My Favorite Toy / by Giovanni Nakpil

"Transformers 3" comes out today. It's a surreal day for me since I modeled the character Shockwave, who was my favorite toy character as a kid. He makes an appearance in the third installment of the mega franchise and does some damage (I haven't seen the film yet). Days like this remind me how lucky I am to be working in a job where I can re-visit my childhood joys and help recreate them for the big screen. There have been many career goals I've achieved thus far in the film industry and seeing this huge hulking robot re-designed for a Michael Bay fx extravaganza is truly an artistic blessing.

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