[Updated February 2023]
What’s the most expensive Bearbrick figure currently available on the art market right now?
Well, you’re about to find out. But in the meantime, we can tell you that you’ll need at least a couple of grand to own a Bearbrick on this list.
Right now on the market, these Bearbrick figures are intriguing, fascinating, uber-cool, and overall among the world’s most collectible figures. We have carefully examined Bearbrick figures over the course of a couple of months. We started our search for the most expensive Bearbricks in the market right now with a deep dive into records of the sales throughout the last months (and around the globe). We even checked out historical records, adjusting the prices mentioned for inflation. The result?
These 20 figures have had their last sales for some whooping numbers, which makes them extremely expensive art toys. Besides these currently available figures, there are many Bearbrick in the private collections that have been paid a bit over the odds. But hey, it is what it is.
Nevertheless, here we will only focus on what’s currently available on the market. Either way, it’s pretty amazing the sums of money people will fork up for their favorite things in life that usually serve as nothing more than something that decorates. It’s safe to say these Bearbrick figures definitely rule the high-end market.
So, without further ado, let’s get down to business and examine the 20 most expensive Bearbrick figures available in the market right now
1. Bearbrick x Readymade x A Bathing Ape 1000% – Last sale whooping $20,799
The undisputed champion of the art market still is the Bearbrick x Readymade x A Bathing Ape 1000% figure.
2. Bearbrick Coco Chanel 1000% – Last sale $19,035
Designed by the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, this Bearbrick figure is modeled to look like Chanel’s founder Coco Chanel, dressed in her classic outfit: a Chanel jacket and pearls.
3. Bearbrick My First Bearbrick Baby Space Version 1000% – Last sale $15,985
To infinity and beyond – This exquisite Bearbrick figure belongs to the My First B@BY series, originally created by the famous Japanese actress Chiaki Kuriyama, and is truly a one-of-a-kind collector’s item.
4. Bearbrick World Wide Tour 2 x Fragment Bunny 1000% – Last sale $14,076
For the first time on our list of the 10 most expensive Bearbrick figures available on the market, we got a wolf in sheep’s clothing (and we really mean it) – Bearbrick World Wide Tour 2 x Fragment Bunny 1000%.
5. Bearbrick Karimoku Haroshi 400% – Last sale $14,000
This astonishing Karimoku Bearbrick is uber-colorful, with many pieces having rich reds and oranges mixed in with darker shades of green and blue veins of exquisiteness.
6. Bearbrick Karimoku Horizon 1000% – Last sale $13,000
Whenever Medicom Toy and Karimoku join forces, the result is quite a stunning and impressive Bearbrick figure.
7. KAWS Originalfake 6th Anniversary Bearbrick 1000% – Last sale $12,800
Now, this is a blast from the past – Coming in all the way back from 2012, this rather unique Bearbrick figure celebrates the sixth anniversary of the OriginalFake and Medicom Toy collabs.
8. Bearbrick x Fragment x Haroshi Karimoku (Polygon) 400% – Last sale $12,500
Another mesmerizing collaboration between Medicom Toy and Karimoku Company put this amazing Bearbrick figure among the most expensive figures on the market.
9. Bearbrick x Karimoku x Haroshi 400% – Last sale $11,353
And now, for something colorful and truly mesmerizing, here’s Bearbrick x Karimoku x Haroshi 400%. This astonishing Bearbrick is uber-colorful, with many pieces having rich reds and oranges mixed in with darker shades of green and blue veins of exquisiteness.
10. Bearbrick Kaws Chomper 1000% – Last sale $11,000
Although these Kaws’ art toys reflect the artist’s desire to make his works of art more accessible to the public, they reach very high prices making him one of the most sought-after artists of today.
11. Bearbrick Karimoku Yosegi (Parquet) 1000% – Last sale $10,833
With a complex marquetry process, this Bearbrick Karimoku Yosegi (Parquet) 1000% figure uses different essences and colors of wood to form patterns.
12. Bearbrick x KAWS Original Fake x Nexus 7 Karimoku 400% Black Wood – Last sale $10,000
13. Bearbrick Kaws Dissected 1000% Black – Last sale $10,000
This amazing Bearbrick figure is Kaws’s most iconic cartoon character, Companion. The right half of Bearbrick’s body is cut open so the viewer can see into his body, which is rendered in bright and vibrant colors. The brain, lungs, liver, and intestines are rendered in uncharacteristic colors. Pretty wild, huh?
14. Bearbrick x Karimoku Layered Wood 1000% – Last sale $9,000
Individually handcrafted with three shades of polished wood, this Bearbrick Karimoku Layered Wood 1000% is specially made to order, weighing in at 30kg and standing at approximately 70cm high. Can’t beat that, right?
15. Bearbrick x Karimoku Chess 1000% Layered Wood 1000% – Last sale $9,000
This astonishing Bearbrick Karimoku Chess 1000% figure might help you to level up your chess game.
16. Bearbrick SORAYAMA x Daniel Arsham 1000% – Last sale $8,896
The collaboration of Hajime Sorayama’s biomechanoid robot and Daniel Arsham’s art installations that conjure a kind of mythical contemporary archeology resulted in this unique and very pricey Bearbrick figure.
17. Bearbrick The Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld 1000% – Last sale $8,096
Simply named “The Kaiser”, this Bearbrick figure stands proud at 1000% height. The Bearbrick figure presents immortalized image of the late Karl Lagerfeld just the way we remember him – with his white ponytail, high-collared white shirt, black gloves, and signature black sunglasses.
18. Bearbrick Karmoku Mastermind Japan Walnut Moku 400% – Last sale $8,000
Made from rare walnut wood, this exquisite Bearbrick Karimoku Mastermind Japan Walnut Moku 400% figure boasts smooth grain patterns rich with irregular swirls and curves.
19. Bearbrick Kaws Dissected 1000% – Last sale $7,820
Companion is one of a set of stock characters created by Kaws that appear repeatedly throughout his artworks. Half of Bearbrick’s body appears normal, yet the other half shows the organs, muscles, and skeleton that lie beneath the cartoon’s skin. Truly amazing.
20. Bearbrick x BAPE x Levi’s 1000% – Last sale $7,500
This unique Bearbrick figure features the Levi’s produced denim jacket in the BAPE legendary dotted camouflage motif which definitely does add a lot of substantial value to it. Released in January 2021, this extremely limited edition Bearbrick figure was sold out instantly at BAPE retailers globally, making it one of the hardest to find.
There you go, these are the Holy Grail of Bearbrick figures currently available at the art market.
Photos: Medicom Toy