So, I've been surfing Den of Angels marketplace in all the sizes since I was in Texas. I was doing it a lot there while I waited to get together with Logan and Mel, or waiting for Mom to come home from work.
recently finished a layaway, and I've got that itch to look for the
next doll. It's not that I want to ignore Rowan, or Bear, or Orion, my
most recent dolls, or any of the dolls before that. I just get that itch
if I don't have one picked, being paid on, or waiting to ship. I've had
that itch since early 2006, when I'd had Ro for about six months, and
wanted a companion for him.
I've looked at lots of different
sizes and styles, limiteds, standards, discontinued sculpts, great
deals, total scalper sales threads, questionable feeler threads, and
everything in between.
I'm currently eye-ing a large (SD)
limited/discontinued sculpt, that is a different incarnation than I
expected to have a chance at. One of the first dolls I looked at, when I
realized I'd missed my chance for Shirou Tachibana (the ABJD that made
me want one). I won't say which until I've secured him. I ended up going
for Dream of Doll Tender Yen at the time because we couldn't afford the
extra $200 for a larger doll, when I got him. That was the major
I'm also looking at an unusual combination
of a male limited Volks MSD head, on a female body, and another rare
Volks MSD sculpt on a boy body. I passed on several standards at great
prices because it just seems more realistic to try at these harder to
get dolls when they are available now, and I could actually purchase one
or more of them.
My wishlist on Den of Angels is still miles
long, and more dolls are added all the time, amusingly. If I were to
acquire all the dolls I have even a passing interest in, I would have
HUNDREDS of dolls. That's one of the other reasons I go for the dolls
that are incredible finds, either in price or rarity or both. I'm not
adverse to saving money and time by purchasing second-hand standards,
but I'd rather get harder to find dolls, and purchase my standards brand
new from the companies.
Seven of my dolls have been
second-hand, so it's not like I'm a snob about owning second-hand dolls,
but I love that amazingly pure, never touched by anyone but the creator
and shipper's hands feel of a new doll.
I especially love that
about artist-made dolls, like my Machina. I know that he was handled,
and carefully packed, by Batchix, lovingly sculpted, and he means the
world to me. He was sweet and beautiful straight out of the shipping
box. I'd love to have more of her beautiful dolls. :]
I'm excited about looking at dolls to theoretically buy, I'm excited
about sewing and knitting for them, photographing them with the ones I
already have, shopping for the right shoes, eyes, wigs, and clothes for
them. I love these dolls.
I think I'm probably babbling at this point, so I'll stop. I hope you're all doing well. :]