I did some reading about the event, and it turns out that World Doll day enjoyed it's 29th anniversary this year. While the event started as a doll-giving day, it seems to have evolved into a general celebration of dolls. In honour of the event there was a collection-question, tag going around and I was tagged by Brini of Brini's Doll Domain and Farah Lily of Cozy Comforts and Dolls - if you haven't checked out their lists already, give them a visit!
The rules of the tag are simple: List your 3 favourite doll acquisitions of the past year, list three dolls that are currently on your wish list, and then tag 5 people to join in the fun.
First up, favourites from last year! Number one is definitely my Volks SDGou Claude the Beast, when I didn't win the Volks lottery, I assumed I'd missed my only opportunity (since the secondary market prices I'd seen were all ridiculous at that point) - so when he turned up on Mandarake at a reasonable price, I couldn't click that "buy" button fast enough!
|Claude the Beast|
Number two is the Monster High Neighthan Rot. He isn't the best doll and wasn't the hardest to find, but I'm adding him because I think the concept of a zombie unicorn is hilarious.
And the third place goes to Hasbro's Union Jack, who has the best articulation of any playline figure I've ever seen in this particular scale.
And that's my top three! On to the wishlist!
I've been waiting for a decent Dragon Age 1/6th figure for years, so even though Alistair isn't my favourite character in the franchise, I'll definitely be picking up ThreeZero's figure of him (a little strange that he has the look from the comics rather than the games, but hey).
For number two, I've mentioned before that I regret putting my two old Sasha dolls (A Gregor and one of the babies) into storage before I moved, and because of that I've been thinking about picking up a new-to-me one. I'm not 100% certain which one I'd pick, but I did miss out on a Caleb at auction the other day, so let's go with him for now.
And in third place I'll pick Amerai's Nick Chopper. I really don't need any more 60cm+ dolls, and yet I keep coming back to look at this one... We'll see!
And finally the tag part! Because it took me so long to get to this, it feels like nearly everyone who does tags (because I know there are a few of you who don't enjoy them, and fair enough!) has either been tagged already - so rather than five, I'm going to do something a little different. (although I noticed that Linda from Darkroom Dolls has returned to doll blogging after a bit of an absence, so I'm tagging her the traditional way).
But for the rest I'm going to issue a pair of challenges for anyone who finds them fun. First for the action figure bloggers (I see you out there!): I challenge you to join in on the doll tags - the line between doll and figure is thin, so go for it! And second is for the theme or story bloggers - I'd love to see what kind of in-theme or in-character version of these lists you might come up with!
And that's it for the tag. Thanks again to Farah Lily and Brini, and to all the other people whose lists I've been reading over the past couple of weeks - I always have great fun seeing what other people put on their lists!