Thursday, February 22, 2007

profile of a be@rbrick collector

In the Philippines, I've only met two other people who collect Be@rbricks. One is a charming 10 year old girl named Zoe (left), daughter of one of the creative directors in our office. Once, I gave her a Thermo Be@rbrick which changed color according to temperature. Her mother, Kat, told me that upon coming home one night, she opened their freezer to find a pale, frosty Be@rbrick sitting on the ice tray, right next to a slab of frozen Angus.

The other collector is a more unlikely kind of toy geek. His name is Jason (right), a hunky Filipino-Australian commerical model. During one of our shoots (for a product our ad agency handled), he revealed that he owned seventy (70) Be@rbricks. And that he always carried a bear with him (one with an Australian flag motif) whenever he traveled away from home. How sweet!

4 comments:

Socky said...

Your story about jason reminds of little kids who never leave home without their teddy bear. If you were to be out of home or country for a while, what bearbrick would you bring with you? Just curious.

Juan Ariel Comia said...

I would probably bring my 'Year of the Dog' Be@rbrick, to remind me of my dog, Kenzo who can't travel with me.

ILoveJason said...

whats his full name?? the jason! so handsome!

Bearbrick Lover: said...

His surname was Pennings, I believe.