Friday, November 13, 2015

Transformers vs. GI Joe: The Commissary - presented by The Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls

*Yup, not even close to being a week, but whatever.

This project was awesome. As a child of the '80's, getting a chance to write and direct some officially-sanctioned spots featuring some of my favorite characters was a dream come true.

These three shorts serve as advertisements for The Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls line of toys. The idea is to take the collectability of vinyl toys (often sold in blind boxes) and mix it with the play value/functionality of action figures. The little guys have a really charming design to them and the collectors are a dedicated bunch.

My goal with the series was to find a fun way to mix the worlds of GI Joe and Transformers, maintain respect for the original properties, and find some organic humor appropriate for all viewers. I'm really proud of how these turned out and the work that everyone in the crew and voice cast did to bring these toys to life.

Episode 1: Soda Showdown

Episode 2: Birthday Blowout

Episode 3: Zartan's Plan

Co-created with my pal Dan Levy, executive produced by Jonathan Cathey (the big cheese at The Loyal Subjects), and produced by myself, Dan, and Musa Brooker. I wrote the scripts for all three and directed. Full credits for our incredible crew available HERE.

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