Produced and designed in Japan, Medicom Toy's Bearbrick (or BE@RBRICK) first stepped onto the figurine scene in 2001. Since then, the Japanese-made toys have ridden the collectibles wave which is building momentum day by day as a new outlet for sneakerheads, streetwear aficionados, and art lovers to get their fix. Over the years, Be@rbrick stock has risen thanks to a long list of collaboration pieces with some of the biggest names in contemporary art, fashion, and design.
For the uninitiated, Be@rbrick toys come in various sizes, which are listed from 100% to 1000%. 100% is the smallest, coming in at 2-inches (5cm), while the biggest size, the 1000%, is as tall as 27-inches (70cm). In general, the most popular sizes tend to be 100%, 200%, and 400%.
As we all come round to our current reality of spending almost all of our lives at home, it’s never been a better time to spruce up your interiors a bit. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Be@rbricks on the net. If you know anything about Medicom’s hit figurines, you’ll know that they can reach some eye-watering prices, but we’ve selected something for every budget. So clear some room on your shelves and welcome a new personality into your home.
Scroll on for a look at our favorite Bearbrick toys reselling right now.
Be@rbrick BAIT x Medicom Gold Bar 100%
Collectibles retailer BAIT gives the bear a shiny re-up for the Gold Bar iteration. Created to mimic the look of a gold bar, the bear comes with its cardboard box which is good enough to put on display itself.
Be@rbrick x Saturdays NYC 100% & 400% Figure
Saturdays NYC outfits the 100% and 400% Be@rbricks in a sleek wetsuit complete with hood and space for the bear’s ears. The back zipper of the 400% bear features a branded zipper pull for authentic appeal.
Be@rbrick x ANDY WARHOL "Flowers" 100% & 400% Figures
One of the reasons that the Be@rbrick has reached such heights of popularity is that it has become a kind of canvas on which to display art around the home. This iteration sees Andy Warhol’s iconic 1970 work ‘Flowers’ as an all-over print.
Be@rbrick 'Breaking Bad' 100% & 400% Figures
Walter White is one of TV’s most memorable characters, especially when he’s sporting his bright yellow hazmat suit and gas mask which, now we think of it, is serious 2020 vibes. This pair of Bears honors TV’s most-loved narcotics manufacturer.
Be@rbrick x Fragment Design x Baccarat Figure
This figurine epitomizes what we love about the Be@rbrick. Three seemingly disparate brands join forces over the canvas of the bear and this beauty is the outcome. Referencing the famous crystal work or Baccarat, this geometric bear is a serious eye-catcher but get ready to lay some serious money down for it.
Be@rbrick x Jean-Michel Basquiat 100% & 400% Set
Jean-Michel Basquiat's unmistakable scrawls grace this pair of 100% and 400% collectibles. Although there's a lot going on, the pared-back color palette means this set is a safe addition to any style of interior.
Be@rbrick BAIT x Medicom Rick and Morty 400%
BAIT returns to our roundup with a 400% Rick toy. Everybody's favorite intergalactic-traveling grandad is the perfect subject for a Be@rbrick — we think if he existed he'd probably own a sizeable Medicom collection.
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