Sunday, February 14, 2010

the best of 19

Here it is, finally – my Series 19. I am going to admit outright that I didn't get the complete set because I felt that the others weren't special enough. I mean, some people got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a bearbrick and they blew it... :-/

Thank God for the talented bunch who designed the wonderful bearbricks above!


First row, left to right:


Jellybean (Carolina Blue)
Pattern (Leopard)
Flag (Spain)
Horror (Uglydoll / Wage by David Horvath)
SciFi (Star TrekSpock)
Cute (Shoko Nakagawa / Watanabe Entertainment)

Second row, left to right:

Animal (Paradise Lost, Donkey Sister by Jimmy Liao /Jimmy S.P.A.)
Artist (Kazuki Kuraishi / KZK)
Artist (Bad Robot)
Secret SciFi (Momotaros Imagine / Masked Rider Den O)
Secret (Stussy / XXXth Anniversary)
Secret Artist (My Dirty Diamonds / Matt Black)
Secret (Revolver Japan /Kiri)

(If you want to see which ones I didn't want/get, look for them here.)

I really like the Leopard Pattern and the flocked Kazuki Kuraishi bears. But the Uglydoll bearbrick is my favorite because it has a very interesting love story behind it.

Back in 2001, toy designers/lovers David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim had to part ways as she had to go back to her native Korea. He regularly sent her "I miss you" letters with his little "Wage" character drawn at the bottom of the page. Once, Sun-Min surprised David by sending him a plush doll version of Wage which she sewed herself. It was so cute that they both decided to sell copies of it at the Giant Robot Store in LA. Its overnight success gave birth to more Uglydoll characters that also became bestsellers in designer toy stores. David and Sun-Min are now married and have little cuties, not uglies, of their own. :-)

Happy Valentine's Day, bearbrick lovers!

Pic by Yours Truly / Copyright February 2010 /Uglydoll plush pic from www.iksentrik.co.uk / Drawing from www.uglydolls.com

9 comments:

michael terence fudot said...

nice collections though you didn't acquire them all.

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Michael, thanks for your compliment. The prices of bearbricks are getting a little crazy I have to be more selective in what I collect. After all, not all that are available are worth it. :-)

九份 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................

Marz said...

I have a question. I dropped by a local shop called 'clipper' in Trinoma where I saw three big plain Bearbricks (in white, pink and black) its around 15inches tall and sells for 2kPHP (seems pretty cheap).

I was wondering if those were legit or not? I saw a medicom label on it's foot but it seems too good to be true.

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Marz,

Are you sure they're 15 inches tall? They're probably fake.

400% Bearbricks are about 11 inches only. 100%s (which I collect) are about 1.6 inches. The biggest Bearbricks are 1000%s, which are approximately 27 inches tall. The newest size, 200%, is about 5.5 inches.

Hannah said...

I only have one Bearbrick (Spock) at the moment, but it's sparked my interest a lot and I've been having a blast looking through your entries and seeing all the different ones you have. Makes me wish I had gotten into this a little earlier when I see a particularly awesome one that I wish I could have. :)

Anonymous said...

i'll never look at hubert, my uglydoll, the same way again after knowing the history behind it. that is a beautiful love-commerce story. sigh.

Bearbrick Lover: said...

Hannah, it's never too late... :-)

louis vuitton said...

I like this book marke !!