Getting a new doll. It's like that feeling you got from Christmas as a child. You wait and wait and build up all that excitement, and then BAM, it's here and you spend the whole day in bliss. But the next day you wake up and life is normal again, you're not looking forward to anything and Christmas is such an afterthought. The process of getting a new doll can be exhilarating! It takes a lot of time and thought to chose a new doll, and furthermore a lot of patience to endure the typical production and shipping times. During the wait you often think of a name, a character, and the beginning of the doll begins to take shape in your mind, no longer just a pretty face but a personality! The anticipation starts to take hold and nearly everyday you're looking forward to a package. But for some, once the new doll is out of the box it's curtains for the excitement factor, and passions can immediately begin to wane. So, how do you make the transition from loving the concept, to loving the doll? It may have happened to you, or someone you know. The new doll is out of the box, and sitting vacantly on the shelf for weeks on end. For some reason you just don't ever bond with it, and sooner or later it goes back in the box, out of sight out of mind, or possibly even for sale. This thread is dedicated to tips on making sure your new dolly doesn't become old news! TIP: My biggest tip for both first time and experienced doll owners is this, don't ever let your doll arrive before it's clothes do. In other words, make sure when you're buying your new addition, that you're also budgeting for some clothes, wigs, and eyes in the meantime. Nothing inhibits bonding quite like having a bald, naked thing laying around your house for weeks, even months on end. It's always a good idea to have all those things ready for the arrival. Tear open the box, "ooooh" and "aaaahhhhh" over your gorgeous new hunk of resin, and then get to customizing with the eyes, wigs, and clothes you have been hoarding! By doing this your doll will take on that awesome personality and character you've been storing your head and wont just be a pretty resin face from a website. What are your best tips for making the most of a new doll?