How you know you have a BJD problem...

by Alison Rasmussen

Duplicates, originally uploaded by alington.

It's when you have to dedicate one of your doll display shelves to a "sisters" display. Let me explain:

From left to right: Claudine Belmont (Peak's Woods Goldie with a Val Zeitler face-up), normal skin Goldie (with a factory face-up), white skin Goldie (with an unknown face-up), normal skin Mintie (older style factory face-up), and another Mintie (current style factory face-up).

OK, so the point of owning BJDs is... well, frankly, just having one of each sculpt, so you can redress, rewig and put new eyes in them, and make them into different dolls each time. You shouldn't need two or three of the same sculpt.

I'm in the middle of writing a book about BJDs, and my total lack of practicing what I preach is suddenly making me very self conscious! I think I'll change the tone of the book somewhat. It will be more like, "What NOT to do in BJD collecting." ;)