Dolls get discontinued. They are issued in limited quantity. You fell in love with one (or even more!) when it was no longer available, or your missed your chance to bring your beloved doll home. And now it seems you'll never get him or her. There are lots of stories here from those of us who angst over whether that elusive, seemingly never-to-be-had, desperately-wanted doll could ever be ours. But miracles happen and dreams do come true. Over the course of three years in the dollery, I've coveted three dolls far above all the others. I never thought I would get even one of them. A week ago, I closed the book on my Dream Dolls (though probably not on acquiring dolls, or so grumbles my wallet). My three? Volks Jun-T: She's the one who drew me into the dollery in the first place. I ached for her. I waited a year and a half, then found her for sale here in the Marketplace. Souldoll Myosung: I fell irrevocably in love with her when I first discovered Souldoll ... but even then she was discontinued and you almost never see auctions for her. A friend of mine managed to win her off Y!J ... I was a happy-for-her but sobby mess. Four months later, my friend decided to sell her. Saying yes was a no-brainer. Hypermaniac Ishta: Same love story. Same angst. Tried to find her for a year and a half. Two slipped through my fingers over this time. Several weeks ago, I saw her listed on eBay. After multiple double-takes, I clicked the BIN without a second thought (it's tuna and mac & cheese here for a while ). Many of us have Dream Dolls. Many of us have pursued getting them with single-minded determination. And many of us have actually achieved what we never believed would happen. It takes patience (not my strong suit), perseverance, a willingness to save and set aside the special funds ... keeping the faith. The good news is, far more often than not, it pays off. So, how have your dreams come true?