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Legion, I have something super cool to show you! I talk all the time about representation in terms of toys and women in geekdom. Today we have a new toy line that is pretty much everything I’ve been wishing for.  David Horvath and Sun Min, creators of Uglydoll (which I love) have partnered with Klim Kozinevich of Bigshot Toyworks to make a new doll who loves science and rockets. Meet YUNA, the first doll in the Dream BIG Friends line. They were tired of just seeing the dolls girls were given to play with. YUNA‘s dream is to design rockets to take people to Mars. She’s also got a cat, because all awesome people do. They just released the info today. Check it out below with some other pics!

After watching their own kids play, David Horvath and Sun Min (Award Winning Designers of Uglydoll) began a discussion with Klim Kozinevich (Creative Director of Bigshot Toyworks who designs for Hasbro, Kid Robot, Sideshow, Mondo and countless others) and came to realize there may be a better imaginative play experience for children that does not focus on blue or pink, super model or super hero, but instead focuses on dreaming big, doing what you love, and aspiring to be happy. Dream BIG Friends was conceived with the sole purpose of creating a series of dolls based on characters that are as smart, funny, inquisitive and rambunctious as the kids we all know in our daily lives and develop a story where these individuals live and grow.

Now, David, Sun Min and Klim are very pleased to introduce you to YUNA, the very first doll in the Dream BIG Friends line, and quite possibly the very first Asian American to be a central character in a doll line! She loves science, travel, rockets, art, design, and Korean food. Her big dream is to run a company designing rockets that will one day take her to Mars. She’ll be the first one to stand on the planet’s surface, naturally. With your help, she’s sure to get there.

Klim Kozinevich of Bigshot Toyworks remarked “After 6 years of conversations and planning, it is rewarding to see something that was once just a sketch on a piece of paper and an idea we knew our kids would love evolve into this little character you can hold in your hands. We’ve been lucky enough to see many of our creations come to life, for clients and ourselves, but this one in particular is close to our hearts. We genuinely can’t wait to share it with the world.”

The Dream BIG Friends Kickstarter is LIVE right now, allowing you to invite Yuna and her cat Kamata into your home. Made with high quality materials and built to last, the Big Dream is that one day far from now, your kids will share Yuna with their kids. All of the design, set up, preparation and hard work are done… now all that’s needed is your help to fully fund the tooling and production costs … but most important is your assistance in sharing this project with your friends!

Spread the word… and Dream BIG with Us!

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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