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Best and Most Exciting things of 2009?

Dec 31, 2009

    1. We seem to do this every year! :)
      (Best of 2006, Your Favorites from 2007!, BJD Best/Favorites from 2008!)

      :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009:
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009:
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009:
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009:
      • BJD Outfit for 2009:
      • BJD Shoes for 2009:
      • BJD Accessory for 2009:
      • Doll "innovation" for 2009:
      • Free Event Item in 2009:
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009:
      • BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009:


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend?
      • ...dolls did you buy?
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying?
      • ...dolls did you sell?
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time?


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned?
      • ...acquire your dream doll?
      • ...find a new dream doll?
      • ...learn a new skill?
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already?
       
    2. :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009: They're all new to me... so... Fairyland!
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009: Seorin
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Shushu
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Probably... Onyx. She's pretty.
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: Indigo MSD Fer
      • BJD Shoes for 2009: None in particular.
      • BJD Accessory for 2009: None in Particular
      • Doll "innovation" for 2009: Too new to know of any innovation... Probably Minifee's A-line bodies, tho...
      • Event Item in 2009: Breakaway & Scar Arm!
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009: DoA's August Event/Contests
      • BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009: HauteDoll, and Mendo's Photostories.


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? One Meetup in Victoria
      • ...dolls did you buy? Two!
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? Probably more than I want to know.
      • ...dolls did you sell? Zero!
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? Like... four.


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? Yup. So much for 'I'll only get one'
      • ...acquire your dream doll? Heck yes. Minifee Shushu!
      • ...find a new dream doll? Considering I wasn't that into dolls before, Yeah. Shushu.
      • ...learn a new skill? I grasp the concept of sewing. Sorta.
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? I got better at Photography...
      This was the first year I was into BJDs. Already I've got three, with another on order. In the New Year I hope to expand my doll family while dodging questions from my mother and brother about how much they cost. I'll probably get at least one other PukiPuki.
       
    3. Ohh, how fun ^^

      The first section is mostly N/A for me, so I'm skipping it.

      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar

      • [*]doll events did you attend? Just one, a meetup at the Freehold Mall in NJ!
        [*]dolls did you buy? 7 and a MNM Head.
        [*]dolls did you miss out on buying? None, thankfully.
        [*]dolls did you sell? 5 and two faceplates.
        [*]doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? I don't know exactly, but a few at that meetup.

      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar

      • [*]buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? More, definitely ^^;
        [*]acquire your dream doll? I didn't have one, my 'dream' was to finish all of my current dolls with one nice outfit, wig, and faceup each. I'm very close to finishing them.
        [*]find a new dream doll? Yes! Minimee Neytiri. So excited to finish her!
        [*]learn a new skill? Faceups. I'm not great, but I tried my best.
        [*]improve on something you knew how to do already? Sewing!
       
    4. Oh yay, year-end survey time. ^^ I don't think I've missed a year yet so here's my answers! The ones that apply, anyway. ;)

      :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009: Infiniti Doll
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009: DoD Code no.02
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Volks SD16 Kira
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Soom Afi. The whole package just works!
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: Soom Glot's default
      • Doll "innovation" for 2009: Tiny size dolls with fantasy parts like hooves and paws. <3
      • Event Item in 2009: Minifee scar arm & hand set
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009: none in particular, though I think DoD's cross-match event was especially nice.

      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? none!
      • ...dolls did you buy? Well, for keeps I'll say 4. Quite a few more than that didn't pass the "what its like in person" test.
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? Probably a few. I try not to look when I know I can't afford it!
      • ...dolls did you sell? don't remember

      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? more in number, but fewer of the type I'd planned
      • ...acquire your dream doll? Nope. Suigintou is still $3000. xD
      • ...find a new dream doll? Nah. I did find a few dolls that I would say are "dream dolls", except for the fact that they are not really hard to obtain so they are more like "reality dolls".
      • ...learn a new skill? Not unless you count learning to quit while your're ahead and let a professional handle it a "skill". ^_~
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? I'm getting a bit better with stringing stuff.
       
