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#1 Blot

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:14 PM

From Takara's TF website, translated by fans, comes an interview with the guy who made the Twins, The Fallen, Fire Convoy, Big Convoy, and BT Skids.

He also made the BW Neo Unicron prototype.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:22 PM

What does he mean in Mixmaster's section the "caterpillars seperate"?

OH, BTW, AWESOME interview. Seems like a very cool guy, and a hugging genius to engineer these toys the way he has. icon-ironhide.gif
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:25 PM

More fuel for the wiki? I wish we knew the designers for every TF. icon-hotrod.gif
Man, Fire Convoy. That's so awesome.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:36 PM

He's the man behind some of the frustrating design choices such as the fact that the Fallen's entire foot tends to go flying off when I try to stand him up? Rabble Rabble.

On the other hand, he's got some awesome designs and seems to love his work, which is awesome. I share his confusion on things such as the constructiconrelationship to Devestator, but disagree that the movie even tried to clear up such things.

The caterpillers on Mixmaster seem fine to me.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:19 PM

Perhaps he is referring to Rampage.
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:19 AM

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:45 AM

For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:51 AM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 04:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


I was just playing God of War.

Heh.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 06:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


The Fallen's not a shelformer. icon-wildride.gif

Neither is Sideways. Or, rather, he is, but a hugging awesome one. As is Mixmaster. icon-silverbolt.gif
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE(Blot @ Sep 2 2009, 01:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For making shellformers? Eh. That's not a reason to let the guy onto Mount Olympus.


Well, the standards have gone down since Conan took over.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:56 PM

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Not that the anime shows we have had were low quality

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It does make me happy to see the same features as the toys' gimmicks in the movie.

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Good interview overall, I also wish we had more interviews and insight from the toy designers. The Hasbro guys are good about this, but when it comes down to it, they're not the ones doing most of the engineering. And it's great to hear about what they're thinking of when creating the specific characters.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:54 PM

Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 11:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...

That's my feeling on SydneyY's translation as well.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:09 AM

So he's responsible for the shake hands combination? That's one of my favourite transformations icon-hotrod.gif

As for his closing comment- sorry, man. The movie actually cut most of its answers for more useless action scenes and actually removed any desire I had to buy the toys.

Edited by HellCat, 06 September 2009 - 03:12 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:51 AM

QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:24 AM

Syd is a Japanese who has been living in Australia for over a decade. He himself admits that his English skills aren't perfect, so cut him some slack. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Sep 6 2009, 06:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.


With the idea of caterpillars meaning treads, I originally figured they meant something like caterpillar tracks. But treads doesn't make any more sense to me. Do they mean the wheels were supposed to seperate?

As for the complexity, he kinda explodes into a million folding panels when you transform him.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(Nevermore @ Sep 6 2009, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Syd is a Japanese who has been living in Australia for over a decade. He himself admits that his English skills aren't perfect, so cut him some slack. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE(crazyjw18 @ Sep 6 2009, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Axaday @ Sep 6 2009, 06:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hydra @ Sep 4 2009, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Caterpillars are Japanese english for treads. I take it this interview was translated by someone who doesn't have a very firm grasp of the language...


I'm finding that throughout the interview. I've never had the Mixmaster toy in my hand, but I would be surprised if it would help me see his level of complicity. I'd need to keep an eye on him for a while.


With the idea of caterpillars meaning treads, I originally figured they meant something like caterpillar tracks. But treads doesn't make any more sense to me. Do they mean the wheels were supposed to seperate?

As for the complexity, he kinda explodes into a million folding panels when you transform him.


OK... so the WHEELS are suppose to seperate. Well, that I don't care too much about if they left that little bit out; tis a very minor concern. But thanks for clearing that up. icon-ironhide.gif

And yes, the exploding into a milliong folding panels is Awesome Incorporated in my book. icon-silverbolt.gif
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:26 PM

Nothing against the guy, I haven't even looked closely at his translation or compared it to the original. Someone asked what the heck caterpillars meant, and in general caterpillars refer to the treads on tanks or construction vehicles. Pretty common word, hence my comment.

Compared with stuff like manga or press releases, interviews can be pretty challenging. Can't blame him for making the effort.

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