Blake Wright

Blake Wright is a journalist and author of the Toys That Time Forgot book trilogy, a series focused solely on unproduced action figures from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. In 2019 he was inducted into the Pop Culture Hall of Fame, the same class that hosted names like Robert Downey, Jr., Haim Saban and Hayao Miyazaki. September 2022 will see the debut of Wright’s TOYCOLLECTR Magazine, a new print magazine dedicated to telling seldom-told tales of action figure lines both past and present.

Kim Simmons

Kim Simmons was one of the original photographers for the Star Wars toy line. Simmons is responsible for some of the most iconic and memorable promotional and packaging imagery from the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. Simmons has also photographed other iconic 90s properties such as NERF, Dragonheart, Starting Line-up, and Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos. He has released four volumes of his Star Wars photos as books under the title: Kenner Star Wars Photography, spanning the years 1977 through 2000.

Rudy Obrero

Rudy Obrero was the original vintage Masters of the Universe box art painter and also painted a number of the maps and some box art for Masters of the Universe Classics. He has worked on many properties and was the style guide artist for E.T., Woody Woodpecker, Peter Pan, The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns, Universal Monsters, Curious George, Sitting Ducks and The Power Rangers.

The Sander Brothers

Garrett Sander (on the right) is most notable as the creator of global phenomenon Monster High. He started his toy career as a package designer at Mattel, working on Winx Club, My Scene, and Pixel Chix. He then became a product designer, over seeing Monster High and Polly Pocket. He also designed the 12″ collector She-Ra doll. Currently he is principal designer at Moose toy known for Capsule Chix, Failfix and Sweet Seams.

Darren Sander (on the left) has designed packaging for such Mattel brands as My Scene, Polly Pocket, and Barbie. He designed the Graphic Design USA award winning package for the 12″ Collector She-Ra. Designed the doll and package for the Power-Con exclusive Starburst She-Ra collector figure, and both product and package for the DreamWorks She-Ra toy line. Currently he is the Packaging Art Director for Girls brands at Moose toys having worked on Real Littles, Bluey, and Sweet Seams.