Generation 1 Japan Interviews
Dengeki Hobby has interviewed Shogo Hasui about Titan Class Fortress Maximus! Charged with recreating the largest Transformer, Hasui talks about the reused parts from Metroplex, the electronic features, and what to expect from the Japanese version in this extensive interview. Keep reading for mechanically translated passages from the interview and a gallery of mirrored photos!
TFW2005 user SidneyY has posted a translated interview with TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki, who talks at length about the decisions that went into Superion and why Takara's version has different deco and has reintroduced Slingshot to the team. He also talks about the Japanese Legends line and his hope to create new products for it now that all of Generations will be shunted into Unite Warriors. And of course he talks about MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber, and how it was engineered to use as little paint as possible to avoid chipping on the complex toy. Keep reading for an excerpt and then check out the full interview at 2005!
Thanks to 2005 forums member SydneyY who posted a translation of Dime.JP Interview with Takara-Tomy Masterpiece Designer, Shogo Hasui. Learn why Masterpiece Soundwave and the Cassettes Transformers were hard to make with details about the design and research that went into them. We hear Shogo takj about the other characters like Jazz, Bruticus and Ultra Magnus that we would like to see made in the Masterpiece series. Read the full interview below.
The Hidetsugu Yoshioka interview project has reached its final installment! This time, the setting changes to the 90′s as Mr. Yoshioka discusses Transformers series “Generation 2″ and “Beast Wars,” as well as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The three winners of his original sketches are announced at the end of the interview! Read the full interview now avilalbe at e-hobbymagazine.com
Thanks to Goktimus Prime of Planet Sabretron
who has translated the interview with Kawamori Shouji that was published in Masterpiece Starscream's instruction booklet into English. The translated interview can be viewed here
In celebration of the G1 Optimus Prime return to the USA. We present an interview with Takara's Executive Vice President, Nobuyuki Okude. He talks about his thirty six years with Takara, the beginnings of the Diaclone toys, the creation of the Transformers series, how they came to America and much more. Read the complete interview HERE