When it comes to collectibles, Medicom Toy’s KAWS Companion has become a must-have ornament amongst streetwear aficionados, and those moving within similar circles. As the brainchild of Brian Donnelly — otherwise known by his professional moniker, KAWS — the line of toys has rapidly expanded not only in color, but in style, size, and even brand collaborations.
KAWS has been delivering its wide range of collectible toys since the late ’90s. From the classic Companion model which we’ve all come to know and love, to pose variations such as the “Small Lie,” “Together,” and “Clean Slate” releases, plus the “Holiday” iteration — of which 36 and 26 meter-long versions were erected in Taipei and Seoul.
It’s not only the KAWS classics that are waiting to join collections, either. The artist just dropped the new “What Party” model, bringing back a much-loved character in a range of colorways. It’s fair to say that KAWS has been a busy man, having unveiled the new (and very shiny) “Holiday Space” companion set last month, too.
Due to the limited nature of KAWS products, copping at retail is not always easy — but fortunately enough, resale sites like StockX are currently teeming with offers.