From Kill Bill to Designer Toys… Chiaki Kuriyama’s “My First BE@RBRICK, B@BY!”

Japanese actress, singer, and model Chiaki Kuriyama, known for her frightful role in Ju-On (2000) and her scary schoolgirl appearance in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), adds toy designer to her resume as Medicom Toy releases her “MY FIRST BE@RBRICK, B@BY” piece. Using the 11-inch tall “400% BE@RBRICK” as the base, Chiaki’s renditions have the ABS plastic figures cast in two color variations: pearlescent navy blue and pearlescent orange. Both have transparent bellies filled with beads, which would probably act like a baby rattle when shaken. Released as an over-the-counter only piece a month ago, the insane demand for these caused Medicom to recently announce an online lottery for these re-release copies — though the lottery is only open to residents of Japan.

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