Otaku News Otaku News Postcard Campaign
||
Search
 
Advanced Search
\ -
-

\

Edition
World Edition
UK Edition
US Edition
PSP Edition

Site Nav
Main Page
News Categories
DVD Reviews
Manga Reviews
Links We Like
Otaku News Shop

 
Site Info
About Otaku News
FAQ
Wallpaper
Link To Us
Contact Us

RSS Feed
RSS Feed Details
 
\

\

Advert Space


 
\
/ \
Sponsored Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Tokyo Otaku Mode - Figures
\ /

/ \
News Categories

> Fandom
> Freaky Things
> Retail

Nippon Airways Dolls attract hundreds of fans

Date: 2005 July 5th Tuesday [8:51] | Posted By: Davie

According to Mainichi Daily News, hundreds of fans gathered to buy dolls with baby faces and dressed in Nippon Airways female flight attendant's uniforms.
Full Story
The 10 different little dolls have been dressed in 1 of the 10 uniforms. The carrier has decked out its employees in at various times since starting services in 1955, has got collectors going crazy.

The collection first went on sale on 1st May and about 400 people lined up at Haneda Airport to purchase one of the dolls for as long as two hours and as a result the dolls got sold out that day. A new batch will be quickly produced and the dolls will be back on sale in a couple of days.

"We've got a much bigger reaction than we had expected. We're the first company in the world that's ever released a collection of dolls to represent the corporation. It was really tough to come up with something that people would like and yet not damage the corporate image," according to Manabu Kuroda of ANA's product development team

The dollís hair colours vary from blue, pink and yellow and the standard colour black and another feature the dolls have is huge Anime-like Eyes.

The dolls were produced by Choco Egg and designed by Takashi Murakami.
"What's really noticeable about the dolls is the quality of the skirts and stockings. The skirts have got pleats and wrinkles. And the tiny corporate logos on their little hats and the stripes on some of the uniforms are all made by hand," according to Murakami.

Dolls are selling for just 400 Yen each and complete series are already selling on online auction sites for 10,000 yen

Source: Mainichi

\ /

/

Recent News
Fireworks UK Anime Cinema Screening Reminder
An Interview with Toshimichi Mori of Arc System Works
An Interview with Katsura Sunshine
Ronja The Robber's Daughter UK Blu-ray and DVD Release Details
An Interview with Little Witch Academia Creators
Perfect Blue UK Halloween Cinema Screening Review
ReedPOP Acquires UK MCM Comic Con
Fireworks UK Anime Cinema Screening Details
Your Name DVD Competition
Little Witch Academia Creators to Appear at MCM London Comic Con October 2017

Recent DVD Reviews

One Punch Man Collection 1
One Punch Man Collection 1
Digimon Adventure Tri
Nisekoi: False Love (Season 2 Complete)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Heart Throb (Blu-ray)
When Marnie Was There
Sound Euphonium! (Streaming 1-14)
Golden Time Part 2 (Blu-ray)
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
Terror In Resonance (Blu-ray)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Season 1)

DVD Review Archive

Recent Manga Reviews

The Birth of Kitaro
The Birth of Kitaro
One-Punch Man - Volume 1
A Bride's Story - Volume 2
Atomcat
The Book of Human Insects
PINK
Tokyo Cycle Girl
Shiawase Restaurant - Volume 1
A Bride's Story - Volume 1
Breathe Deeply

Manga Review Archive

Links We Like
Maliki
Helen McCarthy's Blog
Lego Howl's Moving Castle
DannyChoo.com
Emma Vieceli's Workblog
Jet Arts
AnnaTheRed's Bento Factory
Tokyo Mango

Link Archive

Links
Essential Reading
Nausicaa.net
Anime News Network
ICv2
Pirate Anime FAQ
Otaku Calendar

WebComics
AppleGeeks
Johnny Wander
MegaTokyo
Nemu-nemu
Three Panel Soul

UK Sites
Anime UK News
BritAnime
UK-Anime.net

Dead Tree Magazines
Giant Robot
Neo Magazine UK
Otaku USA
Shonen Jump
Protoculture Addicts

Anime Companies
Bandai Entertainment
FUNimation
Madman
Manga Entertainment
Media Blasters
TokyoPop
Urban Vision
Viz

UK Anime Companies
Anime Limited
Manga Entertainment UK
MVM

Manga Publishers
Dark Horse Comics
GEN Manga
Kodansha Comics
Vertical
Viz
Yen Press

US DVD Retailers
Akadot Retail
AnimeNation
Amazon.com
DVD Empire
DVD Planet
Right Stuf
Tower Records

UK DVD Retailers
Amazon.co.uk
HMV
Play
Sendit

Import Retailers
Animaxis
CD Japan
J-List
Play-Asia
Otaku.com
Tokyo Otaku Mode

UK Focused Importers
Otaku.com
Otaku.co.uk
United Publications
 
\
/ \
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners.
Everything Else ©2002-2017 Otaku News