Yuna: The first Asian American girl to be the center of a doll line



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) and wondered; what if there was more? The worlds of princesses and pixies, fashion models and super heroes are all fantastic, but something was missing. The trio set out to create a unique personality in a small plastic body, focusing on aspirational, inspirational and imaginative play. Something that would encourage kids around the world to embrace what makes them who and what they are, inside and out. With all that in mind, Yuna was born!

Yuna is the very first doll in an all new line called Dream BIG Friends. She’s also the first Asian American girl to be the center of 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.

Today heralds the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Dream BIG Friends, where you can invite Yuna and her cat Kamata into your home.

There have been many discussions about body types and unrealistic proportions and attitudes imposed through children’s toys these days. David, Sun Min and Klim wanted their first doll, and all of her friends, to feel like very real characters, complete with rich backgrounds and boundless potential… Avatars for your imagination. Made with high quality materials and built to last, our BIG Dream is that one day far from now, your kids will share Yuna with their kids.

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Yuna – “I Wanna Go”

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna is acclaimed by critics, has worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams and performed on Conan, Last Call With Carson Daly, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

She basically sounds like a cross between Coldplay and Bon Iver. But sexy. Her haunting lyrics come from a personal place, but they address life and love from a global and universal perspective. The Muslim singer is also not afraid of showing her religion: While she doesn’t proselytize, she also wears a hijab head scarf when she performs.

Yuna proves as she wins over legions of fans that music transcends religious prejudice.


Malaysian singer/songwriter Yuna’s first single: “Rescue” (music video)

Malaysian indie pop singer/songwriter Yuna, makes some really beautiful, enchanting music. She recently released her latest full-length album Nocturnal, which she is currently promoting. She recently appeared as a guest on Conan this week to perform her song “Rescue.”

Yunalis Mat Zara’ai was born on the 14 November 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to parents from Perak. Yuna is of Bugis descent. Her father, Dato’ Mat Za’raai is the current legal advisor of Pahang and her mother is a high school teacher.