Hobby Search is celebrating their 20th Anniversary and to commemorate the special occasion, they’re releasing an exclusive doll in partnership with Azone International.
This special honor goes to Kano from the Iris Collect series.
She’s Kano Hobby Search 20th Anniversary Ver. dressed in a lovely miko outfit and her hair is styled like Hobby Search’s mascot Searcha.
Pre-orders begin: July 27, 2019
Expect her arrival: Early August
- Body: AZ02 Body with lower legs from Obitsu 50cm – (I Bust)
- Hair Color: Searcha Blue
- Eye Color: Winter Blue
- One Piece Dress
- Hair Ornament
- Chihaya (cord)
- Tabi Socks
- Bamboo Broom
- Magnet Stand (disc style)
Where to Buy
- Wonder Festival 2019 [Summer]
- Hobby Search
Release Date: August 2019
Online Price: ¥48,000 about $442
Kano is so cute! She makes a lovely shrine maiden.
What do you think about Hobby Search’s 20th anniversary doll? Did they make the right choice with Kano or would you like to see a different girl for the commemorative doll?
Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
I look forward to chatting with you.
Source: Hobby Search
I am regular customer at Hobby Search and I’ve been buying from them for years. I wish they instead use the creative outfit of their mascot instead of generic miko outfit and also use 1/6 scale body instead.
You bring up some interesting points.
I’m curious why Hobby Search went with a big girl instead of a smaller (⅙ scale ) girl.
With a smaller girl not only would the price be more appealing for collectors but a smaller size would take up less space in fans’ ever growing collection.
Maybe if she’s successful enough, Hobby Search will offer another shop exclusive Azone doll, at a smaller size.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Kano Hobby Search 20th Anniversary Ver. doll.
Lisa Brackett says
Oh, wow. I really like her. I love the red and white outfit and blue hair together. Her expression is lovely. I only have one other Iris Collect doll since they take such a hit out of the dolly budget and I collect a lot different dolls. I’d get this one if I could, but it’s too much of surprise to be able to fit her in the budget. I have other pre-orders coming in throughout the end of this month and next.
Thanks for sharing the news of her. If she’s somehow still available in a couple of months, I may try for her.
Hi Lisa Brackett,
I agree, there are so many lovely dolls demanding the attention of our wallets this year.
It’s becoming a challenge for me to keep things straight 😉
I’m glad to hear you found this post helpful.
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about Kano.
P.S. hopefully things will work out and you’ll be able to welcome her home someday.