The Dolly Tag: 20 Questions

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I’m trying to get up to date with tags and what not and Alasse tagged me in this one, which is very interesting. It works best if you collect more than one type of doll, but I hope you still enjoy my answers.

WARNING: I feel the title should have this particular subtitle: “no, I’m not obsessed with Lucas AT ALL”. Read at your own risk.

1.How long have you been collecting?
I’ve been collecting dolls for 4 years now.

2.What do you collect?
Only BJDs at the moment. The people who knows me know that I am very tempted with other kind of dolls, but I’m always wary of expanding my collection, since I don’t have that much space.

3.How many dolls do you have?
That’s a great question and I’m surprised by the number!! I currently have 9 dolls including my dragon and my sheep. I’m so not used to this number because until the beginning of this year I only had 4! I doubled my collection this year because I was able to sell some dolls I didn’t want anymore and lots of clothes and accessories they used to have that I didn’t need anymore. Plus I replaced big dolls with small dolls, that tend to cost less.

4.Which of your collections are you the most proud of? Why?
My BJD collection because it’s the only one I have haha! But If I had to separate my collections by size, I guess it would be my YoSds crew because it’s just the cutest and the one I spoil the most so I tend to photograph them more often and I have some photos in that bunch that I’m really proud of.

A dress fit for a fairy

5.Which single doll cost you the most money? (Relatively and literally)
Lucas, my SOOM Dia is currently the most expensive of the bunch. Being tan skin he is already more expensive than normal or white skin, and being so big adds up too. Plus He is from SOOM, which is not a cheap company. Add all his Sadol clothes (ouch) and you get the idea why He could be the most expensive haha. My YoSDs have way more clothes and accessories, but most of them are from taobao, which is cheaper, and they all share the same box of clothes, while Lucas have a box for himself.

6.Which doll line is your favorite to collect and why?
I’ll go with YoSDs again because I love their big cute eyes and they are easy to photograph. Not sure yet how I will feel towards photographing MSDs or smaller dolls, so we will see if this changes or not. I really love the more mature aesthetics of SDs so I’m struggling finding MSDs with those features that I like enough to buy (want an MSD Lucas so bad!), but for tinies cute is what I look for.

7.What made you want to collect dolls?
I was in university taking photography class when I discovered BJDs. The possibilities they gave as a subject was so interesting to me that I was hooked instantly!! But it wasn’t until 6 or 7 years later that I could have my first.

8.Which is your most wanted doll right now?
I want a YoSD tan boy, kind of like a mini me of Lucas to be honest, but He will have another name. I thought of giving Lucas a son, but it just didn’t make sense haha. I also want an MSD Lucas. Obsessed much? probably.

Lucas

9.Which of your previously most wanted dolls do you have now?
SOOM Dia (aka Lucas) and Sassy Rosy in lavender skin. Not sure if Sassy Rosy qualifies because She was most wanted for like 3 days until she was released and I pressed the buy button so fast  you couldn’t see my fingers lol.

10.What is the most dolls you have gotten at once?
In the same day only one, but I’ve gotten 2 dolls with one or 2 days difference once. And of course this year I bought 5 dolls and most of them arrived within weeks, though they were all bought in different months.

11.Which is your least favorite doll?
In this moment I have to say my Bluefairy May, just because she’s not as cute blank, but I’m sure it will pass once she’s painted. I was lucky enough to be able to sell all the dolls I didn’t want anymore. Not because they were ugly or I didn’t like them, they just weren’t working.

12.Which of your dolls has the best story (in your life and in theirs?)
Lucas again. The only reason SOOM even sold a tan skin Dia was because fans of the sculpt signed a petition. It was something I asked them a few times in the past and they didn’t plan to do so I was really losing the hope to see my dream come true, but then it happened. And I also like the story I gave him, he’s such a sweet guy.

13.What do you do with your dolls?
I usually take them out just for photos because that’s what I like the most. I like giving them face ups, but I find it so stressing so it’s not something I can enjoy all year round. There has been a few times that I took Lucas or Ailene out just to cheer me up too. I’d love to have my dolls out more often.

14.Are there any other collections that you want to start?
Pureneemos, Pullips, Fashion Royalty dolls, Momokos too. But I’ll just enjoy other people’s collections for now.

15.Which of your dolls would you most like to be? Why?
Wouldn’t mind being my Junia, so tall and skinny and tanned XD everything I’m not lol. But I don’t like the thought of being doll though, I like way more the idea of dolls becoming humans.

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Junia

16.Do people know that you collect dolls/toys?
It’s not a topic I bring with anyone, but it’s also not a thing I’m ashamed of. If someone asks I’d be happy to say them I collect. So far my friends and close family knows.

17.Does your family support your collection?
My father thinks they are a waste of money, but He approves me wasting the money I earned myself in whatever I want. My brother is really supportive and gives me ideas or help me make stuff. He’s also great at posing dolls!

18.What was your first doll/toy collection that you can remember? Do you still have them?
I don’t know to be honest. I had a bunch of barbies growing up and some other dolls too.
The oldest doll I have is a rag bunny doll my grandmother made when I was little, it must have at least 21 years with me already and the condition of it is not great, but it’s really cute.

19.Which doll started each of your collections?
SOOM Onyx made in the Free choice event with the vesuvia body. I don’t own this doll anymore, it belongs to Crystal now, but that was my first.

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My first BJD

20.What is your favorite place to shop for dolls?
Taobao is great for doll clothes, especially for YoSD, haven’t found that much MSD things I would like and they are not even for slim minis so it probably wouldn’t work. As for dolls, I like many companies, so I couldn’t pick a favorite, but I can say I have 3 Peak’s Woods dolls home.

I tag Dollsdolour, but anyone who wants to do this feel free to do so!

