This isn't the first time Banksy – and Flower Bomber specifically – has gotten the toy treatment. Brandalism and MEDICOM TOY previously released versions of the sculpture. However, BAPE's refreshing take is all thanks to its signature camo print.
BAPE's iteration dresses the British graffiti artist’s Flower Bomber artwork in the brand’s famous green ABC CAMO. The print almost entirely covers the figurine, leaving only the flowers in their original coloring. The figure stands at about 14 inches tall (360mm) and is priced at ￥75,000 (about $715 USD).
Flower Bomber is one of Banksy's most iconic stencils. The drawing famously appeared on the wall that separates Israel from Palestine and shows a masked Palestinian throwing a bouquet of flowers. The man and the flower wrapping are made in black and white, while the flowers are done in color. Many believe that with this work Banksy is advocating for peaceful resolution of Israel-Palestine conflicts.
The Brandalism x BAPE Flower Bomber figurine will be available to buy on Saturday, November 7, at authorized A BATHING APE® stores, the BAPE webstore, 2G Tokyo, and MEDICOM TOY PLUS.