Toy Designer Aaron Archer to Attend TFNation 2018

Toy Designer Aaron Archer to Attend TFNation 2018

Friday, May 4th, 2018 1:42pm CDT

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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.

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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Re: Toy Designer Aaron Archer to Attend TFNation 2018 (1957831)
Posted by Evil Eye on May 5th, 2018 @ 4:09pm CDT
Holy crap, the dude who designed my childhood! I really hope I get to go this year, it'd be awesome to meet him.
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Posted by Munkky on May 6th, 2018 @ 2:36pm CDT
It's nice to see TFNation going beyond the usual "Two or three voice actors and about twelve IDW comic people" line-up with their guests, it shows how much they've grown since starting. I do regret not going to TFNation last year, and as the old saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Part of me hopes they'll announce a Beast Wars voice actor for this year, but even if they don't, I'm still excited.
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Posted by Va'al on May 15th, 2018 @ 2:28am CDT
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Joining the line-up of comics guests for 2018, TFNation is pleased to announce the presence of another UK based artist – well known to fans of the original Marvel UK Transformers comics series – Lew Stringer!

Famous predominantly for his humour work, he was a stable component of the Marvel UK Transformers issues, providing a light-hearted relief to the stories in the form of two featured strips: Robo-Capers and Combat Colin (initially in the pages of Action Force, the UK incarnation of G.I. Joe, then replacing Robo-Capers in Transformers).

His very first venture onto the comics stage was Brickman, which ran from the 1970s up until 2009 in various forms. Stringer is well known in the UK for his work as an independent comics creator, but also for his work appearing in the pages of The Beano and The Dandy weekly kids’ comic magazines, alongside other licensed magazines such as Spider-Man, Epic, Lego Adventures and more. Internationally, his work has appeared in the likes of Elephantmen and Grindhouse in the US market, Herman Hedning in Sweden, and Nemi in Norway.

Thanks to his comics work as a creator, Stringer is well-versed in the history of the British comics industry and scene, and regularly offers insights, analyses, and discussions of current and past trends on his blog, Blimey! It’s Another Blog about Comics!

Lew Stringer will be attending TFNation 2018 all weekend, talking capers, silly jokes, and sketching for fans of his work, as well as discussing comics history in general!

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Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 15th, 2018 @ 8:51am CDT
I enjoyed Combat Colin a lot back in the day. :)
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 9th, 2018 @ 12:03pm CDT
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Our latest presence for the line-up at TFNation 2018 features another comics addition from IDW Publishing, and what is perhaps the latest addition to the latter’s Transformers universe: Japan-based artist Kei Zama!

Zama’s stylistic influences are partially rooted in the heavy, dark, inked pages of British comics periodical 2000AD (of Judge Dredd fame), and her take on iconic Transformers characters such as Wreck-Gar, and even Optimus Prime himself, have proven a hit with readers of the latter's eponymous ongoing series, written by John Barber and with colours by Josh Burcham, after an initial stint on variant covers alone – some of which have also graced the front of Verse Comics’ Transformers-themed clothing.

Beyond Transformers, but not robots entirely, Zama has worked on IDW’s Atomic Robo providing cover art, Japanese imprint Sparklight comics, Marvel’s Scarlet Witch and fulfilling a long-dreamed ambition, 2000AD, with aPat Mills penned Blackblood story. Her blog and website are regularly updated with her work and appearances, for those curious about more mechs, monsters, and ‘heavy metal guys’.

Kei Zama will be attending TFNation 2018 all weekend, entertaining guests and fans with sketches, autographs, metal talk, cowboy hats, and possible commission art!

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Posted by Evil Eye on June 24th, 2018 @ 1:02pm CDT
I really hope I get to go this year, I had loads of fun last time. Plus I wanna see if I can scoop up any figures on my want list. RID Prowl, Cybertron Thunderblast, ROTF Skystalker and various others. Considering the deal I got on my Rampage, hopefully so!
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Posted by Va'al on August 6th, 2018 @ 3:12pm CDT
Pretty neon.

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Posted by MemphisR56 on August 15th, 2018 @ 5:55am CDT
The anticipation for this is absolutely killing me.
Should be arriving Friday afternoon!

PM me if you want to meet up, or if you just see me walking about. I should be wearing a nametag that says "HI MY NAME IS..." with my handle on. ;)^

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