Takara Tomy Licca-chan Bijou Series

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Hi all!! Happy Friday!! I’m really happy this week is almost over, I’m beat! What about you?

Today I’m really excited to show you my first Licca doll! She got hit by customs so it took longer than it should have taken to arrive. It seems all the dolls I purchase are being hit by customs lately, but it’s okay, as I don’t buy often anyways and it always should be expected (one can hope though haha).

Licca chan is a very popular doll in Japan, very similar to what Barbie is in the US. Same as with Barbies, you can find Licca dolls of a wide range of prices, and some older models are collector’s treasures now.

Since I wasn’t sure how I would feel owning one I didn’t want to go full in with a more expensive one and chose a very basic Licca. She was 3.000 yen in Mandarake, which is less than 30 USD. For the price you get the basic doll, an outfit, shoes and an accessory. There were cheaper Liccas too, but I chose this one because the outfit was great, I liked her hair and also her earrings (most cheaper Liccas come with pink plastic earrings, which you might be able to change, but I decided not to risk it).

Together with Licca, I also bought 2 obitsu 24 bodies: S bust for her and L bust for Sahra, one of my pure neemos. This body looks so pretty! The Licca stock body isn’t very poseable so I knew I would want to change it as soon as posible.

The back of the box

I LOVE the jacket! I want to try to take the zipper handle off though, as it totally ruins the feel. Her purse is very nicely made too and I like the blouse too. I’m not too fond on the skirt, but it is what it is.

As many other dolls, she’s held to the cardboard display with wire. I like that the doll is protected from the wire with a piece of plastic though, I don’t think any of my dolls ever came like this:

She also comes with a stand (it does not fit the obitsu body, just beware). First thought I had when I got her out was how her face looks much chubbier in person than in photos. After a few photographs I realized it’s all about the angle, like with literally any other doll. She’s SUPER cute.

Her head is very big for the body, but it does look charming. Her legs and arm can bend, but I just don’t like the way it looks when bent. The obitsu body is gorgeous and poses great. It does make a lot of noise while handling the joints, which was not expected.

Luckily, Licca’s clothes can be worn by the obitsu body. The blouse probably wouldn’t fit the L bust but it looks great on the S bust. I’d say the clothes look even better on this body.

And of course, I HAD to try the pink dress on the L bust body to see if Sahra would be able to wear it and She will! It does not fully close in the back, but that was to be expected. Did I mention the obitsu body’s torso is squishy? so cute!

And here she is, I was too lazy to remove the stand on this photo, the background was too difficult to work with in Photoshop. I don’t think the stock body can stand on its own, at least I couldn’t make it to, hence the stand.

I’m really happy I was able to bring this cutie home.

Let’s talk a bit about the obitsu body: for both Pure neemo Sahra and Licca, best fit for the neck was using the biggest neck piece that comes with the body (it comes with 3 different sizes) along with the plastic ring that is included. I found that PNs need it so the head can move better and Licca needs it so it doesn’t get too wobbly.

Can the obitsu body wear pure neemo clothes? Some. It can also wear a few momoko items, but anything that its fitted around the shoulders (jackets and coats for example) look HUGE on it.

It also can’t fit all my blythe shoes. The red ones from my previous post and any other similar ones won’t fit, as obitu’s feet are wider than pure neemo’s. It can wear all the sneakers I have, including Himeno and Maya’s stock shoes.

Color between the body and the head is slightly off, but it doesn’t show much, not even in person, so I’m okay with it. I went with natural skin color. The head can come a bit loose but it’s not wobbly at all, you just push it a bit and it holds position. It’s also worth noting that the stock body doesn’t have great neck mobility, so that’s instantly improved by using an obitsu body. I also like the proportions better with this body.

As for removing the head, all you need to do is to pull it out of the body with a bit of strength. Same with Pure neemo’s, but it’s even easier with those.

What do you think of Licca? I think I’ll be bringing her with me on vacations.

Hope you have a great weekend!

20 thoughts on “Takara Tomy Licca-chan Bijou Series

  1. Sharon in Spain

    I think she’s really nice, so a big congratulations from me. A couple of months ago I bought a Pure Neemo body in XS with a view to using a head from my Ppinkydolls BJD. I’m not overly keen on the Ppinkydolls body and thought it would be great on the PN body. However, it didn’t work as I couldn’t get the neck attachment off the PN body so I decided to rethink. Now I have a body with no head…so I thought I’d look for either a Licca head or perhaps a Ruruko one…so far I’ve not found anything for sale though.
    I like that the doll you bought is so reasonably priced and for what you get, clothes-wise, it seems to be very worth the price.
    I think she’d make a great travel doll and look forward to more photos of her in the future.
    Big hugs

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks!! Too bad you couldn’t use the body you have for the doll you wanted. Ruruko heads are kinda rare, but they do use the Pure neemo XS body. As for Licca, I’ve seen a few heads for sale on Madarake (or used Liccas with stained bodies for super cheap), but I’m not sure how the XS body would work on it. The obistu 24 is much more similar to the Pure neemo M, imo. Licca does have a tiny body, so it could work. Hope you can find a solution, pure neemo bodies are really nice looking.

