A beloved, time-honored Japanese art form meets modern superhero fandom in the Convention Exclusive Wittles Wooden Doll, only from Entertainment Earth!
Farmers in Japan’s Tohoku region started lathing simple round-headed, cylindrical wooden figures during the Ōgosho Period (1804-1829). They hoped these carvings would protect their homes and families, and maybe even bring abundant crops. Or they may have simply been whittling to pass the time during the winter.
Eventually, their children started playing with the dolls. It’s not hard to see why. The red and yellow paints used to decorate them caught kids’ eyes, and the well-balanced, small, smooth figures were a perfect fit for young hands.
In the 20th century, especially after U.S. servicemen came home from World War II, kokeshi dolls attracted the world’s attention and became popular collectibles. To meet foreign demand, Japanese artisans started producing a wide variety of figures, often experimenting with new shapes and colors. Enthusiasm for kokeshi figures continues to surge today.
The new Convention Exclusive Wittles Wooden Doll pays homage to the vibrant kokeshi tradition while celebrating one of today’s most popular female superhero.
Doreen Green, who fights crime as Squirrel Girl, is a relative newcomer, joining Marvel’s Super Hero ranks in Marvel Super-Heroes #8: Winter Special (1992). But she’s proven herself against such big bads as Doctor Doom, Malestrom, Galactus, and even Thanos! The Squirrel Girl Wittles Wooden Doll – Convention Exclusive depicts Doreen ready for action in her fabulous furry regalia.
The doll stands about 4-inches tall and boast vibrant, detailed, 360-degree artwork, meaning they look super from any point of view. It also comes with a holographic sticker authenticating its limited-edition status. The first opportunity for fans to grab the Wittles Wooden Doll will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, 2018, at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343. Hurry – there are only 1,500 of the Wittles available!
Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2018? Pre-order* the Wooden Doll at Entertainment Earth now!
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