for thereby some have entertained
This is Cherry (or, if you're in a more formal mood and prefer to use his Japanese name, Sakuranbo). He's a first-release Volks Sakaki; when I sprang him from eBay, he had this faceup, which I think is by ButterflyCollector. It's not bad except for the caterpillar eyebrows, but even so, I think he deserves better, so he'll be off to Mingyi for a freshening-up next month.
Very few BJDs are left on my wishlist, now, mainly because the "old" ones are falling into my lap like acorns in October . . . just wait till you see! And because this is the way things go sometimes, my turn toward the earlier resin is making me rethink some of the more recent arrivals--beautiful dolls, all of them, but not quite coming to life for me in the way that I'd hoped they would. The ones who need to leave are all going to good people; the Circle of Dolly Life is revolving just the way it should. All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.