2001 by Medicom Toy
BE@RBRICKs are collectible figures comprised of nine parts — a head, torso, hips, arms, hands, and legs with joints that can move, which come in a range of materials, although most frequently plastic.
The adorable figurine has become an icon in both fashion and art. Since it has stepped onto the scene in 2001, the Japanese-produced and designed toy has been a fervently desired collectible — consistently on the top of collectors’ wishlist. Why? BE@RBRICK has attracted a wide array of collaborators, including Hiroshi Fujiwara, FDMTL, BAPE, Chanel, Disney, Daniel Arsham, Sean Wotherspoon, READYMADE, and Evisu — just to name a few.
The most expensive BE@RBRICK is the ‘Qiu Tu’ 1000% Bearbrick (2008), a one-off design created by Chinese contemporary artist Yue Minjun, which sold for a staggering $157,000 at auction.
Now, when you are on the hunt for your next MediCom collectible, you should be aware that BE@RBRICK toys come in various heights, 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%. Keep that in mind as you shop for your BE@RBRICK.
You can cop your own BE@RBRICK at the Highsnobiety Shop.