Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Decisions: Shall They Stay or Should They Go?

There are dolls that I look at and instantly note: that one is NOT going anywhere.

Then there are dolls that make me wonder why I got them in the first place. Sale? Temporary insanity? Safe passage out of a dangerous story?

More though are the puzzlers - dolls and action figures that I am not sure I want to keep. Should they stay or should they go? Here are some dolls that fall under that category and here's the reasoning I used to reach a decision.

I thought that these 3 Summer-face mold dolls would be easy. Check them here:

Okay, the first from the left is a Fashion Fever Raquelle doll. Surely I would let her go. She's on the dreaded Hobbit body for starters. The middle doll, Courtney, I like her eye screening. Keeper. Even if her head is a little big. But she's on a standard Barbie body. Finally, the Fashion Fever pajama doll ... lovely. Keeper.

Then, I shifted the dolls around. The Fashion Fever pajama doll was first in the new lineup. Next to her was the newer Fashion Fever Raquelle and to the far right, Courtney. Uh oh. I could see a relationship between the two Fashion Fever dolls ... mother in lilac nightie and teen daughter in black denim mini skirt.

I decided to keep all three.


Niel Camhalla said...

I guess as long as there's still space, they're free to stay. :)

Margaret said...

LOL! You know you weren't going to let any one of them go! They are cute!

E. A said...

Darn dolls, arranging their own families and stuff!

Hugs said...

I love this post. I truly understand. It is so hard to give up any of your sweeties.

smidge girl said...

Oh, no! I've done that exact thing:)! Lay a doll down in the wrong spot, and suddenly they have a whole different personality. I guess it's their way to telling you they want to stay! (Can you tell I don't get rid of many dolls?)

I-Luv-Dolls said...

Well... two is better than three! I find doll make their own families. Someone once said "it not the family your born in, it the family you make."

D7ana said...

Niel, you are right about the space matter. I'll have to move some eventually to be able to keep others.

Thanks, Margaret. They are cute. It's the Mattel artists' fault. LOL.

E.A., you said it. these dolls and action figures will arrange relationships to suit themselves. Sigh.

Hugs, glad to hear that this article strikes a chord with you and that you understand the difficulties in letting go.

Smidge Girl, it's like the DAFs set a geas on us and cause us to place them together so that we can then see a connection. LOL. I may have had one idea or story for a character only to put him or her down next to another character and poof! The gym teacher I thought was gay is kicking up her heels with Dr. Gregory Thurman. Sigh. Willful doesn't half cover it ;-D

D7ana said...

I-Luv-Dolls, none of this three are leaving. * Blushing *

The third doll, Courtney, will be a college student.

Yes, the family you make ....