In Asia, it’s often customary to package little trinkets and other useless toys with the purchase of select items at convenience stores like 7-ELEVEN. However, this just might prove to be the best freebie yet with Medicom Toys teaming up Pepsi Nex to offer free 70% Bearbricks with the purchase of each bottle of Pepsi Nex in Japan. Sixteen different charms are available including Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, Jango Fett, TIE Fighter Pilot, Jawa ,Imperial Logo, Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Wicket, Clone Trooper [Ep II], Clone Trooper [Ep III] & Rebel Alliance Logo. The promotion of the less often seen 70% figures is slated to start in July.
If you visit HYPEBEAST’s main page and especially its forums on a regular basis then chances are you are familiar with HUF sneaker and clothing store. The San Francisco shop has been a staple on the west coast for years, providing consumers with hard to find kicks and tees that was usually associated with east coast style. HYPEBEAST recently sat down with skateboard legend and HUF creator Keith Hufnagel in an interview that gets in-depth on the origins of Keith’s skating career, why he decided to open HUF originally and some inside information on his brand new shop opening in Los Angeles. The video features some, vintage photos, excellent footage of Keith shredding the urban terrain on his skateboard as well as some shots of the HUF store. Skateboarding footage courtesy of DVS Shoe Company
Directed by Daniel Ahn
Here we’re showing you a sneak peek of the Adidas Micropacer for 2008 Fall/Winter collection. The shoe is covered with metallic silver and light blue accents, and the toe and heel has nice textural details. As usual, the integrated microcomputer is on the tongue, offering practical features such as pedometer, range finder, and stop watch. It is expected to be released in October.
Bape just released a new pair of shoes for the summer. These are definitely unique, looking like a combination of sneakers and sandals. The shoe comes in the usual bright Bape colors and patterns with blue stripes and red polka dots, and a yellow Bapesta logo on the sides. A great release for the hot, summer times so you can cool your feet but still fool people thinking you’re wearing sneakers. Available now at Cliffedge.
These Vans Sk8-His are a result of a collaboration between Vans and Niagara, a Detroit based artist and musician. A founding member of the proto-punk band Destroy All Monsters, she has of late risen to notoriety through her artwork. A cynical mix of Lichtenstein style comic strip women & riot girl attitudes, her pieces are highly sought after in the Lowbrow art scene. The Sk8-Hi model juxtaposes a subtle black color scheme with splashes of bright yellow and red mixed in with artwork depicting martini glasses and glass bottles. Sure to be an attention grabbing release, these have already released at DQM.
Japanese brand, Mackdaddy, collaborated with Uniful to design a series of new items. The release includes two tees, two New Era caps, and one skate deck. All the items feature a special “Unidaddy” logo with two hands shaking. The skate deck is teal on one side and white on the other, and it glows in the dark. All set to release in early July.