100/365- Kirakishou Pullips

Ah, Kirakishou she is ultimately the reason why I joined the pullip community. I had heard rumors of her release way back in the summer of 2007 but details were kind of sketchy so I ended up joining all the pullip forums to try and get as much information as I could about her. It paid off as I ended up finding out the information I needed to go through a contact in Japan and have them preorder her for me, so I only ended up paying about $175 shipped for her.
100/365- Kirakishou
Kirakishou was my very first grail pullip and is one of my favorites. I had previously bought a second Kirakishou NRFB but almost immediately ended up rehoming her, she was too expensive to keep. I had always kind of regretting selling the second one even with her outrageous cost (she was $500 some). Recently, a bait Kirakishou was brought to my attention; Japan values dolls slightly differently where pullips don’t really lose that much value here in the US if they get deboxed or slightly modified they sell for a whole lot less than there new counterparts in Japan. Most changes to a doll in Japan tend to junk or bait it, unless it’s a custom done by a well known person etc. This new Kirakishou came to me without her box/stand and with a slight bang trim so I only paid less than half of her going rate. Before anyone asks: I have no intentions of selling this one, I had been wanting a second Kirakishou for years and have apparently been waiting for this very girl all this time.

Kirakishou
Kirakishou’s skin tone is almost translucent. Her wig isn’t actually pure white there is a slight pink tinge to it.
Kirakishou

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3 Responses to 100/365- Kirakishou Pullips

  1. lovelyduckie says:

    The hobby market is tough in Japan! I’m so glad that I feel I can open my dolls/figures without worry that I’ve immediately devalued them to such an extent!

    • kleintoys says:

      It works both ways, in the US market I’ve seen some people want more for a pullip nude/bald than what it sells for brand new on pullipstyle and it’s like :/. A lot of people won’t use Yahoo Japan to source to dolls because you have to go through a bidding agency but because no one else wants to do the legwork I managed to get both dolls for a price I probably couldn’t get either at in the states.

  2. Hope i can get my Kira someday

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