I inherited these painted bamboo figurines
(approx 2 1/2 ins tall) from my mother. We lived in Kobe up to 1936 when my family and I wisely returned to England. I discovered them in a cardboard box and I wonder whether any of you can give me information about them - maybe dinner table ornaments made for foreigners? Any answers gratefully received, as always!
posted by lungtaworld
on Aug 24, 2014 -
My late mother-in-law collected dolls of questionable value. Like 18" Kurt Cobain motion-activated figurines... and so much more. We need all 30 of them out of our basement. How, Internet? HOW? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Mar 25, 2014 -
Christmaszilla filter: this Christmas ALL I want is an advent calendar that has little nativity figurines in the little slots so that you take one out each day and build a nativity set. Help! [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral
on Oct 21, 2013 -
Short film featuring stationary, miniature figurines in realistic landscapes? [more inside]
posted by Cortes
on Feb 28, 2012 -
Can I craft homemade toys out of casein
? If not, what should I use? If so, how can I finish them so that they'll last? [more inside]
posted by grar
on Nov 3, 2010 -
Help me find some little people! Having trouble finding diorama/railway style figures to use as markers in a game. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Jan 17, 2010 -
How can I seal hand-painted Preiser figures so that they can be submerged indefinitely? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Nov 10, 2009 -
Please help me identify these odd little figurines and "bunny house" teapot I bought for my bunny-mad niece.
I found them in St. Jacobs, Ontario, but even the owner of the antique store didn't know what they are called. I would like to buy more (from where? Ebay?"?) but I certainly can't until I know what they are called. The first two pics are of the figurines,the second two pics are of the back and front of the teapot. The teapot is hollow inside and certainly looks as if it was meant to be lit from within by a candle. All the items appear to be made out of plaster. Any help with identification would be much appreciated.
posted by uans
on Oct 30, 2009 -
Anyone remember a toy series from the '80s or '90s which had figurines about an inch or so tall with magnets in their shoes? I think they were part of M.A.S.K. in space, but I can't find any info about them.
posted by riffola
on Mar 12, 2007 -
i have several wooden figurines from my grandmother that actually smoke small incense cigarettes. any ideas where to find the cigarettes? [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui
on Aug 14, 2006 -