Meet The Guy Who Ruined Transformers

Autobot Mirage

And I’m not talking about Michael Bay. Alex Kubalsky is an Australian toy designer who works for Takarotomy, the Japanese toy company who collaborated with Hasbro on the re-design for the Transformers you’ll be seeing in the new motion picture. Or, if you’re a hardcore fan, the destruction of the originals.

I’m actually being a little harsh on Alex as he had nothing to do with the actual re-design of the Autobots and Decepticons, but he was in charge of the transformation scenes for Bumblebee. And let me tell you how HOT those were…errr at least that’s what I was told. ☺

The rest of the interview is pretty interesting on how he got started and the whole design process that goes into ‘transforming’ the Autobots and Decepticons, but I can’t read any further or else it will upset me even more. Optimus Prime is a flat front semi, Bumblebee is NOT a Camaro and Jazz is not an Urban Pontiac Solstice among the many travesties in the new movie. But you should still go and watch it. It was a dream come true for me.

Transformers’ Toy Design [via Tokyo Mango]