In case you aren't familiar with Ball Jointed Dolls (or BJDs), a BJD is a doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints, and their parts are strung together with strong elastic cord. BJDs are not typically sold in stores, so they are not easy to come by. This usually requires preordering a doll from the manufacturer in Asia, and waiting months for your doll to arrive. BJD's can cost hundreds of dollars too, so it can be quite expensive to acquire one. Tuesday Morning occasionally has a small selection of Ai BJDs in their stores for just $29.99 each, which is a very inexpensive way to add a BJD to your doll collection.
Ai's BJDs are made by Jun Planning, which is the same company that makes Pullip dolls. If you haven't seen my other review about my first two Ai BJDs from Tuesday morning, you can find that here.
Of course, I liked all six dolls, but of them, I decided to buy the two that were the most special to me.
First was Nerine... because I fell in love with her smile! Here is her box. They come in a white storybook style box with embossing and foil lettering.
The box opens like a book and has a magnet hidden inside to keep the cover closed.
The dolls and accessories are inset in a white satin covered foam cushion.
The doll is held in place with two satin ribbons. Just untie the satin bows to free the doll. I wish all dolls were lovingly packaged like this. :)
She came with a brown polka dot dress with ivory lace trim, a tan jacket with a tiny animal print and ivory lace, a matching lacy bonnet, and her own brown teddy bear.
Hmmm... she thinks the jacket is a bit too bulky for the summer, and maybe Teddy could wear it. I think it would look cute on a little dress form in her room.
She also came with these adorable little brown boots with silver buckles.
She is jointed at her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. All of these joints make her very posable, especially for her small size. She only stands about 5 1/2 inches tall. She can hold a pose very well.
Here's a closeup of her little feet. She can stand well on her own, both with shoes and without.
In the next few pictures, she is undressed to better show her joints and posability.
Not many other dolls can pose like a BJD.
The other Ai that was special to me was Lupinus... she was just so different. Here is her box.
Look how sweet... shhh, she's sleeping.
She even comes with a little bed and a rosebud pillow with lace trim. Her bed is like a crochet doily that has been stiffened and formed into a little bassinet basket.
She is wearing a rose print dress with pink bloomers and white lace socks. She came with her own cream colored teddy bear.
She came with a white furry headband that has plaid lining on the inside and red gingham bear ears on the outside.
In the store, I originally thought her hair was brown, but it is actually red.
Here are a few pictures of the two little ones together.
Both of these precious little girls need names, so I'd love to hear your thoughts on ideas for names!
Please leave your name suggestions in the comments below.