Posted on May 10 2011
Raku Signing tour
The first of the Gold Life releases is upon us! Raku is here and to coincide with the release of Kidrobot and Huck's newest Dunny, Huck will be doing a mini signing tour: San Francisco on May 25th and New York on May 26th. Stand in line for hours, meet Huck, get stuff signed, release the Kraken, be the envy of all your friends... just don't ask for a sketch. Now onto the official release infos!
Raku Dunny Red Edition Kidrobot Exclusive
As a young pup, Raku Narazumono witnessed the brutal execution of his mother and father. Their taxes were past due – the late fee, their lives. Dragged to the magistrate’s palace, young Raku was enslaved, forced to clean the gutters and sewers of the mountainside estate. His days were spent toiling in filth, praying for divine deliverance, and studying every inch of the compound. While silently contemplating his wishes one dark morning, a shaft of light pierced the clouds, shining down to illuminate a prayer-sword – an answer from the kami. His salvation. With righteous fury in his breast, Raku hid in the palace privy awaiting his revenge… he then skewered that foul magistrate from the bottom up. Now, Raku wanders the countryside by day, a simple peasant with little more than the hat on his head, the sword in his hand and the fire of justice in his heart. Come nightfall, Raku dons his mask and raids the mansions of corrupt officials, delivering swift and sure righteousness with deadly tekagi-shuko to all those who hold their citizens in thrall. Redistributing the ill-gotten spoils to the poor and downtrodden, Raku’s mission is to ensure no more orphans suffer his same sorrow. In the brewing Gold Life struggle, Raku sells his blades to the highest bidder – at times donning the crimson robes for the Red Hand Gang. While both sides try to eliminate this principled agent of vengeance, none can succeed. And so, Raku ambles the countryside spreading wealth and hope.
• Limited to 500 pieces per style worldwide.
• Daylight’s cloth-robed Raku comes with a sculpted tail, removable peasant sandals and plastic bamboo hat, and travels with a coiled rope, bedroll, and walking staff in-hand.
• Night’s ninja Raku trades his peasant hat for a wind-whipped mask, comes with a sculpted tail, and adds a blade and tekagi-shuko to his lethal arsenal.
Be warned; Gold Life is coming.
Raku Dunny Black Edition Specialty Store Exclusive
Black 8-inch Raku Dunnys by Huck Gee (Day version & Night version) are available only at specialty retailers beginning May 26 for $100 (£79.90 UK; 92.70€ Europe) . Limited to 500 pieces per style worldwide. Available in limited supply at the following retailers:
3Dretro in Meltdown Comics – Los Angeles, CA, USA Neon Monster – San Francisco, CA USA Adventures in Kitsch – SINGAPORE Camiondepompier – Montreal, QC, CANADA Chindogu Gallery – Oklahoma City, OK, USA The Discovery Hut – Calgary, AB, CANADA Domy – Austin, TX, USA Domy – Houston, TX, USA Dragatomi – Sacramento, CA, USA FOOSH – Edmonton, AB, CANADA Freak Store – Caracas, VENEZUELA Graham’s – Greenwich, CT, USA Groupseven – Calgary, AB, CANADA GUNNZO – San Diego, CA, USA Headquarter – Mexico City, DF, MEXICO Headquarter – Vancouver, BC, CANADA Popup Gallery – Wellington, NEW ZEALAND Laced – Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA Popcultcha SupaStore – Geelong, VIC, AUSTRALIA Villain – Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA Mostly Mao – Bangalow, NSW, AUSTRALIA Missing Link Toys – Portland, OR, USA LIFT – Royal Oak, MI, USA Lulubell Toy Bodega – Tucson, AZ, USA Magic Pony – Toronto, ON, CANADA Mixi-Bang! – Los Angeles, CA, USA Monster Taipei – Taipei, TAIWAN Lost Marbles – Ottawa, ON, CANADA Munky King – Los Angeles, CA, USA Myplasticheart – New York, NY, USA Newbury Comics – Boston, MA, USA Paradise Toy Land – Taipei, TAIWAN Plastic Chapel – Denver, CO, USA Poptopia – Kansas City, MO, USA Posters and Toys – Iowa City, IA, USA Prototype – Honolulu, HI, USA Red Hot Robot – Phoenix, AZ, USA Rivet – Columbus, OH, USA Rojo Bermelo – San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL, MEXICO Rotofugi – Chicago, IL, USA Schmancy – Seattle, WA, USA SOMOS – Salinas, CA, USA SUP! Design Store – Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, JAPAN Toy Agree – Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa, JAPAN Tomenosuke-syoten – Takayama-shi, Gifu, JAPAN Toys Country House – Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa, JAPAN Kinkirobot Shinsa – Seoul, KOREA Kinkirobot Hongdae – Seoul, KOREA Kinkirobot Doota – Seoul, KOREA TATE’S Comics + Toys + Videos + More – Lauderhill, FL, USA The Artist’s Eye – Smithville, NJ, USA The Other Culture – Jakarta, INDONESIA Toitoy – Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA TOMODACHI – Rosedale, MN, USA Toy Tokyo – New York, NY, USA ToyQube – Flushing, NY, USA Secret Fresh – Manila, PHILIPPINES Yoyamart – New York, NY, USA Yuu Toys – Shanghai, CHINA Artifex – Antwerp, BELGIUM Artoyz – Paris, FRANCE HighlandToys – Almere, NETHERLANDS Senor Hernandez – Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS Toykio – Düsseldorf, GERMANY Outland Store – Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Forbidden Planet Glasgow – Glasgow, Scotland, UK Forbidden Planet Dublin – Dublin, IRELAND Forbidden Planet Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Forbidden Planet Leeds – Leeds, England, UK Forbidden Planet Shaftesbury – London, England, UK Richard Goodall Gallery – Manchester, England, UK Atom Plastic – Milan, ITALY Squid Ink – Rome, ITALY Sixxa – Vienna, AUSTRIA
- Huck & Crew
PS: Huck's got another email announcement slated for his birthday on May 19th. Perhaps you should keep an eye on your inbox.