Friday, November 25, 2005

DON'YOKU DUNNY

The Don’yoku 8-inch vinyl Dunny Toy will hit you faster than a Yakuza’s shuriken. When designing this toy, Huck Gee wanted to commemorate the mysterious life and times of the enigmatic Don’yoku. His white fighting garb is a throwback to sumo fighters and the Edo Period Japanese tattoos clearly remind one of his Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) roots.

Don'yoku was rumored to be one of highest-ranking members of the Yakuza. During his long reign the few that dared cross him were quick to learn the error of their ways. The next morning they would wake to find their entire household had been slaughtered while they had slept. No one was spared except the individual that had crossed Don'yoku.

Huck Gee recently completed a series of figures, with Kidrobot, for Barneys New York, which featured the designs of Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Rick Owens, and Duckie Brown. He is currently working on numerous toy designs with Kidrobot, including figures for DJ Qbert and N*E*R*D. Huck presently resides in Northern California pretending to be a racecar driver. www.huckgee.com The Don’yoku Dunny is limited to 2000 pieces and is available for $39.95 on December 1st, 2005 at Kidrobot stores, online, www.kidrobot.com and with select retailers.

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