This Bearbrick celebrates one of the world-renowned artist’s most well known works. The image of the Flying Balloons Girl first appeared on a wall in the West Bank in 2005, with many believing that piece represents the many children caught in the conflict between Palestine and Israel, who just want to escape the situation. Released in 2021 by MediCom, this 1000% Bearbrick is made of PVC Plastic and features Banksy’s Flying Balloons Girl motif printed across the entire surface of the ursine figure in black.
The first BE@RBRICK was birthed by MediCom Toy in Japan in 2001, and no one could have anticipated the subsequent impact it would have on popular culture. The bear-like figure has attracted an impressive array of star-studded collabs, which bridges streetwear, fashion and art in a colourful flurry of desirable collectibles, and it has moved into art galleries as well as the homes of A-list celebrities. BE@RBRICKS are collectable figures comprised of nine parts — a head, torso, hips, arms, hands, and legs with joints that can move, which come in a range of materials and sizes. The figures are sold in series with two drops a year, with the series in turn consisting of four types (basic, standard, artist and secret.) The standard category can be further sub-divided into different recurring themes, and each BE@RBRICK series and theme also has its own level of rarity. Adding to this the fact that the standard figures are sold in blind boxes, collecting a whole set becomes really tricky.