This time around, Medicom Toy is going for a Japanese traditional approach for their latest figure, the Bearbrick Daruma.
The Bearbrick Daruma design has a very interesting story behind it. For a bit of background, the Daruma doll is modeled after the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism, Bodhidharma. These are commonly seen in Japanese shops and temples as a symbol of good luck and fortune. Much like the doll itself, the Bearbrick version is red, white and has a thick brow and beard. If you're wondering why one eye isn't colored in, the idea is to let the owner fill in the pupils. Normally, both eyes are left blank so that one side is filled when you set a goal, while the other you fill in if you accomplish it.
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