Thursday, December 18, 2014

Save the Date: Tonner Virtual Factory Sale December 18

Hello, everyone!! :-). Long time, no see, huh? I am still working on my Ginger Jones review; I'm trying to get it perfect before I post it. I keep thinking of little details I want to add!! Hopefully I'll have that up by the end of the month (or you could say year, since it's the same thing, heehee) Now, on to the dolly news!! Tonner is having a virtual factory sale tomorrow, December 18. From what info I can gather, such sales generally are made live at 12 noon eastern standard time. However, they can be started earlier as well (which makes me nervous). Prices in past sales have been 50% off or more, so definitely a good time to get some dolly deals. I personally will be on the lookout for Deja Vu basics, Tiny Kitty, and potentially the 16" Fairytale Basic depending how much percentage off she is. And, of course, I can't wait to see if they have any archived dolls or outfits in the sale as well. If you purchase anything at the Tonner virtual factory sale, I'd love to know!! Just comment below.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hello all!!

Hello, everyone.  I'm Jan (my screen name).  I've been collecting dolls for quite a while now, and though my collection doesn't rival a lot of people's, it is getting rather large.  As in, whenever I get a new doll, my parents are like "Another doll?"  I don't neglect any of the dolls in my collection though, and as long as I'm not overwhelmed by them, and still smile every time I look at one of them, I'm going to continue adding new girls to my collection.  I hope to have a 'doll room' to display my dolls when I'm out of college and on my own.  This will be a sort of review blog, sort of 'show-off-doll-collection blog', and sort of share doll news blog.  There may be gaps between my posting, since I can't particularly afford to buy dolls to review very regularly, but rest assured I wouldn't have forgotten the blog!!  I also will fill in the gaps with doll collecting news, such as new doll releases, and photos of my collection.  I mainly am actively collecting fashion dolls at the moment, such as Ellowyne Wilde, Tonner, or Poppy Parker.  However, I have a pretty big range in my collection, including American Girl (I adore the girls I have, although I no longer buy from them, after being irate with the BeForever fiasco....but that's a whole other post), Pinkie Cooper, Disney Store dolls, and some Barbies.  I do not stick to more high-end dolls, like Tonner, and although I adore them, I also enjoy collecting 'play dolls', like the Disney Store classic dolls.

The most important thing to me when I'm deciding whether to purchase a doll or not is the face.  You can still take beautiful photographs of not highly articulated dolls, though their poses can be somewhat limited, and you can always redress the doll.  (Don't get me wrong, I love highly articulated dolls quite a lot, but the face is more important to me than articulation.).  But the face....well, that's there to stay, unless you're a very talented repaint artist or an OOAK artist who knows how to swap heads with another doll.  And I am neither.  The hair is important too, but only if it's rooted.  If it's a wig, you can put another on her.  I adore doll clothes though.....there is such much variety and it is so fun to see the different clothes.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy my blog.  I hope to get my first review (Ginger Jones, Pinkie Cooper's friend) up within the next week.  Thank you for reading!