Blogging about my doll collecting is really making me conscious of just how addicted to it I really am, because this blog has been a constant stream of “look what I just got!” with the occasional post of “I’m gonna talk about something I already had” to break up the monotony. Even worse, I’ve got a bunch of pictures stored up of things I got while my computer was broken that I just haven’t posted yet. (Well, okay, only about two, maybe three posts’ worth. Some Monster High and some Lotties. Nothing huge, but still! And, actually, one of those sets of Monster High doll photos was pre-computer break-down, and was just waiting in the wings for a good lull. And another set of photos is also waiting that wasn’t connected to a doll acquisition. At least, I don’t think it was supposed to be connected to a doll acquisition…)
That wasn’t even supposed to be the point, anyway. The real point is that I’m supposed to be on a spending freeze, because of Luka and Wonder Woman and the new computer, and yet I bought the new Dal that hasn’t even arrived yet (should be here by Thursday) and the two Little Pullip+ sample dolls from PullipStyle, and there’s another purchase that’s itching at me, begging me, clawing at me.
JPGroove has been having a sample sale for some time, as you’re probably aware. Most of them are long gone by now, but they still have a few left. I was looking at what they had left today, because I’m a glutton for punishment (or something) and among the remnants are both Kagamine twins, and a couple of really cute Byuls. (And that photo contest is really teaching me to appreciate Byul a lot more than I did before, let me tell you!)
I know I’ve been saying all this time that I want to make my own Rin out of a Make It Own kit because Rin shouldn’t be pouting. But the thing is, I have zero skill. If I make a Rin, she’ll look awful. And I already calculated that a MIO kit Rin would cost me, minimum, $70. The sample Rin is $72. So I could have a professional, proper Rin for the same price as one I made that looked awful?
So part of me is saying “Just go ahead and buy her. You’ve got more money in the bank than you thought you did. Call it an early birthday present.” And another part of me is saying “Don’t you have any willpower at all?! Not to mention that there’s zero reason to celebrate turning 40.”
Obviously, the easiest solution is if I go back and find that someone else has bought her in the meantime. Not necessarily the solution I want–definitely not, in truth–but definitely the easiest.