The original title of this blog was "Keep your weak-ass-no-self-control-when-it-comes-to-doll-buying-self out of Toys R Us", but it wouldn't fit in the title bar. It is obviously apparent that I cannot go into Toys R Us without adult supervision and a restraining order.
Today I went to Athens to return a dress I purchased for Parent/Teacher Night at school. My husband told me that it looked "too old" for me. There are only two comments he can make that will make me return something instantly - One is "too old", the other, of course, is "too fat". (He has never used the "too fat" comment though which is one reason that I love him so much!)
Naturally, since I was in Athens anyway, I wanted to stop by Target because I've been impatiently waiting for the Tim Gunn Barbie dolls and accessory packages. On the way to Target, I just happen to pass a Toys R Us. (It would actually be better to say, "On the way to Target, I usually stop by a Toys R Us", since I rarely pass by it.) I knew that the Tim Gunn Barbies wouldn't be there - they are a Target Exclusive. But, when it comes to Toys R Us, that hardly matters now, does it?
I have been very good about focusing my doll collection. I've sold 31 dolls this year! I no longer have any "Tiny Kitty" dolls. The only Star Doll living here is on a FR body. There is no Momoko to be found either. Also, I have listed my entire collection of Monster High dolls on The Doll Page.
... And then I stop by Toys R Us ....
The Toys R Us in Athens was restocking its doll section. You read correctly. Clerks were actually removing dolls right out of the shippers! There were stacks of shippers everywhere. I became giddy with excitement.
One of the reasons that I haven't been "fully on the Monster High train" is that the dolls are ridiculously difficult to find. One of the MH girls I really like is Rochelle Goyle. Not only did they have Rochelle, they had FOUR of her, so I got to choose the one whose hair and face I liked best.
I couldn't resist. I almost knocked a lady down getting to it.
Look how the trunk is a coffin and opens. Her vanity plate reads "BRAINS".