Thursday, January 14, 2016

That face though...

Every doll person, be you an enthusiast, hobbyist, collector, nerd or geek knows this following story.  You're innocently scanning every doll website you know.  Maybe you're looking for a gift for a fellow doll person, maybe you're looking for 16" fashion doll  scale cowboy boots, or maybe you just need a break from Facebook.  And so it goes... click click click -STOP... you see that face.  It's a perfect storm which may include among other things:  fatigue from seeing the same doll faces all the time, you're starting to cycle down from your last doll obsession and want something knew or for whatever reason, the universe connects you to that doll face.

Timidly you peek at the price, laugh out loud and move on.  Then you catch yourself, searching for the doll over and over on the web, finally bookmarking it so you're just a click away from your new obsession.  

Sooner or later you have a pile of things in the corner of the doll room that you're going to sell, so maybe you can get some coins together to make your purchase.  You probably start mentally spending birthday money you haven't received and mentally giving up Starbucks for a month or two.  You still can't pull the trigger on the purchase.

Finally.  Finally.  Finally, you pull your best doll friend aside and explain what's happening and how serious it's getting.  That person always comes through and confirms your suspicions,  "you need that doll... that doll is worth it... you'd be a fool not to... when are you going to have that opportunity again"  LOL

click click click  It's on your front porch.  This process can last 3 days to 3 years. 

Here's that face I was talking about.

Boy, was I right!  When I de-boxed him, it was all I could do to not start making a dollhouse for him!  'cause you know... that's like my thing :)  I'll go slow with the diorama part, for now.  I wanted to start with a simple photo shoot.  I knew that with this particular sculpt he'd have have some awesome angles in different lighting.

Check this out.

He is Kent from Asher of New England.  He is a limited edition of five!  I think Kent has one more brother left ready to ship out, in case you were wondering.  Leigh the creator is super cool, and has a few other doll related businesses.  Check him out here :)

Thanks for looking!

Here's one more shot!  Check the rest out on my FLICKR.


The grandmommy said...

Yeah... you had to get 'em.

Super Cool Doll House said...

Lol yes! Your comment is why I love being in contact with doll folks!

Jewell said...

Wow, just wow. I see why you had to have him. Loved the bit about laughing out loud at the price and moving on...only to return again and again. Glad to learn I'm not the only one who mentally spends birthday money I haven't received yet.

Super Cool Doll House said...

Jewell! Thanks for looking at my little ol' blog. I think all collectors go through the same emotions when they buy! I'm going to add your blog to my list now!