Bape Play Figures

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BAPE Play Figures
Type Figure
Company Medicom
Country Japan
Availability 1998–2000

The BAPE Play figures were released in 1998 and 2000 by Medicom and came in several varieties. It is unclear when exactly they were released, some sources say 2000 (such as the Mo'Wax 21 book) while others say 1998[1]. It's possible some were released in 1998 and others in 2000.

The figures were designed by Nigo and Hama Hayao.

The figures are 12" (30cm) tall, and each comes with it's own accessories and collectors card.

Agency Preventive Evil Series #1 AGENT NIGO

Accessories include extra hands, record, sunglasses, and ape mask. Underneath the ski jacket Nigo wears a t-shirt with the letter A. The card inside the box explains the figure is "Bape Play 002 - Nigo," and is a limited edition of 1000.

Agency Preventive Evil Series #1 AGENT NIGO in Camo

Accessories include extra hands, record, sunglasses, and ape mask. Figure comes with card which explains the figure is "Bape Play 002.5 - The Ape Man," and is a limited edition of 170. This figure has become known as "Clear Nigo" by some fans due to its clear mask.[2]

Agency Preventive Evil Series #2 J-E1 77 UNKLE

The James Lavelle figure came with sunglass, record, Pointman mask and gloves. Figure comes with card which explains the figure is "Bape Play 003 - James Lavelle," and is a limited edition of 1000. A t-shirt was also created by Futura for BAPE with the J-E1 77 character. [3]

Agency Preventive Evil Series Ape Agent Nigo, J-E1 77 Unkle Deluxe Two Pack

These two pack contains a Nigo and James Lavelle (J-El 77) figure wearing BAPE varsity jackets, with BAPE t-shirts underneath. Nigo has an ape mask, while James has a Pointman mask and gloves. The box has a flap that reveals the figures through shaped windows.


External Links

Figures in Playground magazine

Nigo toy photos and information

Beastiemania interview with Nigo regarding the figures

Archived article on figures

References