View Full Version : Seibertron interviews G1 box designer Richard Marcej

2006-03-10, 01:51 PM
His memory is certainly better than that of numerous other "veterans". :)


2006-03-10, 02:01 PM
...since Nevermore doesn't seem to have got back here yet. ;)

edit: Nope, he's posted it in Toys. Eh -- it's got a news component, and the guy is currently trying to get a design retrospective of 80s properties published.


The guy has a good memory. Interesting read.

inflatable dalek
2006-03-10, 02:09 PM
A very nice little interview (and this guy seems to remember more than some of the peeps who wrote episodes of the cartoon). That Shockwave story was new to me- Prove he's been doing it right from the start.

2006-03-10, 09:31 PM
Interesting read. Wouldn't mind seeing some of the original sketches.

It made me also wonder why no-one has published a book with character pictures from boxes/cards.

2006-03-10, 10:55 PM
Found by Msol of the Allspark:

Some samples of his work (http://baboonbooks.com/portfolio/Illustration_images/Transformers/trans_illus.html)

Wow, those really look cool. :up:

2006-03-10, 11:04 PM
A bit too exaggerated for my taste, predacons especially. Really like the battle damaged(?) Spinister though. :)

2006-03-10, 11:06 PM
Well, it had to be similar to the toys, to avoid the label of being deceptive advertising... I think those flares on Spinister are meant to be reflected light.

inflatable dalek
2006-03-11, 02:06 PM
That PM Prime has allways been one of my favorite bits of TF art.

2006-03-13, 08:35 PM
He just posted at Seibertron and TFW and put up some more original art:

Battle illustrations (http://www.baboonbooks.com/portfolio/Illustration_images/Battle%20Scenes/TransbattleIllus.html) (Action Masters, Pretenders, Micromasters)

Artwork for Pencil and Paint By Number Sets (http://www.baboonbooks.com/portfolio/Illustration_images/Color%20By%20Number%20Sets/CBNsets.html)

Also, see here (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showpost1318190-p20.html) for pics of the infamous original Shockwave prototype. :up:

inflatable dalek
2006-03-14, 04:26 PM
What a happy chap Shockwave is...