I'm sorry if this board has been made already. I'm not gonna go searching for it. So I'm wondering how many BJD fans/collectors played with dolls when they were children. Myself, I hated dolls when I was a little girl. HATED them. I was a little tom-boy and didn't want anything to do with "girly" things like dolls. My relatives would insist on buying me barbies, which would all end up getting strapped to fire crackers or thrown out of trees or beaten to death against railings. I know that when my older brother finds out about the doll I'm purchasing, he'll probably tell me "you blew up all your barbies as a child, and yet you spent over $400 for a doll." So. Did you play with dolls as a child? Why or why not? If yes, did your childhood love of dolls get you into BJDs or was it something else? If no, how did your lack of childhood dolliness effect your BJD hobby (did it make you feel self-conscious/etc)?