StockX Select is your chance to own a piece of streetwear history, as we take a look back at some of the most iconic collaborations, rarities, and oddball items from your favorite streetwear brands. This week we are offering you the opportunity to win one of the most unique and rare Supreme accessories ever made. The prize is:
- Supreme Camacho Figure Pink (2002)
To enter, click here and follow the instructions on the post.
360 Toy Group
In the early 2000s, New York’s Lower East Side was starting to flourish as a destination shopping area, as independent boutiques starting popping up everywhere. One of these shops was 360 Toy Group, which was founded by Bronx native Jakuan Melendez in 1999. Melendez noticed the booming market of vinyl collectible figures in Asia around that time, and decided to open his own shop in the LES on Eldridge Street next to Stash’s Recon store. The shop not only curated some of the most exclusive collectible art toys from all over the world, but was also instrumental in building the vinyl art movement in American and allowing it to gain recognition as a legitimate form of art. Check out this interview from the early 2000s showcasing Melendez in his shop.
It’s easy to see how this shop would have appeal today, but in the early 2000s these forms of art were met with much skepticism. Not to mention the artist who’s work he carried – such as KAWS and Futura – were relatively unknown at the time. The influx of high priced, limited edition small vinyl figures blurred the line between art and traditional collectibles – like baseball cards or stamps. But it wasn’t before long that the American consumer bought into the vision that Melendez ultimately had – that these figures would be displayed in galleries and homes all over the world the same way traditional art is. Check out some early photos from inside the no-frill store, which housed KAWS, SSUR, Union, Bounty Hunter, Stash, Futura, and much more. Here’s some photos of the interior of the store – where figures that are now worths thousands of dollars today were ready available for purchase.
The Supreme Camacho
As 360 Toy Group was realizing it’s vision, Supreme tapped Melendez to create a one of kind vinyl figure for Supreme first foray into the collectible toy market. Known simply as the Camacho, the 6-inch tall vinyl figure came in a custom Supreme-branded box and each figure is numbered on the bottom. The figure was supposedly inspired by a Supreme employee who was known for flipping the bird to everyone in sight. The general release figures came in pink, orange, and green colorways, while a friends and family exclusive unreleased version came in an all-black color. This week, we are giving you the opportunity to win the pink version of this legendary figure. Check it out below:
Vinyl Art Figures Today
Today, limited edition vinyl art figures are not only accepted, but they become the norm for notable artists entering the commercial space. Everyone from street art stalwarts like KAWS and Takashi Murakami, to a new wave of artists that includes the likes of Hebru Brantley, Matt Gondek, and Louis De Guzman now use this model to get their art into the hands of the masses. Check our our selection of KAWS & Takashi Murakami figures available now on StockX – just click the photos to shop.
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Rules & Eligibility:
- Must be 18+ and a US resident
- Must like and comment on the official @StockX Instagram post announcing the giveaway (see the post here)
- Must be following the official @StockX, @StockXStreetwear, & @StockXSneakers Instagram accounts by 12:00pm (noon) EST on Friday, December 7th
- The winner must complete a W9 before taking possession of the prize
- For more information, see the complete rules here