Rare Large 20cm Yashica Dealer Display Figurine - Yashica Sailor Boy by Modern Plastics 1962 - Green Shoes Model - Made in Japan

$206.95 $229.95

Rare Large 20cm Yashica Dealer Display Figurine - Yashica Sailor Boy by Modern Plastics 1962 - Green Shoes Model. These advertising figurines came in different sizes and in a variety of styles. The smallest ones were designed to have a magnet inserted in their base so the doll could stand on a metal surface without being disturbed. The largest models were given to Yashica dealers for display with the green version being the hardest to find (red shoes were standard).
The tallest part (his hat) is about 20cm (8 inches) tall and his head is about 12cm (5 inches) across ear-to-ear.
His head is capable of being turned completely around. I believe the inspiration for his creation was the iconic Coppertone girl ads from around the same period.
He's super clean and in excellent condition with only a few spots showing some paint loss (see pics).
The bottom has "1962 Modern Plastics Co Japan and Shiga". The back of his shoe has "Yashica" and their logo.
He's the real deal and since I have a few of these collectibles it's time to pass this one along.
If you're a collector of vintage Japanese dolls and advertising figurines you'll appreciate his rariety.
Picture #10 shows the doll compared to the standard Sailor Boy and a dollar bill (not included).

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