Customs: Good books for reference

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  1. zgraham

    zgraham Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2007
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    I am looking for a good book or 2 to use for visual reference. I am looking for a book that has good color pictures from different angles for the G1 series. I have looked at a few on Amazon, but it is hard to tell which would be the best. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. MacrossFA19

    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

    Jun 8, 2006
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    Well in my opinion the absolute best books would have to be:

    Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Vol.1 and 2
    Transformers: The Ultimate Guide by: Simon Furman

    I think these are the best as the go into the best detail with the bio's and most of the pictures show some skeletal works. Really good reads as well. I actually learned about these from someone here on the boards, and after a goolge search and seeing a few pics, I knew these would be great references for any if not all the G1 Characters and a few others from the other lines.

    Hope that helps.
  3. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

    Nov 18, 2007
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    Here's a list of Transformers books I use for reference:

    Transformers: Visualworks (HobbyLinkJapan)

    Transformers: Visualworks (Selling on by BBTS)

    Transformers: Genesis (

    Transformers: The Ark (

    Transformers: The Ark II (

    Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Vol. 1 (

    Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Vol. 2 (

    Transformers: The Ultimate Guide (

    Transformers: The Best of Don Figueroa (

    Transformers: The Art of IDW's Transformers (

    I agree with MacrossFA19 above--those books he listed are some of the best. BUT, if you can, find Visualworks and possibly even Genesis. Genesis is mostly pin-up style art, but you can see some great images at different angles and see the different colors used on some of the same characters (great artists in it as well). All of these books have some great reference material, some more than others. Just do some research on them before picking them up. In my opinion, Visualworks is above all, followed by The Ark & The Ark II, then the More Than Meets the Eye Guidebooks. (but that's just my opinon, man)

    Good luck and I hope you find what you need, bro.

    *EDIT* - I fixed the last sentence in that paragraph and I created links out of those that I listed (to help you out).

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