Hold on to your seats, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
If you look at the sidebar, you will see a total of 33 dolls added to my collection in 2011. Being the fickle doll collector I am, 2 dolls from this list were dropped: Jakks Pacific and Charity Ball. (I had to edit this post because I deboxed Current Pursuits Vanessa and No Reservations Kyori.) I should add the other 3 that were Christmas gifts for a total of 36.
Two Regular Retail FR: (Current Pursuits Vanessa released), Flawless Elise and Color Infusion Rebel Spirit Amelie.
I missed my goal by six dolls! However, I did release 16 dolls from their boxes in 2011 as a trade-off:
Rule 1: I really haven't added a new line since I started the rules. Rule 1 was successfully met.
Rule 2: There hasn't been any impulse buying.
Rule 3: I missed this rule by six dolls. Some of the dolls shown though will not be staying.
Rule 4: Successful! 16 dolls were released from box this year. Only 15 dolls remained in their boxes and 16 older dolls were released!
Rule 5: I have been able to purchase all of my dolls at retail price this year since that rule was made.
Rule 6: No more pre-purchase of convention dolls.
I am going to change my "Rules" to "Guidelines" because I believe the term "Guideline" is friendlier and more in line with the intent. I want to make my collecting less stressful, not more stressful.