Who is Huck Gee?
Huck Gee is a contemporary artist, illustrator, designer and toy maker based in San Francisco, California.
Huck has been a driving force in the world of ‘Art Toys’ since 2002 and is widely known for the amazing toy worlds that he has developed. His hand crafted small runs of handmade figures sell out instantly online to a global clientele. His production toy designs have brought him international acclaim, numerous awards, and are highly prized. Huck’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries worldwide, he has consigned pieces for Christie’s Auction House, and he has a design in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. BattleTails, Huck's first video game launched in 2015 on IOS and Android and he is renowned for designing Gymkhana and rally legend Ken Block's logo. In addition, he has journeyed on numerous international signing tours and has had his art & designs published in an ungodly amount of books and magazines.
Huck, when not busy planning world domination, spends his free time playing with his kids and pretending to be a racecar driver. Not necessarily at the same time.
What are these amazing toys?
Designer Toys come in many different shapes, sizes and styles. They have evolved under many different names: Hong Kong Vinyl, Urban Vinyl, Japanese Vinyl, Custom, Designer, Resin, or Art Toys. They may be whimsical, realistic, dark, sexy or cute, sometimes hand crafted, sometimes limited, small run factory manufactured, but no matter their differing style they are all created by hard working, passionate creators who are obsessed with small scale sculptural and artistic design.
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Designer Toys in general:
Designer toys are toys and other collectibles produced in limited editions (as few as 10 or as many as 2000 pieces) and created by artists and designers. Designer toys are made of variety of materials; ABS plastic and vinyl are most common, although wood, metal, and resin are occasionally used. The term also encompasses plush, cloth and latex dolls. Creators of designer toys usually have backgrounds in graphic design, illustration or self-described low brow art; some are classically trained in art and design, while others are self-taught. Designer toys first appeared in the 1990s and are still in production today.