I collected other types of dolls when I was little, like Madame Alexanders and Ginnys, but at some point they all ended up being put away (as I "outgrew" them). But now that I've gotten into BJDs, I'm starting to look at other dolls again, with a whole new perspective ^_^ In fact, I just bought an Ashton Drake Delilah Noir off of Ebay (which is ball jointed, but made of vinyl), because I thought she would be good for one of my characters (and not as expensive as a resin doll I had been considering for her, to be honest)... You see, when I was little, my collectible dolls actually never had personalities or names. They were just pretty things sitting on the shelf (even though I had plenty of imaginary friends and played with my stuffed animals as if they were alive!). I did have an American Girl and a couple of other vinyl dolls which I played with, but even then, they had no where near the developed "personalities" which I've given to the dolls I have now. They weren't "characters." Hence the new "perspective" being involved in the BJD community has given me! So I'm wondering, how many of you have become interested in other "off topic" dolls as a result of your interest in BJDs? Also, how many of you got into BJDs as a result of an existing doll hobby? Have you purchased other types of dolls to be "friends" for your (resin) BJD, or perhaps even as an accessory (dolls for your doll)?