HABBO TOKYO DESIGN BLOG
It’s not long until we release our shiny new Tokyo inspired furni line, Habbos. To get you all that little bit more excited, we talked to three of our designers (including DollsEyes, a relatively new recruit) about their contributions, what they enjoyed and their personal feelings towards the world-famous Japanese metropolis.
Q: SO… TOKYO. A PRETTY POPULAR THEME AMONG MEMBERS OF THE DESIGN TEAM AS WELL AS IN GENERAL, RIGHT? *GRINNING FACE*.
DollsEyes: I think I joined at the perfect time… *winks*
Kukuyit: We’ve been excited for this since the Cyberpunk campaign! (Released early in 2015).
Sparkaro: I was very happy to finally be working with a Tokyo theme. I love Japanese culture and would really like to go there one day!
Q: WHAT DID YOU WORK ON FOR HABBO IN TOKYO? GOT A PERSONAL FAVOURITE FROM THE STUFF EITHER YOU OR THE OTHERS HAVE MADE?
Sparkaro: I designed the robot face and had fun with making the different expressions for it. The Dragon Plushy Cap is also one of my faves.
Kukuyit: I really enjoyed working on the Shiba Inu puppy, they’re just so cute and it was fun researching them for art references.
DollsEyes: I worked on theHappy Milk Plushy, Cupcake Plushy, Anime Hair, Joke Glasses, Tokyo Sakura Tree and both vending machines (plus the beetle and ramune hand items and a load of other furni!)
My personal favourite was the magazine rack, since I was able to put a bunch of little Easter eggs in it. Can you see what they are? My overall favourite from the Tokyo campaign is probably the Shiba Inu Puppy LTD. He’s just too cute!
Q: WHICH FURNI ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE RELEASED/THE REACTION TO?
Kukuyit: The Sakura Tree rare from the Ancient Japan line (released early 2015) was extremely popular and still is. I hope Habbos will love the new miniature sized version that we made for this this line.
Sparkaro: I’m excited to see the plushies released – they’re so cute. I hope they’ll have fun with crafting them to get the different items of special Tokyo clothing too!
DollsEyes: Anything I made, since this is the first big campaign I’ve worked on during my time at Sulake!
WHAT DO YOU INSTANTLY THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD ‘TOKYO’?
DollsEyes: Neon lights!
Kukuyit: All the delicious Japanese food! Mmmmmm… tonkotsu ramen!
PICK A HABBO NPC (FRANK, BONNIE BLONDE ETC) AND DRAW THEM WEARING ONE OF THE ITEMS OF NEW CLOTHING!
Sparkaro: I did Bonnie Blonde. *grins*
DollsEyes: Bonnie Blonde ended up looking like a magical girl/idol with the Harajuku Hair and the Tokyo Tutu, so I rolled with it!
Kukuyit: I think the Sakura Jacket really brings out the gangster in Piccolo.