5 December 2011
Hatsune Miku Wedding Dress Figure sold for 389,000 Yen
A modified and repainted Hatsune Miku figure in wedding dress has been sold for astounding 389,000 Yen (~5000 USD or 3741 EUR) on Yahoo Auction Japan.
The figure had 96 bids from 1 Yen to the final bidding price over the course of 6 days (4th November to 10th November). Despite this being a month old the news only spread recently over the Internet.
The figure is actually a hybrid of two existing figures with a bit of touchup. The two figures are:
Max Factory 1/7 Hatsune Miku Tony Taka version, released in March 2011 for 8800 Yen
New Line 1/6 ToHeart2 Tamaki Kousaka -Marriage-, released in October 2010 for 9800 Yen
More pictures found from other sources:
So the idea was to use a head of a slightly smaller scale on top of a wedding dress figure (Kousaka Tamaki in this case) to create an image of an adult Miku ready to marry off to someone.
Apart from the repaint, there are minor modifications such as the head bands. According to the descriptions there are apparently also stuff that we cannot see from the pictures, such as miniskirt beneath the wedding dress (as the figure can be cast off, i.e. dress can be removed to reveal what is underneath) and decal markings for Miku.
It's... Impressive how the final bidding price for this Miku wedding dress figure ended up at 389,000 Yen, especially when it was modified from existing figures. This price utterly dwarfs that for my biggest stunt and most expensive purchase of the year. That being said, I won't comment directly whether the figure really worths that much of a price, but I am sure we all have our own opinions on this. Let's just say that some people sure have a lot of love for the characters they like ^^;
Yahoo Auction Japan item page (page will be expired approximately after 6 months)