Friday, April 18, 2014

Back at the ranch...

I'm on the road for the month (currently in Toronto, having just spent a week in Vancouver), so my toy documentation project is on hold for a bit.  That said, there are some new incoming/unpacked dolls in the queue, and I have access to my mother's collection of toy storage cubes, so I may try to dig through some of that.

In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of the toys who are waiting in line:

A confession about my guilty fondness for the Bratz Boyz line, an unboxing of the Play Arts Commander Shepard, and perhaps an introduction to Ivy, the newest member of my accidental AG mini collection.
I ordered an Aiden from Withdoll back in February, and have been informed that the box arrived yesterday.  Photo source.
A review/overview of Sew-Dolling's Sew-Able line is in the works.  I've had the doll for a while now, but wanted to be able to compare her to the same-sized American Girl dolls in person before posting about her.
If today is a long weekend for you, I hope it's a good one!


  1. A very diverse lineup!

    I really don't know much about BJDs. What do you look for when you buy one?

    1. I should add, what do you personally look for when you buy one?

    2. The main objective things that I look for are heavy resin and sculpt details - I like to feel like the unpainted doll is more than just a blank canvas, and I like to feel like the doll isn't in danger of cracking. A lot of people value poseability, but personally I consider that more of a nice-to-have than an essential.

      If I haven't seen a doll in person before (either because it's new or just because it's rare), I try to get as much information as possible about the artist or company behind it - with only two exceptions, I've never been disappointed based on creator-set expectations.

      And then there's that totally subjective gut feeling - sometimes I just look at a doll and think "That's someone I want to look at everyday". In a lot of ways that's the biggest selling feature (and the hardest one to describe).

      I could probably go on and on about it - Fodder for a future post, maybe! :)

    3. Yes, that's the sentiment I feel, as well, when I consider a doll a keeper - I want to look at him or her everyday.

      I like the Bratz Boyz you show and I look forward to seeing your open the Play Arts Commander Shepard.

  2. Aiden looks interesting, and are they prosthetic limbs for that doll in the last photo?? Hope you're enjoying your Easter weekend too!

    1. Thanks!

      And yes, that last doll does have prosthetic limbs - they're actually very impressively done too. She's an interesting doll! :)