Sunday, July 2, 2017
Scents of a Rose Zinna
Talk about an unexpected delivery! I ordered Dollmore's newest Judith Girl Scents of a Rose Zinna on June 16th and she arrived without fanfare early this past week. This sort of thing never happens in the world of BJD collecting unless a doll is in stock--and doll companies rarely have the dolls in stock. You order, they make your doll, then they ship. Usual time is two months or so, often longer. I think what happened here was that Dollmore took sample dolls to a doll convention and those are the ones that are finding their way to collectors now. Scents of a Rose Zinna is a Limited Edition of 10 dolls. I know of one other person at the moment who has received her. Do I mind receiving a sample? Heck, no. I'll take instant gratification any day. Although I sort of missed the ritual of unraveling the mummy. Rose Zinna was well wrapped, but not to the extent (or the amount of tape) that I usually encounter.
My mail carrier had a good laugh, seeing my surprise. Usually I am at the door before he gets out of his truck. The thing is, Dollmore didn't let me know they had shipped. Not only that, but the last time I checked my status on their website (ironically to make sure my payment had gone through) there was nothing happening. And here she is.