Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year & 2015 in Review

Happy New Year!

Since we're now into 2016, it's time to do the annual look back at who joined the doll and figure posse this past year.

I started out 2015 by bringing home way too many minimates:

And it was all downhill from there! ;)
They were followed up by American Girl Kaya.

In February I received a free swag bag at a Washington Wizards game that included this action figure:

And around the same time Union Jack came home from the Comic Shop:

And then his larger self arrived a month later:

In April a Bratzilla found her way into the group:


And in May I vacationed in Thailand and brought home this dancer:

In June I moved to Texas and also went on another mini-mates and mini-American Girl kick:

And then some Funko Minis from the Game of Thrones line arrived:

And that was followed by even more mini figures, like these Dragon Age figures from Titan:

Then I was hit by a blast of DS9 nostalgia and picked up figures of Sisko and Bashir:


They were followed up by a grail doll, Sasha Caleb:

And he was followed by a spur-of-the-moment sale purchase of American Girl #44:

And finally we reach the end of the year and the last doll to arrive, Monster High Finnegan Wake:

Finn wasn't the last doll or figure I bought though, as I'm still waiting on my two big ticket purchases of the year, ThreeZero's Dragon Age Alistair (whose release has been pushed back to this year), and Volks SD16 Amethyst, who should be here this week as she's being re-delivered as I write this (if I hadn't been out of town last week, she'd have made it on the list).

In any case, I hope you enjoyed your 2015, and wish everyone the best for 2016! Cheers! 

23 comments:

  1. Looks like you did well with quite an assortment of characters as well 😉. Absolutely adore your Caleb of course. He is very handsome indeed. Your Kaya is lovely in that outfit. Is that a special one?

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you!

      The outfit on Kaya is her now-retired "Pow-wow of Today" dress. It's certainly brighter than her usual deerskin, isn't it? ;)

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  2. Happy New Year JSarie, now this is what I call an eclectic approach to collecting!

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    1. This way I'll never get bored, right? Or maybe that's just what I tell myself. LOL!

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  3. I love the eclecticism! Your blog always keeps me out of a rut!

    Also, welcome to the Bratzilla!

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    1. Thanks!

      And Madame Bratzilla appreciates the welcome! ;)

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  4. It's great to see your 2015 dolls all in one post! They're all gorgeous, but I have a soft spot for Caleb :-). I wish you a happy new year, and a fun doll year!

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  5. Ditto what Billa said! That is the most varied assortment of purchases I've seen thus far. Caleb is too precious for words and Game of Thrones minis...OMG...Love!

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    1. I'm crazy about them too, thanks!

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  6. Looks like you had a good year! Posts like yours are what inspired me to keep track of my own doll purchases by year.

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    1. It was a good year, at least in collecting terms.

      I'm looking forward to reading your list for 2016 once it's ready! :)

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  7. OMG JS you were almost as naughty as me in 2015, isn't it fun? :)
    Hope 2016 brings much excitement with new dolls and figures. I do enjoy all your different dolls.
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Thanks!

      I do think that doll collecting is one place where it's good to be a little naughty! ;)

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  8. Wow, you have a really vast collection indeed! The mini-AGs grabbed my attention quick! They're really cute!

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    1. Those ones are fun, aren't they? :)

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    2. Yup, they look perfect for my planned dioramas, too =)

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  9. Now that I've seen all your incomings, I don't feel quite so guilty about all mine ;) seriously though, lump all the tinies together and you've still got quite a small 'lump' of dolls....wouldn't you agree? and all those small figures don't take up much room.
    I look forward to seeing what comes to your house this year!
    Hugs and Happy New Year
    xxx

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    1. Heh, I confess, I like to tell myself that all those mini-figures and mini-dolls only add up to one or two standard-sized ones! ;)

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    2. That's exactly what I always say.....same with dogs. When people say "You have FIVE dogs!!!!" I reply that if you squish them all together, it's only really like having one Labrador or German Shephard, isn't it! ;)

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    3. Ha! I wonder what your dogs would have to say about that? ;)

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  10. What a great doll collecting year for you! I've enjoyed your blog all year long and can't wait to see those two new ones when they arrive! I am curious as to how many AG dolls are in your collection? :)

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    1. Thanks! And sorry for the delayed response! :o

      I have 4.5 full size AG dolls: Samantha (currently in storage back in Canada), Cécile, Kaya, 44, and Josefina's head on a SewDolling body. Plus 6 of the mini dolls. Lately I've been going back and forth between thinking this is too many and wanting to pick up the 2016 GOTY. We'll see! ;)

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