Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by brr-icy, May 11, 2017.
Good luck fellas! This looks like a wonderful project and a well put together kickstarter too.
Then looks at the price shipped to the UK...
$177? Erm no. Sorry. Would love to back, but that is just too much.
And pledged! Looks amazing guys! Very best of luck to you, fingers crossed this gets funded!
pledged shipped to the Netherlands. I've been a fan of your work and buying this book will hopefully reward you for all your great photos!
Pledged as well.
I remember hearing that the collectors guide to Transformers book, by Rick Alvarez, ran into some trouble with Hasbro, who possibly blocked further iterations as it encroached on their IP. weird, as IMO, "pics of old TFs" is hardly the worst affront to Hasbro's IP these days, but at the time, it was supposedly encroaching on their legal standing with regards to owning the rights to show pictures, or something?
If that is true, how will this book fair?
Also, KICKSTARTER? Nope.
I wish that I could only purchase Vol.1 and have it shipped to Canada. Too bad, looks like some extra-great work!
So it's basically a new version of the Cybertronian: The Unofficial Transformers Recognition Guide series from years back?
Pledged! I can't wait!
I want to support this project but I can't will we get our money back if this project doesn't get enough funds to get this through I will not through my money away if there is no guarantee we don't get every cent back if this project doesn't get passed I will buy it if it gets passed but not before sorry not unless there is guarantee
That's a sensible concern to have but you should know that they stated on the kickstarter page that they won't take anyone's pledged money unless they reach their funding goal. That gives me confidence that they intend to complete the project and are being smart about getting it done. But it's always a risk when you pledge on kickstarter.
Also, if you look on their kickstarter page you'll see that they have very concrete details on the size of the books and other specifics. They seem to already have thoroughly put a lot thought and work into the project.
Kickstarter is all or nothing - if it doesn't reach it's goal, no money is taken from you. And no money is taken until the campaign finishes - so you pledge now but not pay until it's over.
Assuming the project reaches it's goal - then your money is taken. After that...there is always a risk, however unlikely, that the project DOESN'T get finished.
I've backed 60 projects on Kickstarter, from PC games to comics, and only one has ever been cancelled after being funded, and the people who ran it gave out refunds (it was a $10 pledge i think!). Yes, one time, I had to wait nearly a year passed the date the project gave as being the 'release date', but I still got what I paid for.
I like this campaign as there isn't loads of stretch goals and random extra tat to eat up resources and money, or a silly low target amount which seems to be the trend recently (e.g. comics that are already written, drawn and solicited via Diamond and so effectively already produced and paid for..but hey, the creators want some extra $$$ up front as a bonus and to put into making random coasters,stickers, pens and the like!).
Anyhow...good luck to the guys on this
This is an incredible project. I am sure most people have seen the creators of this project's photography skills on this site for many years, and they are all amazing. If you are new to it, there are some great samples of this project on their FB page, which is definitely worth a follow: Ocular Echo
My copy will be filled (hopefully not for more than a year or two) with post-it notes to help catalog figures and parts I am missing as I try to complete my G1 collection. It has been a great project to watch, and cannot wait to add it to my collection. Such clean pictures of what has been shown so far.
i dont know what to do. i want the book but dont agree with the whole kickstarter thing. i honestly dont think it will reach its goal. not trying to be a be a negative nancy. sorry guys.
...the idea behind kickstarter's patron model is that if you think a pledge is worth its asking price, and you believe that the project team and funding target are sufficient to successfully execute your pledge, both parties' risks are mitigated before any money is committed and something gets made which would otherwise be just another unrealised idea...
...if a project doesn't reach its funding goal, no money is committed by either party and everyone walks away safely...
...i've backed a lot of successful kickstarter projects and these guys have done way more homework than most: their project is essentially ready-to-go other than $50,000 to pay for final production, an automatic success if they can find enough buyers willing to commit...
Awesome. I love that your photography will take a physical form.
Pledged for both books!
I wish people would read before posting. If it doesn't reach the goal you don't get charged. It says so clear as day on the page.
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