In essence, they're collectibles. You have to really hunt to find the old ones these days since many were hosted on sites like GeoCities, so it's actually pretty fun. When possible, images are linked to the homepage where they originated.
* if anyone out there has more guardian mice, let me know!!
I really want the March birthstone mouse again! *
*it was realllly hard to pick only five dolls from chibi land (per their TOU)
but you should pay them a visit and see the rest!