Animated AllSpark Almanac- Why no Movie-Version?

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  1. DecepticonsRule

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    If anyone has read the Animated AllSpark Almanac, they will know that it's an amazing Transformers Animated guide. Probably one of the best Transformers guides ever.

    Now, if anyone has read the Transformers: Movie Universe book, I think that they will agree with me, when I say it sucks. All it is is promotional images, and a bunch of fancy-word crap about the robots.

    I think what we need is a full-out guide to the Transformers Movie Universe. It needs to be made pretty much exactly like the AllSpark Almanac, but needs to cover robots, humans, legends, locations, everything.

    Here's how I'd do it:

    Robots:
    - The pictures of the robots should be FINAL ILM models, posed, but so we can see the majority of the robot (front and back)

    - There should be detailed bios and tech specs for each of the robots

    - Good, clear pictures of their alternate mode (2, maybe 3 photos)

    - Detailed head shot

    - Some photos of them in action in the film

    - Possibly some concept art to show development

    - Notes on the robot design

    Humans
    - There should be one, full-body shot of the character

    - More photos of them from the movie

    - There should be one good head shot of the characters (Sam- http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/transformers-shia-poster-l.jpg; Mikeala- http://images.allmoviephoto.com/200...09_transformers_revenge_of_the_fallen_008.jpg)

    - Detailed history of the character, and description of their personality, traits, etc.

    - A section on relationships with other characters

    Locations
    - There should be some good photos of different locations in the Transformers Movieverse (Diego Garcia, Cybertron)

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    The book should use everything from ILM Models to Stock Photos from the shoot, and promotional photos from the film.
    It should also expand more on the robots, humans and everything that we DIDN'T get to see from the film universe. I'm talking about stuff like the Fallen's Sarcaughogus, the 13 Primes, etc. Pretty much everything that they WANTED to be in the film, but couldn't put in there due to time constraints and stuff.

    So yeah, I think there should be a MovieVerse version of the Almanac. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Sso02V

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    I'd imagine there's a fair bit more to clear away as far as licencing goes with the movie stuff, compared to Animated.

    IIRC, the movie art-book was all tangled up in red tape last we heard of it.
     
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    grover is just staring into space like he is high.
     
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    Because Animated is just awesome like that.
     
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    Hell I want an almanac of every TF series ever made.

    I also want one of all the stuff that was never used like TF:Hero and Transtech
     
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    I imagine they might wait until the series is finished.
     
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    The Animated Almanac was also kind of a case of the show's creators having such love of the material and franchise, I think.
     
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    That would be pretty epic. A huge encyclopedia with everything from TF1 to TF3.
     
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    Heroes was an early working title for Animated.
     
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    Bill and I would be more than happy to do a Movie version of the Almanac. Let IDW know that you'd like us to tackle it and maybe they'll come-a-knockin' on our door.

    -Jim
     
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    I am aware of this but the Tf Hero concept art was done in a very different artstyle. The characters look like a more stylized version of cybertron then the animated figures we got. I just want to see more of that art style. I pretty much want a big book of all the cancelled idas
     
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    i think the best we will get is that transformers the movie universe book
     

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