SLATE CONVOY.

Slate Convoy is a transforming collectible figure, and is the first entry in a toy line aimed at hobbyists and collectors alike.

Redesign 2019.

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Based on the beloved character from the Transformers property of the same name, Slate Convoy is a model kit that features premium paints, and intricate assembly.

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Aesthetically, Slate Convoy is inspired by many “lived-in” science fiction universes.

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TOYS. NOT JUST FOR KIDS.

Toys have grown increasingly in popularity amongst adult consumers. Much like the Sneakerheads and streetwear enthusiasts, toy collectors often seek pieces that display exceptional quality. Paints, details, form, and articulation play a role in the design of an appealing toy. Brands/artists such as Kidrobot, Kaws, and Funko, utilize stylization and low product quantities to make pieces more desirable to collectors.

 
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CREATING A PUZZLE.

Functional sketching was utilized to solve Slate Convoy’s articulation and parts configuration. These sketches were directly involved in the 3D modeling process.



PROTOTYPE.

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Dynamic posing and stability were very important factors to consider.

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Slate Convoy’s weapon collapses using a gear and linkage system.

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Slate Convoy is fully transformable, from truck mode, to robot mode, and back. Tolerances between parts were tested in Cad to ensure proper clearance.

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Slate Convoy comes disassembled, a perfect robot canvas. There are thirty-eight total pieces.


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Hobbyists can put their own stickers and paints onto Slate Convoy, furthering the story of a “lived in” universe.

Illustrations on decals/ wall art in renderings by artists EPHK, ROCKIN’ JELLY BEAN, and KATSUHIRO OTOMO.