Sometimes my train stalls out at the depot and takes a little time to get rolling again. Sometimes, it may take an unexpected detour. And, sometimes, it jumps the tracks altogether.
During the past two weeks, I turned a critical eye to my collection and moved some of the dolls to new homes: Five Star Dolls, Private Goddess Natalia, Easy Elegance Korinne, Modern Comeback Veronique (Noir), Sweet Confection Poppy, Purple Factor Adele, Two Monster High Dolls, Boogie Beach Jasper, Boogie Beach Gavin, and the first Dynamite Girl Jett have all moved to new homes now. If counted, you would find the total to be fifteen dolls.
This need to purge came after my pre-order frenzy from the Integrity Spring 2012 unveiling. Even though my orders made me nervous, I only purchased seven dolls, not including the three I purchased from the IDEX show.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I did not attend the convention but really wanted this doll. As a seasoned collector, I knew that Integrity would sell off their remaining stock from the convention to W Club members. I waited for the announcement, but unfortunately Victoire had sold out almost immediately at the convention; there were no extras available. I rushed over to e-bay and snatched one up for $125 ... before sellers realized she was a "sold-out" edition. Her secondary market price now is $200+.