly with tiny BJDs, including Hujoo Nano’s and Ai Dolls. Not to mention, they’ll be great for ‘dressing’ a miniature bedroom set! What do you think of these new Jakks Pacific Tsum Tsums? Let me know in the comment area!

December 15, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized. 6 comments.

Collection Close Up: Trendon Baby Sasha

A staple in my mother’s doll collection are Sasha dolls.  She has recently had a Sasha resurgence, so to speak, and has been looking into them a lot and even adding a few to her collection. I guess it’s no surprise that I found myself itching to snatch one or two Sasha’s for my own doll collection!  I’d like to introduce you to my first Sasha doll– a Baby Sasha made by Trendon sometime in the early 80’s.

Trendon Sasha Baby

Sasha’s have a long and rich history.  Designed by Swiss artist Sasha Morgenthaler, they’ve been a hit with collectors since they made their debut. Morgenthaler had a passion for designing an affordable play doll.  In 1964, after years of making dolls in her studio, she was approached by German doll makers Gotz to mass produce her dolls in their factory.  They continued to do so through 1970. UK based Trendon received permission to produce Sasha’s in 1965. Early Sasha’s from both companies were hand painted, much like Morgenthalers early dolls. As years went on, dolls were hand painted less and less. From 1965 to 1986, Trendon mass produced Sasha dolls, creating legions of fans around the world. Mass produced Sasha dolls are typically made of vinyl and strung. You’ll find them in a small variety of colors, including this tan color and very dark, nearly black, brown tones.  (Black/AA Sasha’s are typically found under the name Caleb, Cora or Cara.)

No one Sasha is the same, even though they were mass-produced. Sasha’s are unique in how they look, which is one reason they stand out among other doll lines. Interestingly, Sasha dolls are asymmetrical.  Another fun fact? When perfectly strung, they should be able to literally balance on their head.

Now that you know a bit of Sasha doll history, let’s get back to introducing you to my Baby Sasha. She’s 12″ tall. I think she was manufactured in the eary 80’s by Trendon. She has tan skin, brown eyes and dark brown hair. She isn’t sexed, meaning technically, she could be a boy or a girl, depending on what the owner wants.  I think mine looks like a girl. This Sasha was offered up on eBay with her pal, a twin that looked just like her.  Not needing both, I offered to split the sale with my mom, who added the second Sasha Baby to her collection. My Sasha is on the right with the red shoes

Trendon Sasha Baby

Here are some pictures of my Baby Sasha.  I haven’t picked up any new outfits for her, so right now, she’s stuck wearing the same outfit I bought her in, which is her original stock dress. Since picking her up, I’ve seen a ton of very pretty outfits on Etsy and Facebook, so hopefully she’ll have a variety of clothing options soon!

Trendon Sasha Baby

Trendon Sasha Baby

Tis the Season…

Trendon Sasha Baby

Trendon Sasha Baby

Trendon Sasha Baby

Trendon Sasha Baby

Good Resources for Sasha are below:

Sasha Doll

Sasha Doll UK

Another great resource is Facebook! If you look up Sasha dolls on Facebook, you’re sure to find a lot of great fan groups filled with collectors from all around the world! Do you own a Sasha doll? Is a Sasha doll on your Christmas list? Let me know in the comment area!

December 15, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized. 2 comments.

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