Bearbrick series, or to be more accurate BE@RBRICK series, are bear-shaped toys designed in a cartoon style and produced by Japanese Medicom Toy. The first figure has been released in 2001 as a gift and since then the figurine has been replicated using different sizes, designs, and materials.
Bearbrick series usually range between 50% to 1000%. The standard figurine is the 100% representation and is 2.7″ tall. It is the most classic and common format. All Bearbrick series are released in this size and are available in blind boxes. The second most common format for Bearbrick series, that most collectors buy is the 400% representation and is 11″ tall. The 200% version is less common and an in-between the 100% and 400% figurine. It is 5.7″ tall.
The 1000% version is the largest regular Be@rbrick model and is only released in Limited Edition as a collectible statue.
Bearbrick series are limited edition. This makes them limited in nature and consequently difficult to collect. Released twice a year for the Winter and the Summer collection, each series is identified by a number and consists of four different categories with a different level of rarity. Basic, Standard, Artists, and Secret.
While its limited edition strategy guarantees long-lasting interest, it’s the different joint efforts and collaborations that BE@RBRICKS share in that truly make these forms of art.