APCC 2017 – Toy Designer Panel featuring Jason Freeny, Quiccs and Simone Legno (Hosted by RJ Ledesma)
One of the more interesting panels done at the main stage for Asiapop Comicon 2017 was the one done in the morning featuring respected toy designers Jason Freeny, Quiccs and Simone Legno. Here are some of the photos from the panel which was hosted by RJ Ledesma.
The toy panel opened with a good crowd with Mr. Ledesma talking about his affinity for toys as well as the history for each of the guests who will called on stage a bit later.
We have an interview with Quiccs on his thoughts on creating toys and how its evolved these days. He also happens to be one of the founders of Hidden Fortress and was also responsible for the Sharko resin figure, which pays tribute to Evangelion…
Simone Legno’s famous already but if you don’t know who he is, there’s only one word you need to search online or look up and its Tokidoki.
Meanwhile Jason Freeny has a cool fascination with pop-culture icons and anatomy. He’s the creator of the Mighty Jaxx toy line which has this cool X-Ray look at a character. Remember those classic Astroboy posters which shows the inner workings for the Japanese icon? Well, Freeny’s works follow the concept only with “biological” characters like Batman or even Marvin the Martian.
The panel gave attendees a lot of things to consider as well as designing tips and strategies. Definitely entertaining.
Check out the photos from the Asiapop Comicon 2017 Toy Designer panel featuring Quiccs, Jason Freeny of Mighty Jaxx and Simone Legno of Tokidoki.