Following up on the original piece that found his signature Companion figure in peaceful repose, KAWSand MEDICOM TOY are set to release new grey and black versions of the “Resting Place” Companion. The former is finished entirely in varying shades of grey and white, while the latter features vividly colored interiors that stand out in stark contrast to the matte black exterior. Both colorways of the Resting Place Companion are scheduled to launch on 9 a.m. at the OriginalFake store in Tokyo on February 23rd, 2013. A lottery system will be used to distribute the figures to the fans lined up outside.
5-3-25 Minami-Aoyama Oh Bldg. B1 FL | Map
Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan
TEL #: +81-03-3499-3333
Release Date: February 23rd, 2013 (Saturday)
After a whirlwind of launch events and releases, artist KAWS finally brings his newest creation “home” for a final release. On sale now at his own personal KAWSONE.com online store, is the KAWS Tweety statuette, the latest addition to the OriginalFake apparel and toy line. Homage to the androgynous looking Looney Tunes caricature, Tweety, the feathery companion to Granny’s retained his original canary yellow coat, as well as KAWS’ touch of matte black. Both promptly feature KAWS’ “X” eyes, along with a movable posture in covering their eyes. Both available in very limited quantity at KAWSONE online store. And despite his high pitch voice, curled eye lashes, and bright blue eyes, Tweety is a boy.
It looks like OriginalFake will be dropping some key chains this coming Saturday, May 15th. The key ring features the iconic crossed eyes by KAWS that almost became a trademark of his style. Three color combinations are produced with each radiating a bright base color in blue, yellow or orange that looks similar to highlighter markers. Eyes are printed in contrasting lighter or darker shades with the signature XX over it in black. Black ball chain is fitted onto the key chain and these will be priced at 1,500 yen. Check your local OriginalFake dealers or enquire to the shop directly for availability.
CLOT has collaborated with OriginalFake on a new t-shirt to commemorate their newest retail endeavour in Shanghai, China. Scheduled to open this Saturday, December 5th, Juice Shanghai will be the third Juice franchise from CLOT. This collaboration tee features CLOT in KAWS’ signature characters along with “Shanghai” called out. In addition to this CLOT x OriginalFake t-shirt a number of other special items will be released to celebrate the grand opening of Juice Shanghai.
OriginalFake is gearing up for the holidays with some very festive line up for its Holiday 2009 collection. By the looks of the image previewed on OriginalFake, we can expect KAWS‘ signature crosses on the v-neck sweater, socks and a knit beanie (hence, way cooler than your regular stripes and snowflakes). The color palette stays Christmas ready in red and toned with black. While the puffy red hooded number is exclusive to Isetan and OriginalFake Aoyama, the other items will be arriving at authorized OriginalFake retailers such as INVINCIBLE in Taiwan shortly. Stay tuned and get your plastics ready for some holiday shopping.