A lot has changed since Volks created their first doll. Not only are there too many companies to count, but there has been a significant shift in aesthetics. Dolls created today have more realistic proportions and faces, and are less doll-like overall. I only realized just how much it has changed, when I went to a meet-up and saw old sculpts and recently created ones standing next to each other. It was like they were two different genres! As much as I admire the new sculpts that come out, I'm still completely smitten by the old-school charm. So much so that all my non-tiny dolls were first released before 2009. I can't be the only one, right? Who else adores the funky bobble-heads? What makes you want to own them? And would you trade away your doll if an updated version came out? (I'm purely talking about looks, not function ). Let us celebrate!