I posted a poll on Prego a few months back regarding what would trigger one to start a new line fashion doll collection. Such as adding an odd size doll to the existing 12”, 16” or 22”, say like 14” or so. Well, the result was kind of predictable. Although some would not mind at all as long as the pieces is to die for, some said they like varieties, while some said that the crucial reason to prevent them from starting it is the difficulties on sharing the shoes and wardrobes. I do agree on all of those!
The Collection History:
I started my doll collection with action figures and justice league. I love my action figures because they are all 12” tall and share each others outfits, most of the shoes (the feet length and width are vary from manufacturer to manufacturer), weapons, helmets, goggle, glasses and diorama. It is always fun to put them all together and start the action. However, when I started my collection of fashion dolls, it started with Gene and Tonner girls. They were “giant” to me. Regardless of their “nature”, I still had to look for completely new wardrobes and accessories for them. Then, when 12” Fashion Royalty came along my collection, I was so pleased to find a “decent” size doll with such great attitudes to play with. FR girls have had boy friends all already lined up there, and they acted as a neutral agent to the muscularity in the house. But, I had to, again, looked for new size wardrobes. Not until after Fashion Royalty changed to an extra tall new body, the play gangs had to split.
The Story of Nowadays:
These days, due to my favor to more realistic look of human face and body, articulation etc. I moved back to collect 16” size girls like Deva and Jamieshow dolls. And I told myself…”OK. Cliff…don’t shift around, it is the doll size that you really like and should focus on!” But not until last June, I came across the ChicLine Lishe by Doll FairyLand (Korea), they are about 14.5-15” tall BJD, (Odd size, your are right!) I could not resist but decided to step my feet inside this new world.
Oh my, their body lines and articulation ability are so good that my will power became too weak to resist!!! It is like when I first saw Deva dolls in real! Totally overwhelmed! I decided to give this odd size doll a try! And the fact is, I did not only order one doll but TWO – Lishe (the platinum hair girl in the pictures) and Ruo (the male doll) ….They only concern to me is their head size seems really really small! Chewin somehow ensured me that their heads are NOT that small in real! Oh, Chewin, what a bad influence you are! (Hehe! Love you, Ajan Porn!!! Chop Mak Mak Krup!!!) It is scheduled to be here in another month…so stay tuned…review of the real dolls to come!!!
So…..NEVER SAY NEVR once again proved to be TRUE!
Picture credit: FairyLand (www.dollyfairyland.com)
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