I am sure you are familiar with BEARBRICK (stylized as [email protected]). This half-bear, half-Kubrick figure that, for some reason, has a potbelly, has been around for over two decades. Since its introduction, it has since countless co-branding/collaborations.

BAPE x BEARBRICK x Transformers Figure

But whatever collaborations, the iconic pot-bellied bear shape never changes. That was until Takara Tomy’s Transformers franchise joined hands with BAPE last year. [email protected] becomes playable, thanks to the ability to transform from a [email protected] to Optimus Prime and vice versa.

Last year’s BAPE x BEARBRICK x Transformers Figure was based on the Transformers Masterpiece Convoy BAPE® Version, featuring a green colorway mixed up with BAPE camo print and BAPE’s ape head branding.

Fast forward to 2022, we have another BAPE x BEARBRICK x Transformers Figure, also based on the Transformers Masterpiece Convoy BAPE® Version but the red variant. Everything remains unchanged from last year’s offering, including the iconic BAPE camo treatment.

BAPE x BEARBRICK x Transformers Figure

The red version is essentially a repaint of the first collab piece. Which kind of funny because that’s what Hasbro/Takara Tomy love doing: serving up repaint/deco toys.

Anywho, the BAPE x BEARBRICK x Transformers Figure Red Ver., which is of 200% size (i.e. 145 mm or about 5.7 inches), was released in January for 7,480 yen (about US$65).

It was listed on Rakuten Japan but it appears to be sold out. But you probably can still locate it at some of your local toy stores.

BAPE x BEARBRICK x Transformers Figure

Images: Medicom Toy [JP].

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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