When did you start collecting dolls?I started "collecting" fashion dolls in February 2011. Although I owned the Barbies pictured below before that, they were for a business and not something I played with.
What was your first purchase as a collector?
So In Style Trichelle. Look at that sexy side eye!
How many dolls do you own?
- 22 On display
- 13 Still in boxes
- 05 Articulated bodies waiting for heads
- 11 Unarticulated bodies that will be used for spare parts
- 03 Dolls I don't want
- 23 Older Barbies that aren't really part of my "collection."
- 77 Total
What is your favorite doll and why?My "Claudia" Wolf. She's a gorgeous wolf with a fashionista style. What's not to love?
What dolls are not your favorite and why?
Biebers and a Moxie Girlz that I just bought for their clothes. I'm not a fan of their bodies or faces.
What is the biggest challenge about collecting dolls?
Finding space to store them.
How do you display your dolls?Spread out in little tableau's all over the place:
Inside a bookshelf, having a gathering
On top of a bookshelf, in the midst of a conversation
On the corner of my desk, as big sis listens to little sis' latest drama
On top of my breakfast bar, perpetually on the way to the airport
How do you store your dolls?
In actual storage boxes. I covered them with contact paper to fancy them up though.
Have you ever been to a doll show?
Back in 1991 my mom and I attended doll shows as vendors. I have not been to one since then.
When you travel do you look for dolls?I do make a point of going to the local Walmarts or any of my usual at home retailers to see what the stock is like in other areas.
What is your latest purchase?Got 'em today actually. Go to Ross. They have reduced prices on Moxie and Bratz stuff.
What doll is on your wish list now?
I had several; a few Monsters, the 3.0 Basics, Tokidoki Barbie, etc. But I'm doing away with lists. If I find a doll and the price is right I'll get it. If not, I'm not going to hunger over the ones that got away.
What doll do you wish you didn't purchase?Blasphemy! Even if it's a doll just purchased for clothes or parts, I still found value in it and got something out of it.
What is your favorite doll related item?Easy Cutter! So awesome I bought a second one.
How often do you photo your dolls and what doll is the most photographed?
I photograph as often as I blog, so maybe once a week on average. The doll I have photographed the most is Claudia Wolf. ^_^
Do you talk to other collectors in person or just on the web?I'm pretty anti-social, so I just talk to other collectors on the web.
If you had the chance to speak to Mattel or other toy makers, what would you say?More diversity, MORE BODY TYPES!!!, and please, articulation for every doll.
What doll do you wish would be reissued?My Scene dolls and That's So Raven. I missed out on those. :(
What two dolls would you combine and how would you want them combined?A my style question, woot woot! I want a Moxie Teenz body with Liv double jointed knees but the ability to pivot like a Fashionista.
Thanks Ms. Leo!