    5. I took out the ones I didn't have an answer for. Filling this in makes me feel like I'm not diligent enough! XD

      :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Rosette Doll - Sakura
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Fairyland - LittleFee Leah Full Package (Sugar Plum Fairy)
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: Volks - Junior's Tartan Pinafore Uniform Set
      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? 2
      • ...dolls did you buy? 1
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? 0
      • ...dolls did you sell? 1
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? I didn't even count! At least 12.
      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? Nope.
      • ...acquire your dream doll? Actually, I sold my dream doll! Funny how that happens.
      • ...find a new dream doll? No~
      • ...learn a new skill? Restringing! I'm still not very good, but I'm trying.
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? No... I need to work on that!
       
    6. Well, I can't answer all of these but I can try...

      What is your favorite...
      New Company for 2009: Did Rosette start up this year?? I think so, so Rosette for me! I love these lanky girls!
      New Male Sculpt for 2009: Soom Bygg (dunno if that even counts), boy this is lame- no one leaping out at me...
      New Female Sculpt for 2009: Ummm, does the Dollmore Glamour Bust count? Or is that an innovation? :lol: Okay seriously- YoSD Mimi and Nono.
      Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Sphaler. And every dang Soom tiny I bought this year! SD17 Williams and the YoSD 7 dwarves
      BJD Outfit for 2009: That Dollheart MSD Chinese Lolita dress... Love that one.
      BJD Shoes for 2009:
      BJD Accessory for 2009:
      Doll "innovation" for 2009: I like how Ipplehouse has resin covers over the 's' hooks in the wrists now, that's nice. Dollmore Glamour Bust?
      Event Item in 2009: The Pipos chess peices are cool. And the Bambicrony Pong re-release.
      BJD Event or Contest in 2009:
      BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009:

      In 2009, how many...
      ...doll events did you attend? One! Not kidding... I don't live near any...
      ...dolls did you buy? Urg...um... Glot, Bygg, Yrie, from Soom (working on the deer), Volks Remi, MSDolls Devil Drayton, two IoS heads, Domuya Drui, Dollcatch Stella
      ...dolls did you miss out on buying? Sphaler, and everything good from Volks because they are #1 expensive, #2 Japan only events.
      ...dolls did you sell? My DC Stella. Tried to sell my Sidra but got no takers :sweat
      ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? Well... about 7 or 10, maybe?

      In 2009, did you...
      ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? I don't plan any more, but Soom really got to me this year, hard.
      ...acquire your dream doll? Well, I acquired a dream head... three actually- Volks Suiseiseki, IoS Mezz and Asyd
      ...find a new dream doll? Yes. While Volks Ran remains my dream doll Sphaler has also drifted close to the top.
      ...learn a new skill? Learned to suede at the San Digeo mini con :)
      ...improve on something you knew how to do already? Well, I think my face-ups are getting better.
       
    7. What is your favorite...
      New Company for 2009: Angelhiem...
      New Male Sculpt for 2009: Soom Chrom
      New Female Sculpt for 2009: Iple house Jessica...
      Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Soom Gelena
      BJD Outfit for 2009: The Dollheart Man fer!
      BJD Shoes for 2009: None...
      BJD Accessory for 2009: None...
      Doll "innovation" for 2009: ?Wha?
      Event Item in 2009: ....none...
      BJD Event or Contest in 2009: ...dont know any...
      BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009: The Dollmore book(It has lots of pritty pics!)


      In 2009, how many...
      ...doll events did you attend? ...none...
      ...dolls did you buy? ....2...well just heads
      ...dolls did you miss out on buying? ....I missed Soom Cupurit...She would have made a pritty boy...
      ...dolls did you sell?...four
      ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time?....I got to meet some people from DoA...it was awsome!


      In 2009, did you...
      ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned?....I sold more then half of my collection...so sold more then i now have..
      ...acquire your dream doll?...yup Soom Amber
      ...find a new dream doll?....Soom Ai
      ...learn a new skill? ....nope
      ...improve on something you knew how to do already?...Restring!
       
