In 2020 California-based streetwear label Stüssy celebrated its 40th anniversary by releasing a number of collectible items based on the billiards motif, most notably its iconic use of the classic 8 ball. And in 2021, the brand is continuing the party by teaming up with Mattel and putting out a special edition 8-Ball Magic toy.
Last year, some of the commemorative items from Stüssy were a billiards ball set with the numbers in the brand’s signature handwritten font, an unscented 8 ball candle, and an anniversary capsule collection that included a varsity jacket with the phrase “Earth in the corner pocket” embroidered on the front left chest and an 8-Ball Globe on the back.
But the recent collaboration on this new 8-ball, also known as the “ball of destiny,” could not have been better fated or apropos. However, this variant will not directly borrow from the standard set of replies to divine whatever questions you throw its way; instead, answers will be delivered in Stüssy style, penmanship included. The toy also comes with a Limited Edition t-shirt bearing a novel psychic Stüssy logo and ordains you “Magic ‘8’ Ball Fortune Teller.”
If you would like to get your hands on the special edition toy and shirt, they will be available online through Mattel’s website and the Stüssy web store, as well as via Stüssy’s chapter stores and Dover Street Market outposts starting January 15.