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14 thoughts on “The Dolly Tag: 20 Questions

  1. Alasse Carnesir

    I feel your pain when it comes to mature MSD boys. I’d really love to see MSD size versions of a lot of SD dolls but sadly, that doesn’t really happen a lot unless you go for those new fashion doll lines that Iplehouse have recently released. Although … Luts Model line seems to be going in this direction. Their boys seem a lot more mature.

    I would love to see a line up of all your YoSDs when they are ready for photos. That would be neat. Do you have plans on getting more in this size?

    And no need to apologise for the Lucas obsession. I totally get it. He is just too cute and that tan is quite lovely. I’m glad the stars aligned and you were able to get him.

    Thanks for doing the tag! I enjoyed reading all your answers. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll end up with a Pureneemo or FR doll and then just like chips, once you have one … although you seem very good with your collections so I can’t see that you’d let them get out of hand like I did!

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      I agree on the MSD thing, I wish it was a common practice to bring your sculpts to all sizes. I’d be equally happy to find a handsome MSD guy that could work as Lucas to be honest, but it might be because I love the Dia sculpt too much, that I haven’t been able to find another sculpt that I can love as much in MSD size, or any size really.

      I wish more companies were like Luts, they offer so many sizes and styles too and they offer different shades of tan all year round. Someday I’ll own one of their dolls!

      A group photo of all my YoSDs would be neat wouldn’t it? Maybe for Christmas if they are all ready?! And yeah I have plans for more YoSDs, I just love the size so much. I tried to justify having so many and giving them stories, but in the end I decided that they are all living in this village near the woods were Lucas live too. They don’t need elaborated stories as they are all friends in this small village that only has one school right?. And that lets me have all the YoSds my heart desires XD. Some are creatures in the forest like Serafina, Faolan and my Sassy Rosy, and they have more elaborated pasts because they have lived longer than regular human kids. I hope to make this clear when I upload the profiles (which I was going to upload at the beginning of the year, but then I sold my SDs and bought tinies so it was just a mess that I’m trying to re order now haha).

      I’m not closed to the possibility of collecting other types of dolls, but for now is just not possible. I’d love to own the lilac haired Poppy though hahaha. Maybe one day!

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  2. Niina

    Thanks for the tag! This will be fun to do!

    I have noticed that it can go very fast, when you collect something, to increase ones collection. That happened with me and my Monster High dolls. Had one, now I have…need to count…1, 2…6…10. The same happened with the Sonny Angels. And I think that in this hobby there is a right to be obsessed and even much, too! Haha!

    There’s a lot of different reactions to the fact that one, older than a child, collect dolls and has it as a hobby. It can be all between ”you do what, omg!” to ”where can I get one”. But we all collect something. I have met one lady who collects tea pots, a man that loves all the new technological things, a friend who loves tea bags….

    Loved the questions and it was really fun to read your answers. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      No problem, I thought you might enjoy this one haha!

      I totally agree!! On august I bought a few tsum tsums for my dolls and next thing I knew I had so many tsum tsums on my desk! Luckily for me they haven’t restocked the ones I want so I stopped XD Now that the tsum tsum fever has lowered on me, I just hope I get to buy a few more in the future, I particularly would love to get the tiny Donald and the medium size Donald, as I already have the big one and He’s just my favorite.

      Yeah I’ve had cool comments on my dolls and others that are really horrible, but I’m happy to be so free of mind as to do whatever I want. Many people are scared of what other people think and then they don’t do what they actually want to do, which is a shame.

      I could see myself collecting teapots to be honest LOL! But yeah I love seeing what other people collects!

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  3. Xanadu

    Another very enjoyable read Alejandra. I must admit I’m with you on keeping the collecting limited. As much as I admire other dolls, I still remain faithful to BJD’s, probably because of their flexibility. I mean they pose so well for photos, and you can do so much creative activity with them.

    I love your Serafina and can understand why this size doll would be your favourite to photograph. YOSD dolls are really easy to work with, that’s probably why I have so many of them too! 🙂
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      BJDs are so wonderful, I’m glad I started with them because even though I like other dolls, I’ve never felt the mighty need I get with BJDs haha, and I probably wouldn’t have dared to get one if I started with something else.

      Thank you for your kind words, you always make me smile 🙂

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  4. Musume (@musume_desu)

    I didn’t realize you had so many dolls!
    I also didn’t knew how you met BJDs, so that was interesting to read! And a mini Lucas would be awesome!!
    Your Onyx was gorgeous, the good things about SD girls are all the amazing shoes!!!
    May I do this? I haven’t been tagged, though =S Loved reading your answers!

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Hahaha yeah I’m so not used to my new number of dolls xD
      Mini Lucas has to happen! I’m already saving links of cute yoSD boy clothes lol
      I thought you were tagged already since I’m always late to the party, but please do this tag! I want to read your answers~

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  5. Irene

    Great to read this! You have so many dollies now! (But they’re mostly small so it totally doesn’t matter!)
    It’s funny how Onyx got you started, she was also one of my first dolls who really got me into collecting. I remember my friend linking me to the original Onyx Light & Shadow sales page and being hooked, I’ve been Soomed ever since ;_; Their sculpt are so gorgeous!

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Hahaha small dolls do count XD they still take up quite a bit of space!
      I think the first sales page from soom that got me hooked was Heliot 😀 but after that I just started to check everything. Heliot was long sold out by then and I remember being in love with Onyx photos as well~ I remember the photos were inspired by an mmorpg that I tried too (Shaiya?) haha.
      Love soom dolls so much ~

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  6. Crystal

    This is rally cool, and I might have to steal it! XD

    I think it’s amazing how our collections grow, your dolls are all so unique but they fit together wonderfully!

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