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July 10, 2007

Transformers maker Alex Kubalsky

photos of Alex Kubalsky from Pingmag.jp

With all of the hype around the Transformers movie, there has been renewed interest in the kids toys that started the whole Transformers phenomenon.

The Japanese design blog PingMag has a cool interview with Alex Kubalsky, an Australian designer who created many of the Transformer toys. He's also the only foreign-born toy designer in Japan.

How do you usually start with the creation process?

I put on my headphones, listen to music and close my eyes - and most of the stuff is in my head. When I was a kid I spent hours and hours with LEGO. I would go to bed and still be thinking of LEGO in my head.

Really? No 3D software involved?

No, I draw everything on millimetre paper, including every part. It is all in my head!

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at July 10, 2007 06:41 AM