Our choice for the Toy of the Week is the upcoming explosive Akuma Bomb original vinyl figure from Huck Gee and Kidrobot. The sexy and devilish Akuma is one of Huck’s older characters and dates back to his original Skullhead. The toy is based on a T-shirt graphic featuring Akuma riding bare back style on an WWII era flying bomb.
Akuma Bomb will draw stares. She is fetchingly sculpted and the juxtaposition of her sexy figure and the bad ass bomb clicks. Huck’s taken inspiration from classic pin-up images adorning WWII bombers to create his own wild ride. Akuma is about 5” tall perched on the 7” long bomb. Displayed on the included clear plastic “flying” base she measures 10” at the tallest point. With her flying base, she’d look pretty awesome next to classic wood models of P-51 Mustangs and Mitsubishi Zeros – just the thing for a wicked double-take. This is Huck’s 2nd original figure and in our opinion Kidrobot’s best release of ’07 so far – not to be missed.
Akuma Bomb will be available in a Red Danger colorway (pictured) and a Grey Skully colorway — each is limited to just 500 figures with a retail of $60 per figure. Both colorways drop on October 4th.
About Huck Gee
Huck Gee moved to San Francisco in the early 90’s pursuing the venerable life of a b-boy. Maintaining day jobs that expanded his artistic vocabulary; he spent his nights testing his skills, and his weekends searching for inspiration. Graphic design by day, graffiti by night, studying Miyamoto Musashi on the weekends. He later culled his skills as an illustrator, allowing him to explore more commercial art styles and delve into the alluring world of Japanese and Hong Kong pop art.
Over the last few years, the demand for his illustrations and custom figures has grown quite immense. With small runs of original prints and hand crafted custom toys selling out in seconds online and shipping to art collectors worldwide.
In addition, Huck has released numerous production toys through Kidrobot including figures for The Standard, DJ Qbert and a series of figures for Barney’s New York which come immaculately dressed in the 2005 spring collections of five of the world’s most famous fashion designers: Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Rick Owens, and Duckie Brown.
When not busy planning world domination Huck spends his free time chasing skirts and pretending to be a race car driver.