When The Blot first heard Medicom would be releasing a series of 1000%, 400% and 100% Be@rbricks based on Kaws’ Dissected Companions I was beyond excited. But now that the first pictures of the Kaws x Medicom Dissected Companion Be@rbricks have hit the web, I am more than a little underwhelmed. These could have been amazing figures, but I was hoping for a little more than printed on organs. This isn’t to say the figures won’t a) sell out instantly and b) fetch a ridiculously high price on the secondary market, they just aren’t blowing me away like I expected them to. Regardless, I’d still love to add one to my collection!
The details on this figure’s release are a little hard to decipher. From what I can tell the Kaws Dissected Companion Be@rbricks is definitely being released in Japan at the Original Fake store on February 28th. What I can’t tell is if this is a Japan exclusive release or if some figures will be released on a later date in the US. I have read conflicting reports.
Either way, the figure will be released in all three Be@rbrick sizes, which is very cool. 1000% Kaws Dissected Companion Be@rbricks will retail for $291, the 400% Be@rbricks will retail for $88 and the 100% Be@rbricks will retail for $17.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The minute The Blot found out about Organ Donors, an all new series of extremely unique blind boxed vinyl figures by FOOX, I knew you guys would want check them out. I especially love this series because of one figure in particular, care to make a guess which one it is? Let’s just say its colorway is based on a certain armored Avenger who also starred in one of the biggest movies of 2008.
The idea for Organ Donors came to artist David Foox when a member of his wife's family had to have a double lung transplant. He had had Cystic Fibrosis since the day he was born and he was lucky enough to get a set of lungs from an Iron Man athlete. Someone's lungs helped this family member to live longer than ever expected, and it was this miracle that was the seed for the Organ Donors by FOOX vinyl toy series.
Each 3.25 inch Organ Donor vinyl figure has 5 points of articulation and comes individually packaged in a blind box with foil wrap on the inside. There are 9 different organs represented in the Organ Donors series (Lungs, Stem Cells, Brains, Eyeball/Cornea, Blood Cells, Kidneys, Livers, Plasma & Heart) with 24 different colorways in all.
Each colorway has it’s own ratio, so some Organ vinyl figures are rarer than others. But no matter which figure you get they all come wearing a typical hospital gown, and you know what that means…the Organ’s butt cheeks are always showing!
The entire series of Organ Donors is limited to just 12,000 figures produced and will retail for $15 per figure. They are scheduled to be hitting store shelves worldwide the second week of March 2009, but if you can't wait another day you can also order Organ Donors immediately directly from FOOX at his website FOOX-U here (they even come autographed by special request!).