Publisher Viz Media has tweeted images of Jim Sorenson’s Transformers: A Visual History Artbook Limited & Regular Covers for your viewing pleasure!
This book, written by pop culture chronicler Jim Sorenson, showcases hundreds of iconic and rare images drawn from the Hasbro archives as well as development art from Paramount Studios feature films in an impressive amount of 408 pages.
The regular Hardcover can be pre-ordered via Amazon for $49.99 and the cover features a The Last Knight Optimus Prime portrait, and the special Deluxe Limited Edition will come packaged in a collector’s box and include five exclusive art prints for $99.99 with an amazing lenticular cover with The Last Knight Optimus Prime and Megatron. Both books are scheduled for release on November 12, 2019.
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The giant double-page Platinum Trypticon art is itself worth the cost of the book.
Great con and very Tarnish in his aspect. Would love to see some pics of the robot in question….
Looking for things to read in quarantine I bought this book and going through it I was really excited to see this artwork appear. I have had this piece hanging in my house for around a decade. This is the original line art for the unproduced Spacewarp figure that I bought directly from Dan Khanna at a convention (I think at NJCC). The head was swapped out for the TFCC Astrontrain boxart but to my knowledge it was never published before with the original head. It was a curiosity that I really enjoy having and it was so cool to see the completed color art finally after looking at it for so many years.
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ken_christiansen on Instagram: “One last post for the Transformers : A Visual History book. Matt Trakker, team representative from M.A.S.K. *I was very surprised when Jim…”
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ken_christiansen on Instagram: “Transformers : A Visual History I was honored to be asked by Jim Sorenson to write the forward to his incredible new book. Apparently…”
Yes I find it hard to believe that Jim Sorenson would be like that. From what I've known from his past works..he's more from the ol skool G1 crowd and very knowledgeable about it too.
Yeah, if you listen to the podcast it is clear that his first love is G1 box art, then character profiles from the various series.
The cover image has to be a publisher decision.
I found I quite interesting that the book was commissioned a good while before Jim was invited to be the author.
I don't see how. It hardly explains why include movie art at all on the cover… it merely says that, of the movies, that's one that's less objectionable than others.
Sorry, I should’ve been a little more constructive with my post.
I was really curious as to why the cover is the way it is, now I know. Seemed like an odd choice for a book spanning all generations.
I may be in the minority here, but I’m not a huge fan of the red and purple gradient either. I think just a simple, plain, matte black cover with maybe some faction logos would’ve been better suited.
To be fair, he explained his reasoning. He clearly states that the first one is the best.
Just listened to the Transmissions interview with Jim Sorenson.
His favourite Transformers movie is The Last Knight, so that explains the ugly cover art.
Love a classics/generations takara art book. Niche is the word, its got grace it's got motion.
(ed, sorry all should be Grease apparently)
So, as someone's whos on the fence on getting this, how much actual "history" is in this? Aside from the foreward there doesn't seem to be much, or any, written word in the book.
Problem is, there simply isn't the market for a lot of those more niche areas of the TF franchise. If some of that material is to be released at all, it has to be bundled with the stuff that sells better (i.e., G1 and movie-related stuff)