Fueled by the Japanese interest in all things Lego and Playmobile, Medicom began its own line of little modular people in 1999. This abstract 4" figure line features characters from innumerable licenses, from Mazinger Z to Planet of the Apes. The word, Kubrick, can be translated as "Nine Bricks," and a base Kubrick does indeed consist of nine pieces. This line has no relation to the late, great film director.
Kubrick is a line of collectible figures and associated products created by Japanese toy company Medi Com Toy Inc. Kubrick figures are produced in three scales, designated as 100% (six centimeters high), 400% (24 centimeters high), and 1000% (60 centimeters high). The basic Kubrick figure design has a body that resembles an extremely simplified human form, somewhat similar in appearance to Playmobil or Lego figures.