Name: Aiko (from the anime Little Witches
Body: Bandai (??) bendy body ^____^;;
Original Price:2980 yen
Limited to (??) pieces
Comments: ^____^ Kristen bought this little girl for me when she was in Japan in
the fall of 1999. HLJ had just listed the first series of Doremi dolls and
I didn't think much of them (Bandai isn't exactly on my list of top figure
companies^^;;)until they put up pictures. I fell in love with the big-eyed,
Crayola-colored dollies with their cute extra outfits and accessories. Mind you, the
later releases of the Doremi girls were still cute, but the first versions were
much higher quality. I ordered Doremi from HLJ, and Kristen picked out Aiko in a
Japanese TRU because she had seen the show and thought her Kansai accent was cute
^^;;.......She said she was really embarrassed, because there were kindergarten-age kids
looking at the same dolls she was! I'm very grateful, though. Aiko-chan came
in her blue witch dress with an extra overalls outfit and .....a pink vinyl accessories
bag, I think. I can't remember ^^;;.....
I picked up Hazuki six months later, when the second series with Onpu and Lovely
Hana-chan was released. I'm pretty sure she's Kristen's, but I can't remember.
^^;;;.....I was surprised that Onpu was so much smaller than the other 3 girls!
She's still cute, but I wish they had stuck to the old doll