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?