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Grail Dolls

Written on August 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

Grail dolls are special. We need to save for them, wait for them, potentially spend hours and hours looking through photos and auction listings just to find the perfect one to bring home. It’s a doll that’s so special that you’re willing to sell off other dolls for, maybe even sell the prized designer dolly duds. Whatever you end up doing to get this doll, you know that she’s special.

I’m currently saving for a Kenner – probably going with a red-headed beauty. After that I’d like to bring a BL (or two) into my dolly family and then see how things go from there. I’ve gone from adding and adding dolls into my family to going very long periods of time without buying a new doll (that’s good, I think!). My ideal dolls to bring in at this point would be a red-headed Kenner, Parco (!) and either a Mondrian (or Dottie Dot) or a Sunday Best. I had decided a while ago to have at least one of every mold type. While I do have multiples in EBLs and RBLs, I’d like to stick with a ‘core’ group of dolls.

I’ve noticed that many dolls that people save up are usually those that are rare or just up there in price. Dolls that come to mind include Kenners, Goldie and Kozy (and the rest of the BL crew), and then there’s the popular anniversary girls (Darling Diva, Princess a la Mode). So many dolls, so much money. A lot of people have different ideas of what’s the ‘right’ doll for them, especially when it comes to the more expensive, more rare types. Some people don’t even want them, after finding out how much money they cost!

What is your grail doll? What’s the ‘ceiling’ for the amount you’d spend on a doll?

8 Responses to “Grail Dolls”

  1. Bella says:

    So far, it’s Gentle River. We’ll see what happens after (if) I get her xD

  2. Steph! says:

    I would love well loved Goldie or a Blonde Kenner….but I am a bargin hunter. I can’t imagine ever spending more than 500.00 on a dolly…..I want to be able to play with the girl once I get her…and if she was perfect or terribly expensive I would be afraid to take her out. My girl, Vea, did a face plant at the Blythecon Early Bird meet … right into the cement…. I have to own girls who can survive that kind of event!!! :)

    • Michelle AKA @blythelifecom
      says:

      Ouch! I don’t know how I would react if one of my dolls did a face plant on cement besides with a look of complete and utter shock and horror.

  3. Heather AKA @claribari
    says:

    I think it’d be a blonde kenner for me, though I also love Rosie Red BL. I couldn’t imagine spending 800-1000 on a doll…but when I came into some random funds I shelled out for my Mondie, who was my former grail girl!

    • Michelle AKA @blythelifecom
      says:

      Ahh, blonde Kenner :) Good choice! I think it’s a good idea to save a little here and there in a special fund or something until you get enough for it. That way you’re not taking away from something you actually need and you can’t feel too guilty since you wouldn’t have needed it anyways!

  4. Lauren AKA @ciggy54
    says:

    Blonde Kenner, Tarts and Tea,Mondrian, Goldie

    I have a few grail girls!

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