Toy links tagged "designer"

Kawamori Shoji interviewedKawamori Shoji interviewed.
“I was really into (British sci-fi puppet series) ‘Thunderbirds,’ but I didn’t want to build the plastic model kits from the store. If I did that, I would be the same as everyone else.” (See also.)

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Miyatake Kazutaka interviewedMiyatake Kazutaka interviewed.
“I came across a poster by Robert McCall for 2001: A Space Odyssey, it really shook me looking at it. … I went to see the film … when I was 18. It really changed the direction of my life.”

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Aramaki Shinji interviewedAramaki Shinji interviewed.
“When I worked on Pole Position or Mask, I was still young (around 23-24). It was such a big advantage for me to have had an opportunity to work in America at that age.”

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Okawara Kunio interviewedOkawara Kunio interviewed.
“… my generation looked towards the designs done in the West and then get inspired and made into their own projects. Now those things we made are inspiring people in places like Hollywood and elsewhere. That’s really exciting.”

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Mecha Zone's David White interviewedMecha Zone’s David White interviewed.
“My first robot toy was C3P0 from Star Wars. … I saw the Shogun Warriors cartoons not long after that: the Force Five series with Dragun, Grendizer, and Danguard Ace. That’s when my real passion for giant robots was ignited.” (See also.)

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... whatever level of natural talent you have, put in the time and practice to turn it into a skill.Jordan Butler, toy sculptor.
“One of the hardest things is interpreting a 2-dimensional figure into 3D space.”

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Plastic fantasticPlastic fantastic.
“What collectors are looking to find is something that represents themselves. When an artist produces a toy, it’s a piece of their soul …”

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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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