A blog where I can drone on endlessly about my toy collecting habit.  (If you want to hear endlessly about the other aspects of my life, try my daily-life-for-a-year blog, A Year with the Mad Grad Student.)

Right now, posts are going to be periodic/sporadic, mostly just me squeeing about my latest acquisition.  (But I’ve been overspending lately, so that’s not been so sporadic as it should be…)  Once I have set up a photo studio, I plan to start using this blog regularly, to post reviews, photo collections, and stuff like that.

My collection includes a few vintage toys, but is mostly new toys, both those made for adult collectors and those intended for children to play with.  Mostly dolls, but I do also collect some action figures and other non-doll toy items.  (Primarily anime and video game tie-in ones, but not exclusively.)

When this is up and running, you can expect to see Monster High, Pullip, J-Doll, Barbie, and Bratzillaz, among other dolls.  There will also be lots of Figma, Nendoroid and SH Figurarts.  And random stuff.  Lots of random stuff.

Posts from my other blog related to my toy collecting:

Back ache and good find” – In which I’m re-united with a doll from my childhood.  (Uh, presumably not the same exact one I lost, mind you, just one like it.)

My Disturbing Addiction (It’s not what you think!)” – Actually, coming from here, it is. 😛

So today…” – Another reunion with a long lost doll.  From the same series, no less.  And in the doll’s 30th anniversary year!

Double Post Wednesday” – I just had to post when my Hujoo Freya arrived!  (Warning:  she didn’t have her eyes yet.)

They don’t make ’em like that anymore…do they?” – About dollhouse furniture at the museum where I volunteer.

Liddle Kiddle!!!

How to make me feel old” – Also about dollhouse furniture at the museum where I volunteer. But in a different way from the earlier post. 😛

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Karen Y. Wollin October 7, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    I just read your very interesting post about Kimport Dolls. I have a very old Ines, Virgin Islands doll, 11 inches tall. I would like to donate her to a museum or gift her to an individual who has an interest in Kimport Dolls. The funny part of her story is that she was given to me more than 50 years ago by my great aunt. Just today I learned she is a Kimport doll. The reason why I did not know is that my great aunt told me she was “from before the Civil War,” I did not believe that, but I was so intimidated by her presumed age that I handled her as little as possible! If there is anyone or any place you know that might be interested, I hope that you might reply to my comment. Thank you!


    • Iphis of Scyros October 10, 2019 / 12:39 am

      Wow! I wonder if she knew the doll really wasn’t that old, or if she’d been told that, too. It seems to be a standard reaction to certain types of dolls; a lady donated a paper mache doll to the museum I work at, stating her certainty that it dated to before the Civil War, though it turned out to be from the early 20th century.

      As to who might want the doll, I’m not sure. It seems like every museum around has already had more dolls donated to it than it needs. We’ve been trying to rehouse extra donations for months now.


      • Karen Y. Wollin October 10, 2019 / 7:28 am

        Thank you so much for your kind reply! That side of the family was known for their inventiveness!


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