Interview with designer of Classics Mirage and Bumblebee

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  1. dasaffe

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    Wow, those two and PRIME are the only Classics I like. Kudos to the man!
     
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    The MP3 transformers look cool
     
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    wow, he also did the lazerbeak mp3 player. this dude is the MAN! obviously has his finger on what makes a good design, and pays respects to the originals.
     
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    That's freakin awesome. The urban look in a transformer toy. I need to get my hands on classic bb! he's tight.
     
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    Very nice article. =) Awesome guy, will look forward to his work on the Animated line.

    I guess its also kind of true that about Japanese toys once being seen as cheap knockoffs. If we go from how anything "Made In Japan" whas seen as the worst things since communists upon the advent of the Walkman.

    Wich makes Transformers all the more sweeter for being a joint project. XD
     
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    An MP3 player that turns into an obvious Laserbeak homage. Anyone else think the game controller might end up being a Ravage homage or some equvilant?
     
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    d00d, this guy also designed '08 Bumblebee??!

    He is the friggin' man! :thumb 
     
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    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    He's AUSSIE? ROCK ON!
     
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    Actually the game controller is revealed at botcon, turns into a blaster or something.

    Cool guy.

    And I LOVE that AMBU thing. I want it. I REALLY want it.
     
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    Cool. He's definitely "outside the box" for what I would've expected a Takara designer to be. Anyway, he's the guy behind Classics BB, so I've got all the respect in the world for him.
     
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    Very cool guy. His personality really shines through in Classics Mirage and BB...I always knew there was something different about those two. They just have so much life and personality compared to the rest. And I did catch the 'hoodie and sneakers' look with BB, although I never thought it was intentional.

    I hope to see his toys around for a long time, and maybe one day we'll get an AMBU! :) 
     
  13. Ingraman

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    He helped with the transformation, but he didn't design it. Figures, since he seems to have a better eye than those movie designers.
     
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    Now that explains why the controller and MP3 player are the only two real gear TF's I like.
     
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    I got the hoody vibe from BB right away, but I just assumed it was including Goldbug as a way of representing all incarnations from G1. I didn't even think about the sneakers and pockets, but it seems pretty cool to me now that I know about it.

    I really like his style. He adds his own interpretation to the designs without making his references blatant.
     
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    Isn't the game controller the gorilla-like bot?
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    o_O 

    this guy is my motherfucker.
     
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    there's an english version of the article too. I lost the link though.
     
  20. Lord Of Tetris

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    I actually think this is the Japanese translation of an English article that's been written. I remember reading it before. The guy is the guy who designed Classics Bumblebee.
     

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