Then there's the flip side to the coin. Sometimes I pass on a doll; after production dolls are shipped, the photos start posting and the "talk" gets started about how great the doll is. I look at the photos over and over. I keep asking myself, "What am I missing here?"
This was the case with my first doll of 2013. She was a W Club Exclusive Doll. I didn't like her promo photos at all. When collectors started posting redressed photos, I still didn't feel any love for this poor girl. She started appearing on "Best of 2012" lists. A LOT of "Best of" lists, for that matter.
So, I found her head for a great price and posted a "Want to Buy" to find a body. .My dear friend Rich saw the post and offered to send this doll's body because he had changed his girl onto a regular Fashion Royalty body.
Her head arrived and I put on the heating pad. I dressed her and she came alive.