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The tall one standing behind the others in the first OP pic is a mannequin. Bought her off eBay years ago to use as a model stand-in when late member Aussie Thoughts and I were in the film biz. The other life size gals are commercially made dolls. The two in the car are plush, much like a teddy bear and the shorter gal dressed in the Indian outfit is a fully articulated doll covered in a skin like material known as TPE. All are made in China except for the brown one which came from Sweden.Do you buy mannikins to produce your dolls or do you have to make them yourself?
Gee, my fascination with dolls started before I was even school age. I grew up with three older sisters and dolls were just always around. Later it was my nieces and their dolls and sometime after that my mom started collecting them.Please can you tell more about how your hobby started for you?
I didn't seriously get into the hobby myself until long after I was married. Guess it all started when we got that mannequin to aid in film production. We eventually closed shop and I just brought her home. She was a prominent figure in our living room for years, always dressed to the nines and looking her best. Years later my former business partner, Aussie Thoughts gave me the Indian doll for my birthday. Sent it all the way from Australia, where he had been photographing them for one of the Chinese manufacturers. Things just sort of snowballed from there. I joined a doll forum and acquired more and more dolls both big and small.