Recently, I was talking to a BJD pal about a doll that we're both interested in. Said doll is not a limited run, so I've placed him "down the line" in the list of dolls I definitely want to order, but I definitely want this doll. My pal is in a similar situation, and when we were initially discussing our mutual interest in him, Pal says, "Well, if you're going to get him, then I won't, because I want you to have the experience of having a limited/one-of-a-kind/rare doll [I forget the exact wording he used]." This surprised me, because I'm not even a little bit concerned about this. Among other things, our styles are very different, so--while we may have the same sculpt in the same color resin--our dolls will likely look completely different. At the same time, I've seen discussion in the Group Orders forums about people interested in getting on the Waiting List for a MnM order that is currently closed. One DoA-er said something to the effect of, "I'd rather the next group not use the same mold that we're using, so that ours is more unique". (I'm paraphrasing, and may have misunderstood what the person was trying to say, but that was the gist of what I got from their statements). Now, this is surprising to me, because MnM's are only produced in lots of 10 of each sculpt each year (I'm talking about the custom orders, naturally). Assuming all 10 slots of every group order are filled, that's only a potential 10 new dolls of that sculpt entering the world every year. To me, the idea of essentially forcing another group to go through the whole process of submitting pics, approving previews, and everything else that happens before casting, well, it seems quite selfish, to be honest. And that's not even taking into account the time and skills of the sculptor who has to actually create a whole new sculpt, when they could very likely use the one from the previous group, which is probably still entirely usable. All of this brings me to these questions: How important to you is it that your doll be absolutely unique? Why? It's possible I'm missing something here, which is, of course, why I'd like to hear other thoughts on this topic.