In the late 1970s, sci-fi was all the rage, thanks in large part to the blockbuster success of Star Wars. In the midst of this cultural phenomenon, Mego Corporation saw an opportunity to create a new line of action figures that would ride the wave of sci-fi popularity. The result was Micronauts, a line of […]
Takara’s Henshin Cyborg was a line of action figures that revolutionized the toy industry in Japan and influenced many other toy lines around the world. Henshin Cyborg was based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe, which Takara had licensed to sell as Combat Joe in Japan since 1970. However, due to the negative impact of the Vietnam […]
As an unabashed fan of the 90s Beast Wars Transformers CG Animated show, this one looks like a ton of fun. I am not much for the Michael Bay Transformer-verse. The only film I totally loved was Bumble Bee. Even as a Megan Fox fan, I don’t have much to do with the other films. […]
Some of my favorite illustrations to look closely at, are cross-section pieces. To see how an artist has envisioned the inner workings of any given being or mech is really fun. I had an acquaintance in high school that would do very intrigue cross-sections of anime robots. It was really enjoyable watching the process in […]
The Micronauts’ Time Traveler… they came from 1976. Inspired by the art of T.N. Perkins, I was playing with his different styles and I really dig the results. My plan is to explore it a bit more.