First, let me say I'm not talking about a sculpt being discontinued or limited. What I mean, is to personally "retire" your own doll. Let me elaborate. I got my MSD sized AoD Chen in April 2008. His name is Amir and he has always been my absolute favorite, no matter how many may come and go. He has yellowed (a LOT), has some scratches and chips, is the old body and old s-hooked headcap type. He has some damage and staining caused by lots of love, and some mistakes I made before I really understood how to care for a bjd. This past November, I decided to upgrade him. I wanted him to be SD sized, wanted more adult options for him and just felt it was time for him to change. So I upgraded him to an AoD Gu. But then there's the matter of what to do with the old doll? I LOVE that doll, still do. He was my first and very loved. I can't stick a different character in him because I can't look at that doll and see anything but Amir. Even a totally different faceup, wig, eyes, clothes...would not change that. That WAS Amir. He's not a valuable doll. I had another Chen (new body, new headcap, face up, no damage) that only sold for $110, so I'm sure Amir wouldn't bring much more than maybe $90 or so and I know I'd regret selling him the instant I got the money. So, I wrapped him up mummy style, made him a special faceup protector, put him in his box with his favorite MSD things I couldn't use for any of my others and "entombed" him in a trunk in my closet. It just seemed like the most appropriate and respectful way to "retire" the old doll and move on to the new one. I've reshelled lots of characters, but Amir is the only one I've chosen to do this with, since he was my first and favorite. Has anyone else ever "retired" a doll? If you upgraded or reshelled a much loved doll, what did you do with the old doll? Did you keep it or sell it? Do you regret it or are you okay with it? Is it a respectful rite of transition to keep a bond or is it being overly sentimental and emotional to want to keep an old doll (that obviously has no feelings on the matter) you don't use anymore? I'd like to hear all opinions and thoughts, even if they vary from my own, just please keep it friendly.