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%.
We just released some brand new Be@rbricks at the Highsnobiety Shop, including this neat aroma-emitting one. As expected with these figurines, they went quickly. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Be@rbricks that are still available on the net. If you know anything about Medicom’s releases, 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 x BAPE x Levi's 100% & 400% Set
It’s a real shame when your Medicom Be@rbrick is more fly than you, which is why at first we were on the wall about this BAPE x Levi’s denim-dripped duo. 100% and 400% models sport Bape-trimmed indigo complete with a zipped hood.
Be@rbrick x MM6 Maison Margiela Macau 2020 100% & 400% Set
While some Be@rbricks feature unmissable designs and outfits, the MM6 Maison Margiela Be@rbricks bring a sense of pared-back cool. An ombré hue transitions from black to silver with glitter all the way while Margiela’s signature number table logo details the torso.
Be@rbrick x Nanoblock 2 Pack Set B 100%
Nanoblock — if you didn’t already know — is basically the Japanese version of LEGO. The 1x1 plastic bricks form the building blocks for a 100% Be@rbrick that comes with a classic partner in this set.
Be@rbrick x Star Wars The Mandalorian 100% & 400% Set
The Mandalorian recently overtook Game of Thrones as the most pirated TV show ever. Is that a compliment or not? We're not sure, but we are sure that whatever it is, it should be rewarded with this pair of 100% and 400% Bears.
Be@rbrick x Van Gogh Museum Van Gogh Self Portrait 1000%
From Star Wars to Van Gogh... This could only be a Be@arbrick collaboration list, really. This Van Gogh-emblazoned Bear proves that bigger is better, standing at 1000%.
Bearbrick x Keith Haring Keith Haring #5 100% & 400% Set
Keith Haring's unmistakable figures detail this Be@arbrick duo in 100% and 400% height. If you're looking for a bold addition to bright up your interiors then look no further.
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 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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