Toy links tagged "designer"

Spin Master's Stephanie LemoineThe toy designer.
“We have to consider safety, … box size and shipping, … testing, the price points … You want to be super passionate and optimistic because it drives product through final production and keeps your design exciting, but you also have to be prepared for the worst …”

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Rios PalanteRios Palante’s FU-Stamps.
“… as the Toys ‘R’ Us went under, there were a lot of people that went jobless. I saw this is an opportunity to just kind of branch off and to see if I can do something Indy, on my own.”

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Designer ConDesigner Con.
“I think there’s a big return to DIY, and I think that there’s an audience for it. There’s something tangible, there’s something different when something’s handmade; there’s an earnestness …”

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KAWSDesigner toys as art form.
“… when the MoMA Design Store released a series of 11-inch-tall vinyl versions of his coveted ‘Companions’ for only $200 apiece, the flood of traffic crashed their website.”

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2bitHACKBatteries Not Included: A Custom Toy Show.
“The show highlights custom toy designers of all kinds from 2BitHack’s action figures of movie characters like Ducky from ‘Pretty in Pink’ to Patrick Ho’s cleverly inspired Sozotron robots.”

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Elliot Handler, RIPElliot Handler, RIP.
“It’s just great he was able to be around this long, to see the collectivity of what he invented … People were coming to him 40 years later, saying, ‘I wrote this book about something you invented.'”

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Toys in the hoodToys in the hood.
“You need to be an engineer, plus an eclectic specialist in non-specialization. You have to have a childlike imagination.”

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Kakoi KazuhikoKakoi Kazuhiko.
The Busou Shinki Artille and Raptias designer has designer notes.

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Operation: Blast OffOperation: Blast Off.
“… a commission from the father of A Real American Hero himself, Ron Rudat … the creative genius at Hasbro in the 80’s who designed the majority of the characters …” (See also.)

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ThunderstruckThunderstruck.
“Who would’ve known that I would end up designing G.I. Joe toys years later.”

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