Hello, I am WhitePinoy.
I have been a fan of Monster High from the very start. I remember when the first six dolls were released in 2009 and watched as it neared its end in 2019. My little sister introduced me to the dolls when she bought a Deuce Gorgon and Cleo de Nile two pack. She used to love them for a while until Cleo lost her right forearm, and Deuce got neglected for several years until both of them got sold. She eventually moved on to Ever After High, buying Cerise, Briar, Apple, and Cupid, until her mother threw in the hallway during a fit of rage.
In 2019, I wanted to start doll customizing and created my own doll using a Mattel Wonder Woman. After I finished my first doll custom, I bought a bunch of Monster High boys I wanted to customize. But after seeing how well preserved their bodies were, I decided to preserve them and just collect a bunch of Monster High boys. I also bought four Ever After High boy dolls as well.
Since then, I've been collecting dolls to either preserve or customize. I ended up buying another Deuce Gorgon. Not my sister's original, but a well preserved one. What got you into collecting?