This girl was pretty cheap on Mandarake, because of her damaged box. The doll is in perfect shape, I like it this way, so I don't feel guilty about removing her. I love the purple eyes and yellow eyeshadow, which are very sweet and subtle in person.
She's a Totoco store exclusive, I think from around 1996-1997, because she uses an unmarked version of the 10th Anniversary Friend Doll box. There's absolutely no marking on the box to give this edition a title, or even to name her "Ellie" on the box.
I'm so glad to finally have a nice Ellie, the best ones get snatched up quickly. She's always been popular with adult collectors, and the current small Jenny playline hasn't included her for years.