So far, my dolls, though not their fashions, are much better off than I had expected. Jasmine, who went on many adventures, had no split ends. A few applications of acne cream should brighten her face back up.
I'm so used to seeing utterly trashed dolls at thrift stores and eBay. The fact that mine aren't trashed surprised me.
I never had a lot of dolls as a kid. When you look at inflation, dolls today are so cheap. In some ways, girls now are lucky, in terms of quantity. I got two or three dolls every Christmas, and that was it. Today, a new Barbie costs less than lunch at Burger King. The quality has really suffered, I'm not sure it's a good trade-off.