I’d been into collecting dolls since 2003, after I saw a photograph of a gold hair Blythe doll taken by the famous Blythe Photographer Gina Garan. Before that, I had never thought that I would be addicted to such a doll which I once considered being quite scary.
Even since I owned my first doll, a Pow Wow Poncho Blythe, it was like I’d started to live anew. I’d started to meet a lot of different people from different places through online forums, started to learn how to shoot photographs, and even started to learn doll customizations and sewing. In 2006 I finally had my first Pullip doll, a Fanatica Pullip, and not until then that I surfed through the internet and came across Toyxcapacity forum.
From there, I met Kenji, the administrator of the forum. I can still remember clearly the flabbergasted feeling that I had when I saw his customized dolls the very first time. It was even more overwhelming to see him finished off customizing a doll in front of you during a photo shooting session he invited me to shoot for him with only 4 hours time. And his new ideas seems never had an end. While you may think that’s all you can do with a doll, his latest creation can always surprise you and keeps your eyes open wide.
“I’ve been thinking to form a team to have some special projects done periodically… Are you interested?” Kenji asked me over the phone one day.
“Why not?” I replied, though I was not sure about whether I have possessed any abilities special enough to be invited by such a creative and talented person like him, not to mention the question whether I can keep up with him or not. But for one thing I was sure at that moment: this would probably be the only chance for both of us to do something together that might lead us to a new world of wonder.
And so the story begins.
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