If this past season was
It’s very spooky and all that but if you’re hoping to decorate your home for a KAWS-themed Halloween party, you’re out of luck: all this being a pre-order, the goods won’t ship for a month — possibly even late November.
Not that it’s particularly difficult to get your hands on something KAWS-related these days. Between the aforementioned Fortnite stuff, there was that
Fans seem to be eating it up — pretty all of KAWS’ Instagram posts announcing new merch receive enthusiastic comments. The only one that drew mixed reviews was the Fortnite collaboration, which still got plenty of love but also generated some mild pushback from fans who seemed to think that KAWS was selling out.
Given that KAWS’ entire livelihood is basically predicated on drops of toys and merch, I think we’re long past that point.
Personally, I’m exhausted by the deluge of KAWS-llaborations, especially considering that it’s repetitions on a theme. Really, KAWS is so big and so popular that he can’t really drop too many T-shirts, perfume bottles, or cereal boxes — there’s a seemingly endless hunger for them.
KAWS really is a perfect match for mass-market retailers like
I have a feeling that KAWS-Tober (KAW-Tumn?) is really just getting underway, so better buckle up: we’re all on Mr. KAWS’ Wild Ride.