I guess I just need to "cut to the chase". There is no denying that 2016 belonged to one particular character/sculpt/line. I have gone back and forth with this doll for years, but 2016 was definitely the year of Poppy Parker.
When the mainline was previewed "Poppy Goes to Paris", I figured I was safe. There was something about each retail doll that I could use to talk myself out of purchasing it. Either the ensemble was not to my liking, the hair looked off, the eye screening wasn't a favorite, etc. etc. etc. Blah, Blah, Blah. Yada, yada, yada.
I didn't even enter the lottery for the two I liked best ...
But when these dolls started showing up in collectors' hands and photographs appeared online - I was a goner. 2016's Poppy Parker line cost me big time! (Unfortunately, I haven't released all of the dolls I got from this line from their boxes, so I apologize for some of the photos.)
I purchased Powder Puff and Miss Amour from the same collector who needed money to pay for an unexpected expense. Here is the confection known as Powder Puff with those dreamy blue eyes! This doll alone would be in the top five of my 2016 countdown!