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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: What are Pidgin's dimensions?

 

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

 

 

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

A: Although Pidgin's face-sculpt never changes, she is a true chameleon, capable of many different looks.  You can customize the face paint and eye color, as well as the hair color, texture, and styling.  You can also customize her clothing design (see below).  To learn more about ordering a custom Pidgin doll, go to Order A Custom Doll.

 

Q: Can I order a custom outfit for my Pidgin 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.

Pidgin creator Joshua David McKenney will generate an illustration of your doll in her custom outfit, which you will receive with the completed doll.  After you approve the illustration, the doll will go into production.  Each resin Pidgin Doll typically takes 3-4 weeks to complete.

 

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

A: It varies according to the specifications of each doll.  Once the client confirms a design, a resin doll typically takes 3-4 weeks.

Q: How did you come up with the name Pidgin? What does it 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 embodies my love and and respect for the feminine.  

Her face sculpt is meant to be "chameleon-like" but it's 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?

A: I first began constructing dolls in late 2009.  After creating several prototypes, I officially launched Pidgin in October 2012.