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StarmanSkywalker
09-02-2007, 11:57 AM
Hello everyone.
I've been doing toy designs as a hobby for several years now, sketching whenever I had the time to.
Most of them are Micro Machines / Action Fleet related, as they are IMO some of the best toys in History.
Just for fun- a "What we could get if Galoob was still an independent company" type of scenario.
I used to have E-Mail contact with Jim Fong (only a couple of E-Mails really) five years ago. I really love his designs.
Any news if his Homepage will soon be finished revamping?

Are there any other former Galoob employees (or Hasbro employees from the Micro Machines branch) that have showed off their designs and prototypes anywhere?
I thought this might be a good time to raise the question seeing how there was a Galoob re-union just recently.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

JediGoofy
09-03-2007, 11:21 AM
A few years ago a former Galoob employee joined us for some time.
His nickname was "Glitch".
He even sold some MM prototypes which resulted to be authentic and beautiful (you can find a thread about them named "mm PROTOTYPES" started by vt in date 12-10-2002).
He also posted about Galoob "behind the scenes" and they were really interesting, but afaik it is a long time he does not post any more.
Hope this helps.

Ciao,
JediGoofy

P.S. Jim Fong, he posted in the old Galoob Buzzboard, a designer directly in contact with fans, amazing. He even wrote a dedication for his son and us (!) inside the AF Millennium Falcon. That was really our golden age, like in the Greek mythology when the gods used to walk among us. It is so different from what we have now I cannot convince myself it really happened.

StarmanSkywalker
09-04-2007, 11:11 AM
Ah, yes Glitch. I remember having contact with him for some time on Rebelscum. He hasn't been an active poster their either for some time, unfortunately. :(

If anyone is interested, I found some company details (press kit, sales, etc.) from long ago on Google:

http://covername.net/galoob/public_html/pub/press/pr970214k.txt
http://www.secinfo.com/dr4ur.91Kg.htm

sergiurusu
09-06-2007, 01:34 PM
I talked to Glitch years ago, he was a really cool guy. Too bad Action Fleet and MicroMachines are history now

sicqnus
09-06-2007, 04:26 PM
We made this summer a special edition of french magazine Dixieme Planete dedicated to MM, AF and Titaniums.
A full, comprehensive guide of 88 full color pages. A small interview of Jim Fong is inside. Alas, it's all in french but we spent lot of time to make this as it is a best-of of many articles written in previous issues.

http://img173.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09194_DSCN7816_122_820lo.JPG
http://img101.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09196_DSCN7817_122_1134lo.JPG
http://img130.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=09198_DSCN7818_122_214lo.JPG
http://img141.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09201_DSCN7819_122_49lo.JPG
http://img111.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09213_DSCN7820_122_944lo.JPG
http://img138.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=09701_DSCN7821_122_110lo.JPG
http://img147.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09703_DSCN7822_122_952lo.JPG
http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09709_DSCN7823_122_924lo.JPG
http://img187.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=09714_DSCN7824_122_198lo.JPG
http://img12.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09720_DSCN7825_122_804lo.JPG
http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09871_DSCN7826_122_1169lo.JPG
http://img185.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=09878_DSCN7827_122_32lo.JPG
http://img20.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09885_DSCN7828_122_879lo.JPG
http://img121.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=09890_DSCN7829_122_1092lo.JPG
http://img170.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=09896_DSCN7830_122_958lo.JPG
http://img124.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10007_DSCN7831_122_1093lo.JPG
http://img148.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10013_DSCN7832_122_1184lo.JPG

Best.

sicqnus

sergiurusu
09-07-2007, 02:50 PM
Wow that is amazing! Could I buy one of these magazines please? I'd really like to get a copy.

RobertDD
09-10-2007, 01:16 PM
Oh boy, that looks amazing. I would love to get a copy of this as well, even though I only speak five words of French ("Je ne parle pas francais").

And I'd like to add that if anyone that speaks more than five words of French (preferably many more) will post a translation that would be extrememly cool too!

Jangu Fett
09-11-2007, 12:07 PM
Awesome, count me in, also as wanting a copy. Looks great.

itsme
09-11-2007, 04:07 PM
Is the magazine still available? Although I don't speak french, the pictures speak a thousand words. I love to get a copy.

sicqnus
09-12-2007, 06:57 AM
There are a few issues available left.

http://dixieme-planete.histoireetcollections.com/hors-serie.html

Click on "ajouter au panier" (add to basket).
Then click on the left menu "mon panier" (my basket).
Price is 10.95
Shipping cost to USA is 12.00
Then it will cost 22.95 s&h incl. ($31.83)

JediGoofy
09-12-2007, 12:01 PM
Hi Sicq,
I just bought the issue of the magazine (issue #8, I hope not to have made any mistake :) )

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, it looks like a very interesting issue. I know some French so I hope to be able to read it easily. :ko:

Ciao,
JediGoofy

RobertDD
09-13-2007, 01:29 PM
Euh, 12 to ship it to the USA (on top of the magazine price of 10.95) That's a little to rich for me for a magazine I can't read...

Damn. JG, will you scan it when you get it?

Lazer Brain
10-12-2007, 05:40 PM
cool mag, lots of stuff.
later

RobertDD
10-15-2007, 09:21 AM
Can I just reiterate:

scan!


please?
:D