Tim Bradley (toy designer)
Tim is also the author and illustrator of children's books. He has written and illustrated The Care and Feeding of Dinosaurs (Millbrook Press, 2000), Paleo Sharks: Survival of the Strangest (Chronicle Books, 2007), and Paleo Bugs: Survival of the Creepiest (Chronicle Books, 2008).
INFESTATION, Tim's latest book which debuted in April 2013, is an updated version of the "monster movies" from the 50s and 60s that Tim watched as a kid.
Coming in October, 2013 is the first book in the Sci Hi series: HIVE MIND.
"Paleo Bugs: Survival of the Creepiest" has been selected by School Library Journal as one of the Best Books of 2008.
Tim's inspiration to become a toy designer came from the want to see his two dimensional designs in 3D form. In 1998 he worked as a toy designer for Hasbro, and worked on many toy lines (including Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Star Wars (Classics and Episode 1)), Jurassic Park and Animorphs. Within the Transformers line he has designed the following figures: •TM2 Jawbreaker •Animorphs Tri-rex •Animorphs Marco/Beetle •Animorphs Visser 3 •BM Buzzsaw •BM Snarl •BM Cheetor •BM Optimus (original toy version) •BM Rattrap •BM Longhorn •BM Skydive •BM Geckobot •BM Nightscream •BM Blackarachnia (original toy version) •BM cobra (I think his name was Quickstrike) •BM Megatron (the robot mode-the beast mode was carried over from the TM2 line) •Mutant Beast Wars bear/owl (This segment was originally meant to be part of the Animorphs line) •MBW barracuda/scorpion •MBW raptor/wolverine •MBW alligator/bat •concept for 1-2-3 Transformers (fire truck, police car, rescue chopper) •Cybertron lion •Cybertron rhino •Cybertron wolf • Megatron T-rex (I think this was considered part of the Cybertron line) •Optimus gorilla (I think this was considered part of the Cybertron line) •Cybertron "planet keys" •Concept sketches for some of the consumer-product-related Transformers to go with the movie toy line.
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