Saturday, July 6, 2013

46 Manufacturers Who Produce(d) Asian Fashion Dolls or Action Figures



These manufacturers have produced Asian playscale fashion dolls or action figures. Some of the manufacturers are no longer in business, but armed with the names, you can find your Asian figures online.

If anyone knows of additional manufacturers of Asian playscale fashion dolls or action figures – not seeking other scales or statues – please submit those names. I’ll add them to this list.
 
46 Manufacturers Who Produce(d) Asian Fashion Dolls or Action Figures
 
Aoshima/Skynet
Azone Incorporated
Blue Box International Ltd. aka "BBi"
ChinaSprout
Dragon
Edation
Elite Brigade
Get Real Girl
Get Set Club
Hasbro
Headplay
Helene Hamilton
Hot Toys Limited
Integrity Toys
Jakks Pacific
Kumik
Kurhn
Lanard
Loading Toys
M and C Toys
Mattel
Medicom
MiKelman
MGA Entertainment
Obitsu
Petworks
Phicen
Playmates Toys Inc.
Pullip
R&D Dolls
Sears Holding Corporation
Sekiguchi
Sideshow Collectibles
Simplz Toys
Smartees
Soldier Story
Soldiers of the World
Sonokong
Spinmaster
Takara
Triad Toys
Ultimate Soldier (21st Century)
Varner Concepts
Volks
YNU Group Inc.
Yue-Sai Kan Holdings, Ltd.


Disclaimer/confession: I am not Asian American or Pacific American. To my knowledge, I have no Asian or Pacific American ancestors. However, I do appreciate racial variety in my collection. And I love a challenge. No Asian figures? Ha. 

Go seek and may you find,
D7ana

8 comments:

Georgia Girl said...

I didn't know there were so many Asan dolls so I am totally surprised at the long list of companies. Great post.

I also like Asian dolls and snatch them up whenever I can if reasonably priced. I have enjoyed your series on them.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I did not know there were so many companies. Thanks for the information .. Keep in touch

D7ana said...

Hi Georgia Girl and Marta! Oh, yes, there are more Asian dolls than Mattel makes ;-) Not that I am criticizing Mattel who do occasionally make a few Asian dolls from time-to-time.

These are not ALL of the companies; I am sure that there are more. I'll wait to hear others ;-)

Carrickters said...

That is a lot of companies just to start with. I'm surprised at how many names I recognised but I've also got a lot more to check out too.

V. said...

Great list, I bet it will be useful. I'm like you, I also appreciate diversity in my collection just like in the real world ;)

D7ana said...

Hi Carrickters and V.!

Some of the companies folded or stopped making dolls. I'll update the list to mark the closed companies next. You may find dolls from closed companies such as Get Real Girl or Get Set Club online and/or among doll buddies. The Internet eases our search range.

Good luck and hooray for more diversity in your collections ;-)

Vanessa said...

Goodness, I never realized there were so many companies that made Asian dolls. Wow! Thanks for the list.

D7ana said...

You're welcome, Vanessa! Yes and so many Asian dolls and action figures to choose from ;-)