    8. :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend?
      • 2, not counting local meetups
      • ...dolls did you buy?
      • 6 (I don't own them all now)
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying?
      • Too many! D: Maybe four that I really wanted.
      • ...dolls did you sell?
      • 2
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time?
      • All of the one's I have ever met, I believe XD


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned?
      • More! I only expected maybe two?
      • ...acquire your dream doll?
      • I don't really have a "dream doll"
      • ...find a new dream doll?
      • I've found many temperary ones though XD
      • ...learn a new skill?
      • Yes! I can now make entire outfits out of hot glue XP
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already?
      • Faceups, a little.
       
    9. Yay! I love reading about everyone's favorites. Lets me go back and check out some of the really awesome stuff I've missed so far.


      :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009: Not sure. If companies we found out about in 2009 count, it'd probably be AoiTuki. New companies? Dikadoll hands look nice.
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009: Dollshe Bernard and Saint (that counts, right? sorta?)
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Iplehouse EID female body
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Luts DoA Abadon LE, second: DD-Anne Lotus Near third: Soom Glati and Glot
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: AnotherSpace2 EID Rider jacket set
      • Event Item in 2009: Not Sure
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009: Sock Couture contest


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? at least 8
      • ...dolls did you buy? 1.75 (One doll, one head, and one head for a friend)
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? Only one that will probably be hard to find later.
      • ...dolls did you sell? 0
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? lots!


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? more
      • ...acquire your dream doll? I don't really have a "dream doll," doubt I ever will
      • ...find a new dream doll? ditto
      • ...learn a new skill? face-ups
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? sewing
       
    10. What is your favorite...

      * New Company for 2009: AngelHeim
      * New Male Sculpt for 2009: Code 02 DOD
      * New Female Sculpt for 2009: Cass
      * Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: SD17 Williams
      * BJD Outfit for 2009: Souldoll
      * Doll "innovation" for 2009: SpiritDoll male optional parts
      * BJD Event or Contest in 2009: GGD




      In 2009, how many...

      * ...doll events did you attend? 2
      * ...dolls did you buy? over 10
      * ...dolls did you miss out on buying? none
      * ...dolls did you sell? 5
      * ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? many



      In 2009, did you...

      * ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? no
      * ...acquire your dream doll? yes
      * ...find a new dream doll? no
      * ...learn a new skill? no
      * ...improve on something you knew how to do already? no
       
    11. Im too lazy to include links, after not being able to find a couple.

      What is your favorite...
      New Company for 2009: Angelheim
      New Male Sculpt for 2009: POPO doll's limited Ivan elf
      New Female Sculpt for 2009: AE Lemon or Pear, and Soom Amber.
      Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Pipos Dali Clock Rabbit
      BJD Outfit for 2009: Volks pink Maiden Kimono (oct)
      BJD Shoes for 2009: Leeke's LS 131
      BJD Accessory for 2009: Dollmore's bell choker, it's cute!
      Doll "innovation" for 2009: Soom's monthlies.
      Event Item in 2009: The Pipos chess pieces were unique and cute!
      BJD Event or Contest in 2009: The once-a-day ones from August, and the DOP outfit.
      BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009: N/A


      In 2009, how many...
      ...doll events did you attend? Two, during a convention.
      ...dolls did you buy? 4! wow.
      ...dolls did you miss out on buying? one; DD-Anne's Lotus Near
      ...dolls did you sell? none
      ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? none


      In 2009, did you...
      ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? more
      ...acquire your dream doll? yes! Soom Amber.
      ...find a new dream doll? yes, an SD and an MSD.
      ...learn a new skill? making fiber wigs!
      ...improve on something you knew how to do already? Photos.
      __________________
       
    12. This is very fun. :XD:

      :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009: Angelheim
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009: Luts Junior Delf Terra (goodness he's gorgeous!) :D
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Island Doll Amy (what a beauty)
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Soom Ai
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: LE Dollwhy Princess Diary
      • BJD Shoes for 2009: Dollwhy Canvas Sneakers (in a variety of colors!)
      • BJD Accessory for 2009: I bought some awesome "human-sized" jelly rings on eBay that made fantastic jelly bracelets for my boy.
      • Doll "innovation" for 2009: MSD-sized fantasy parts from Angelheim! FINALLY!
      • Event Item in 2009: Dolkot Junior Chris
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009: Sock Couture Contest
      • BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009: HauteDoll is the only one I am familiar with...


