When you think of fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, graphic artists such as H.R. Giger, and musical pioneers in the vein of Daft Punk, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not intricately decorated, highly collectible, fully poseable bear figurines. Thanks to the Bearbrick series, these cultural powerhouses along with hordes of others have combined to offer a series of designer toys not quite like anything seen before. One of the unique selling points of the Bearbrick series is the blind box packaging. As consumers cannot see which figure they are purchasing, they are never sure what they are going to receive. Each Bearbrick set contains a number of different themes packaged in varying frequencies, with the more basic figures outnumbering the more elaborate ones. This disparity not only makes purchasing Bearbricks somewhat of a game of chance, it also guarantees that the scarcity of certain models will increase in value. While it is possible to assemble a collection of Bearbricks in a piecemeal style, a Bearbrick lot, available from reliable sellers on eBay, offers a greater selection and some knowledge of what you are getting when you jump into this adorable craze.