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Translation - English 10,000,000 Yen One of a kind "Fist of the North Star" Kenshiro sells for 3,000,000 Yen.
It was recently made public that a 500,000 Swarovski Crystal encrusted, life-sized (185 cm) figure of Kenshiro, protagonist of the popular manga "Fist of the North Star", sold on Yahoo! Auction Japan for 3,000,000 Yen.
The bidder, a self-employed male from Fujieda in Shizuoka Prefecture in his 40's, states that everyone in his home is a fan of the series, and that they will make the item a "heirloom".
The figure itself was made by figure maker Kaiyodo and was ornamented with 52 different styles of crystal by 10 designers, requiring 3 months to complete, making it worthy of it's current value at 10,000,000 Yen.
The bidder says that he discussed the purchase with his wife before entering the auction, and was determined to make the winning bid.
He states "To protect it from dust and earthquakes going forward I've ordered a special acrylic case for it, and will display it in my living room".
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