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Mass Blogger Interview: Ada’s Answers

May 15, 2012

Ok, so I decided to participate also in the mass blogger interview done by I Luv Dolls. Here are my answers.

1. When did you start collecting dolls?
My first doll was given to me when I was little, like 6 years old. Then I started asking for more and more but got tired of dolls when I became an adolescent. :P My passion hit me again in 2008 when i discovered some great Collector Barbies on a Romanian online shop. That’s when I really started collecting and I have no intention to stop ever again. :D

2.What was your first purchase as a collector?
In the autumm of 2008 I begged a frind of mine that lives in NY to buy me some 80s Barbies of eBay. I wanted to pay him but he was so sweet and decided to give them to me as a present. :x Lucky me! I can’t remember now all of them, they were several, but one of them was Unicef Barbie.

3.How many dolls do you own?
I stopped counting after 200 so I have NO idea what so ever.

4.What is your favorite doll and why?
By far my favorite doll is Pink Splendor Barbie. She embodies everything I love about Barbies. Just perfect! The dress, the pale pink, her high couture hair, her amazing face and makeup. Just stunning. I hope someday to have her.

5.What doll or dolls are not your favorites and why?
Pullip dolls. I don’t like them at all. Sorry… :( They look to creepy to me.

6.What is the biggest challenge about collecting dolls?
Making my husband understand when money are flying of the credit card. =)) He support me and my collection but I do fight with him when he thinks I collect way to many types of dolls. He would like me to stick to Barbie but I keep trying to make him understand that is not possible.

7.How do you display or store your dolls?
I have a special room in my apartment from my home town. I live in the capital of Romania and my aparment here is too small so I just keep a few dolls here. The rest are being shipped every month to my hometown. My mom makes sure they arrive safely and stores them in special boxes.

8.Have you ever been to a doll show?
Not yet buy I’m going in a few days to Milan to the Italian Doll Convention 2012. :D

9.When you travel, do you look for dolls?
Like duh! Of course! That’s the first thing I do. :))

10.What is your latest purchase?
A few Maxie dolls and a jointed Steffi Love. Can’t wait for them to arrive.

11.What doll is on your wish list now?
Empress of the Aliens Barbie and Mermaid Barbie. I have no idea how to get the second one without having to sell my kidneys. :(

12.What do you wish you didn’t purchase?
Like Madonna said: absolutely NO REGRETS! :D

13.What is your favorite doll related item?
My doll houses. I L-O-V-E doll houses. Please give me more!

14.How often do you photo your dolls and what doll is the most photographed and/or photogenic?
Unfortunately I don’t really have time to do this. :( I have a busy schedule and very impatient clients so I don’t really get the chance to do this. :(

15.Do you talk to other collectors in person or just on the web?
We started having doll meetings with the local doll collectors and I just love that! Also I often call them or meet them just for crinks. They will all me at my wedding in September also.

16.If you had the chance to speak to Mattel or other toy makers, what would you say?
I’ll tell you about this when I get my answer from a person at Mattel that is in charge with the European market.

17.What doll do you wish would be reissued?
The Mermaid Barbie 2012!!!! Please Mattel!!! PLEASE!!!!

18.What two dolls would you combine and how would you want them combined? (Muff style question)
I would definetly change the body on all Barbies with the ones used by Integrity Toys. Those are the best bodies, in my humble oppinion, and Barbie deserves such amazing bodies.

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  • Reply Ms. Leo May 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks for your post! Really great answers too! I have never seen the Steffie doll before. Is she only available over there? Who is she made by? Congrats on attending the Malan Convention! That should be really great! You willhave to show us your dollhouse one day.
    Thanks again for your post!

    • Reply Ada May 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Hei there. I really enjoyed your idea with this mass article. Steffi Love is a German doll made by a company called Simba. I’ll post an article about her story. She’s a really fun doll with lots of great accesories.

  • Reply Limbe Dolls May 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Hi Ada,

    One of the great things about Ms. Leo’s mass interview is the opportunity to learn about collectors all over the world. I really like your pictures of the Steffi doll. Good luck getting the Mermaid Barbie and the Pink Obsession Barbie, she really is splendid.

    • Reply Ada May 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Yes, that’s so true. I’ve read some pretty interesting things about other collectors.

  • Reply Sergio May 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Ada this is the first time I visit your blog, I follow your comment on Ms. Leo blog. I really enjoyed reading your answers :) I didn’t know about the Italian Doll Convention in Milan, I hope to be there! Thank You

  • Reply Ada May 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Hi Sergio. Welcome to my blog. The IDC ia at it’s second edition. I can’t wait to go as I’ll be able to meet Robert Best. :X How cool is that? Hope to see you there next year. This year is already sold out but you can email Mario from Magia 2000 for more info.

  • Reply Barbie Cafe May 20, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Hi Ada, great to know a little bit more about your (crazy, perfectly understandable) collector side. Thanks for sharing :-)

  • Reply Roxanne May 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

    This is my first visit to your blog. I enjoyed reading your answers and viewing your photos!

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