Bearbrick

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Bearbrick (rendered Be@rbrick) is a collectible toy which are designed and produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated. They were first released in 2001 and are highly saught out by fans.[1] Since 2003 MediCom have partnered with James Lavelle and UNKLE on several occasions to create various Bearbrick X UNKLE designs. As well as Bearbrick's, MediCom is responsible for the Kubrick series of toys as well. For UNKLE X Kubrick collaborations see: Kubrick.


Unkle - Secret Pattern Be@rbrick Series 6

Unkle - Secret Pattern Be@rbrick Series 6
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Type Mini Figure
Company MediCom
Country Japan
Availability 2003–2003
Materials ABS

The Unkle - Secret Pattern Be@rbrick Series 6 was the first Unkle X Bearbrick collaboration, and was released in May 2003.[2]

The figure is clear, with a camouflage pattern, and a silver circular feature on the front.[3]

The Unkle Bearbrick was not advertised along with the rest of the series released at the time, and so is known as a 'Secret' design. Because Bearbricks are sold in a closed box, known as a 'blind box', you don't know which design you will receive until you have opened it. You have a 1/192 chance of recieving the Unkle design.[4]

WORLD WIDE TOUR BE@RBRICK UNKLE 400%

WORLD WIDE TOUR BE@RBRICK UNKLE 400%
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Other names BWWT Unkle Be@rbrick 400%
Type Mini Figure
Company MediCom
Country Japan
Availability 2004–2005
Materials ABS

The copyright on the figure states 2004 as it was created for the Be@rbrick World Wide Tour in Osaka (held from 2 to 17 October 2004)[5], but the figure was not shipped until Febuary 2005[6]

The figure is approximately 280mm tall, and features a tattoo like designs across its arms and back[7] on top of a blue and white camouflage design. The same blue and white design was used on the UNKLE X KUBRICK 1000% UNKLE released in the same year.

WORLD WIDE TOUR BE@RBRICK UNKLE 100%

WORLD WIDE TOUR BE@RBRICK UNKLE 100%
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Other names BWWT Unkle Be@rbrick 100%
Type Mini Figure
Company MediCom
Country Japan
Availability 2004–2005
Materials ABS

Similar to the 400% design, this Unkle Bearbrick was shipped in Febuary 2005[8], and features a similar design to the 400% also.

While the 400% could be purchased on its own, the 100% was made available in a set of 10 Bearbrick figures[9].

The set was sold for ¥ 8,190 (tax included)[10].

SURRENDER X MEDICOM BE@RBRICK

SURRENDER X MEDICOM BE@RBRICK
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Type Figure
Company MediCom
Country Japan
Availability 2005–2005
Materials ABS

Released June 22nd 2005 at the Surrender Store, the SURRENDER BE@BRICK features a design based on the SURRENDER Skull Hoodie, an item from the label's first collection featuring a Skull Design by Alan Forbes.[11]

The figure is painted with a thermo coating so when the figure is exposed to light the design changes to reveal a different design underneath the black[12][13]

The 100% sized figure is 70mm tall, while the 400% figure is 280mm. The set were originally sold for ¥7,140 (tax included).[14]

BE@RBRICK UNKLE

BE@RBRICK UNKLE
2010Bearbrick.jpg
Type Figure
Company MediCom
Country Japan
Availability 2010–2010
Materials ABS

The 2010 BE@RBRICK UNKLE collaboration came in both a clear and green camouflage design as a 100% size figure, with the clear design also available as a 400% figure.[15]

The 100% was originally cost ¥ 1,575 (tax included), while the 400% size was sold for ¥ 7,140 (tax included).[16]

Each Bearbrick features the same tattoo like designs seen previously on the WORLD WIDE TOUR BE@RBRICK UNKLE 400% figure.

UNKLE x Bearbrick

BE@RBRICK UNKLE
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Other names UNKLE x Medicom Toy "Daydreaming..." Bearbrick
Type Figure
Company MediCom
Country Japan
Availability 2015–2015
Materials ABS

The 2015 collaboration was available in 100% and 400% sizes, both with white on black designs, though with slightly different finishes between the sizes.[17][18]

Order were open between October 24 2014 - November 10 2014, with figures shipping in March 2015. The original prices were ¥1,620 (tax included) for the 100% figure, and ¥8,424 (tax included) for the 400%[19].


External Links

Bearbrick website

Bearbrick on Wikipedia

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearbrick
  2. https://toysdorado.com/bearbrick/secret-pattern-unkle-series-06-100
  3. https://fs-hobby.jp/collection/berbrick-series-6-secret-裏pattern-unkle/
  4. http://rotocasted.com/toy/1967/unkle-secret-pattern-berbrick-series-6/
  5. </https://toysdorado.com/bearbrick/bwwt-unkle-400
  6. http://www.bearbrick.com/360.html
  7. http://gtoystage.com/bearbrick/bearbrick-world-wide-tour-exhibition-400-unkle
  8. http://www.bearbrick.com/358.html
  9. http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/prod/dt/8/140/1899.html
  10. http://www.bearbrick.com/358.html
  11. https://www.freshnessmag.com/2009/02/25/surrender-medicom-toy-100/
  12. https://hypebeast.com/2009/6/surrender-x-medicom-toy-bearbrick-100-400
  13. https://ymlp.com/zYAR2G
  14. http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/search/3731.html
  15. https://www.kidrobot.com/blogs/news/unkle-us-tour-exclusive-bearbrick-giveaway
  16. https://translate.google.com.au/#ja/en/【ご注文受付方法】%0A%0A1%2F6計画店頭販売及びインターネット販売%0A【ご注文受付期間】%092010年9月4日(土)%2012%3A00%20~%20在庫終了まで%0A【商品発送時期】%09ご注文後2週間以内の順次発送%0A%20%0A※%09この商品は完全限定生産品につき、規定数量になりましたら販売終了とさせて頂きます%E3%80%82%0A予めご了承ください%E3%80%82%0A%E3%80%80%0Aお申し込みは「1家族(1アドレス・1住所)当たり各1体」とさせて頂きます%E3%80%82%0Aお支払い方法は代金引換とクレジット決済がご利用いただけます%E3%80%82%0Aなお、別途送料が必要となります%E3%80%82%0A送料+発送諸経費は、クレジット決済の場合、全国一律840円、%0A代金引換の場合は1%2C500円が加算されます%E3%80%82予めご了承ください%E3%80%82%0A・%09BE@RBRICK%20UNKLE%20100%(CAMOUFLAGE%20%2F%20CLEAR%20)%09各¥1%2C575(税込)%0A・%0ABE@RBRICK%20UNKLE%20400%(CLEAR)%09¥7%2C140(税込)%0A%0A※%09発送はご注文後2週間以内の順次発送を予定しておりますが、お申し込み件数によっては%0A予告なく遅延する場合がございます%E3%80%82予めご了承ください%E3%80%82%0A※%09ご送品は日本国内のみとさせて頂きます%E3%80%82
  17. http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/search/9454.html
  18. http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/search/9453.html
  19. https://web.archive.org/web/20141031202748/http://www.bearbrick.com/bea_uncle/