Private Collection: BE@RBRICK - Seen @ Culture Cartel 2018

And while I'd previously Instagrammed snaps (above slideshow) I'd taken at Culture Cartel 2018 for the BE@RBRICK COLLECTION showcased display, this'll be the first time seeing this on the TOYSREVIL-blog, along with new images (by Angeline Kang), for archival and your gawking pleasures, of course :)

Amassed and on-show was a splendid collection of 400% sized BBs - all of whom had belonged to Shawn Wee, along with the 1000% PEKOs, while all other 000% BBs belong to a collector named "Jimi" (Thanks for the heads, Shawn!).

"Today, BE@RBRICKs are one of the most sought-after collectibles in the world, with big name collaborations under its belt including KAWS, Comme des Garçons, Colette, Swarovski, Chanel, Nike, Andy Warhol and more; it is no wonder that the average price points for rare editions are easily in the 5-digits region, with the Yue Minjun ‘Qiu Tu’ 1000% BE@RBRICK fetching a whopping USD160,000 at auction — the most expensive BE@RBRICK ever sold." (

BEARBRICKS has become the defacto lifestyle status collectible, with its licensed hypebeast brands and pop culture recognisable characters, and generally acknowledged by folks keen to collect a slice of the Scene-Culture, IMHO - it does not matter who you are - Collector, Connoisseur or Artist/Designer. It started out as a basic entry-level accessible collectible, since blossomed to a status-symbol of sorts, with names attached to these production collectibles to signify you have become "legit" to the adoring masses!

You might not necessarily know who or what the low-brow artists/collectibles featured regularly in this niche blog of mine are - in the context of BB production figures (which has been evolving through the years), but BBs are even basic toynews to hype-sites around the world, and a warm salute to Medicom Toy for making it so, IMHO.

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Always appreciative of the fact that @nicnacked has been supportive of my hobby despite having limited space at home. Kudos to @culturecartelcon team for the neat setup, these toys haven’t been out of my home since I started collecting over 14 years ago. A weekend to be grateful, and hope this display will inspire more people to collect be@rbricks in SG đź“·:@regardingedward _______________________________________________________ #bearbrick #toys #vinyltoys #toyart #toyartistry #popart #bearbrick400 #toystagram #instatoys #kidult #vsco #vscocam #collectibles #instaart #hypebeast #hypebeastart #atoyaday #toycrewbuddies #toyplanet #toycollector #sonyalphasclub #sony #sonya6000 #a6000 #bearbrick1000 #culturecartel2018 #culturecartelxmercedesbenz

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