I never had one of these dolls and I don’t think I ever even heard of one until last month. I was walking through the mall with my mother-in-law and we came upon this gargantuan store. It’s as big as a department store. It looks like someone vomited Pepto Bismol throughout the entire store, and I was appalled at the prices. I mean, really, REALLY ridiculous prices. And no wonder, because they have to afford all that ridiculous mall space somehow! The dolls are cute, and the outfits are cute, and things like doll headgear, glasses, wheelchairs, leg braces, etc. are all a great way to make little girls feel better about themselves. But at what cost? You could spend a thousand dollars in that store on one doll and a few outfits! I’d rather spend that money on taking my daughter on fun vacations, investing in art classes and skating lessons, buying her amazing books. You know, things that will educate her, help her grow as a person, and bond with me. NOT on some silly doll. This crap is what’s wrong with our country. Totally screwed up priorities.