For your reading pleasure I present a short list of some of the collectible dolls/doll genres that I detest most of all...Remember the number one Rule of doll collecting is: If it was sold as a collectible when you bought it, it's probably not collectible now.....
- Porcelain "Collector" Dolls. These are cheaply made cloth bodied dolls with porcelain heads, and wigs that are too large for them. They stare blankly at you through a pair of immovable glass eyes from the pages of readers digest and other magazines available only in doctor's waiting rooms, where for only three payments of $19.95 this hideous monstrosity could be yours!
- "Walda" Dolls: Rightfully a subset of the previously mentioned porcelain collector doll species, "Walda" is the generic name for this particular type of porcelain doll (due her propensity to appear everywhere...much like Where's Waldo. You can see her Here . Once you've identified a Walda, you'll begin to spot her everywhere. She most commonly inhabits the booths of antique stores and thrift shops where she attempts to pass herself off as a "real" antique.
- Barbies from the 1980s: The impossibly bent arms, the perma-grin, big hair and ridiculous gowns, need I say more? No, I do not want your holiday, foreign lands, or other commemorative barbies either, no matter how elaborate (i.e. ugly) the costume. Let's re-visit rule #1: If it was sold as a collectible when you bought it, it's probably not collectible now.