This is something I was thinking about lately. I saw two similar threads from 2009 and 2011 and they were already closed but it’s a fun thought! As I await my first dolls, two unexpected but cute things have happened. I know some people share what their significant others think, but what of your siblings, cousins or what have you. My first impression was that getting into the hobby, my parents would have a heart attack seeing the price tags. When I told my dad that I was going to buy a doll he immediately started talking about ways I could store/protect the doll when I receive it. His support was instant and I really appreciated it. My mom took a bit to warm up to the idea, knowing the price, and now she’s always asking after production progress! It’s my birthday today and both of my parents have colluded to pay off the rest of my layaway since I wouldn’t allow them to pay the whole doll price. I’ve insisted but they really don’t take no for an answer ^_^ I plan on driving home to do a box opening with them seeing as they’re as excited as I am.