Lightning Kings

Here’s something else I worked on that never made it over to the States: Inazuma-Oh! (That’s “Lightning King” in Japanese, I’m told.) It was originally a Japanese set of customizable racing cars that clipped together in three different levels. You mixed and matched layers, then rammed them into each other to see which could dish out or take the beating best.

At the request of Playmates Toys, I came up with a new set of factions and names for the various cards, along with the framework for a storyline to tie it all together. Tomy apparently put out the toys in Europe, where they failed to set the world on fire, so they never hit shelves in the US. Despite that, I had a lot of fun working on it. Here’s hoping they come back someday.

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