Does that sound odd? It isn't. Collecting is active: there is always something bright and new that I want. And something that I have had that no longer attracts as it once did. Or maybe it never did. Maybe it was on sale. Maybe I thought I should like it. Then I wonder why I bought the figure. Or I find something else more to my current taste.
Space is another consideration. I cannot collect and collect as I did when I was younger and had a whole house that I could fill. Then there are new figures calling my name. Or maybe that is just my excuse to let go certain figures that I am now convinced would make someone else much happier. How can I be so selfish as to keep a figure someone else really needs and wants?
So, here I am going through my collection and culling some dolls and action figures to sell or trade. Today I was looking at my Mattel Jamal-faced dolls. There are seven of these dolls: 5 deboxed and 2 NRFB. Can you guess which ones I intend to keep and which ones I will be listing to sell or trade? I am sharing close up photos of their faces.
1997 Big Brother Ken AA nude
2001 Magic Jewel Ken AA
2002 Skate Date Ken AA
2003 Cali Girl Steven
2003 Fairy Tale Prince Ken AA NRFB
2005 Beach Fun Steven NRFB
2008 Beach Party Steven nude