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¡dn ʇǝƃ ʇ,uɐɔ ı puɐ uǝllɐɟ ǝʌ,ı
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Reasonably well known by Australians who are interested in theatre.

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The name rings a bell, but I think it is in connection with something that needs a good burning.
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It is not pronounced Q-pi.
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They were common state fair carnival prizes I thought.
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I was born in 1952 but I have to admit that the image that comes to my mind for a kewpie doll is actually a subclass of the dolls.


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scribidinus wrote:
It is not pronounced Q-pi.

Correct. It is Q-pee.
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They were common state fair carnival prizes I thought.

Prizes, or something you threw a baseball at, to knock over and win a prize?
 
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They were all over the place in Might and Magic 1.
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A friend of mine made me a "punk" rock.
Glued googly eyes onto a nice roundish stone, and a small safety pin onto its "cheek", then added a strip of long pink fur as a mohawk running down the top.

I still have it.
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I was born in 1952 but I have to admit that the image that comes to my mind for a kewpie doll is actually a subclass of the dolls.


They are called Trolls, and are not related.
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Kewpie dolls specificaly are really an American thing, so most Brits of any vintage wouldn't know one. You'd have to know US crime fiction or films to come across one (which is how I know).
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Kewpie dolls specificaly are really an American thing, so most Brits of any vintage wouldn't know one. You'd have to know US crime fiction or films to come across one (which is how I know).

Apparently huge in Japan, as well, if Ebay listings are to be any measure of truth.
 
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Quite common here as fairground prizes up to the 80s, now mostly supplanted by cheap stuffed toys. But certainly still around last time I went to the Melbourne Show (Fair) roughly 5 years ago.

Which is a thought - the Show is in September...
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Actually, those things are called kewpie trolls and are a variant of the kewpie doll that proliferated in the late 50's early 60's when I was in elementary school and was dying out when I was in Junior High. They were referred to as both trolls and kewpies.
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My mom has brought them up on occassion. I've heard of them and seen them before, but never owned one.

I was born in the 90s.
 
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Bearcat89 wrote:
You want an age check? Name this Character and his faithful sidekick:



Bonus geek cred if you know his original, Japanese name.


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That's Johnny Sakko. His sidekick was just known as his flying robot. I think it was called Giant Robo in Japan.

Johnny was known as Daisaku Kusara in Japan, I think.
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I'm an 80s kid, but I know them indirectly from the Japanese mayonnaise.

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M.U.S.C.L.E. Men

Don't know what the acronym stands for though.
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both are uncle jesse actually, but I knew one before the other.
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