There has been a lot of change in the fashion doll collecting community. It seems that more and more individuals have left blogging to explore flickr, youtube, etc. I miss Christine's Shuga-Shug blog. I miss The Pink Parlor. I sorely miss The Doll Page Show & Sell Site.
I often rely on internet media to help keep me current on upcoming releases. I enjoy reading reviews and looking at photos of dolls. Sometimes this helps me make a decision about a purchase. The Doll Page Show & Sell Site was my safety net. I knew that, should I purchase a doll that I couldn't bond with, I could list it there for sell. I don't like using e-bay; there is very little protection to sellers.
So, I guess I am going to have to proceed with great caution. I will have to be a better consumer during this year, making very careful choices. Unfortunately, that may well cost me a doll here and there since IT products sell out rapidly.
In a previous blog entry I reviewed Sensuous Affair Giselle. Unfortunately, my doll's head was bobbly. IT sent me a new torso. That's another change that is a little disconcerting. Collectors are not going to get body replacements in the future. They are going to get the body part that needs replacing. It's supposed to be more cost effective for the seller.
These are just my personal opinions. I have a decent sized number of older dolls and wardrobe pieces. I enjoy redressing my dolls and have too much time and money invested in my collection to try and switch everything over.
I'm not sure how my NuFace purchases will go in 2015. I hate not having a safety net.