End of an Era for Rocket World and the IWG

farewell rocket world

Today is a sad day for Rocket World/IWG fans. Founder Patrick Ma announced on Facebook: “I regret to announce that with my recent separation on May 1st, 2013 from Triple Aught Design, LLC as a result of unresolved disputes with the remaining Members Brett Eisenberg and David Cahill, I currently do not have access to, or am involved in the brand known as Rocket World, and other IPs under this brand including the IWG.” Read the complete announcement below.

I’m shocked that Patrick will no longer be involved with the amazing universe that he created. Rocket World’s IWG toys were the first designer toys I truly fell in love with, and I still remember the first time I met Patrick, his wife Polly, and the Rocket World crew at Comic-Con 2008. I’ve been a fan ever since and I will continue to be a fan of whatever Patrick works on next.

Thank you Rocket World for being part of my toy history and for adding Titus, Affonso, and Hannibal to the toy world. Best of luck to Patrick on his new endeavors.

Via the IWG Facebook page:

Greetings Friends of Rocket World and the IWG,

I regret to announce that with my recent separation on May 1st, 2013 from Triple Aught Design, LLC as a result of unresolved disputes with the remaining Members Brett Eisenberg and David Cahill, I currently do not have access to, or am involved in the brand known as Rocket World, and other IPs under this brand including the IWG.

When I created Rocket World and the IWG in December of 2000, it held great personal meaning for me, and I want to sincerely thank all of you who chose to support and follow this unique and eclectic brand over the many years. This tremendous support allowed me to create the many products and stories in a world that was entertaining, satirical, and meaningful as it also conveyed an important message in support of a topic very important to me, wildlife conservation.

As some of you know Rocket World and the IWG was placed on hiatus in 2010 so I could focus on my brand Triple Aught Design (TAD Gear). I was hoping to return to it someday, especially at a time when I could share it my two young boys. As of May 1, 2013 I do not know what plans if any, Eisenberg and Cahill have with brand Rocket World and the IWG.

As the sole author and creator of Rocket World and the IWG, I am deeply saddened that I am currently unable to continue on with this IP, but again wanted to thank all of you for the many years of support of and enthusiasm for this brand. I hope all of you who have an interest in wildlife conservation can find other ways to support this important work in your own ways.

Ad Astra and Beast Regards,

-Patrick Ma

Author: Supahcute

Art Blogger • Curator at Leanna Lin's Wonderland

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