KAWS‘ Companion character is about to blow up — literally — for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in the guise of a 40-foot-long urethane-coated nylon balloon. It’s the latest incarnation of the long-running KAWS creation, which has previously registered appearances as multiple vinyl figures, sculptures, and even a candle. Last year OriginalFake introduced a Companion cushion, allowing a literal interpretation of the character’s name — an object that could be your home companion sitting on the couch in front of the TV. OriginalFake is following up on the grey and white design with a blacked out version of the cushion, with yellow Xed out eyes providing the only bit of color. The KAWS Companion cushion in black is set to drop this Saturday, November 17th.

Release Date: November 17th, 2012 (Saturday)