Transformers 3 Kids Meal Toys @ Burger King - July 2011

Finally!! I've been waiting so long to share this promotion! Break out your 3D glasses because a while ago I had set up my 3D rig-out and took some photos of the toy collection. As an added bonus, I have also attatched two of my original sketches of Optimus and BumbleBee for this program that I had drafted up with the team when we first came up with the idea.

Last year I had the privilege of conceptualizing and designing the kids meal toys for Burger Kings Transformers 3 Kids promotion with my team. We came up with a program that is not only collectible, but also transforms and has a feature that speaks to each of the character respectively. We have called this program the Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon Flip Out collection.

With Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon, The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets. This movie is going to be incredible.

There are 8 toys in all (four Autobots & four Decepticons) with an Autobot and Decepticon sharing a like feature. At first it looks like a collectible robot mask. You can open up the front of the mask and flip out the body. Optimus Prime and Megatron have sound chips in them, Soundwave and Ratchet Glow in the Dark and Shockwave and Iron Hide project their logos. The coolest toys in the collection though are BumbleBee and Starscream. The function is activated by a push button on the back side. Once the button is pressed, both halves of the robots helmet open up and reveal the body on its own. It's very impressive in person. Enjoy!


Dude Lebowski Sketch

Continuing with my late night sketch fest, I give you Dude Lebowski from The Big Lebowski. Jeff Bridges has so much character in all of his facial expressions that make it fun to draw him. Decided to go with more of the goofy grin he gives when he realizes he is late on rent.. Enjoy!

"It's like what Lenin said... you look for the person who will benefit, and, uh, uh... You know what I'm trying to say..."

Back to the Future Marty McFly Sketch

Up late sketching, watching Back to the Future. Just finished up a Back to the Future Marty McFly Sketch. I've recently been experimenting with different line weights and line thicknesses to give the illusion of depth. "You mean that this sucker is Nuclear!?"


Super 8 Retro Poster

Continuing with my recent obsession for J.J. Abrams Super 8, I have put together a new poster as if it were printed in 1979 when the movie takes place. Super 8 reminds me of those carefree days when anything felt possible as long as you had your friends, a movie camera and some semblance of a plan. Super 8 is mint!


Super 8 Secret Cube

Last night I had the privilege to go to an advanced screening of J.J. Abrams new film Super 8. In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

I have been obsessed with creating a replica of the mysterious cubes that are part of the film. It took the better half of 4 hours to construct it. Super 8 is such an amazing film drawing upon familiar motifs from movies such as The Goonies, Stand By Me, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters, Transformers and E.T. Loving, playful, and spectacularly well made, Super 8 is easily the best summer movie of the year -- of many years. And I make that declaration with full knowledge that the season has just begun. While it wears its cinematic influences on its sleeves, this is a true original, creating a world that feels utterly real, exciting and wonderfully nostalgic. Super 8 is great.