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July 2, 2007

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Transformations

Interview with Alex Kubalsky, a designer of modern Transformer toys:

What would you like to design that hasn’t been designed yet?

Just an odd object that transforms into another odd object for no reason. Just so because it looks interesting as it transforms. It is not so much about what it is in a and b - but the path itself is c. The transformation itself is the interesting thing!

Whoah.

While we’re at it: original Transformers instruction booklets. For the record, I never used these, and was sooo proud of myself.

Okay, fine, one more thing: You’ve Got the Touch.

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Posted July 2, 2007 at 10:45 | Comments (4) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Gleeful Miscellany

Comments

"What would you like to design that hasn’t been designed yet?"

Um, how about a planet that devours worlds... and doesn't suck so bad as a toy.

http://tfarchive.com/toys/mistransformed/images/armada_unicron_walmart.jpg

Oh man. I think just seeing that lame-o toy somehow retroactively ruined my childhood.

Exactly. Is it too much to ask for a Unicron toy to be amazing?

(Or, to be scaled appropriately for my Dino-bots to fit inside of it?)

To be fair, Metroplex and Trypticon toys were clearly not to scale either.

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