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Ashton Drake's Violet Waters in "Torch Song"

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Ashton Drake's Violet Waters in "Torch Song"

Postby werepuppy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:11 pm

Long story short: this was a fantastic eBay win at such a ridiculously low price I occasionally have to go back and check the details to make sure I did pay what I think I paid. Here's the thing though, the description on the auction said that the doll was used. This was fine with me. Doll arrives, and I open up the box to find... nothing has ever been removed from box. Now I really don't know what to do. She's utterly beautiful, and I'd love to set her free, but I don't know whether I should or not. Advice, anyone?

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Sadly no pictures do justice to just how lovely her face is. She really is a darling of a doll - in my doll verse, I think she may be a friend to eldest of the Dreary family - I know Evangeline and her have similar taste in gowns, though the former leans slightly more to the gothic side, like her siblings...
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Re: Ashton Drake's Violet Waters in "Torch Song"

Postby ShortNCuddlyAm » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:24 pm

I would liberate her. But then the value to me in my collection is being able to play with them and sod any resale value!

other opinions are equally valid :)
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Re: Ashton Drake's Violet Waters in "Torch Song"

Postby Mary Kathryn » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:28 pm

Free her! Unless I was keeping her with an eye toward reselling at some point I would take her out and play with her.
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Re: Ashton Drake's Violet Waters in "Torch Song"

Postby Kirahfaye » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:33 pm

Enjoy your doll!
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Re: Ashton Drake's Violet Waters in "Torch Song"

Postby kenaiqueen » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:59 pm

I'm all for taking her out too.
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Re: Ashton Drake's Violet Waters in "Torch Song"

Postby Stormlight » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:26 pm

Dolls are meant to be played with! I'd say go for it. Its awesome that your "used" doll is practically brand new, though.

I remember as a kid my friend got a set of Cabbage Patch Cornsilk Kid twins. They were awesome! Brushable hair! But her mother REFUSED to let her remove them from the box! And I was like, "then what's the point of HAVING them?!?" lol

Same with another friend. She collected those Christmas edition Barbies and displayed them in their boxes and I never understood the point of not playing with them. I can see the appeal of that now, but I was one of those kids who used to drag my favorite porcelains around with me when we went on vacations and stuff. lol
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Re: Ashton Drake's Violet Waters in "Torch Song"

Postby ShortNCuddlyAm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:43 am

I know people who collect Nendoroids and the like who'll buy 2 of each - one to keep pristine in the box and one to have out on display and play with (some will buy 3 so they have separate ones for play and display too). Which I can understand, but really isn't for me.

I do appreciate collectors who don't take things out of boxes when it comes to buying second hand though!
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