I cannot believe it is that time of year again! I started 2019 with very good intentions, but I definitely lost my way! Somehow I managed to add more dolls to my collection this year than in any year previous, even though it was a very lean year from Integrity Toys.
Many collectors are beginning to feel oversaturated with product. There are so many different characters from so many different lines, so many different bodies, so many different feet This has caused a multitude of dolls being released into the secondary market. Depending on how you look at it, it can be a bad thing or a great thing. If you are looking for some good deals and wanting to add to your collection, then it is an awesome time to be purchasing dolls. If you are wanting to unload some dolls or lower your numbers, it is frustrating and can cause some serious financial damage!
This year, I was able to pick up several Misaki dolls for good prices; dolls that have eluded me in the past due to secondary market prices. I also got several older dolls that I've been eyeing. I went to my second FR Convention and purchased much more than I needed (or intended)!
When looking over all the dolls that arrived at my home this year, I culled out any doll that was actually produced and released prior to 2019. That eliminated several of my favorite purchases from this year. When considering what was left, there were some standouts dolls that have brought me joy.
The first doll in my countdown has actually already had a blog entry. She was the #17 doll added to my collection this year. Here is a link to the original posting: Original Blog Posting.
For me, Best of 2019 #10 is My Essence Dominique Makeda. I don't understand how this doll is not more popular. I adore her! Her makeup is so clean and her hair is luxurious. I love the skin tone they used.