'There's a lot I can live without' is my entire approach to MH, honestly. Like, I have the weirdest form of excitement about these dolls. It's not 'MUST HAVE' but more 'wow these are really cool designs and I like the pastels'. I have no intention of owning ANY of these, but they're still nice to look at. It actually makes it easier for me to get excited, because I don't feel any of that completionist or even brand-loyalty drive to buy any, so I can just like the fact they exist, and save my completionism — as well as criticisms — for the three ghouls I decided to commit to.
Just… explaining my general approach here, I guess. In case anyone was wondering why I don’t really say anything negative about most of the dolls, since I have no intention to get them, I don’t really feel any disappointment.
Chiming in that I hope ghosts are explained as well, though. The canon info as far as webisodes/movies go is very… vague, and that bugs me.
I used to have a bad completionist mentality about MH. I had to have one doll of each character. If I doubled up somewhere, I picked one of the two and used the “spare” for a custom. It’s one of the reasons having to return my Nefera stung so much. Up until FCA! she was the only character I didn’t have a doll of (adding having to return Gigi to that as well as not yet convincing myself I *need* Honey or Clawdia). Slowly, that’s changed, though. I used to be ridiculously stingy about getting duplicate dolls, but now the squick of ending up with duplicates is driven by multi-pack exclusives… Once FCA! came out I started realizing that the only completionist mentality that meant anything to me was collecting all the dudes.
At any rate I’m finally to the point I need to purge my collection a bit, prune down to the ones that genuinely mean anything to me. Anything I’m not keeping is going in the moving funds sale. Too bad I don’t have that many NIB dolls, my collection would be worth three months’ rent to some folks. =/