Operation: This is My Design
The next guest to join the TFNation line-up hails from the artistic and creative realms of the toy world, and has been behind the majority of the Transformers brand all the way up to 2013, and has been known to the fandom under a number of names - but today, we welcome him as Aaron Archer!
For more than 20 years at Kenner and Hasbro, Archer has built worlds, storylines, and characters for iconic properties including Transformers, G.I.Joe, Star Wars, Batman, Jurassic Park and Alien. You will be able to hear from him directly, as a toy professional, in the 2018 Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us - with the Transformers episode due to debut in May 2018 – and of course at TFNation 2018.
During his 13 years on the Transformers team, Archer collaborated on the design on hundreds of toys, and served as the Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, shaping stories, character development, and world-building over four live-action feature films, four video games, five animated series, theme park rides, and countless publishing projects.
His favorite personal design work includes the Unicron Trilogy, Alternators, Mini-cons, the Transformers Masterpiece line and much more. He continues to create monsters and robots mostly in his personal publishing efforts. He has also offered his services as an illustrator and toy designer, to the likes of Star Wars: Episode I; G.I. Joe RAH; Kenner Batman: The Animated Series; Legends of the Dark Knight; Total Justice, Alien: Resurrection, Jurassic Park 3.
If you're thinking of getting something signed, you might want to consider purchasing some examples of Aaron’s work from Amazon - please click the links below to see the individual listings;
The Toys That Made Us: https://amzn.to/3gOWTrb
Transformers Armada: https://amzn.to/36YU4zt
Transformers Energon: https://amzn.to/2zXwU0f
Aaron Archer will be present at TFNation 2018 all weekend, talking toys, possibly sketching, weaving stories and chatting backgrounds with all attendees!
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