TFNation have announced their next guest attending TFNation 2018. TFNation 2018’s next guest is a major creative force behind Transformers as we know it today – former Hasbro Transformers design director (and later, Director of Global Design and Development and Vice President of Intellectual Property Development) Aaron Archer.
Aaron Archer is a legend behind the scenes of the Transformers brand. With involvement in Transformers spanning from 1998 to 2013, Aaron Archer has had a hand in dozens of Transformers lines and hundreds of Transformers toys, including being the creative force behind the Unicron Trilogy of Transformers Armada, Transformers Energon, and Transformers Cybertron that reinvigorated Transformers for a whole new generation. With the Transformers Alternators line, he brought back Transformers that turned into real-world vehicles, and he played a significant role in bringing Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg on board for the Transformers live-action movie, including the infamous “Transformers 101”. Some of his initiatives have carried on to the current day, including the Transformers Classics line, which was originally a filler line, and lives on today as the Generations line; and the Masterpiece Transformers line, kicked off in 2004 with the 20th anniversary Optimus Prime figure which was informed by information gathered in a poll right here, on TFW2005. That’s to say nothing of his other work for Kenner and Hasbro, including G.I.Joe, Star Wars, Batman, Jurassic Park and Alien.
Aaron Archer will be present throughout the weekend of TFNation 2018, to meet fans, sign autographs, and possibly doing some sketches.
TFNation 2018 will be taking place over the weekend of 17-19 August 2018, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in Birmingham in England. Aaron Archer will be joined by fellow Transformers creators Mairghread Scott and James Roberts, artists Alex Milne, Nick Roche and Jack Lawrence, colorist John-Paul Bove, Marvel UK Generation 1 comic artist Mike Collins, and voice actors André Sogliuzzo (Revenge of the Fallen Sideswipe), Daniel Riordan (Robots in Disguise Megatron) and D.C. Douglas (Rescue Bots Chase), and last but not least, musician Stan Bush (The Touch, Dare)! Check out the TFNation homepage for more information.