Bax Bears + Thees
Mmm, smells like Canada. I mean — new vinyl — it smells like new vinyl. Not that I’m sure about Bax Bears even being vinyl (the Thee looks primarily plastic-y, I think), only that the two, newish designer toys are collectible figurines straight out of the arms of The Great White North. Created by OSO Design House owner and designer Michael Zhu, Bax Bear (a bear) and Thee (a very Canadian-looking leaf) have been getting some sizable press coverage from Hong Kong’s Milk Magazine, meaning that it’s only a matter of time before the toys sail back across the ocean to line our own monstered shelves. Artists like Winson Ma of Brothersfree, Tim Tsui, TOUMART, Camilla d’Errico, Alice Chen, and Jason Pultz contributed to Bax Bear Series 1, making the first run collectible enough to make you one wish you got some while you had the chance (hint, hint).