The KAWS x Uniqlo x Sesame Street gang is all here. Revealed by KAWS a few hours ago, we now have Big Bird and Cookie Monster into the mix, alongside the previously announced Elmo and Bert & Ernie!
This new series seems to have definitely divided opinion within our community. However, we don’t recall KAWS getting so much vitriol when he released the Snoopy plush with Uniqlo. Perhaps the much love characters of Sesame Street holds dearer to our hearts, so we are much more protective of their brand. Sticking XX on a character obviously doesn’t sit well with some (most?) of you but we all know that the KAWS hype beasts out there will devour these once they do drop. The flippers will be out in force, of that we have no doubt.
No denying it, we absolutely jumped in on the hype with the reveal of Elmo, as that looks pretty darn cute! Bert & Ernie look decent, in our opinion, but the addition of Cookie Monster & Big Bird which both look terrible. Not sure what is going on with Cookie Monster?? Big Bird looks cheap. We’ll be looking to cop the Elmo release but drop the rest.
We don’t know the release details of this KAWS x Uniqlo x Sesame Street plush collaboration yet. But with what we assume is the full reveal of the gang, we can’t be too far away from release date. We’ll keep our ears to the ground for more info to share with you lot.