I am an amateur artist with a collection of playscale action dolls that work well for me as "lay figures." I do use the wooden kind from time to time, but I find 12" GI Joe and artiBabs femfigs much more useful, particularly in the study of heads and faces. Presently, I have 90 male and 89 female commissioned figures.
In developing my modeling troupe, I have discovered various tips, tricks and information that other figure miniaturists may find useful and I welcome the same from others. With their variety of face molds, I have become somewhat of a headhunter, as well.
Though my troupe does have a considerable wardrobe, I collect, primarily, for a combination of sculpture and posability.