Sometimes you've just gotta break down and get what you want, right? I've broken down a lot lately.
I've been wanting a Shindana doll for years. After seeing blog posts by Black Doll Enthusiast and D7ana about Disco Wanda, I decided that she would be the one. So I decided not to wait anymore and to go ahead and buy her. My Disco Wanda is much lighter than I expected her to be. Is it possible that mine is a Juanita? On top of the box, there are stock numbers for both Wanda and Juanita. Will I find the stock number on the actual doll? I will be removing Wanda (Juanita?) from her box soon, so I guess I shall see.
Ever since I found out about the Kenner Dana doll years ago, I have wanted her. As a child, I had a Darci doll and she was my favorite fashion doll at the time because of her pose-ability. I talked about my childhood Darci doll in this post, and I also mentioned my desire for Darci's AA friend Dana that I didn't even know existed until I was an adult. I tried to talk myself out of wanting Dana many times because I decided long ago not to go down the path of trying to replace my beloved childhood dolls. But Dana's different from the doll that I had, so I've finally broken down and purchased her. And let me just tell you, the 9 year old little girl in me was giddy when I held this doll in my hands. Black Doll Enthusiast had a recent post about Dana.
Three years ago, I was hospitalized and given a devastating diagnosis (I'll be writing about that soon). At that time, my husband told me that I needed to buy some doctor and nurse dolls to help take care of me. I agreed. I'm just now starting to gather my doll medical professionals. I had previously purchased this nurse outfit, but I still haven't decided who will wear it.
I've added a Nurse Julia repro doll to the medical staff here. I've been wanting her for a while.
I've also added Dr. Ken to the staff. Little Tommy will have lots of little friends to play with here.
I have another doctor and an EMT that I want to add to the medical staff. I don't need any help from these dolls, but I have several dolls that could use some medical attention.
It's posts like this one from Vanessa that have me going back to Walmart in search of more Sparkle Girlz clothes. Look what I found.
Black Doll Enthusiast recently posted about the availability of nude Dasia dolls. I didn't even have to think twice about this purchase. I've wanted another Dasia for years. I have played with my Dasia a little, and her hair has become fuzzy over the years. I will dress my new Dasia in the original Dasia outfit, and I will not play with her (much), and I will try my best not to make her hair fuzzy. As for the other Dasia, there's going to be some serious doll play with that one. I imagine that she will go through a significant transformation in the coming years.
And last but certainly not least, I've added Color Infusion Janay to my collection after seeing this post by Black Doll Enthusiast. I tried hard to resist, but when I found myself going back to that blog post over and over again to look at the photos, I knew I had to get her or I would regret it. I exercised very little restraint or patience and splurged a little to get her, but I'm happy that she's here.
My weekend is going to be extremely busy with real life stuff, but I'm going to schedule myself for a few hours of serious doll play!