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Monday, November 24, 2014

Macy’s Eruptor Balloon Featurette

I can't wait to see him in person... soon!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Skylanders Trap Team Apple Store Event, this Sunday in San Francisco!

Hello folks, I'll be doing a demo at the Apple Store in San Francisco (Stockton Street) this Sunday, Nov 23rd, at 4PM. 

It's a behind the scenes talk about Skylanders, and how I approach creating characters, as well as an live demonstration of sketching a Skylander on the iPad. It'll be in the upstairs area, and there will be hands-on demonstrations of the game. Spaces are limited, so if you would like to come, please reserve a spot via the event page: https://www.apple.com/retail/sanfrancisco/ just scroll down to Skylanders Trap Team event on the bottom, and press reserve. Hope to see you there!

You can also now purchase the Skylanders Trap Team iOS Starter Pack in the online Apple Store!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Eruptor on Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Guess wha??!! Eruptor will be a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade this year! check him out, I can't be more pleased with how well he turned out. The sculpt and paint job on him, are just simply perfect! In the news on ABC.

Check out his test flight: 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Skylanders Trap Team Toys R Us Display

Skylanders Trap Team has been released worldwide now, and the reviews have been great! We are so pleased with the Trap Team display at Toys R Us this year.

Front entrance display at Toys R Us

The Toys for Bob Character/Toy team
The little guy want a Starter Pack!
Skylanders isle in the video games section

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Building a Billion-Dollar Game Franchise, One ‘Skylander’ at a Time

Here's a very flattering article on Yahoo: Building a Billion-Dollar Game Franchise, One ‘Skylander’ at a Time.

Huffington Post, Sketching Chopper

I had an amazing opportunity to interview with the Huffington Post, here's the article about how I design Skylanders.

I was also put on the spot to draw, so I did a super quick and loose Chopper. It's been forever since I've drawn on actual paper with a pen, no undo! Wished that I had more time and more a few takes at it, but here it is:

3D Printing Skylanders

Skylander Dad, of the Skylanders Boy and Girl Youtube fame, came to visit Toys for Bob recently. I showed him how we 3D print Food Fight:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Skylanders Boy and Girl Rap

For Skylanders Boy and Girl's 500th YouTube video, Skylander Dad made this awesome rap video about how they got started!

Make sure to check out their other Skylanders Rap videos, I especially love the Element ones :) What an amazing family!