While Yuki was not my first piece of doll resin ever, he was my first full BJD, a white resin Dollzone Megi. I was fortunate enough to purchase him from his owner in Denver. She agreed to let me pick him up in person, and was absolutely delightful; she showed me how to change eyes, position wigs, deal with stringing — all the things that a brand-new doll owner needs to know but rarely gets the chance to learn right up front
We bundled him up for the long trek back to Greeley via Denver Doll Emporium (the first of MANY stops to come). A guy can’t have too many outfits, right? Or wigs?
On the way home, he quite clearly told me that his name was Yuki. Yes, it’s corny: yuki is a Japanese word for snow, I was all about anime at the time, and he was a white resin doll. But it startled me enough to have that word erupt in my head while I was focusing on I-25 traffic (ugh) that I decided “ok, Yuki it shall be.” And then we got home and opened his box.
It was obvious we were going to have more BJD collectors in the house as soon as the girls laid eyes on him