Takara MA-BA Barbie Jenny Licca

Mattel issued a special Barbie dolls for the Japanese market in the 1980s because regular Barbie dolls were not that popular. They worked in joint venture

- with Takara from 1982 to 1986

- with Bandai (MABA for Mattel-Bandai) from 1986 to 1989

Takara was already very successful with its Licca doll since 1967 in Japan and in 1986 its Barbie continued to be issued with the name of Jenny. 

You will find these special and so kawaii dolls in this section. I love their manga look which is so typical of Japan. Kampai !

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