Bleeding Edge Goth dolls, affectionately known as BEGoths or Begoths, are a line of dark-themed fashion dolls that were invented by Steve Varner and his son Stefan back in 2003. The doll line includes 7 inch figurines, 12 inch articulated fashion dolls, and small plush toys called Kindergoths. Eight waves of these edgy characters were produced before the dolls were discontinued in 2011. I showed you my 12 inch Begoth doll, Leda Swanson, as part of an older review of the Mystixx vampires. I have been meaning to offer a more thorough review of these dolls ever since that post, and feel very fortunate to have a fellow reviewer here to do that for me today.
I am proud to introduce Melissa, my guest reviewer and online friend. I met Melissa last year over a discussion of goth-style dolls. After enjoying her emails and hearing her thoughtful opinions for a while, I can't tell you how delighted I was when she offered to write a review for the blog. Melissa loves dolls but chooses them very carefully--preferring characters with a fantasy, gothic or storybook theme. Melissa also enjoys reading, and has a special passion for Victorian classics. She likes cemeteries, wearing lots of lace, daydreaming and anything handmade and/or natural, including handmade and OOAK (one of a kind) dolls.
I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Melissa for the enormous amount of care and effort she put into this wonderful review. The only thing I had to do for this post is sit back and enjoy it. I invite you to do the same!
|Bleeding Edge Goth doll, "Olivia O'Lantern."|