When I started buying fashion dolls (Gene) I remember that I was just blown away by the well-made little clothes. And I loved getting a new doll, even though Gene varied only slightly in the early years.
I miss vinyl/hard plastic dolls. At prices that didn't prohibit an occasional impulse purchase. Paying $1000 for a doll is something that I don't think I could do unless I was so wealthy that buying the Taj Mahal for a weekend getaway was feasible . For me, getting into that price range means that dolls are now competing with things like garden design, work done on my house, maybe a trip somewhere. Things that are (to me) way more important than a doll.
I'm not a fan of strung dolls, nor of resin. They are proliferating in the Dolly Universe these days, and I understand why. They are cheap for the manufacturer, and they seem to be able to sell them as 'something marvelous'. If resin is so valuable, why are all those little doo-dads at Dollar Tree made of it???
I may very well be completely alone in this. Not unusual for me at all. I would be interested to hear if any of the other members miss the days when you didn't need a bank loan to buy a dolly dress?
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