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 dropped three brand new Be@rbricks at the Highsnobiety Shop, with two new additions to the Medicom x NBA partnership as well as the loved-up Black Heart edition. As with all Be@rbricks, they might not stick around for too long, so, in addition to the NBA and Black Heart models, we've rounded up some of our favorite Be@rbricks that are still available on the net.
Scroll on for a look at our favorite Bearbrick toys reselling right now.
Be@rbrick x NBA Shaquille O’Neal 100% and 400%
Shaquille O’Neal in baby Be@rbrick form, anyone? Medicom Toy's ongoing partnership with the NBA adds more icons to its immortalized list, with Big Shaq joining the family this time around. Paying tribute to the basketball legend's tenure with Orlando Magic, this figure comes in the 400% and the rather un-Shaq-like 100%.
Be@rbrick Black Heart 1000%
The counterpart to a previously-released Green Heart Be@rbrick, this new figure is a nod to legendary guitarist Hide — of Japanese rock band X Japan — and his heart-covered guitar. This one previously dropped in smaller sizes, but seeing it in full, beautiful, 1000% form feels special.
Be@rbrick x CLOT x Nike Black Silk 1000%
Nike and CLOT's ongoing partnership has brought us silk-covered sneakers that wear away to reveal hidden layers. Last year, they brought that concept to Be@rbrick. This 1000% model has a rose gold silk colorway lying below the surface.
Be@rbrick x Baccarat 200%
Though pretty much all of them are collectible, Be@rbricks don't often come as luxe as this one. Crafted from 100 percent crystal by Swiss fine craft experts Baccarat, this figure was part of our Not In Paris virtual exhibition that happened recently and is complete with laser etching to mark the occasion.
Be@rbrick x Fragment Design Polygon Chess 400%
Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment has become well-known in the streetwear world for its out-of-the-box collabs. This one, from 2019, carved the iconic Be@rbrick shape into something more geometric, adding a chessboard all-over print.
Be@rbrick x Bape x Mastermind 1000%
Bape and Mastermind recently teamed up with Dr. Martens for a spin on the 1461 shoe. It's not the first time they've been involved in a three-way collab, though. This Bape x Mastermind 1000% Be@rbrick arrived last year, offering a loud camo option for collectors.
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.
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