FAO Schwarz Classic Baby Emma
I went to Toys R Us yesterday, specifically looking for So In Style Julian.
The FAO Schwarz doll/teddy/shopping bag display is at the store's entrance. I immediately noticed the 30% off sign on the FAO Schwarz Classic Baby Doll display. There were several Kiri and Lily dolls left, but only two Emma's. I asked an associate if the 30% was off the current price of $19.99 (the original retail was $34.99). She confirmed this. I immediately grabbed my heart-warming, 14-inch, all-vinyl chocolate drop before proceeding to my Julian search.
Julian was nowhere to be found on the TRU shelves. After paying $13 and change for Emma, I had another associate check the database for Julian. He's not in their system. It may be well into the summer before he arrives. I'll wait it out. In the meantime, Emma is a nice stand-in, even though I will probably give her to my niece for her July birthday.
In two decades of doll collecting, I've learned a few things.
- Exercise patience.
- Eventually, doll prices will fall (if they do not sell out first).
- Doll collecting can be a gamble.
- But it often "saves" to wait.
- Always buy what you like... what you can afford... and most importantly what warms your heart.