TFNation 2020 confirms the attendance of former Hasbro designer, development and product manager: Andy Couzens
Couzens has been involved in toy design and production since the mid 1970s, working on preschool development for Kiddy Craft. He then moved over to Milton Bradley – the earliest distributor of continental European Transformers toys – and to the new position of Senior Designer and playing a crucial part in the development of childhood staples Playskool and Robotix, whose key features he had a significant hand in designing. As of 1984, with Hasbro acquiring Milton Bradley, Couzens retained his position, and was later promoted to Group Product Manager for research and development in the unfortunately termed Boys Toys section, before becoming Category Development Head of Boys, Girls Toys and Creative Play sections for Hasbro Europe!
Couzens joins an all-star roster of guests including Jim Sorenson (Transformers writer, archivist and historian) Transformers (2019) series author Brian Ruckley, artist Kei Zama, Nick Roche (writer and artist), John-Paul Bove (writer, artist, and colorist), Sumalee Montano (Transformers Prime Arcee’s voice), the legendary Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime), Sarah Stone (IDW’s first Transformers series artist), Beth McGuire-Smith, Anna Malkova (artists for IDW’s Transformers (2019) comics), Jack Lawrence (Transformers: Lost Light artist), James Roberts (Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye and Lost Light writer), Lee Sullivan (original artist from the days of Marvel’s UK Transformers run), & Tania Gunadi (voice actor for Bulkhead’s best buddy Miko Nakadai) at Europe’s largest Transformers convention.
Scheduled for August 14-16, 2020, the convention happens at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and updated information about Ticket Release Day on February 15th, 2020 is available here.