The Good, The Bad, and The Lonely

The good! You know that feeling when you burn your finger on the stove, and you go, crap, hothothothothot.

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The ball joint dolls that I own are made by the company Luts, and I’m rather partial to their detailing. Blythe and Pullip have a different sort of appeal for me, in that they’re crafted to be ‘super-deformed’ fashion dolls. The good part is, I’ve fallen in love with Pullip’s little brother Isul, and his various incarnations.

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But, just like my regular BJD collection, it’s an expensive hobby. Full sets, meaning doll and outfit, new in box, runs about $150-200 for the nicer models. You can find an occasional few for $90, or the mini versions (that I’m not terribly fond of) for about $40.

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Toy collecting in general is so expensive on many levels. Occasionally, I feel the need to sell off a few of my collectables to afford the ‘greater good’. In this case… It’s obvious what I’m staring down My Little Ponies for.

The bad? My headset broke, so I bought a new one. I spent $100 to get a wireless headset that I could rely on for many years and not have to worry about, and it broke three days in. RETURN.

Lonely? Actually, I’m not. But I will be. I’m moving back to Florida after all to take care of my mom. On one hand I’m looking forward to it, and on the other, I’m not. It’s a tough situation.

And don’t get me wrong. I’m just as in love with Pullip on her own, too. Particularly this model, Pere Noel.

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Cinderella 2012 Holiday Doll

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Cinderella has a long line of dolls out this year. Cheaper ones, dolls in packs with other dolls, and one that lights up–which, actually, I’m fond of that one, too. This one in particular is the 2012 holiday doll. Her gloves are cast, and they are detailed with lace and little pearl buttons. No more mitten gloves! She is also wearing lovely ‘glass’ slippers with details etched into them, too.

I don’t often tell people what my hobbies are. I’ve gotten the ‘creepy doll collector’ look more than …a lot. Especially when I tell them I tend to focus on ball joint dolls. It’s hard to explain to someone so biased why such things are pieces of art, not ‘creepy’. For example, here’s a version of Cinderella, ball-jointed style. I don’t understand people, most of the time. Hmph.

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