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10th anniversary edition guide

Yasmin Yusoff F10DM0064 2C 25 October 2011

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Full Collection Available for Purchase in

www.medicomtoy.co.jp

USA:

Hong Kong:

Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery 1953 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Naughty Guy 7/F, Sino Center, 580 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Hong Kong.

Number: 312-491-9501 Japan:

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Malaysia:

Monster Bearbrick Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0021 Ebisunishi Tel: (03) 3463-3555

ActionCity JB City Square, Johor Bahru #MK4-01 & 02, Level 4 Tel: +607-22-25-077

Korea:

Singapore:

Kinki Robot Shinsa store 1 Floor Smart Exchange Building, ShinsaDong 648-12, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

313@Somerset 313 Orchard Road, #04-04A Tel: +65-6884-7518

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INTRODUCTION Letter from Editor:

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elcome to the wonderful world of Bearbricks! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer ligula urna, consequat ut tempor ut, iaculis ac sem. Aliquam et eros erat. Nullam in odio et nibh ornare egestas non quis mauris. Donec convallis aliquam facilisis. Nunc consectetur eleifend dolor, pharetra laoreet urna adipiscing a. Aliquam et eros erat. Nullam in odio et nibh ornare egestas non quis mauris. Donec convallis aliquam facilisis. Vivamus dapibus lobortis facilisis. Morbi ligula urna, placerat laoreet blandit vel, viverra ac sem. Donec in tempus dolor. Vestibulum eros ipsum, euismod feugiat tempus vel, venenatis ut velit. Mauris eget rutrum risus!

Cheif Editor

Take care and have fun collecting them! :)

Yasmin Yusoff

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CONTENTS Wha t a re B ea r br i c ks?

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H i stor y of B ea r br i c ks

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B ea r br i c k Themes

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Through the Yea rs: 2001 - 201 1 B ea r br i c k Collec tions

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Colla bora tion Wor ks

p g 1 2 - 13

Order For m

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what are

BEARBRICKS? Know more about the adorable beasts! Bearbrick is a collectible toy designed and produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated. The name is derived from the fact that the figure is a cartoon-style representation of a bear, and that it is a variation of MediCom’s Kubrick design. The at sign in the place of the letter a is a visual device that is a part of the Bearbrick brand, and as such, a trademark of MediCom Toy.

The figure is an anthropomorphized bear with an extremely simplified form and a pot belly. Each plastic figure features nine parts (widely referred to as tools in the toy industry): head, torso, hips, arms, hands, and legs; These nine tools allow eight points of articulation: swivel head, swivel waist, ball joint arms, swivel wrists, and ball joint legs. jshdfjkhakshdkjahsdkjahsdkjashdkjaskajshaskjh

Bearbricks are most often sold individually in blind box assortments, which figures are in small boxes, and the only way to know which figure is inside a particular box is to purchase and open the box. While many retailers sell Bearbricks in blind boxes, each for the same price, other retailers calculate the frequency of the figures, and sell them at prices that vary accordingly;

in this instance, the Basic figure would be the least expensive, and the second of the two Artist figures would be the most expensive, as it occurs least often in a case. The figures most valued by collectors are “chase” figures, which are unannounced and not shown in advertisements or on the box alongside other figures in the series.

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bearbrick’s

HISTORY

The birth of a new toy generation The first figure was released 27 May 2001 as a free gift to visitors of the World Character Convention 12 in Tokyo. Since then Bearbricks have been released in several different sizes: using a variety of materials, including wood, felt, and glow-in-the-dark plastic. The standard size is seven centimeters high, and these figures are referred to as 100% Bearbricks. Other Bearbricks are named for their size relative to the standard: 50% are four centimeters high, 70% are five centimeters high, 400% are 28 centimeters high, and 1000% are 70 centimeters high. A 200% size chogokin Bearbrick has also been produced standing 14 centimeters tall.

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BEARBRICK THEMES

bearbrick has worked with many designers and musicians around the world

Bearbricks differ from their predecessor Kubricks, in that each series includes 18 figures in different themes, which are constant from series to series:

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BEARBRICK Basic, solid-color with a letter in a second color on its chest

Jellybean

Pattern

a solid-color figure molded in translucent plastic.

patterned deco that may range from polka dots to patterns designed by artist and designer Charles Eames.

Anime fans rejoice! Being one of the only two anime series brands that has collaborated with Bearbrick to release a figure, (other one being Neon Evangelion appearing in SF), Naruto finally has it’s own bearbrick counterpart! One of the most successful animes in this generation, you can now own your own Bearbrick version of Naruto. 100% : 400% :

$ 60

$ 150

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KAWS X BEARBRICK

BBC 007

KAWS needs no self-introduction. The legendary artist whose works are favorites among A-list celebrities releases a new Bearbrick to the family. Available in 400% only.

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a figure painted as a nation’s flag.

400% :

Horror based upon a well-known horror film, or other source in the horror genre.

BBC 008

$ 160

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COLLABORATIONS BEARBRICK

BEARBRICK THEMES

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BBC 001

BBC 002

Bearbrick joined forces with Daft Punk and delivered a stunning pair that features the Daft Punk duo in their “Tron� costume. Available in only 400% size.

$ 400(per pair) $250(separately)

DR. ROMANELLI X BEARBRICK

SF (abbreviation of science fiction), a figure with a theme based upon a science fiction source, often a film.

Cute

Animal

a figure which visually represents the concept of cuteness.

a figure which depicts an actual animal.

Dr Romanelli aka DRx is already an international household name in the fashion, music and marketing industry, known for drawing famous cartoon characters in a different way. Now a fulltime designer, he decided to collaborate with Bearbrick to produce 3 figurines paying tribute to the Nutcracker, Popeye and Beetle Bailey.

BBC 003

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BBC 004

BBC 005

$ 30 each 400% : $ 100 each 100% :

Artist two figures, each designed by a visual artist.

Hero consists of superheroes from DC or Marvel comics.

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SERIES 1

Pattern BB 002

$ 8 each

SERIES 10

$ 8 each

Basic BB 052

Flag BB 003

Cute BB 053

Pattern BB 057

Hero Jellybean BB 004

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Cute BB 005

BB 054

Basic BB 001 16

Jellybean BB 055

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SERIES 9

Basic BB 046

$ 8 each

Pattern BB 047

Flag BB 048

SERIES 2

$ 8 each

Basic BB 006

Jellybean BB 007

SF

BB 008

Cute BB 010

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Cute BB 049

Jellybean BB 050

Hero BB 051

Horror BB 009

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SERIES 3

Cute BB 014

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$ 8 each

Basic

SF

BB 012

BB 013

Jellybean BB 015

Flag BB 016

SERIES 8

SERIES $ 8 each 9

Jellybean

Pattern BB 042

Cute BB 043

Hero BB 044

BB 041

SF

BB 045

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SERIES 7

$ 8 each

SERIES 4

$ 8 each

Pattern BB 019 SF

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Basic BB 034

Basic BB 017

Cute BB 036

Jellybean BB 018

SF Pattern

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Flag BB 039

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Horror BB 022

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SERIES 5

Basic BB 023

$ 8 each

Cute BB 024

SF

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$SERIES 8 each

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Flag BB 026

Horror BB 027

Pattern BB 028

Animal BB 031

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SERIES 6

Cute BB 030

Jellybean BB 032

SF

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