Rik Alvarez is the chief executive manager of Play With This Too. He is an author who has worked for several years as a consultant for various Hasbro licensees. In 2009 Rik was hired as a full time Creative Manager at Hasbro Inc. While at Hasbro, Rik worked on various brands including Transformers and G.I. Joe. He helped in developing the intellectual property, toys and licensed products for the Transformers films Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction. Rik also assisted in developing the television series Transformers: Prime and G.I. Joe Renegades. During his time at Hasbro, Rik was also involved in developing Hasbro’s figure line plan and working with various licensees including IDW, Jagex and Net Dragon. He has also worked closely with the Official Transformers and G.I. Joe clubs and conventions. One of Rik’s favorite accomplishments while at Hasbro was creating the Transformers Hall of Fame introduction videos and directing the faux documentary Erector: Righteously Huge. Rik is the chief executive manager of Play With This Too.
- The Transformers: The Movie — 20th anniversary edition
- The Transformers: The Movie fan commentary (with Paul Hitchens, Joe Moore, and Alex Weiner)
- "Scramble City: Mobilization" (with Alex Weiner)
The Retro Robot Radio show for October 25th, 2014 interviewed Rik Alvarez. The show discussed Play With This Too team members Mark Wong, Steve Redinger, Trent Troop, Ken Christiansen, Aaron Archer and Simon Furman. It also talked about the toys for Ancient Astronaut, Astroblast, Bloodbath, Boneyard, Desolataur, Jetwash and Steel Cock as well as the first three volumes of Head Shots.
The Cybercast podcast for November 22nd, 2014 interviewed Rik Alvarez. He spoke about Play With This Toosday reveals, Astroblast, Bloodbath, Desolataur, Ironstrike, Jetwash, The Mighty Muscules - Son of Testosteros, Tri-Gorr and the Play With Yourself Box Set. He announced the villains of his series would be called Heretics.
Rik Alvarez was interviewed by Charles and Candice in the November 25th, 2014 episode of the Super Epic Podcast Theater. In it they talk about Candice joining the Play With This Too team, her Head Shots and the art of Jetstrike she is doing. They mention the toys for Bitemark, Catastropheles, Flarestrike, and the Mighty Muscules.
The Repacked Podcast podcast for December 29th, 2014 interviewed Rik Alvarez of Play With This Too. They talked about Simon Furman and Christopher Dahlberg joining the team and about the figures for Desolataur and Mighty Muscules as well as Head Shots Vol. 5.
- Mathew Robert Ignash (October 25th, 2014). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Robert Ignash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xKvV9DVGiw.
- Vangelus (October 27th, 2014). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/1007868-wtf-pwttoo-tfcon-usa-2014-oct-27-2014-a.html.
- Josh (November 22nd, 2014). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Cybercast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weVUBYepzMk.
- Charles and Candice (November 25th, 2014). "Super Epic Podcast Theater". http://superepicpodcasttheater.podbean.com/ (Podcast). Podbean. http://superepicpodcasttheater.podbean.com/e/episode-7-play-with-this-podcast-too/#.VHTWPD_Yfd8.facebook.
- Craig Moore (December 29th, 2014). "Repacked Podcast". http://www.repackedpodcast.com/ (Podcast). Repacked Podcast. http://www.repackedpodcast.com/archives/1620.