Kaws recently dropped a few hints to an upcoming collaboration with Medicom Toy on his Instagram account that had collectors going in a frenzy. His first post had the caption: “Receiving samples is a great way to start the week! New project later this year with @momastore #KAWS #BFF #MedicomToy”.
The box clearly displays “KAWS BFF OPEN EDITION MOMA”, which proves a few things: his next toy release will be of his BFF design, and will be an open edition release, meaning it allows Medicom Toy the ability to produce as many units as they desire. This held true to his other releases (Kaws Companion Blush Regular + Flayed) from this earlier this year that were also an open edition production run.
A few days later Kaws posted a follow up pic with his good friend Pharrell Williams, known for his I Am Other Brand, sitting behind the BFF pieces! The previous renditions of his BFF designs were plushes so it’s good to see the same designs finally released in a vinyl form in both black and blue colors.
No information or date has been officially released but it’s safe to say that the first release will be through the MOMA Store, with the possible release through other stores. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates and release information as it develops.