We thought we had totally missed our chance at owning JP the MoneyBear by King Saladeen when it was released earlier this year, but by some guided light from the Designer Toy gods we were able to secure one. In the art of transparency, we were gifted this OG colourway of JP the MoneyBear from the King Saladeen team. However, it should be noted that the following post is no way biased based on the gift. We truly love this release. It’s vibrant & unique. Crazy AF design. Well packaged too. It has the right amount of awesome factor to make sure you look twice if you were ever to cross its path.
Having seen others display the MoneyBear, along with the accompanying foam $$$ pieces, I wanted to try do something a little special with this release. A nice glass dome, would be nice. Right?
Do you have any idea how long it took me to get this set-up with the MoneyBear in the glass dome with the foam $$$ pieces?! Haha. Damn. Sooooo long. Worth it though, but not I daren’t touch the glass dome or move it. It is forever there on my shelf! Don’t look, don’t touch!
Perhaps I am shooting my load early, but I wholly believe that JP the MoneyBear will be in the running for a Designer Toy Award next May. Now will it be Best Toy or Best Vinyl & Plastic? I can’t decide, but JP the MoneyBear will be up there!
Let me tell you why! JP the MoneyBear isn’t simply a Designer Toy, it has a deeper connection with the artist, as you will see from the quote below. To lose a friend to cancer, and use that loss to inspire your art is always tough and by creating something as beautiful (and weirdly satisfying) as JP the MoneyBear it leaves a lasting legacy for his friend, JP.
Hello, I’m JP the MoneyBear, totally inspired by @Kingsaladeen best friend, John “JP” Thompson who passed away from brain cancer in 2013. He was my number 1 motivator to take my passion for art serious, and continuously told me I was a King even when I thought it wasn’t!King Saladeen
This is not a toy, it’s a piece of my life, apart of why I create and motivate others to be great. While showing me the highlights of life and that we could do anything we dreamed of wit teamwork and faith!
JP lives on through my Art forever! JP the MoneyBear was displayed for the first time ever @complexcon On JP’s actual birthday November 3, 2018!
This is for motivational and inspirational purposes only Let’s create our way out of the dark with color, style, and individuality. Love what you do
We mentioned at the top of this post about the great packaging that JP arrived in. Comfortably snug within these foam $$$ pieces, JP is all about the $ but also so much more. The packaging is solid and feels like a premium product.
Please also don’t forget that King Saladeen released his new JP the Money Bear last month. Saladeen has extended JP from 10inches to 18inches with this new release too! More bang for your buck as the great Uncle Buck once said! For $425, you’re not just buying yourself JP the Money Bear, but you’re buying a statement art piece too! You can grab the new Dear Summer JP the Money Bear HERE!
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