These are Avatar-themed kokeshi dolls. They are ~2 inches tall and are made of wood and then hand-painted with care.
On sale at Anime North, May 23-25, 2008 in the Artist Alley. Look for these, cute fruit pins, tOFU comics and Zelda doujinshi. See you there!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Kokeshi (小芥子 ), are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face.
Traditional Kokeshi (Dento) dolls shapes and patterns became particular to a certain area.
Creative Kokeshi (Shingata) allow the artist complete freedom in terms of shape, design and color and were developed after World War II (1945). They are not particular to a specific region of Japan and generally creative Kokeshi artists are found in the cities.