|Front of the Box|
One of my Japan doll finds. I spotted him at a local 24Hrs recycle shop not too far from my aunt's house [can't remember the name] that sold shelves upon shelves of anime figures and toys. The beauty about recycle shops in Japan is while their items are previously owned, a lot of them are usually barely used or better yet, unopened and being sold for amazing prices.
|Back of the Box|
There were visible white spots on his face and arms. It looked like he was suffering from some kind of chicken pox, doll edition.
Still, I bought him. This was a Ken doll before Mattel's licensing agreement with Takara ended so to a doll collector like myself, he's a piece of doll history and I wasn't going to leave him behind, chicken pox or not. To my surprise, when I took him out of the box and started rubbing the white spots, they were coming off. I quickly got a damp paper towel and gently rubbed all the chicken pox away!
And this is how he looks now! Sweeeeeet!