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? A big, fat 0.
      • ...dolls did you buy? 3 (including my first): DOC Elf Petsha, JDK Day, Brownie GoGo
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? There were many limiteds from this year I love, but none of them are for me... so 0.
      • ...dolls did you sell? 0!
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? Again, 0!


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? More... oops.
      • ...acquire your dream doll? My DOC Elf Petsha was my first "dream doll," so yes.
      • ...find a new dream doll? Every doll I desire is a "dream doll" to me. *is a huge dork*
      • ...learn a new skill? Yes. How to work a sewing machine (even though unsuccessfully)!
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? How to have fun and maintain the heart of a child.
       
    13. What is your favorite...
      New Company for 2009: Well it's not a new company, but Soom was my favorite of 2009.
      New Male Sculpt for 2009: Soom Chrom
      New Female Sculpt for 2009: Soom Amber
      Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: PeaksWood's tan Wake-Up Goldie
      BJD Outfit for 2009: Dollheart's Apple Scent (If only I had a doll it would fit! D:)
      BJD Shoes for 2009: No shoes, just hooves! :D
      BJD Accessory for 2009: Tails!
      Doll "innovation" for 2009: Hooves for tinies!

      In 2009, how many...
      ...doll events did you attend? Two meets, no conventions or anything.
      ...dolls did you buy? Five, three are still on layaway.
      ...dolls did you miss out on buying? Two.
      ...dolls did you sell? Two and one head.
      ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? Lots. :)

      In 2009, did you...
      ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? Way more.
      ...acquire your dream doll? Nope, I probably never will.
      ...find a new dream doll? Yes.
      ...learn a new skill? Nope.
      ...improve on something you knew how to do already? Yes!
       
    14. 2009 Favorite:
      New Company: Impldoll
      New Male Sculpt:Souldoll Killian
      New Female Sculpt: Peak's Wood Wake-up Goldie
      Limited Edition Full Set: While not a full-set my favorite limited was tan Wake-up Goldie
      BJD Outfit: Anything by Phantom Creations
      BJD Shoes: Can't keep track of those
      BJD Accessory: Perfect SD scale 6 packs on Ebay
      Doll Inovation: The transparent resin on one of Soom's dolls
      Event Item: Customhouse Iriya head
      BJD Event or Contest: ???
      BJD Article, Book, Magazine or Other Publication: Any of the artist interviews in Haute Doll

      2009 How Many:
      Doll Events did you attend: Just our monthly meet-ups & I missed a few so about 9
      Dolls Did You Buy: Too many but mostly tinies this year.
      Dolls Did You Miss Out on Buying: 1, tan Wake-up Goldie
      Dolls Did You Sell: About 15 plus a couple of seperate heads & bodies (I liquidated my MSDs & really thinned the herd of SDs to focus more on mature tinies.)
      Doll Hobbyists Did You Meet In Person for the First Time: Quite a few new people at our meet-ups. The more, the merrier.

      In 2009 Did You:
      Buy More/Fewer Dolls Than You Expected: Definitely more. Those tinies took me by storm.
      Acquire Your Dream Doll: Definitely! I got my grail Iplehouse Aaron with facial hair face-up
      Find a New Dream Doll: Yes, Peak's Wood Tan Wake-up Goldie
      Learn a New Skill: Not really
      Improve on Something You Knew How to Do Already: Yes, a little on face-ups & some 21st century sewing techniques. (I'm hopeless stuck in the 1800s sewing technique wise.)
       
