From Vinyl Creep
Bearbrick are cute little bears made by Medicom, in the style of their Kubrick series. Most of the designs are by Medicom, although with each series there are usually one or two designs from artists outside of Medicom including H R Giger and Nathan Jurevicius. Every 2" series has the following figures designed by Medicom; Basic, Cute, Horror, Pattern, Flag, Jellybean, Animal, SF, and chase figures by guest artists.
As well as the regular series, there have been many many crossovers to film, cartoon, clothing and corporate companies, including Nike and Spiderman. There are increasing numbers of sets incorporating both Bearbrick and their Kubrick cousins.
Some of the more expensive and sought after Bearbricks have been released in larger sizes such as 400% (8") figures. These are often released in extremely limited numbers. The 1000% (20") figures are released in even more limited numbers, and sometimes only one offs.
- Series 01 - 2001 Guests: Mr. Hanakuma, Hiroto
- Series 02 - 2001 Guests: Noriya Takeyama, Mori Chack
- Series 03 - 2002 Guests: Hiroshi Fujiwara, Devilrobots
- Series 04 - 2002 Guests: Inoue Santa, Kaws
- Series 05 - 2002 Guests: Futura, Tokoro-San
- Series 06 - 2003 Guests: Frank Kozik, Hitomi
- Series 07 - 2004 Guests: Bounty Hunter
- Series 08 - 2004 Guests: James Jarvis
- Series 09 - 2004 Guests:
- Series 10 - 2005 Guests:
- Series 11 - 2005 Guests: Futura, Taro Shoten
- Series 12 - 2006 Guests: H R Giger
- Series 13 - 2006 Guests: Yoriko Hoshi
- Series 14 - 2007 Guests: Conrad Leach, Ronnie Cutrone, Lily Franky, Dr Romanelli
- Series 15 - 2007
- Series 16 - 2008
- Series 17 - 2008 Guests: Gurren Lagann, Rolito
- Series 18 - 2009 Guests: Tokidoki, Hello Kitty
- Series 19 - 2009 Guests: Jimmy Liao, Bad Robot
- Series 20 - 2010 Guests: Mark Gonzales, SSUR
- Series 21 - 2010 Guests: Eric Haze, Karel Capek, Mark Ward
- Series 22 - 2011
- Series 23 - 2011 Guests: Lamour Supreme
- Series 24 - 2012
- Series 25 - 2012 Guests: Nike, Klaus Haapaniemi, Reki Kawahara, Sebastian Masuda, Yoshimoto Kogyo
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