Have you ever enabled yourself to add a doll to your collection?
After reading the blog about my GI Joe collection, yesterday a fellow doll enthusiast-member of my online doll discussion group posed the question: How many AA GI Janes were made? I gave a rough estimate of two and deferred the question to another member whose answer was also two: The US Army Helicopter Pilot that I already own and the GI Jane Vietnam Nurse.
Roxanne features her two redressed and wigged Janes in her blog, Not-So-Plain Janes. As illustrated in her images, the nurse has a different face sculpt than the helicopter pilot. Recalling this, I thought, "I need her," and off to eBay I went last night to browse. Voila! I found a loose one there with a current bid amount of only $4. That was very promising because the auction was scheduled to end a few hours later. Before placing a bid (I rarely bid early), after dinner I decided to rest a while. I had been up since 5 a.m., had early voted, picked up mail from my PO Box, and had done some grocery shopping.
When I woke up at 9:30 p.m., an hour and 14 minutes after the auction ended, I shrugged off the loss (after a few seconds of disappointment) as that one not being meant for me.
Curious, this morning I wanted to know how much the loose Jane nurse sold for. I opened the marked as unread email from eBay: Don't Miss Out On Item GI Joe/GI Jane Loose Figure and followed the link to eBay. Wouldn't you know it, there was only one bidder. In my best Estelle Rolle voice, I thought:
D#$%, D#$%, D#$%, James! I could have had the loose one for a little over $4.
Licking my wounds of loss, while on eBay, I proceeded to search for another AA Jane nurse using various search phrases. Guess what? I found one and won it today! This one is never removed from box and wears a different uniform than the loose one, which leads me to know that not only was the loose one loose, it was also redressed. So all is well that ends well, but I do know this: as much as I love to blog and as much as I blog, I do not... I repeat, do not need to repeatedly blog-enable myself.
By the way, so far I have discovered there were three (possibly more?) AA GI Janes: The US Army Helicopter Pilot, the Vietnam Nurse, and 82nd Airbone. The 82nd Airborne and Helicopter Pilot appear to share the same head sculpt, so I don't think I need the 82nd.
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