Thanks for your interest in my Battle Crawlers packaging.
I worked as an Art Director for Wild Planet Entertainment from 1999-2009,
and Battle Crawlers was one of the brands I art Directed and designed.
I will try to answer you questions as completely as possible.
Q: Was this a package proposal for the toy line, or was the product released in this design? (image above)
A: The BC(Maxxo)image on my site was the 3rd iteration of the BC packaging. It was specifically
designed for the international markets/clients of Wild Planet and was not released in the domestically.
The blister package showing the disassembled product was a departure from the domestic closed box packaging.
Q: Was this package design made before or after the product was released on the market?
A: This particular package design was released after the product was released to market. As I mentioned
the original packaging was closed box. There were 2 versions of the domestic closed box packaging that were released.
Version one had photos of the assembled product on the front with sparks coming out of the wheels and a glow around the product.
The next year I redesigned the package with the product looking real and battling in a post apocalyptic wasteland.
Q: Do you have more pictures of this piece?
A: Im attaching pictures of version one and version two packaging plus an exclusive "Duel-Pack" that was designed for TRU.
Q: Does this piece still physically exist?
A: The Battle Crawlers brand was first released by Wild Planet around 2004 and was on shelf domestically until 2006-2007
*The original product was called Battle Bugs by Bandai and only available in Japan. In 2004 Wild Planet licensed the brand and
produced it as Battle Crawlers.
I hope this answers your questions. If you visit my website: zanamandesign.com you can see some of the other toy packaging that I
Art Directed/Designed for Wild Planet Entertainment.