Transformers The Movie 1986 Press Kits

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  1. Born 2B Alive!

    Born 2B Alive! Director Of Entertainment

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    I have recently purchased one of the rare Transformers The Movie 1986 Press Kits that you find for sale every now and then. The reason I am posting this is because with this particular kit there was a 8x10 black and white photo of the Transformers The Movie Poster that shows much more of the artwork of that poster. I have never seen or known that so much of Unicron was drawn for that poster. I have always assumed that the poster had much more to it then what we have seen.. this proves it. Anyway you can see the pics for yourselves if you want. Also the booklets contain detailed descriptions of the story and the cast etc.

    Edited**** I just got done taking pictures of all 19 pages of the Press Booklets that were included inside the kit. There is extensive bios on the people involved with making this film plus lots of info in general such as...

    *Transformers dethroning Cabbage Patch Kids becoming the #1 Toy in the world

    *As we know Orson Welles died on October 10, 1985. This Press release speaks about how he died and that this was his last role. Yet this Press release had to have been done before July of 1986 because it talks extensively about releasing Stan Bush's single "The Touch" on July 06,1986.

    *Anyway it's loaded with good info read it.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39894138@N06/sets/
     
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    sto_vo_kor_2000 Banned

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    post it all bud
     
  3. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Yes, please.

    And may I ask how much one of these cost you?
     
  4. D-Unit

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    Very cool.
     
  5. nerovolpi

    nerovolpi Actively Lurking

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    cool!

    may i ask where'd you purchase it from? (silly question, but i'm curious :p )
     
  6. Born 2B Alive!

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    I got this one on ebay.
     
  7. Superquad7

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    Agreed!
     
  8. KWFlange

    KWFlange You're So Jelly

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    Now THIS is a historical document!
     
  9. Born 2B Alive!

    Born 2B Alive! Director Of Entertainment

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    The booklets that you see in the photos do contain some great info about the movie. I will carefully photo scan all of the pages and post them on here. Give me a few days because we just got 12'' of snow at my house today!
     
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    Post it all, please and thank you.
    Wonderful pictures!
     
  11. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Nice find, and yes please do take more pics.

    ~Z
     
  12. Born 2B Alive!

    Born 2B Alive! Director Of Entertainment

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    Edited *** Lots of new pictures added.

    I just edited my first post... You can read some of the updates there. I took pictures of all 19 pages of the booklets. Packed with good info...
     
  13. grimlock1972

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    Historic stuff indeed. awesome to see.
     
  14. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice Find!! Thanks for sharing!! :D 
     
  15. Kinoko_Otoko

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    Do you think you could upload a zip please? I'd rather only have to click one link, rather than navigate through a couple dozen and mess with the resize functions for each one... (I hate image galleries on the web)

    Either way, thank you for taking the time to scan it and upload it for everyone.
     
  16. TheSpacebridge

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    Hey

    These kits are great and fairly tough to find. I have a few and amazingly, every one I have found seems to have slightly different contents

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    I have a few more somewhere I have about 10-12 total

    Some of the rarest contents are:

    The large blue sticker, character photos, newspaper toy advert blanks, film slide of the movie poster
    The rarest of the rare (I have only found one of each) - One kit (sent to the directors of ToysRUs) included ideas for promo cards, a free poster and signs to fix to cash registers and one kit sent to movie theatre HQ's included 35MM footage reel.

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    You can also find the following stills in European kits

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    I REALLY got to finish my website so you can see all this shit!

    Cheers
    Hitch
     
  17. Born 2B Alive!

    Born 2B Alive! Director Of Entertainment

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    Thank you as always for your input. And yes you do need to get that website up and running again! I want to see your various TFTM Vinyl collection again.
     

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