Monday, May 27, 2019

Medicom Toy Unveils 'SpongeBob SquarePants' in Gold Chrome for Latest BE@RBRICK

Nickelodeon's beloved animated series SpongeBob SquarePants is just about to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and leading up to the year-long "Best Year Ever" celebration, the influx of various collaborations and collectibles has flourished. Alpha Group is in the midst of releasing a huge new range of SpongeBob SquarePants toys and collectibles, including the popular Masterpiece Memes figurines, and just last week Kyrie Irving announced a Nike Kyrie 5 inspired by the Bikini Bottom superstar. With such an influx, it’s only right that Medicom Toy joins in on the fun.

BE@RBRICK SpongeBob GOLD CHROME 1000% Figure

The Japanese toy company recently revealed a gold chrome flip of SpongeBob in its latest take on the famed BE@RBRICK collectible. Arriving in 100%, 400%, and 1000% sizes, the iconic character gets a shiny metallic makeover, featuring his signature bucktooth smile, sponge holes, and formal Bikini Bottom outfit.

The figures are expected to be shipped in late October 2019, and is available to be purchased and shipped to the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia ,Singapore ,South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, and Canada.

BE@RBRICK SpongeBob GOLD CHROME 100% & 400% Figures

You can take a look at the BE@RBRICK SpongeBob in gold chrome above. If you’re interested in picking up either the 100% and 400% set or the 1000% figurine, head over to Medicom Toy’s CJ Mart web store (links below) where they are retailing for ‎¥‎12,000 JPY (approx. $110 USD) and ‎¥‎50,000 JPY (approx. $458 USD), respectively. Both figures are only available for a limited time, and will be on sale up until Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 00:00:00 JST.

BE@RBRICK SpongeBob GOLD CHROME 100% & 400%《Planned to be shipped in late October 2019》

BE@RBRICK SpongeBob GOLD CHROME 1000%《Planned to be shipped in late October 2019》

The 100% and 400% set is approximately 70mm/280mm in height and weighs 1200g, whilst the 1000% figure is approximately 700mm in height and 7000g in weight.

The production descriptions include a note that because of nature of the material, a small scar and friction scratch is sometimes left on the bodies of the figures.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, and Nickelodeon are commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with "Best Year Ever", a year-long global celebration of one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. The “Best Year Ever” includes with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming summer 2020.

It’s SpongeBob’s birthday in “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” which features for the first time the celebrated voice talent behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton playing live-action doppelgänger versions of the animated characters they voice. In the one-hour special, Patrick and SpongeBob journey to the surface world, where they come across a few familiar characters during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab restaurant. Meanwhile, the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob. The special, premiering Friday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA, also features special guest stars, including David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Jack Griffo (The Thundermans), Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad), and Kel Mitchell (All That, Game Shakers).

SpongeBob launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base.

Nickelodeon also recently revealed plans for a series of SpongeBob SquarePants spin-offs.

“That’s our Marvel Universe,” Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins said in February. “You have this amazing show that’s run for almost twenty years.”

Robbins pledged that the network would still continue to make our favorite yellow sponge. They’re simply looking to expand on the idea.

As far as spinoff options go, Robbins states they may be looking to “tell an original story about SpongeBob and Patrick, or maybe tell a Sandy Cheeks stand-alone story, or can Plankton have his own? I think the fans are clamoring for it.”

More Nick: Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of "SpongeBob SquarePants" with the "Best Year Ever"!

Original source: HYPEBEAST.
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