Dear Mods, Saw some barbie threads but nothing quite like what i was gonna ask, if I am wrong please have mercy and delete this pinkified thread and it wont happen again. (IMO)Barbies are a sort of gateway drug for BJD's in a sense, especially for us who like "playing" with our dolls. But there are people out there who collected barbies and kept them over time or sell (i have known people Ebay is evidence enough) coz our parents said they would be worth something (they said that about beenie babies too, ) People Who Played with Barbies: How Old were you when you stopped playing with barbies? Was it young due to needing to feel older or was it because you just felt it was time? I was about 14, I was an only child and I didnt have many friends that came over, and my friends usually were younger so I hung on to them for a bit longer than probably should have. I just grew out of them slowly from there. Was there anything that you did with barbies, that carried over to how you treat your BJDs? I tend to change my bjds a lot, I did that a lot with my dolls, I have pretty bad ADD and have to have things change a lot. I also tried to hand sew barbie clothes a lot and that transitioned into owning Sam and Nemo People who only got the collected Barbies: How long did you keep your collectors dolls? Did you have any dolls you were able to play with, or did you want to? Do you feel that you should treat BJD's the same way like a collector doll? Please dont argue in this thread, I know that there are differences with people who are brought up differently and since we all love BJDs here we should understand that each of us are different. I dont understand collecting something that is just going to be sold, I would rather the memories attached to it via playing and keeping it over the years. But a lot of people dont feel that material objects should be held to high esteem and thats all it is, a material object.