Even though Japanese toy/creative firm MEDICOM TOY hosts its product exhibition on an annual basis, the 2011 MEDICOM TOY World Tour 2 reached a milestone – the 10th anniversary of its BE@RBRICK (aka BEARBRICK) line of figurines, one that helped MEDICOM TOY to become a household name among collectors. To marked this important significance, MEDICOM TOY created three collaborative designs which coincide with the three major bear species – brown bear, black bear, and polar bear. With the CONVERSE BE@RBRICK collection, in the forms of Chuck Taylor Hi and Jack Purcell with white fur, readily available in Japan, next were the ones from Nike collaborations. As the black and brown bear representations, the Nike Air Force 1 Low Premium TZ features a luxurious appointment of faux pony hair. Indulged every part of the upper on the brown bear version and majority of the upper on the black bear version, Nike Sportswear added tumbled leather accents, along with the BE@RBRICK insignia on the tongue tab. Premium leather lined the interior of both editions, imprinted with “BE@RBRICK 10th Anniversary x Nike” in reference to this special partnership. Finally, each includes 3 sets of laces to coordinate with the colors.
Part of the “Tier Zero” product line, the pack was originally to be available in Japan only. But as luck would have it, Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer just received them, one of only three retailers in the world and the only one this side of the Pacific. Both are set to launch tomorrow, January 21st, at 11 am EST.
Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer
21 Mercer Street | Map
New York, NY 10013
TEL #: 212-226-5433
Release Date: January 21st, 2012 (Saturday) | 11 am
Color: Dark Cinder/Dark Cinder