Produced by the largest Japanese collectible Toy company Medicom, BE@RBRICKs have become one of the most recognisable characters in the world, and some of the most sought after. The first figure was released 27th May 2001 as a free gift for visitors of the World Character convention. The toys stemmed from the already popular Kubricks, which pay homage to director Stanley Kubrick. The Kubrick logo uses the same font as A Clockwork Orange as well as the 'Ku' meaning 9 in Japanese. Each Kubrick and BE@RBRICK contain nine parts or tools: head, torso, hips, hands and legs. All BE@RBRICKS are limited edition and rarely re-released. BE@RBRICK Blind Box Series are released twice annually with each series including highly rare designs. All contents of blind boxes are random, and it is impossible to discern what is inside a blind box without opening the package. Hence, it is extremely difficult to collect a whole set.
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