Although, like so many other collectors, I try to be private about my hobby around colleagues, I do have some close friends who know that I collect dolls. One of my teacher friends got a contract to teach overseas this past year. She found a doll there that was dressed like a student and sent it to me as a Christmas gift. It just arrived recently.
It is made by the same manufacturer of Pullips. Here is a photo of the box. The doll's name is Cymbidium.
The quality of this doll is outstanding. I was beginning to worry about the gift that I sent my friend - that I may have considerably underspent. I looked the AI dolls up on e-bay, and, although some sellers are asking $130+ for them, they can actually be found for less than $35 shipped. Now that's a good deal for a dolly fix. I may need another to keep Cymbidium company. Maybe my husband could send me a "new flower" as his Valentine's Day gift this year!
After all, she really doesn't take up much room. And she IS cute as heck!