The R.E.V.s Motion Comic

A few years back, Playmates Toys hired me to come up with a complete storyline for its upcoming line of morphable cars. These were toys that were a cross between Transformers and Tinkertoys. They looked like cars at first, but you could unfold them into large robots and then swap out pluggable parts to customize them or even build bigger …

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R.E.V.s Comic for Free!

A couple years back, I produced a comic for Playmates Toys‘ new line of automotive action figures: R.E.V.s. I wrote it and hired Max Bertolini to supply the wonderful art, and IDW to tackle the lettering. The comic appeared on a CD-ROM included in the box with every R.E.V.s toy. It also featured an animated version of the comic, for …

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R.E.V.ing Up

Today, while staying home with three sick kids, I saw the new commercial for R.E.Vs. on Cartoon Network. Every time it came on, Marty used our ReplayTV to stop it and yell for me to come and watch. They look pretty slick and will hopefully help sell truckloads of these toys. I’d love to help create more toys for the …

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R.E.V.s in Stores

I spotted a few of the R.E.V.s toys in Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve and again yesterday afternoon. I’m told the toys did well in focus-group testing, especially the CD-ROM that comes with them. I developed the CD-ROM with a team of people, including Max Bertolini, James Farr, Tim Brown and Arnold Jemison (of Jamit), Robbie Robbins of IDW, Hal Mangold, …

Bertolini Wins!

Max Bertolini created the covers for each of my Blood Bowl novels, and we’ve put together a promotional comic for a new line of toys (REVs) from Playmates, too, which should hit shelves in June. He’s a fantastic artist and a pleasure to work with. In late February, one of his pieces won an art contest sponsored by BioRob 2006, …

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R.E.V.s Information

It seems I can tell you that R.E.V.s stands for Radically Engineered Vehicles (a name I came up with). Also, Figures.com has a gallery of R.E.V.s photos from the Toy Fair, plus an article about the line. (It turns out they covered the line last fall too, with an article and a gallery of early prototypes.) As they write: The …

REV It Up!

Altered States Magazine has more images of Marvel Heroes Battle Dice from the Toy Fair. If you want to see something else I’ve been working on with Playmates, click on the links under R.E.V.s. The fantastic designers at Playmates came up with this all-new toy line and drafted me in to help out with developing the characters, the setting, and …