Love this random collaboration, all for the sake of getting some Bape Camo on an Optimus Prime toy, that must be the reason surely. And to be honest it's genius, instantly creating what must be a real collectors item. Despite BAPE's sale and takeover and general winding down in popularity over other brands Nigo has been working with, along with the change in Japanese street fashion this collaboration is pretty cool and shows that people still want to collaborate with the brand. It's not dead... yet.
Like i said Bape has been showing signs of loss in popularity for a while now. I mean popularity in Japan went down right after it branched out to the USA and there are plenty of high end streetwear brands in Japan waiting in the wings that don't have a reputation for seemingly inflicting all over camo hoodies on the world.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:04pmLast year, Takara made an amazing Transformer out of a pun, mashing up the big bad guy, Megatron, with Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive. And while it was nowhere near as punny, they followed it up with a Playstation-based Optimus Prime. But they stopped there.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:30pmHere's a fun surprise: BAPE are teaming up with Capcom to bring collab shirts to Tokyo Game Show 2016 (9/16 - 9/18)!
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 3:29pmBAPE have revealed the full lineup of their collaboration with Sanrio's My Melody character, and it does not disappoint. Camo hoodies, full-zips, and plenty of t-shirts comprise the collection.