As you know, Transformers has played a big role in my life. I met my husband at a Transformers convention. I’ve made friends through the collecting of the toys. I’ve had incredible conversations in the autograph lines at BotCon, discussing the geekier aspects of the toy line, the cartoon and the movies.
So it’s with mixed emotions that I post this:
If anyone has earned a retirement, it is Yoke-san. Not only is he an amazing human being but a truly wonderful individual; I got the opportunity to meet him at a BotCon and he was so gracious. He will be missed at TakaraTOMY; I miss him already.
どうもありがとうございました (Dōmo arigatōgozaimashita) and おめでとうございます (Omedetōgozaimasu), Yoke-san. Thank you, congratulations and all of my love for everything you’ve done. May we meet again!