However ... (it seems there's always a "however", doesn't it?) the one doll from the convention that just kept haunting me was Glamazon Adele Makeda. The Adele mold 2.0 is one of my very favorite molds. When done correctly, it is exquisite. In my opinion, Integrity Toys provided collectors an excellent version with Glamazon.
There were only 350 of this doll created for the convention (the same number as the centerpiece dolls) which makes her quite elusive. Needless to say, she sold out first at the convention which eliminated the possibility of W Club members getting a lottery opportunity. Most collectors really like this doll, so she isn't showing up on secondary market that often; when she does, she is easily bringing double her original sales price.
I rationalized that, since I didn't attend the convention, I saved thousands of dollars in plane fare, hotel expenses, food, time away from home, and additional doll purchases. Surely, that justifies buying a doll at secondary market price, right?
This is Glamazon Adele Makeda in the box.