Monday, January 22, 2018

2017 in Review

Happy New Year! It might be a little late for that, but since it's still January I feel like I can still sneak it in.😉

I'd gotten out of the habit of blogging regularly last year, but I'm hoping to get back into the routine of posting at least twice a month for 2018.  I'm already getting off to a slow start since the month is already half over, but hey - better late than never, right?

As with 2016, I'd planned to spend 2017 streamlining my collection. And while I did buy fewer dolls and figures overall, I also only sold three dolls (and zero action figures) over the course of the entire year (down from the 18 figures and three dolls that I sold in 2016).  But enough about the numbers, let's take a look at the toys who entered and exited over the year!

Photos after the cut:

The Entrances: 
Star Wars Funkos Baze and Chirrut


A John Constantine PVC figure

Granado's Udell, a 70cm vinyl BJD.

Made to Move Barbie, Soccer edition.
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A Cabbage Patch cowgirl.
I haven't talked about her yet, but she'll be getting her
own post within the next month.

The Exits:
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Iplehouse Cocori found a new home this year.
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Mirodoll Lele found someone who would appreciate his greyness 
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Angel Street Zazean found himself a new owner as well.
Looking Forward

In terms of collecting, I'm going to try not to add any additional large dolls this year.  I have already picked up a first action figure of the year, but I'm planning to reorganize and cut back in general. During the first part of this year I'm hoping to sell a few more dolls.

In terms of blogging, the first few upcoming posts will be catching up. Even though I haven't been posting, I have been taking photos. And I recently realized that I have a few saved photos going back to late 2016 that I haven't posted, so all of that will be going in the queue. I'll also be doing a post or two dedicated to the dolls that I'm currently selling on various forums.  And since I was able to visit AG Place NYC when I was in New York last month, I'll also be putting up my photos from that trip.

I hope you had a good end of 2017 and beginning of 2018! I'm hoping to get caught up with everyone else's updates soon. 


14 comments:

  1. Hello jSarie,
    Happy new year to you! These are great! I love the funkos and the John Constantine is so well done. I am glad good homes were found for the exiting.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  2. Hi jS, a Happy New Year to you too! As you say, better late than never!
    I look forward to seeing your blog posts this year because you are not just an 'ordinary' doll collector, you collect all sorts of figures too and I enjoy seeing what you have/find!
    I also look forward to seeing your photos from the AG store, because even though I don't collect AG dolls, I do enjoy seeing them and their accessories! I would love to visit one of their stores too!
    xx

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  3. Happy New Year to you! That is great that your dolls went to new homes. I would had a hard time parting with Cocori. Super cute!

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    1. Thanks!

      I debated about selling Cocori for ages (she was one of my first BJDs), but I finally decided that since I hadn't had her on display for three years it was time to let her go to someone who would appreciate her more. :)

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  4. HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's great to see you blogging. I find selling anything these days can be a bit of a struggle. Looks like you had some great additions last year.

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    1. Thanks! :)

      It's so true about sales. They seem to take 3x as long now even with prices dropped significantly more. But I suppose that's the tradeoff of having so many new options these days.

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  5. Happy New Year and I hope that it will be a good one! I am glad that you got some new homes for the dolls exiting and that some new ones found it your way. :)

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  6. Happy Mew Year! I've sold a ton of figures, but bought a fair share as well. Still, more going out than comin in, so that's always good- gonna continue that trend after stellar sales in January. I finally started an Instagram to help drive sales, and found out where all my blog readers went- I'm perennially late for the party it seems. :D

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    1. That's where the sales are, eh?

      I have an Instagram account, but I just use it for book and dog photos. Looks like I might need to rethink my strategies!

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  7. Great to see you back! I've been the same way about blogging..I'm hoping to get back into it more this year as well, as like you, I never stopped taking photos..I just never made them into posts! Good for you for being able to let some of your dolls go as I know it isn't easy. Happy sorting and collecting to you for this new year. :)

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    1. Thanks, Farrah! We'll both be working on this together then. :)

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