Real name: Ashley
Collection Focus: Skipper dolls, C3P0 merchandise, Monster High, My Little Ponies, BJD’s… The list goes on and on!
Career Focus: I would love to call myself a writer/producer. I make produce short videos for promotional purposes and currently pay the bills with a job in the library field.
About this site: My mom is a collector of many things, nothing more so than dolls. So, I, as her daughter, had a bit of an unorthodox upbringing living in a house with hundreds of eyes staring at you. Or so I’ve been told. It never really bothered me, the ‘eyes’ that people always say ‘creep them out’. Too each their own, I guess.
Being the daughter of a doll collector is an interesting thing. Inevitably, the doll collecting bug bit me. I, a 20 something, have my own rather large collection lining the walls of my bedroom. It’s definitely a conversation starter when meeting new people. Most find it neat, the usual term being ‘unique’. The doll bug has also given fed my brain quite a bit of odd ball facts to whip out if ever I need to. How many 20 somethings could really tell you when and how Barbie came about or what Liddle Kiddle is or why Little Miss No Name is so sought after? Well, this 20 something could.
It’s funny, I post pictures on flickr or get a doll restored and usually it’s assumed that I am much older than my 80′s trademark date. Honestly, in collecting, age doesn’t matter.
The purpose of this blog is to document lots of things, mainly things that have to do with what I love– doll collecting. So, I invite you to stop by now and then to celebrate doll collecting with me, the daughter of a doll collector.
If you are a manufacturer who is interested in a fair and honest doll review or giveaway, please contact me at: taps1223(at)sbcglobal(dot)net.
A Word on Sponsored Posts: Occasionally, I will receive an item in exchange for a review. Examples can be seen with many of my Junky Spot reviews, Maru and Lottie. I believe in writing honest, fair reviews. Getting an item in exchange does not skew my review in any direction.
There are also times where I will review something after being approached by a PR firm working with a toy company. They will require I put certain links in a post or direct others to a certain site. These posts are also genuine. Any money I get for writing these (which doesn’t happen often!) is put towards the blog. These campaigns, whether it’s product or monetary, help me afford to keep this blog current and interesting. And, of course, they’re always written in a fair and honest manner! 🙂