Kidrobot has just previewed the Junior G.O.K. Dunny by QUICCS, presumably the last reveal for the Exquisite Corpse Dunny Series which arrives Friday. The design is based on his Ghost of Kurosawa character with a mesh of intersecting lines representing the dead samurai’s helmet. Given QUICCS’ popularity, collectors will likely be pleased with his design’s ratio at 2/24.
“The Ghost of Kurosawa is one of our recurring characters in my Bulletpunk™ Universe. It’s a character in the post-apocalyptic future that has built his set of beliefs around pop culture materials from the past — A combination of Akira Kurosawa’s films, Japanese Anime shows, and popular science fiction movies. It’s one of the earliest characters we developed together with TEQ63.
This design is my “thank you” to the guys who believed in my vision and style back when I was just starting in the designer toy scene. It’s my tribute to the Red Mutuca Collective who took me under their mentorship and guidance back in 2012, and to Flabslab who produced and co-developed the first Ghost of Kurosawa bust figure as one of my earliest production projects.” – QUICCS
Curated by Red Mutucua Studios and CoART Magazine, the upcoming Dunny series is the first to utilize the new modular Dunny which allows parts to be easily swapped in and out thanks to a magnetic head, torso and legs along with plug-style arms (see video below). The series is named after the creative challenge Frida Kahlo and other Surrealist painters enjoyed, which involves painting a portrait on a folded sheet of paper with each artist creating a section (head, torso, etc) without seeing the others’ work.
The Exquisite Corpse Dunny series will be released on Friday, February 7th 2020 at 8 AM PST from Kidrobot’s online store and select retailers. With today’s reveal of QUICCS’ design, it appears KR has finished the series previews. It’s still possible there are mystery or chase designs lurking in the blind boxes.