The official Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel has uploaded a new interview with Transformers HasLab Victory Saber Designer, Hisashi Yuki for your viewing pleasure.
Yuki-san shows us the early mock up of Star Saber and Victory Leo next to Masterpiece Star Saber (who he was responsible of the design too) and tells some interesting data and trivia about Victory Saber:
- Some short clips of both Star Saber and Victory Leo, explaining their origins in the G1 Japan Transformers Victory cartoon and their popularity in Japan.
- The scale plan was to make Star Saber as a Leader Class toy and Victory Leo as a Voyager class figure.
- The combined Victory Saber mode should be as tall as Masterpiece Star Saber.
- Yuki-san gives a brief explanation about why Star Saber design looks like a traditional Japanese “Super Robot”.
- The first original G1 Star Saber sketches are shown (designed by Takarshi Kunihiro) which was leaning more towards a Diaclone design.
- Then, we appreciate the second Star Saber sketches, revised by Kunio Okawara who was the Mech art director of the show. He modified the design to a more heroic anime robot style.
- Yuki-san was impressed with Star Saber when he was a kid, so he was excited when he was assigned to design Masterpiece Star Saber, and now HasLab Victory Saber.
- He mentioned he regretted that a Masterpiece Victory Leo was not released in the Masterpiece line.
Not much left to say, watch the video after the break as well as some screencaps and then sound off on the 2005 Boards!
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