The first time I set eyes on this doll, it was in Japan at the Kiddyland store.
Right then I was so happy that I had pre-ordered her because she was so precious I could faint! Those ringlets! That face! That pink velveteen! It was almost too much.
I do not have the original doll of Hina Ichigo, but everything I heard was that the rather sour expression of Dal didn’t fit the eternally upbeat personality of the Rozen Maiden character. In any case, Groove really hit it out of the park with this sweet girl.