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114 Troutman Street #405
Brooklyn, NY 11206
USA

The World's Most Glamorous Doll - Created by New York based artist Joshua David McKenney.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I get a Pidgin Doll that looks like me, my daughter, or my friend?

A: Although Pidgin's face-sculpt never changes, her chameleon-like features allow her to assume of many different looks.  Pidgin's face paint, eye color, hair, and clothing are all customizable.  To order a custom Pidgin doll, go to Order A Custom Doll.

Q: Can I order a custom outfit for my Doll?

A: Yes!  You can work with the artist to design a specific garment, outfit, or accessory for your Pidgin Doll (photos and/or illustrations are helpful). The final price of the doll will depend on the complexity of the custom garments you request.

Q: How long does it TAKE to make a doll?

A: Production times vary.  Once the client confirms a design, a custom Pidgin typically takes 6-8 weeks.

Q: WHY IS SHE CALLED Pidgin? What does PIDGIN mean?

                                          The original sketch of "Pigeon" 

                                         The original sketch of "Pigeon" 

A: I came up with the name “Pidgin” while sketching an image of a girl on a long bus ride from New York to Boston, where my boyfriend Eric lived at the time.  The girl in my sketch wore a bird on her hat that reminded me of a pigeon, and I thought, "That's a cute name for a girl."  When I got to Boston, Eric and I tried to imagine what a girl named “Pigeon” would be like: a city-dweller, a free spirit, somewhat whimsical, perhaps a bit flighty.  Three years later, when I was trying to think of a name for my new fashion doll, Eric suggested that the doll be the “Pigeon” character I had drawn a few years ago and in an instant, I knew exactly who my doll was and where she was going.  We decided to substitute the word “Pidgin”—meaning a hybrid language that develops between two or more groups that do not share a common tongue.  The word “Pidgin” looks better visually, and evokes two important aspects of my doll: Pidgin the character, a bird-like city dweller; and Pidgin the doll, a way for me to communicate my aesthetic vision.

Q: Did you base Pidgin on a real girl?

A: Pidgin’s look, fashion sense, and personality are inspired by many women I have known and admired in my life.  Pidgin also embodies my own feminine side and my love and and respect for femininity.  Her face sculpt is loosely based on supermodel Kate Moss and Icelandic singer Bjork, two women I idolized as a youth.

Q: How long have you been making Pidgin?

 

 

Q: What are Pidgin's dimensions?

A: I first began constructing dolls in late 2009.  After creating several prototypes, I officially launched Pidgin in October 2012 as a 22-inch boudoir doll with hand-cast porcelain head and limbs and a soft body.  The current 1:4 scale Pidgin doll is the 5th generation sculpt.  She is cast entirely in resin and is fully ball-jointed.

1:4 Scale Ball-Jointed Body (5th generation - in production)

  • Height 16 inches (40.5 cm)
  • Head - 6.25 inches (16 cm )
  • Eyes - 10mm
  • Neck - 2.25  inches (6 cm)
  • Shoulder to Shoulder - 2.75 inches (7 cm) 
  • Shoulder to Wrist - 4.75 inches (12 cm)
  • Bust - 5.5 inches (14.5 cm)
  • Waist - 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)
  • Hips - 7 inches (18 cm)
  • Inseam - 8 inches (20 cm)
  • Feet Length - 2 inches (5 cm)
  • Feet Width -  .75 inches (2 cm)

1:6 Scale Ball-Jointed Body (4th generation - no longer in production)

  • Height in flats: 11.75 inches (30 cm)
  • Hight in heels 12.5 inches (32 cm)
  • Eyes: 6 mm
  • Head/Wig: 4 inches (10 cm)
  • Neck: 2 inches (5.5 cm)
  • Bust: 4 inches (10 cm)
  • Waist: 2.75 inches (7 cm)
  • Hips: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Wrist To Wrist: 7.75 inches (20 cm)
  • Inseam (leg length): 6 inches (15.5 cm)

1:3 Scale Soft Body (2nd generation - no longer in production)

  • Height: 22 inches (56 cm)
  • Eyes: 18 mm
  • Head/Wig: 9 inches (23 cm)
  • Neck: 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)
  • Bust: 8.5 inches (21.5 cm)
  • Waist: 7 inches (17.5 cm)
  • Hips: 10 inches (25.5 cm)
  • Arm Length: 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
  • Leg Length: 13 inches (33 cm)
  • Arched Feet: 2.25 inches (5.5 cm)

1:3 Scale Ball-Jointed Body (3rd generation - no longer in production)

  • Height: 22 inches (56 cm)
  • Eyes: 18 mm
  • Head/Wig: 8.25 inches (21 cm)
  • Neck: 4 inches (10 cm)
  • Bust: 8.75 inches (22.25 cm)
  • Waist: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Hips: 10.25 inches (26 cm)
  • Wrist To Wrist: 15 inches (38 cm)
  • Leg Length: 13 inches (33 cm)
  • Arched Feet: 2.25 inches (5.5 cm)