I can't remember seeing a thread that answers my curiosity and I've been looking for a while now. I have seen threads about "What's too many?", "Is space an issue?" and "do you name groups of dolls?" (indicating indirectly you have several of them), and there’s a thread with a poll asking how many dolls people have, but that one does not go very deep into the experience of having a large collection in general. I also didn’t manage to find that thread and I’ve searched through a lot of General Discussion pages. Maybe I’m being cross eyed. I’ll try to put my thoughts into a few questions to make it easy for all of us. Btw, I'm using the word "collection", but these questions are not just targeted at people who consider themselves "collectors". With collection I mean the group of dolls you have at home (or other place). I'm wondering about this topic, because I hear a lot of people say they are fine with owning one, two, three or maybe six dolls, but how about people who are in the fortunate position to own many dolls? I'd like to hear from them too. How did you end up with a large collection? Did it just happen, did you from the beginning expect to expand the number of dolls, but without any planning or did you set yourself a goal like "reaching the perfect set of dolls" or "getting the entire cast of X in resin form"? The reason why I wonder is that my parents encouraged me to collect stuff from a young age, so I buy the dolls I like and am happy with my group of dolls as a whole, but there are so many ways and reasons to end up with a large number of dolls. How does it feel to own a lot of dolls? I can understand the feeling of pride and happiness of managing to obtain expensive, pretty things that can give so much joy. I have a large collection myself that I worked hard for, but sometimes I think "Wow, that’s so much money I’ve spent." Do you sometimes experience any feelings of guilt or regret or are you pretty content and happy with what you own? A large collection is going to draw attention, good or bad, so how do you deal with that? Share what you’ve got with the rest of the world by posting pictures, telling about your dolls, or bringing them to meet ups while ignoring the envious looks or keep it quiet you own over 30 or 50 dolls (just naming a few numbers) and hope you won’t hurt anyone’s feelings for having what a lot of people can only dream of? Any good experiences you’d like to tell about? I wonder how many people enjoy owning a lot of dolls and who are sort of in denial of owning that many. Do you already start to count the ones you are planning to buy very soon as part of your collection or do say that floating heads, dolls that haven’t arrived yet, and the ones you want to sell do not count to make it look less bad? Any feelings of being overwhelmed or do you think the more the merrier? You don't have to answer all sub questions, but I do like to know how it makes you feel to own a lot of dolls. How organized is your collection? With this I mean whether you meticulously keep track of when each doll arrived and group them in a certain way or do you sometimes forget which dolls you have or how many dolls you have. Do you collect what you like or do you have any rules to keep things in check and manageable? Can you give a general description of how you usually play with or enjoy your many dolls? I’ve read about people who group their dolls and then give each group attention on different days or people who rotate favourites. How do you manage your dolls and your time? What do you consider the best part of owning many dolls? I don’t think this question needs a lot of explaining. And the last question: How many dolls do you own and what do you consider a "large" collection? To give an idea of the point of view I’m asking these questions from: I own 19 dolls (not counting the ones I plan to sell ) and several floating heads. I think that’s a pretty large collection, but there’s room for more. XD So, how about you? If you don’t own a lot of dolls, feel free to join in and give your opinion anyway.