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Just to get the unavoidable out of the way first: No, I'm not rich (quite on the contrary). And I did not just wake up one day and buy 24 dolls and their clothes & accessories. This is the beginning of my ninth year in the bjd hobby so, I've had 8 years to grow my collection. The photo is missing Fenrir because he's inbetween bodies, and Larissa because she doesn't have a body yet.

When I took these guys out of their shelves I realized that some of my oldest dolls don't really suit my tastes anymore, so I might be selling a few (within them my very first doll :<) or re-shelling them as molds that are more suitable for me right now. It's just that I get really attached and it's really hard for me to sell the oldest ones. Especially when I know it's gonna be a pain because they're hybrided and not a perfect match due to yellowing and all that jazz. And they're worth much more in sentimental value than monetary.

But let's see which way my collection ends up going. The reality is that I do have to sell something if I want to buy something new, because I just don't have enough room. I already have Llyr out of the glass shelf because him and his giant claw-feet just don't fit into either one. xD He's collecting dust on my bookcase. Though, I'm lucky in a way that I no longer have characters that I 'need' for my stories. Just ones that I want (but that list is always growing).
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GeekyMandy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! I have three but I've completely left the hobby, dunno why I'm trying to reignite it but am struggling, hopefully I can go back, it made me so happy...*sigh*
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
fantastic collections!!! I love these dolls ^___^
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Rainbow--Ferret Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's seriously a stunning collection! I used to love fantasy dolls, but went off them. After looking at your collection might have slightly ignited the dead flame I had for them, even if it is an ember. Awww~ <3 I love them, they are awesome ^_^ I can't wait to see what you do next. And not only are your dolls gorgeous, your photography just amplifies it, well done ^_^
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LuminousInfinite Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   General Artist
Where do you buy your dolls ?
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yenna-photo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a FAQ linked to my journal
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Bekurah-Toshin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a beautiful collection!

I know how you feel too... although I don't collect dolls anymore, it's always amazed me how attached you can become to inanimate objects. To me, some of my old dolls were like people, with personalities and everything, so I totally understand how it can be hard to let them go.

If I were you, I'd hang onto my very first one. Call me sentimental. *shrugs* ^^
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dozingdolls Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Perfect and awesome BJD Family, yenna I love your dolls, I'm fan *-*~
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Welt13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I love all your dolls *O*
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have quite a beautiful collection! I have 29 myself, and I also started collecting them a long time ago, nine years ago in fact. I too find that a couple of my dolls I've outgrown, but I just passed one on to my daughter, because it was much more to her taste. It's hard to think about selling them, because warts and all they become part of the family. Thanks for sharing this great photo. I really like so many of your dolls. I couldn't even imagine which one of them you would think to part with, they're all so nice! :)
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chizzie-shark Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's insane every time you take a group shot. The way you manage to pose everyone so realistically. I tried to pose 8 dolls for a group shot and it drove me nuts. (The shot didn't work out either >.<)
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yenna-photo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I pretty much pose them individually and just put them where they fit (and aren't in front of anyone's face), so it's not that hard. I had to do this really quickly too, because the light was fading so they're all just standing in a really dull way. The back row was the most stylish but you can't see them because of the little ones in front of them. =__=;;
I have been thinking of a real challenge, though: a group shot where they're interracting with eachother. That might drive me nuts and I think I'd need to make sure I have at least an hour extra time (probably more). Oh, and I'd need even more space because they wouldn't be so compactly placed in a shot like that. Yyyeaah, now that I think about it in detail... maybe not.
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brittmiscast Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
It's really nice to see them all together! Must have had a heck of a time placing them all for this photo, too!
I need to get around to a group shot one of these days.
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Makienzie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
They all look amazing and show how much work you put into them over the past 8-9 years <3
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Phoenixofdarkness62 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning shot of your family! I never quite realized how small some of them were compared to others! But they all look wonderful! :D
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Sheilagold Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing family! I love group shots! :love:
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ellencore Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I WISH I HAD YOUR COLLECTION!!!!*faints, and wakes again* Okay now I really have to save up. My BJD Mino is so lonely on her own.
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AzureMehh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
HOLY CRAP. those are some huge differences in sizes D8
i thought they were all the same!! (well proportion-wise?lol)
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yenna-photo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I don't own any really child like 42-45cm dolls, so they're in a completely different story than my bigger dolls, and never photographed together (except for group shots). All my dolls are basically teens/adults except for the tinies. :P I try to hide their scale in photos.
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AzureMehh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Well you achieve very well at it xD the life of a photographer... ahh.. so complicated with the work of art. hahah
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MinxFox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh I just love big BJD's haha XD Everyone in the back row is my favorite! You have some of the coolest characters and you are really good giving them just the right hair, eyes, and clothes. It really makes them all awesome. :)
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britane Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this, I shall have to take courage from you and try to get our whole family together, haha. @.@ Withdolls are gorgeous, I love seeing your girls <3

Also, those are some very handsome Dollshe boys lurking in the back. ;D
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fat-mabari Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I be a pain and ask for a run-down of who's who in the 45cm row?

Don't feel bad about selling your first. My first was a Ttory elf, and I loved her to death, but there came a time when I realized that the hobby and companies as a whole were evolving, and that newer sculpts seemed more alive and expressive than the older ones. There are too many molds constantly being released to expect your direction in collecting not to change and grow.
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yenna-photo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
From left to right: Lilya (IH Isar), Cin (DZ Mo), Shige (DOD Too), Avis (Narae N404), Yen (DOD Yen), Miy (DOD Mir), Delmia (WD Angela), Prisca (WD Priscilla).
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TroikAnia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would be interested if you plan on selling a few! I've never had a bjd but I really want to ^_____^
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lajvio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow whata family!! And I was sure that your two grey skinned dolls was sd's! :O
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yenna-photo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope. I love them because they're minis. xD
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lajvio Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
and they are so cute! :D
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LoKiRaseNgAn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   General Artist
Awesome group you have! 8-):horns:
all look dashing here.
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ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all so beautiful!
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ChronicallySpaced Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so cool to see your entire doll family all together. I admire your collection. :D
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HMBabyDoll Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. May I ask. What sculpt is the lovely msd on the far left? shes so realistic.
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yenna-photo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She's an Iplehouse Isar on a Narae body.
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onnawufei Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Personally I'm just in awe of the fact that you got them (pretty much) all standing and looking in one general direction. And I always forget you have a Catsy. She's so wee and cute.
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AquarianSoldier Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried to sell my 2 dolls once and they didn't sell... and though I don't take pictures with them any more, I'm glad they're still around XD

Your doll collection is very lovelythough, and if I had the money, I would gladly take one off your hands ;)
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do enjoy seeing people's doll families like this. I am not sure why I just think it looks really cute! Thanks for sharing, they all look really wonderful.
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TaliC-os Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my, I could swear the grey girl with pink hair were SD size. It looks pretty insane when you compare the sizes like that. And there is a tiny doll in red coat over there that we can barely see xD It is so adorable xD
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i-am-reita-lalalala Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow thats alot of dolls heheh but there all nice :3 :iconchuuplz:
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