There was no way I could resist her beautiful big eyes and "teddy bear" like appearance... I bought her in the Summer and sadly have only just got around to showing her off!
`I really don't know much about these dolls, when they were released etc as I had never seen one before I fell for this little girl, but I do know that there is also a rabbit version ( Usagii ) and that they come in a variety of colours, although this little lady is the only version I have seen with big coloured eyes, they mostly seem to have small dot like eyes...
While I was searching for information on these dolls I discovered that they are available (smaller eyed versions) from Mimi Woo on Ebay - Good old Mimi! - Did I mention I absolutely adore Mimi Woo? ... Anyhoo, here's some links for Mimi's Ebay and Website posts for Usaggies...
Mimi Woo on Ebay: Usagii - ( Mimi Woo) on Ebay
Mimi Woo on the web:Usagii - The Mimi Collection
Below is a sale photo from Mimi's stores, as you can see the eyes are a lot smaller, which seems to me to give them a rather cute grumpy expression. The other good thing about this photo is it allows you to see what these dolls look like under their clothing. _ When bought new, they do not have clothing, but they do have a sweet little box with a peekaboo circle on the front, so he/ she can see where they're travelling to!
Another place you can buy them from is directly from Petworks and of course they have several different types on their site... Here's some links to them:
Kuma - Bolo: http://petworks.ocnk.net/product-list/63
And here's the only other tidbits of info' I could find on them:
- Ears and a head cap should be jointed to the head by yourself.
- Size: 20cm tall.
- Doll is made of PVC, made in Japan.
- Mold: by Yukari Kawamoto
So if anyone has any other information, they'd like to share with me I'll be happy to read it!