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Bearbrick Specials By Toki Doki and Jimmy Liao for the Taipei Toy Festival 2009

 - Jul 22, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: bearbrick & highsnobiety
Medicom has created these two limited edition Bearbricks for the 2009 Taipei Toy Festival.

One of the Bearbricks was designed by Toki Doki and features an all over character design. The second bear was designed by Jimmy Liao, a Taiwanese artist.

Both of these bears were released over the weekend in Taipei.

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