Ever since I’ve heard about the new range of collector Sindy Dolls I have been super excited. I am not a Pedigree Sindy collector, but I love it when vintage dolls get the modern treatment and are brought back on the market.
There have been past attempts at reviving these collector favorites, but all have failed. The new range looked like it was collectors have been expecting and a second wave was supposed to be released next year, but everything looks like it has been canceled.
In the official Vintage Sindy Collectors group on Facebook there have been many posts about these new dolls and, sadly, a lot of people were not happy with the final product. From loose joints to short necks that have not been changed in the final product as promised.
Don’t take it out on me. I am just writing what was said. I didn’t get any of the dolls because I have no room in my doll budget for them so I am just writing what other collectors have shared.
Of course, there are the other collectors that adore them and are super unhappy (understandably) that Kid Creations has completely canceled the line. Or is about to.
While I understand all parties involved I do have an opinion about what some of the collectors have mentioned in regards to the “public” complaints. I have seen lots and lots and lots of complaints, rants, public displays of happiness etc. in the doll world. I have seen people give constructive criticism and people are just being straight up rude. I have seen people genuinely enjoy a doll and I have seen people never saying ANYTHING negative about about a company. Like it is their granma’s company or something.
I am in the middle. I think that publicly giving constructive criticism and pointing out flaws so a product can be improved is super important. Does it hurt to see someone complaining about a product you have created? Of course. But we are not gods. We are not without flaw and the same goes for the things we create and put out there.
In my 10+ years of collecting I have seen a lot of creators that simply turn their back on people that say even the smallest “negative” thing about their product and just surround themselves with people that only applaud their designs. In my book that is completely wrong and it’s a recipe for disaster. Also, it only shows a huge and artificially inflated ego. /:
Listen to the complaints, as much as they hurt, open an honest dialogue with the people that genuinely care about the product even if they point out the flaws. Of course, there will be trolls and people that only look for a fight, but it’s pretty easy to spot them out and just find a way to scroll around them.
It’s a pity that these dolls have been canceled or are about to be. I personally find them beautiful and I would have loved to own one, especially the much awaited AA Sindy. Yes, I am more and more obsessed with AA dolls.
If it was me, I would just toughen up and continue. Yes, it’s difficult, but nothing is impossible.
I truly wish only the best for the entire team and keep my fingers crossed they will decide to re-work the designs and release that gorgeous AA doll.
Where are you with this “we should/shouldn’t say negative things” topic?