    15. :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009: Unsure
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009: Crobidoll's boys
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Dollmore Lusion Dahlia
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Soom Onyx in Grey
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: Unsure
      • BJD Shoes for 2009: Unsure
      • BJD Accessory for 2009: Unsure
      • Doll "innovation" for 2009: Double joints becoming a 'standard', even with new companies
      • Event Item in 2009: Fairyland's Pumpkin head
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009: Singapore's TDA 09
      • BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009: Unsure


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? Zero
      • ...dolls did you buy? 3
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? Zero
      • ...dolls did you sell? 4
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? Zero


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? I don't plan this sort of thing ^^;
      • ...acquire your dream doll? No
      • ...find a new dream doll? No
      • ...learn a new skill? Yes - dremelling
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? Yes - sewing
       
    16. :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? No major events
      • ...dolls did you buy? Bought 3 dolls, 1 body, and gifted 2 dolls
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? I would have liked to have Soom Chrom
      • ...dolls did you sell? 1
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? Just a few


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? More than I planned
      • ...acquire your dream doll? A few I wanted: Soom Amber and Minoru World Leila
      • ...find a new dream doll? Still want Volks Miruku
      • ...learn a new skill? Faceups. I was completely new to them, so it was a bit scary at first. I started painting faceups starting May this year, and I've been gradually trying to increase my skill.
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? I've been sewing for a few years now, but this year was my first time sewing doll clothes. I've been practicing making clothes since February.
       
    17. What is your favorite...
      New Company for 2009: Not a clue! XD
      New Male Sculpt for 2009: This man: http://www.doll-zone.com/showproduct.asp?id=241 His body, his hands...
      New Female Sculpt for 2009: Oh my... Uh... Many many little fees?
      Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Little Fee Ante Petit Ange... Does that count? I mean, they're still selling her...
      BJD Outfit for 2009: http://www.dollmore.net/shop/step1.php?number=7337 I bought it with my new girl... now I'm waiting for it and her! <3
      BJD Shoes for 2009: Oh I don't know. My girl has her pair of shoes and that's it... so I haven't paid much attention! ^_^()
      BJD Accessory for 2009: http://www.camelliadynasty.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=11&sort=d&page=1 Love these wings and things!
      Doll "innovation" for 2009: Soom Monthly things... clear resin, colored transparent resin, hooves... Little Fee Bodies... A-Line MiniFee Bodies...
      Event Item in 2009: Little Fee Ante Winking Face! <3
      BJD Event or Contest in 2009: The DoA Anniversary Contest. I had so much fun with the photography contest!
      BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009: I dunno. ^_^()


      In 2009, how many...
      ...doll events did you attend? Too many! Almost one a month! <3
      ...dolls did you buy? One! And she's on her way now!
      ...dolls did you miss out on buying? None. I mean, I missed out on some awesome Soom Monthlies that I just LOVE... but they aren't my characters so I wouldn't have gotten them anyway... unless I won the lottery.
      ...dolls did you sell? None! ^_^ I love my girly!
      ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? Oh gee, I can't even count! I moved to Arizona from Pennsylvania and I've met SO MANY new people since then! And now some of them are my best friends! <3 <3


      In 2009, did you...
      ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? I had only planned on getting Gael. I got her later than I thought... but I got her! So I got EXACTLY the right amount of dollies!
      ...acquire your dream doll? One of them! ^_^ Gael is a very important character to me... so the fact that she's on her way is a dream come true! <3
      ...find a new dream doll? I have so many it doesn't count. ^_~ I don't put a dolly on my list unless I dream about it! <3
      ...learn a new skill? Yes! I learned how to sew! :)
      ...improve on something you knew how to do already? Restringing, Face-ups, and Photography! Though only a little...

      Wow! So much happened in 2009 that looking back on it makes me happy! :D This was such a great year... I only wish that 2010 is just as great!
       
