Japanese Ball Joint Dolls are a hobby ever increasing in popularity, even despite their expense. Dolls often range $500 and more – my dream doll coming in at a hefty $600. Collectors gather at Anime conventions all around the world, bringing their dolls, clothes and accessories and share their treasures with fellow collectors, often having planned the meetups ahead of time on such internet venues as Meetup.com, Facebook and Den of Angels (a ball joint doll forum). My dream doll was love at first sight, though they warn you not to get the first doll you see – and I didn’t, but even now, a year and a month later, I still love her and would have gotten here if she hadn’t been so expensive.
Hopefully one day I will find here again and if I do, no matter the cost, I will have her!