My attempts at finding Groove dolls at Tuesday Morning did not come and go in vain - in fact it was quite the opposite! Though I found no Pullip dolls, I did find several Ai dolls at different locations! For $30 a piece how could I pass them up? It's something I will most likely never be able to find in a store again, and for a much better price than if I were to buy some online. Can I just say as well how much fun it is to be able to go into a store and pick up something you like/collect with your own hands and buy it right then and there?
Ai doll's come in boxes that aren't really boxes. They're actually elegant, super fancy doll cases. Ai are surrounded by soft silk fabric and delicately tied down with ribbons. Each one comes with their paper name card. Joints are all strung, much like Pang-ju, however I'd say tighter and less floppy.
This Ai is Prairie Gentian, who comes with a basket and a hat. Her eyes do not open, giving her a very baby-ish look.
Pullip Audrey is holding her to help give a size comparison. I would actually say she's more toddler sized than baby, as I'm sure you can tell.