Wednesday, June 17, 2015

World Doll Day Tag Post

I was tagged by BlackKitty for a World Doll Day post. World Doll Day occurs on the second Saturday of June every year. Here are the requirements for the post:

1. List 3 favorite dolls from the ones you got last year.
2. List 3 dolls currently on your wish list.
3. Tag 5 people to do the same thing!

When I looked to see what dolls I got last year, I was surprised at how few dolls I actually bought! Oh, I did buy several mini AG dolls, but they were often around $10 each, cheaper than many Barbie dolls. Other than that, there were only a few new doll purchases. Makes it easy to pick favorites.

1. Vintage Daphne by Robert Tonner

I love the Daphne sculpt. I love her old-fashioned undergarments. She has the newest style body produced in Tyler size. And she's one of the few dolls that I've been in a position to afford right when it was produced.

2. Mini American Girl Caroline

I bought a bunch of mini AGs when they went on sale at American Girl. I also bought a few for good prices on eBay at the same time. Although Samantha is my favorite character in the 18" line, I like the Caroline doll the best overall. I don't have a picture of her individually, so her she is with some of her friends, in a bookcase I've converted mostly to roomboxes for dolls. She's the one in pink. I like her face, her dress, and her wavy hair.

3. J-Doll Spitalgrasse

I didn't like any of the clothes that she came with, but I was able to sell her outfit. I like how her blue eyes really glow in certain looks.
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What dolls are currently on my wish list? That's kind of a difficult subject. I don't have too many specific dolls that I want, as much as I want to expand the number of dolls that I have from certain lines. There are a few individual dolls I'd like to get.

1. J-Doll Abbott Street

I really like this doll, and her outfit. I don't think she's worth a hundred dollars in terms of what you get for the money. J-Doll bodies are fragile, outfits can be problematic, and the wigs are hit or miss in terms of quality. This one will probably remain on the wish list for a very long time.

2. Spring Unsprung Holly O'Hair

I keep debating whether or not to get into the Ever After High line. This doll is on my wishlist if I do. Mr. BTEG won't buy EAH dolls for me as gifts, because he doesn't find "big head" dolls aesthetically pleasing. That wouldn't stop me from buying one for myself, but it is one less route I might acquire a new doll. I'm also not sure I want to get into yet another line and body type. Fitting new dolls into displays with dolls of the same type is not as hard as finding someplace for a whole new doll line to live.

3. Ann Estelle Dottie Delight by Tonner

 I did have this doll at one point, and sold her during a rough patch. I'd really like to get this doll back.
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So... tagging people. Many of the dolly folks that I read have already been tagged, and we're already moving on past World Doll Day. So if you read this, and want to join in, please feel free to do so.

10 comments:

  1. Great answers, Barb. :) This has been such a fun tag!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed your answers as well.

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  2. Good luck getting the wishlist dolls! My EAH sits with the MHs, but I don't recall you collecting those either. They are very sturdy though and the hair is nice to play with if it's glue free, so you can keep a doll or two on your desk.

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    1. No, I don't collect MHs. Just not into monsters. Hmm. If I was going to keep dolls on my desk, I'd have to clean it off to find room. :)

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  3. I haven't bought many dolls lately so I'll enjoy your World Doll Day post, Barb. Thanks for sharing and I wish you luck getting your Wish List dolls ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Dana. Hope your move is going well.

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  4. You already have a bunch of cuties. I like little miss Dottie Delight. I hope you find another one!

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    1. Yep, I have been blessed with a great doll collection. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Great answers! I'm just getting caught up reading all of these, and they're just great fun to go through. Love your Daphne up there - she's gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I agree about the Daphne doll; I was very happy to be able to add her to my collection.

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