    18. :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009: Hrm, I don't follow new companies much. LUTS is certainly not new but I ordered (lots) from them for the first time this year.
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009: Chrom
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Rinon
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: LE Blue Knight Abadon
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: The outfit the One-off Kouya at Dolpa 22 was wearing. Other than that, the entire line of outfits at Dolpa 22 was ridiculously nice.
      • BJD Shoes for 2009: Hrm. Well, I do like the black and white SD17 boots I got from Volks.
      • BJD Accessory for 2009: Don't pay much attention to accessories.
      • Doll "innovation" for 2009: I'm hoping the Dollshe urethane eyes will live up to the company hype ^^;.
      • Event Item in 2009: LUTS Winter 09 head
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009: The DoA anniversary contests were cool.
      • BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009: Volks customizing books


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? 3
      • ...dolls did you buy? 6 O_O;;;
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? 1 (Williams *sob*)
      • ...dolls did you sell? 0
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? 4


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? Definitely more . . .
      • ...acquire your dream doll? One of them. (Maki Tsuyoshi)
      • ...find a new dream doll? Yes. (SD17 Tsukasa and SD16 Megu x_x; They're not released . . .)
      • ...learn a new skill? Yes.
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? I'm a little bit better at faceups and other basic maintenance stuff, I'd like to think.
       
    19. :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009: Little Monica
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009: Everpurple Zion (even though his release has been delayed I think he still counts for '09)
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Crobidoll Micru
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Volks Michele Summer Night's Phantom Ver or Dolpa 20 Kurumi
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: Dolpa 22 Soleil d'Or
      • BJD Shoes for 2009: Dollheart shoes LS-740 (the shoes with the little crown charm) or boots LS-561 (I think they were '09 release)
      • BJD Accessory for 2009: I like some of Ospirit and Angelic Land's accessories
      • Doll "innovation" for 2009: SDGr boy body
      • Event Item in 2009: Can't remember what company, but they were these cute little cats
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009: Volks Autumn Event Rush
      • BJD Article, Book, Magazine or other Publication in 2009: either Volks news or one of the GLB outfit pattern features


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend? A couple local meetups, no cons or dolpa this last year sadly :(
      • ...dolls did you buy? None, I made up for it in buying outfits though ;)
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying? oh gosh so many I've passed up
      • ...dolls did you sell? 1 sold and 1 still for sale
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time? a few I guess


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned? Fewer
      • ...acquire your dream doll? No
      • ...find a new dream doll? It's still the same as last year :sigh
      • ...learn a new skill? not really
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already? um not much
       
    20. :goldstarWhat is your favorite...:goldstar
      • New Company for 2009: All of the companies were new to me! XD
      • New Male Sculpt for 2009: Iplehouse Luoooo!
      • New Female Sculpt for 2009: Iplehouse Luna chimaera head... kitty~
      • Limited Edition Fullset for 2009: Soom Bygg and Beyla
      • BJD Outfit for 2009: Dolls of Paradise Yo-sd outfit from the DoA event!
      • BJD Accessory for 2009: Domuya's resin bat that comes with their limited vampire boy~
      • Doll "innovation" for 2009: transparent resin... so pretty!
      • Event Item in 2009: Buff's Christmas male parts! XD
      • BJD Event or Contest in 2009: DoA's contest! <3


      :goldstarIn 2009, how many...:goldstar
      • ...doll events did you attend?: 4!
      • ...dolls did you buy?: 2.5 (the half being a floating head)
      • ...dolls did you miss out on buying?: 1 - Bygg DDD:
      • ...dolls did you sell?: 1, most likely
      • ...doll hobbyists did you meet in person for the first time?: Everyone at the chitown meetups~


      :goldstarIn 2009, did you...:goldstar
      • ...buy more/fewer dolls than you had planned?: More - didn't expect really to buy a head, haha.
      • ...acquire your dream doll?: No, but I will in 2010 <3
      • ...find a new dream doll?: Thought I did, but my heart returned to my first
      • ...learn a new skill?: Faceups! Not good, but getting better~
      • ...improve on something you knew how to do already?: Learned how to restring and then improved on doing it faster (with less killing of fingers due to giant elastic cords)