The theme of "diversity" from 2013 continued into 2014. My doll collecting was seriously branching out: Victoire Roux, Poppy Parker, Color Infusion, NuFace, and Fashion Royalty. Mattel had such a great showing in 2013 that I was disappointed in 2014 with no Barbie line dolls being represented.
It was in 2014 that I seriously started cutting out doll lines. I have sold almost all of my Dynamite Girls, Tulabelle, and all 16" Fashion dolls. I have favorite doll molds and it is very difficult to let go of many of them. It was in 2014 that I actually listed the top 5 dolls by character, with the best of each character being represented.
My Number 1 spot in 2014 was given to the character Elyse Jolie. The version chosen as best was as big a surprise to me as anyone else. When Montaigne Market Elyse Jolie was released (IN FRANCE) collectors were in a frenzy to acquire her. Her secondary market price NRFB is usually over $500. I had decided that she would not be joining my collection, when I found her being sold nude for less than a new doll. I snapped her and never looked back.
While my other dolls were wearing blacks and neutrals, Montaigne Market Elyse Jolie decided to make a statement. She is wearing a powder blue Mattel gown and boa. (It is called "Between Takes" and is often found on e-bay for about $30.)