PREVIEW: Ark Compendium of Animation Models & Spotlight TP

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  1. Primal

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    IDW Publishing has released their 5 page previews for titles shipping next week which contains Transformers: The Ark - A Complete Compendium of Animation Models and The Transformers: Spotlight TP.

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    TRANSFORMERS: THE ARK - A COMPLETE COMPENDIUM OF ANIMATION MODELS

    Publisher:
    IDW Publishing
    By: Jim Sorenson, William Forster
    Covers: Don Figueroa
    Released: 05/31/2007

    Revisit THE TRANSFORMERS, one of the most popular cartoons of the 1980s, in "The Ark"! "The Ark" collects over 500 of the animation models from the classic TV show that have been painstakingly restored to their original glory. This volume has them all, from Optimus Prime to Galvatron, and features a brand new Don Figueroa cover. These designs are incredibly rare and are seldom seen outside of Japan. You won't want to miss out on this amazing collection, which has been painstakingly organized and assembled by Jim Sorenson and William Forster.

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    Transformers: The Ark - A Complete Compendium of Animation Models, Page 5

    Source: IDW Publishing

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    THE TRANSFORMERS: SPOTLIGHT TP

    Publisher:
    IDW Publishing
    Writers: Simon Furman
    Pencils: Robby Musso, Nick Roche, M.D. Bright, Rob Ruffolo
    Covers: Don Figueroa
    Released: 05/30/2007 (not listed on any shipping lists available as of yet, however, it is listed on Amazon)

    Collecting a series of five one-shots focusing on some of the best-loved (or loathed) characters from the TRANSFORMERS Universe–HOT ROD, SIXSHOT, SHOCKWAVE, NIGHTBEAT, and ULTRA MAGNUS. Each Spotlight is written by long-time Transformers scribe Simon Furman, whose words accompany artwork by the likes of Nick Roche, M.D. Bright, Rob Ruffolo and Robby Musso.

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    The Transformers: Spotlight TP, Page 4
    The Transformers: Spotlight TP, Page 5

    Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca

    Source: IDW Publishing
     
  2. Boo

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    Nice. Do we know what, in any, extras are included in the Spotlight TPB?
     
  3. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    That animation models book is very tempting. Hopefully they have models for some of the more obscure characters too.
     
  4. Taka-Tahu-Nuva

    Taka-Tahu-Nuva Optimus who?

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    I missed out on the Spotlights, so I'll definitely be getting that paperback as soon as it arrives.
     
  5. Ktulu

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    The have all the animation models in the Generations book that I own. Think this IDW one will still be worth owning? I assume the characters will probably be given more space in it and that it'd be more expansive.
     
  6. soundwave810

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    FYI the Ark is not showing up on Diamond's shipping list.
    Though it is also showing up @ Amazon too.
    I can't wait to get this book!
     
  7. redsquadron

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    I'm disappointed that the ARK models book isn't in colour, unless there's a colour section later on. If not, then these will just be the same as the entries in the MARVEL UNIVERSE series (which were coloured) and the rear of the Japanese GENERATIONS tome (as Ktulu stated).
    May well cancel my order.
     
  8. Sledgehammer

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    Some of the Ark material exists in Generations already, but the larger image sizes and additional character angles make this a must - for me, anyway. :D 
     
  9. GrungeWerX

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    The Ark is a must have for me. I'm a huge fan of original animation models. I've seen some of this stuff in the Generations book, but there are multiple angles I haven't seen before. Did you see the Prime transformation key frames? Awesome!! This could come in handy in the future. :D 

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  10. BB Shockwave

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    I just hope the animation model gallery goes from 84 to 89/90, including Masterforce, Victory and Zone. Maybe even the Marvel TF Universe entries' drawings too. Otherwise, the 84-86 animation models are all in the TRansformers Generations book already.
     
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    You can order "TRANSFORMERS: THE ARK - A COMPLETE COMPENDIUM OF ANIMATION MODELS" on Amazon.com too.

    Transformers: The Ark
     
  12. timshinn73

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    The Ark = ALL KINDS OF AWESOME!
     
  13. The Wombat King

    The Wombat King Ruler of a distant land

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    This is something I was doing on my own with the model sheets I have. Guess I can stop now. :) 
     
  14. Valkysas

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    the animation model cover should have been done by guido. he draws show accurate already.
     
  15. Dark_Convoy

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    The drawings of Cybertron are amazing!
     
  16. Acteon

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    If it is just the Marvel book in black and white I'll pass, as I have it already.

    The speed at which IDW are producing TPB publications has got me wondering whether I should be buying the comics though. I prefer the books and since the wait isn't that long...
     
  17. shibamura_prime

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    I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on The Ark. Kudos, IDW!
     
  18. OrionPaximus

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    What's the point of that? These are the actual models from the 1980s.
     
  19. Valkysas

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    the point is that the cover artwork doesnt fit the style of the artwork within.
     
  20. OrionPaximus

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    Ah I see. I misread what you were you saying.
     

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