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Skellene Mourning Doll - factory painted**

12"/31 cm

$225.00

Skellene Mourning Doll is the newest creation by Miscreation Toys. Skellene stands approx. 12"/31 cm tall and is being offered up in 3 versions for her debut release! Sofubi, made in Japan.**This factory painted version will be limited to a maximum of 30 pieces & is subject to sell out. PRE-ORDER open through June 30th at 5pm Pacific Time, or when pre-order quantity limit has been reached. Current ETA for delivery is Fall 2019. Final version may vary slightly from photographs.**

More about Skellene:

During the Victorian era, people often used a physical representation to mark the death of a loved one. These doll-like effigies were created to help the families cope with the deceased, and were typically left at the grave site in remembrance. 

From time to time, a little impoverished girl would be seen wandering alone in one of these cemeteries playing with the mourning dolls left at children's graves.  No one knew who she was or from whence she came. One day her visits stopped and eventually her lifeless body was found in the woods nearby. Nobody ever claimed her, and she was buried in an unmarked grave in the cemetery.

Years after her death, tales emerged about a little skeleton girl returning to play with the grave dolls in the middle of the night. Chatter and paranoia about the macabre sightings eventually lead to the girl’s grave being exhumed. However the figure in the small rotted casket was not the girl and instead was one of the mourning dolls she often played with. The girl was named “Skellene” in folklore ever since.

Mourn Thy Dead.


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