Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 1:19AM CDT

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Via the Instagram account of Aaron Archer, we have learned of the retirement of one of the foundations of the Transformers lines, along with the Micro-Robots in Micronauts, and the designs for G1 Optimus Prime, Ravage, Scourge, Perceptor - plus the contact between Hasbro and Takara Tomy in their early days: Hideaki Yoke.

Find out more below!

This is Yoke san. Tonight I was privileged to celebrate his retirement from Takara/Tomy. Yoke san is TRANSFORMERS! Yoke san helped design G1 Optimus Prime, Perceptor, Scourge and others, He shepherded the Transformers partnership between Takara/Tomy and Hasbro since 1983. He was there for every toy product and every piece of media since the beginning.


Transformers News: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires
Credit(s): AAron Archer
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Re: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires (1870436)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on March 30th, 2017 @ 2:22am CDT
Enjoy your retirement Yoke san. You deserve it.
Re: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires (1870448)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 30th, 2017 @ 4:16am CDT
Another engineering GOD rests! :BOWDOWN:

More on Yoke san

http://www.camphortree.net/tf/tidbits/botcon2005.txt

Metroplex, the datsun guys and what would become Optimus was his work (and Shoji Kawamori) because the original guy assigned to him couldn't meet the deadline or something.
Re: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires (1870485)
Posted by ScottyP on March 30th, 2017 @ 8:35am CDT
Here's to a long, happy, and healthy retirement for him. May your wires never cross and your luster never dull!
Re: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires (1870493)
Posted by It Is Him on March 30th, 2017 @ 8:59am CDT
Happy retirement to yoke-san!

Also, what is archer up to these days?
Re: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires (1870501)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 30th, 2017 @ 9:25am CDT
For a second, I was afraid that this news was gonna say that he has passed away. So relieved that that isn't the case.

It Is Him wrote:Also, what is archer up to these days?
Avoiding barbershops, from the looks of him. :P
Re: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires (1870547)
Posted by Microraptor on March 30th, 2017 @ 12:25pm CDT
Damnit Archer, get a haircut.
Re: Takara Tomy Seminal Designer Hideaki Yoke Retires (1870549)
Posted by vwpbl on March 30th, 2017 @ 12:45pm CDT
Holy crap he's a Decepticon!

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