Anyone see this book?

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  1. Sunstorm9119

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    It's called Transformers: Identification and Price Guide. Don't know how new it is, it has a 2007 copyright, and it's by Mark Bellomo. It's got pics of every TF from G1, with descriptions and even a guide to easily lost parts.

    Very cool!!!
     
  2. Codimus Prime

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    The one I saw at Barnes and Noble had a lenticular cover. Pretty cool.
     
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    price guides are useless. i used to go by toyfair way back in the day, only to find out ebay is the real price guide, especially if there are bidding wars out there. that usually sets the standard.
     
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    It's a great book, especially for collectors of loose toy's. The price guide for MIB, and MISB is good for an occasional laugh. Plenty of pictures show TF's in all modes,(my 3yr old LOVES it).
    It's also good for I.D. on a lot of later toys that I am not very familiar with. If anyone ever made a book like this for G1 Japanese TF's, I would buy it in a hot second.

    If your going to buy it for the 1000's of pics, and I.D. resources--it's well worth it.

    If you're planning to get it for the price guide,--save your money.
     
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    They did make a book for japanese TF's.....here's a link to Amazon witht he listing

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764312820/ref=wl_it_dp/104-3592635-9920700?ie=UTF8&coliid=IUDQ6NDOWRAYE&colid=2N349C5BJQGRK
     
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    Prices in ToyFare are more realistic though. Prices on ebay get so inflated that people pay more than somthing is really worth. I'm not saying it's a bad thing because I sell on ebay, but look at Armada Unicron. Loose ToyFare(2007 price guide) prices him at $25 dollars! They go for $40-$60 0n ebay, loose. Me, I wouldn't pay more than $30-$35 bucks for a loose one.
     
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    I don't like it so much as a price guide, since they fluctuate. It is good b/c it has some info (background I think) on them.
     
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    Yeah I saw it at Barnes and Noble. It doesn't have any recent stuff in it, and it's just overpriced crap. You can find any and all of that information on the internet.
     
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    the author didnt want to do a price guide, but the publisher required it. amazingly, every single figure in the guide is from his own collection.
     
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    I picked up the book this past Friday. I like it, I also liked his 3-3/4" GI Joe guide. However I do have some constructive criticisms.

    -The guy is a terrible photographer. He admits this, but, come on, contract the photos out or something.

    -Grammer & typos. I spotted a lot of mistakes that any editor with a full night's sleep should have caught in seconds.

    -Layout. He devotes a full page to Bumper, and half a page to Jazz? Just a minor wtf.

    Overall its a great & useful book, I'm enjoying the pics and blurbs, but its clear GI Joe was his passion, not TF. Addressing the minor nits above would have made it excellent. I don't even go by the price guide, as said, eBay is the real price guide these days.
     
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    The author is a cool guy, that's all I know.
     

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