Taras Lesko was commissioned by Becker & Mayer to design a set of 10 custom papercraft toys based on the hit television show Transformers Prime. Each kit includes pre-cut color templates, instruction booklet, battle arena and wind-up platforms which make the models move. These papercraft kits are planned to be sold in Barnes & Noble book stores. Check out the images
Takara Tomy have posted news on the official Transformers Go! web site about their leatest Japane exclusive the Transformers Go! Encyclopedia Campaign Book. The exclusive item is said to feature documentation on the Transformers Go! DVD series with an exclusive DVD featuring bonus footage.
Much like the Arms Microns, the book will be offered by retailers to fans who purchase Transformers products beginning October 26, 2013.
Amazon has posted a new product page for something quite interesting called the Transformers: Light-Up Optimus Prime Bust and Illustrated Book With Sound. This appears to be a combination of head-bust with light-up eyes that interacts with a 48-page full-color mini book with quotes and images from the classic 1980s cartoon. This set listed for $11.66 USD, suggests the bust is small and, likely made for children. Look for it to be released on May 13, 2014. Sorry no images, read the full details below.
Thanks to Matthew Reinhart who has updated his facebook page with a couple new images for the forthcoming "Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe" by Little, Brown and Company.
The quintessential Transformers Pop-Up experience features characters of the Transformers universe in this ultimate 3-D masterpiece. Chock full of Transformers facts and showcasing 35 Transformers, including a towering Omega Surpeme that is Reinharts tallest pop ever, and Optimus Prime that you can see a preview of now.
The historic comic book roots of The Transformers are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Collecting issues #51-62, rejoin The Autobots and The Decepticons as their war stretches across the cosmos. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.
We have details on yet another Transformers 4 book from a listing on Amazon. This one's a bit more interesting as it gives us information about the novel length book that will be titled "Transformers Classified: The Complete Mission" by authors Ryder Windham and Jason Fry. The book that is also aimed at young readers, reveals a bit of an original story we assume is not part of the Micheal Bay directed movie. This story involves a 12 year old boy Kevin Bowman who makes new friends with the Autobots while searching for older brother who has disappeared. Read the full details below.
Amazon have posted a listing for the :Transformers: Retribution" book by David J. Williams and Mark Williams that will be published by Del Rey on January 28, 2014. The third part in the Aligned Continuity, this book takes place after the War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron game and before the Transformers: Prime cartoon stories. Editor Frank Parisi described the book as all of our favorite classic Transformers characters in all-out, epic warfare on a new world and on Cybertron. Read the official book description below for more details.
Explore the rich world of Transformers Prime! Loaded with character animation models, concept art, interviews with the creators and more, Transformers: The Art of Prime provides an unprecendented look behind the scenes of bringing the TF movie universe to the small screen. Jim Sorenson (Transformers The Ark, Transformers AllSpark Almanac) brings this deep, vivid world into focus!
It's a celebration 30 years in the making! Relive the landmark comics that helped define the legacy of Transformers and read along with the creators that made these great comics as Jim Sorenson provides insight from a range of writers and artists that breathed life into the denizens of Cybertron. From Marvel to Dreamwave to IDW and other iterations in-between, this book is a must have for TF collectors!
Just done is the BotCon 2013 Transformers Hasbro Publishing Panel Report and Images. Get the scoop on all the new projects Hasbro has coming to us in form of books and publications. There's more than meets the eye to be read between the pages of The Covenant of Primes, the new Pop-Up Book, 30th Anniversary collection, Papercraft models and much more in the report below.
The Covenant of Primus delves into the depths of Transformers mythology to reveal the backstory thats previously only been hinted at.
Encased in an interlocking Autobot emblem that when pulled open emits Transformer sounds, this tome is a gift to humans from Alpha Trion, one of the ancient Thirteen Primesthe first of the Transformers. Little is known about Alpha Trion, and the rest of the Thirteen Primes have been shrouded in mysteryuntil now.
Hasbro today announced that it has signed publishing agreements with becker&mayer and IDW Publishing, and reached agreement in principal with Little, Brown Books for Young Children, to create and publish collectible gift books that blend unique storytelling with exclusive art based on the TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY brands. Books will begin to arrive into the marketplace for the summer/winter season, and expand upon the robust publishing program for both of these brands.
Well well well, Just after posting the images and mention of the mystery of the Possible Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Meagatron Sharkticon. Those eagle eyed fellows over at Full Metal Hero spotted a very important bit of text promoting a new book about Megatron that reads: "Learn more about the ancient adventures of Megatron in Transformers: Retribution from Random House in Fall 2013." Additionally, the bio mentions something about a transformation via his weapon and dark energon remnants. Check out the image and bio for more details below, possible spoilers ahead...
Thanks to a new product listing on Amazon Japan, we have a news of the release date for e Million Publishing Transformers Generations 2013 collectibles book will be released in Japan on July 31, 2013 for 2,625 JPY / $27 USD. Still no word on the contents that we expect to cover Transformers Prime Japan, Beast Hunters, Go!, Super GT, Generations, United and other Transformers related products that will be added to their continuing top-shelf documentation of all the Transformers products released by Takara Tomy.
Two new Transformers Comic Collections have been listed on Amazon. The books "Transformers: Prelude" and "Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Volume 1" are listed to be shipping on August 20th and 27th of 2013. Check out the summary and more details for each of the titles below.
IDW Limited announced its plan today to offer a deluxe limited edition of TRANSFORMERS: Art of the Fall of Cybertron. Based on the TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, the book is a collection of the art and set descriptions for the smash-hit videogame of the same name, produced by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. The limited-edition book will be offered in a special IDW Red Label edition complete with slipcase, new cover and a portfolio of 10 limited-edition lithographs. Read more below.
IDW Publishing have sent out a press release about a a new division producing high-end, collectible editions of their wide catalog of books for loyal and committed fans that feature unique elements like original sketches and creator signatures on luxuriously designed packaging not available anywhere else. The group are offering Transformers Sketch covers and a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set now, but will be offering books such as the Transformers: Art of the Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Limited Edition soon.
Amazon have listed a new childrens book from the Transformers Prime series. "Optimus Prime and the Secret Mission" by Ray Santos who also was the writer for "Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen: When Robots Attack!" According to the summary and details, at 24 pages. The book is aimed at young children. Readers will find a story that follows an attempt by MECH to obtain secret technology what Optimus Prime is in possession of. Things get even more complicated when the Decepticon's get in on the action with thier own plans on Optimus Primes' cargo.