Unofficial Photographic Archive Volume 1 and 2

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  1. Russ840

    Russ840 Autobot Targetmaster

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    I love the look of them as they are. I hope they don't get altered.
     
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  2. XIII

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    Opinions and assholes, mate. More so on social media like these forums. Stick to your guns and don't let the forums bully you around. Looks great as is.
     
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    Because that would be a dick move?

    Sure, i've looked at various books from torrent etc, often stuff that is out of print etc.
    But 9 time out of 10 if I find a good book online I end up buying the print version.

    Can't wait for both volumes of these books, bring it on.
     
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  4. batfan007

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    I think people just like to talk shit.
    Anyone who buys it won't be wasting their time staring at the cover. They'll be too busy looking inside the book.

    While were' on the topic, can we Rastify those covers 20%. And make them more shaped like surfboards? And everyone who buys it should get free toys for a year, and a meal. But not soup, soup doesn't count. It's gotta be a proper free meal.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Thanks to everyone that is supporting us through the completion of this project.
    You don't realize just how important it is in every step of the way until you are in it the way we are right now.
    So, again, thank you.

    Thought we'd post a pic here that was posted on facevook of the Seacon spreads:
    Seacons_TFW.jpg
     
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    Can't wait to get this! My sons will love me reading this to them.
     
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  7. GeneralLeeSpkng

    GeneralLeeSpkng Purveyor of Futility

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    That's beautiful....I have a feeling this is gonna make me fill out my g1 collection the rest of the way...
     
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    Want. Now. I gief monee?
     
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    How do we order this book? Is it up on Ebay or Amazon?

    It makes me really wish Takara would resume with the G1 toy reissues (Collection/Encore).
     
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  10. Hyperoptic

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    They will be available via Kickstarter very soon. The page is practically finished, and all fulfillment details should be sorted out tomorrow. Only real factor holding us back right now is international shipping. Due to the high quality materials used to make these books, the set will weigh approximately 6.5 lbs combined. This is shooting up the prices really high for shipping outside the USA. We are considering different options at this point, but thought this was a good opportunity for us to be transparent and keep you all in the loop. As soon as we figure it out, the Kickstarter project will be submitted. Please hold tight, we'll let you know as soon as we're live. Thank you for patiently sticking with us.
     
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  11. Hyperoptic

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    While we're at it, here are the complete book specifications:

    Volume One:
    • Trim size: 8.5 x 11 inches / 215.9 x 279.4 mm
    • Cover: 157 Gsm glossy / 4c / matte lam / spot UV x 0c / Embossed front and back
    • Hardcover: 3mm boards
    • Inside: Approximately 301 pages / 157 Gsm matte art / 4c x 4c
    • Binding: Smyth sewn / square backed / fully cased in / H&T bands
    • Spine Width: Approximately 1.2 inches / 30.5 mm
    • Weight: Approximately 3.77lbs / 1.71kgs

    Volume Two:
    • Trim size: 8.5 x 11 inches / 215.9 x 279.4 mm
    • Cover: 157 Gsm glossy / 4c / matte lam / spot UV x 0c / Embossed front and back
    • Hardcover: 3mm boards
    • Inside: Approximately 211 pages / 157 Gsm matte art / 4c x 4c
    • Binding: Smyth sewn / square backed / fully cased in / H&T bands
    • Spine Width: Approximately 0.9 inches / 22.9 mm
    • Weight: Approximately 2,8 lbs / 1.27 kgs
     
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  12. Hyperoptic

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    Content of each Volume:

    Transformers G1 Unofficial Photographic Archive [Volume-1]
    Vintage Toys, U.S. Releases from 1984 to 1990


    [Approximately 301 pages in total]

    -Foreword, by [Special Person soon to be announced]

    -Table of contents

    -Introduction

    -Photographic Archive of US released Transformers
    • 1984 Autobots (22 pages) [all are pre-rubsign toys]
    • 1984 Decepticons (10 pages [all are pre-rubsign toys]
    • 1985 Autobots (34 pages)
    • 1985 Decepticons (18 pages)
    • 1986 Autobots (28 pages)
    • 1986 Decepticons (24 pages)
    • 1987 Autobots (28 pages)
    • 1987 Decepticons (22 pages)
    • 1988 Autobots (22 pages)
    • 1988 Decepticons (26 pages)
    • 1989 Autobots (14 pages)
    • 1989 Decepticons (14 pages)
    • 1990 Autobots (18 pages)
    • 1990 Decepticons (12 pages)
    -Glossary / Index of toys in alphabetical order.

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    Transformers G1 Unofficial Photographic Archive [Volume-2]
    Japanese and European Exclusives


    [Approximately 211 pages in total]

    -Foreword, by [Special Person soon to be announced]

    -Table of contents

    -Introduction

    -Photographic Archive of Transformers released in Japan (and parts of Asia) and in Europe
    • 1985 to 1986 Japan Exclusives: Fight! Super Robot Lifeform / Transformers 2010 (4 pages)
    • 1987 Japan Exclusives: Headmasters (15 pages)
    • 1988 Japan Exclusives: Super God Masterforce (24 pages)
    • 1989 Japan Exclusives: Victory (28 pages)
    • 1990 Japan Exclusives: Zone (12 pages)
    • 1991 Japan Exclusives: Battlestars – Return of Convoy (13 pages)
    • 1992 Japan Exclusives: Operation Combination (20 pages)
    • Japan Exclusives: Transformers “Juniors” (13 pages)
    • 1991 European Exclusives: Autobots (9 pages)
    • 1991 European Exclusives: Decepticons (9 pages)
    • 1992 European Exclusives: Autobots (6 pages)
    • 1992 European Exclusives: Decepticons (7 pages)
    • 1993 European Exclusives (12 pages)
    • 1994 European Exclusives (4 pages) [Covering these 8 figures even if they are technically G2]
    -Glossary / Index of toys in alphabetical order.
     
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  13. joopsta

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    Please make shipping as low as possible for outside USA. Shouldn't be more than 15 dollars for one book I think.
     
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    What was the drscosion on after market prices? I was late to it, but would prefer without as those continually change and mislead.
     
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    I think it all looks good.

    I'm dumbfounded that some have complaints about those covers.

    So, (when these are complete) we can just purchase on Kickstarter, or do a number of requests need to be met before they'll be printed--?
     
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    I'm sure they'll have a KS goal that must be met for the KS to be successful.

    I just hope they'll add additional volumes (G2, BW, etc) as stretch goals.
     
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    Seriously, I have never been more willing to exchange currency for good/services.
     
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    I'm stoked to get these in-hand one day!
     
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    Is the kickstarter up?
     

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