Remember that KAWS x Dos Equis commercial in which we caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a 12-inch KAWS wooden Companion? According to Arrested Motion:
KAWS appears to be ready to give an official drop to the Karimoku Companion. Priced at￥252,000 (~$3,000) and 30cm tall (~11.8 inches), the Medicom produced-figure is from an edition of 100. As is always the case, those in Tokyo will get first dibs at Original Fake next Saturday, May 28th. Otherwise, if you’re interested and you’ve got the coin, keep an eye out for a random email from kawsone, with the Brooklyn-based artist employing the completely unannounced online drop methodology with the past few releases that have actually made it to his site.
$3K is near to the ballpark of what KAWS’ 4-foot companions cost, but this is 12 inches of solid wood. What recession?