Sunday, August 8, 2010

What is a Bearbrick?

Different Bearbrick Sizes

Bearbrick or (Be@rbrick) is a bear-shaped toy released by Medicom Toy, a Japanese company.

Bearbricks are actually a kind of designer toy. You have this simple basic bear-shaped toy and based on this basic shape, designers are free to design it however they want. Bearbricks have showcased designer brands, movie/music themes, characters, to name a few.

Bearbricks also come in different sizes and materials. A Bearbrick standard size is 100% (7 cm tall). Other sizes are 50% (4 cm), 70% (5 cm), 200% (14 cm), 400% (28 cm) and 1000% (70 cm).

Most are in plastic, but we have seen some figures that are flocked, furry and glow-in-the-dark plastic. They come in wood and recently, in metal too (for the 200% Chogokin series).

Bearbricks are produced limited in numbers. Because of this, pieces that are high in demand make them highly-collectible items.

Featured Bearbricks:
- 50% size Fragment Design from SENSE Magazine Aug 2010
- 70% size Shrek from Pepsi NEX x Paramount Japan
- 100% size Horror from Series 5
- 200% size Chogokin Original Fake KAWS Companion
- 400% size Iron Man 2 Mark VI

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ritchie

    I was wondering if there are white or non-colloured brearbricks wich you can paint on or something. Do you know anything about that?