Order of Battle Podcast episode 68
Alexander and Jason sit down with Carson Mataxis, Curator and archivist of www.3DJoes.com
to discuss his new project Operation: Recall.
This project combines the legendary Hasbro Design team of Kirk Bozigian: Brand Manager and VP of Boys Toys, Ron Rudat: Figure and Vehicle Designer, Mark Pennington: Figure and Vehicle Designer, Doug Hart: Packaging Painter, Ed Morrill: Branding and Packaging Partner, Bill Merklein: Contract Sculptor, and Marvel’s own Larry Hama: Comic Book Author. They partnered with Carson’s archivist and project management skills to pull in over 170 character design ideas from over 100 GIJoe and Toy collector communities.
Now the 16 Creative Designers and this legendary design team are doing a Kickstarter to fund an 80’s GIJoe style 3.75” O-ring action figure toy line!
Carson breaks down how this idea was formed through his own 1989 idea, Retelo, how it grew into a full production run, sharing the stage with Creative Designer submissions, and how A fits into it all.
You can back the Kickstarter right now, fund for one figure or all 18, or more! The more this funds, the more figures get released with this first production run. Support the legendary design team and support the community’s own Creative Designers.
I hope you enjoy the talk and take action!