Have you heard of these? I really love them. They are pretty unknown over here, but have a massive cult following in Asia. I like the fact they are slightly weird and scary looking.
Originally manufactured 1972, the original Blythe dolls was produced for only one year and then was retired because of poor sales. Which meant for 28 years, Blythe was a curiosity that only doll collectors were interested in. However, in 2000 the dolls made a comeback in Japan when and illustration agency produced a TV commercial for Parco department store starring Blythe. After the TV spotlight they became very popular in Japan and Asia.
I would love to own one, but alas they are rather expensive. One day one will be mine though! Ace.