Friday, September 25, 2015
The last two days of the 2015 World Meeting of Families event brings Pope Francis to Philadelphia. The last papal visitor to Philadelphia was Pope John Paul II back in 1979. I don't have memories of that visit - I was in my teens and in my own "world." I am older now and more conscious of social/religious events. It's lovely and flattering to host the Pope. On the other hand, it feels as though the city has been overtaken. However, it is only for a single weekend, these preparations. Sigh.
The current visit makes me think about the Catholic-themed dolls and action figure available in playscale. I have a Lady's Mission nun action figure, a Takara Jenny nun dress, and one action figure I intend to become a priest. The potential Father awaits proper garb - like my Baptist minister, Isaiah Ezekiel Hadley. (Perhaps I will make them or buy them someday.)
Below, I list a doll and fashions produced that are NOT part of my collection
1967-70 Hasbro Flying Nun Doll based on the character Sister Betrille played by Sally Field on The Flying Nun television show. This doll is 12" tall.
Here are other views of the Easter Toys priest's garb that includes a bible and a cross necklace
Azone International produced nun's robes in gray or black
Takara Jenny owned a mini-skirted nun's dress that I have somewhere
Aside: this is an interesting article about an action figure's representation..
Do you collect religious figures in playscale?