Azone International, Kinoko Juice and Japanese Fashion Brand ROUROU have teamed up to bring you a pair of cute & cuddly KIKIPOP! girls.
They're Panda ROUROU x KIKIPOP! Asian Brown and Oriental Silver.
The pairs' expected release date is October 2016.
ROUROU is a fashion clothing brand who draws inspiration from Asian countries & Japan (Neo-Asia). They have several shops throughout Japan.
According to ROUROU
It does look like everyone's hard work has paid off.
You may remember first seeing Asian Brown and Oriental Silver at Doll Show 46 Summer.
Many KIKIPOP! fans were super excited to see the girls wearing Asian inspired outfits and many fans couldn't wait to bring the girls home.
Such a dolly desire would easily be satisfied.
All you had to do was wait for pre-orders to open, place your order at one of the hobby shops in Japan and you're done. Or in some cases you'd have to use a proxy service.
Well, the adorable Panda ROUROU x KIKIPOP! Asian Brown and Oriental Silver maybe a bit more challenging to get then other Azone releases.
Because both Asian Brown and Oriental Silver are limited (please don't shoot the messenger!)
I know, it comes as a big shock to us as well.
You can only get the lovely Panda girls from ROUROU's shops and Azone International's online store (not Azone's physical label shops).
Go ahead, take a moment to weep or scream profanities if you want.
Pre-orders happen at various times during the month of August & September (details below).
So, if you have a friend in Japan who can visit 1 of the ROUROU shops then you may need to get in contact with her to help you out or if you have a proxy service who can order from Azone International's online shop then you may be able to bring one or both girls home.
Panda ROUROU x KIKIPOP! Asian Brown
Panda ROUROU x KIKIPOP! Oriental Silver
- Hair Color: Asian Brown (Asian Brown)
- Hair Color: Oriental Silver (Oriental Silver)
- Eye Color: Cerulean Blue (Asian Brown)
- Eye Color: Lotus Purple (Oriental Silver)
- Hair Ornaments
- Hand Parts (grip hand)
- Doll Stand
- Sleeve Shirt (offered at ROUROU shops ONLY)
Where to Order:
- ROUROU Playroom Harajuku (orders start August 12, 2016. will last for 13 days)
- ROUROU Yokohama Chinatown Shop (orders start August 19, 2016)
- ROUROU Official Online Shop (orders start August 23, 2016)
- Azone International Online Shop (orders start sometime in September 2016)
Release Date: October 2016
Price: ¥27,000 about $262
ROUROU will also offer a human-size version of the outfit
Panda ROUROU x KIKIPOP! Asian Brown and Oriental Silver are truly adorable but due to their exclusivity they will not make it into my collection.
But how about you? Will you be calling a favor or two to get Panda ROUROU x KIKIPOP! Asian Brown and Oriental Silver or does another doll have dibs on your wallet?
Azone International has several upcoming dolls that will be limited/exclusive.
What are your thoughts on Azone's offering more exclusive dolls that are so cute but are difficult or impossible to get outside of Japan?
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Visit the KIKIPOP! release list here
Learn more about ROUROU here