kittyasauras, please excuse me if I'm misunderstanding you, but this doll isn't the same as the 1/6 kit that dezarii posted about in the Painting, Customizing, and Esthetics forum. They're both made by Production Ariadne, but the doll in this thread is in the 60cm range, and the most recent BIN price I saw for her on Yahoo!Japan was 27,000 yen (about $280, with the current exchange rate). As best I can tell from the Y!J auction listings, the 60cm doll comes assembled, not in kit form. It is possible to buy the 60cm body by itself, without the head; Production Ariadne lists the body on Y!J as well as the full doll. The price for the body alone is about $230, as of right now. I would have to look at the auction listings again to be sure, but I think the 60cm body also comes assembled (at least the auction pictures show an assembled/strung body, not pieces). One more edit, to add that Production Ariadne now sells two different bodies on Y!J; I hadn't realized this before, but I figured it out over the weekend. One is the original Production Ariadne body, the same as the one that comes with the full doll. The other body looks somewhat similar, but is designed to fit other companies' heads; the Y!J auction text says that this second type of body stands well and sits well. The price for the hybrid-ready body (I'm not sure what else to call it) is a little higher: 25,000 yen vs. 22,000 yen for the original body.