I was watching a South Korean horror movie called [The Doll Master] on YouTube. It's filled with beautiful dolls but gory and scary so don't click if that stuff bothers you. In it there is this gorgeous built-in display for ball jointed dolls:
It's magnificent. Can you imagine being able to display your dolls like this? It makes me feel all tingly inside. If you want to see it in the video it's from 10:00 - 11:30 and 16:18 - 17:02. Don't worry, nothing nasty happens in between those time frames. *looks away shiftily*
To me this custom piece is perfection personified. I would love to view my boxed dolls like this. To be able to see them proudly displayed in all their packaged glory. Instead they look like this:
Sigh. Don't get me wrong. I think they are fine like this. It's orderly. I can see what's what. Easy peasy. Although, there have been times I couldn't remember if I purchased a particular doll version while I'm in the store. I inspect so many dolls over and over it gets hard to remember if I bought one, you know? I have since solved that dilemma by keeping a photo on my phone of every boxed doll. ^_^
Anywho, this is cool, but it's no awesome custom display. So I started thinking. "Hmm. How can I build something like that?" *strokes chin thoughtfully* Then I realized I couldn't because I'm out of wall space. Double sigh. HOWEVER! I do have some tall bookcases so I can at least see, if only for a moment, what such a thing might look like!
This is the wall of tall bookcases in my home office. The shelves are pretty deep and because no way am I moving all these items, I'm just going to push it all backwards and stuff the boxed dolls in the space available. So, 1, 2, 3, tada!:
OMG, I kinda hate it. It's too much and it's not cute at all. I think the problem is the lack of space between the dolls. When I tried to space them out you could see all the junk behind them and it got messy looking. I mean, it was nice to see all my boxies out if even for a minute, but meh. Oh, well, now I can have one photo record on my phone instead of dozens.
Regardless of this failure, thanks to The Doll Master I'll always have a wonderful memory of what could be possible with enough space. One day, people. One day.