Monster high dolls. I can't remember if I saw the MH cartoons on YouTube before or after I looked at the MH dolls, regardless I really liked Toreli and said to myself 'If I see her in the store, I'm going to get her'. Lo and behold I went to the store and there she was, so I bought her. I really liked her articulated joints and her style. And she got me interested in looking for doll forums on livejournal. I think there was one called 'Dolly Drama' where people would talk about shady transactions regarding all kinds of dolls. I stumbled across one mentioning a limited Volks doll for $2400. I was like 'What!?'. My curiousity was piqued and I visited Volks website. The thing that drew me in was the concept of making an idealized version of myself into a doll.