  2. Xanadu

    I have seen these dolls before, but never with the Obitsu body, she certainly looks much better proportioned on it Alejandra, it’s such a lovely shaped body. It’s not quite so daunting playing chop and change with dolls that don’t cost an arm and a leg either. It’s also a bonus when you get clothes and accessories included for that price. 🙂

    Please show more posts like this, I really enjoy seeing how you change them around.
    Big hugs,

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      That’s totally true! Even if I saw a video of a girl taking a much more expensive Licca head off, I was super nervous to try it myself. And knowing myself, being as picky as I am with my collection, I just couldn’t justify spending over 80 USD for a doll I wasn’t sure I was gonna keep, especially considering the body was of no use to me.
      If I ever dare to try other body swapping, be sure I’ll be posting it! I wanted to change Maya’s body as well in the future, but I don’t like the idea of all my pure neemos being unable to wear certain clothes or shoes. I have to keep trying on clothes and see what’s up with that first.

  3. Alasse Carnesir

    Again, big congrats on getting her. I’ve been curious about the skin match of your planned hybrid and I think it looks great personally. She has a really adorable face and I think some of Licca’s outfits are just gorgeous. I do like how chubby her face is. It makes her very child like. If I got one of these girls, I would definitely do a body swap too. I’m not a huge fan of static bodies if I can avoid it. Thank you for sharing your review of her.

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!!! Her chubby face is great and it looks super nice on the obitsu body, I’ll make sure to take lots of photos in my trip if I can. Hope you get one too! It would be super fun to see how you style her! I thought I would give her a very casual yet stylish vibe when I got her, but I think she’ll be a more cute casual kind of girl, that seemed to suit her best of all the stuff I tried on her.

  4. Nana Arima

    Licca’s head looks much better on obitsu. I’ve never had an opportunity to try that body out but I’m sure it has great potential. And it’s nice that your dolls can share clothes, at least to some extent. I can’t wait to see Licca’s outdoor photos. ^.^

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      I totally agree!!! Many people do use obitsu bodies for Licca, since it adds so many possibilities in photos! Hope I can bring nice photos too, I’m leaving this sunday~

  5. Irene

    She looks so cute on that body, her hair is also very pretty <3 what a good choice! I also chose one from the Bijou series as my first, because the outfits are just better quality haha. (I got the one with the pastel pajamas) ~ I look forward to seeing her trying on the different hands as well ~ I wonder how she'd look on the 22 Obitsu.

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      I love her hair too :D~ I agree, the Bijou series have pretty amazing dolls for the price!! I actually wanted the pastel pajamas one but it wasn’t on mandarake or the price was higher, can’t remember haha, Either way, I’m in love with this one 🙂
      I don’t think I’ve seen any Liccas on the Obitsu 22 body, but people don’t usually tag the body on their photos so I have no idea. I’ll try more hands for her soon enough, I got a pack full of them 😀

  6. Musume

    Congrats, she is such a cutie!! I love those little earrings she has, so adorable!
    OMG those teeny tiny booties! Sooo cute! But I think she looks far cuter in the Obitsu body, honestly. I like those proportions and shape way better.
    I hope you will share your vacation pics with her!

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!! Too bad she can’t wear the booties anymore, but she has plenty of other cute shoes to wear now and I’m pretty excited about styling her for photos. I’m glad you like the body swap, I’m very glad I decided to go for it. I’ll be leaving this sunday, fingers crossed I get nice photos!

  7. Niina

    She is so adorable, congratulations! I love her chubby face and the eyes, but I am not so happy about those almost stiff bodies so an obitsu body looks so much better – even with a slight difference in the color. Being able to share clothes and shoes is always a plus! Hope you share some lovely photos from the vacation! Enjoy!

  8. Lise

    I really love Licca. She’s super cute, even though she was not a doll I ever considered buying, but she looks so nice in your collection <3
    The Obitsu body seems to fit her very well, and I can only imagine how much better it is, than Licca original body.
    I love the Obitsu with the L bust xD It's just so cute and nice looking. I'm sure Sarah rocks it!

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Aw thank you!! I know she’s not for everybody and that I have drifted super far from other doll collectors in my social circle XD but it’s okay, it’s a lot of fun~
      The L bust is super pretty! I can’t wait to start shooting some photos of it

  9. Arthur

    Hi Alejandra, do they not make these bodies anymore, to your knowledge? I would love to do this to one of my Liccas, but I can’t find this body on Mandarake or the Junky Spot. They’re marked up a lot on eBay, too.

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Hi! I didn’t seem to have any problem finding some obitsu 24 bodies on mandarake just now, and they are marked the same price they were when I bought mine (2500 yen), which I admit is a bit pricier than I would like them to be.
      You can also buy them at Parabox for the same price.
      I also saw a pre order on Mimiwoo as well, but they were more expensive (maybe shipping fees are less so it’s more convenient in the long run?)
      Hope that helps!


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