My name is Chris. I am almost 35 years old, and from Houston Texas. I found this site when I googled Houston Dolls Shows. I was very glad to see that a site like this exists. I have been interested in dolls ever since I was a little boy. Even though back then, it was not proper for a boy to want a Barbie doll. In fact, I never owned one until I was an adult. I still don't own that many. So, I guess I am not as hard core as a lot of you. lol.
I am a former BJD owner. At one time I had two SD size dolls. But, financial difficulties came up, and I was forced to sell them. I would love to buy another one, but I don't think I have the time or space (or money really) to treat one how they needed to be treated. In the couple years that I had my BJDs I learned that there was always some project to be done, some new outfit to get, and something new to make for them. So, for now, I am glad i dont have one.
I do have a customized Neo Blythe (Originally a Saffy), but even her, I don't devote the time that I should. I suppose with my Blythe doll, the fun of her, was the customization. I changed out her hair, and eye chips. Sand matted her, and repainted her face. Once I was finished, I had a lovely display piece, but I didn't want to play with her. I would love to get another Blythe just to customize. lol
Oh, I do also have a Hujoo Berry doll that I repainted, and customized. Can you tell I like the customization process? lol Since she was completed, she doesn't get a lot of play either. Good thing she can share clothes with my Blythe doll.
In my personal life, I have recently gone through a vintage phase. This last winter I dressed mostly in vintage clothes, or vintage styling. This has carried over now into my current phase of doll collecting.
I was a Toys R Us the other day and saw the "My Favorite Ken Doll." I just fell in love with his vintage looks. Since getting him, I have been cruising eBay looking for vintage clothes for him. have decided I want to get him as many of the pre-1968 outfits I can. I am not much interested in the Mod Era or newer, but the Vintage Era to me is SO cute.
Being a gay man myself, I have decided my Ken needs a boyfriend. So I got him a Vintage reproduction Allan doll (I know, I am sure Mattel never thought that they would be THAT good of friends! lol).
I don't know if I really want to get any actual vintage boy dolls. A lot of them that I have found are either, if in good condition, more expensive than I would want to pay (seeing as how I do want to play dress up with them) or need a lot of restoration work. And right now, I am not setup to do that.
So, that is about all I have to say about myself at the moment. I look forward to chatting with as many of you as I can. Thank you so much for reading this.
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