Transformers Generations Deluxe Book Reprint

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ricochet, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. dragon516

    dragon516 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Posts:
    1,800
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +6
    Out of stock already......
     
  2. triKlops

    triKlops New England Transformers Collectors Group member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Posts:
    432
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Rhode Island X 401
    Likes:
    +478
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    Unfortunately , yes; I am hoping another JP site will have them up, like HLJ, soon.
    I really don't want to miss out on this reprint.
     
  3. Thundershot

    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    31,018
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +20,931
    Ebay:
    It's only temporarily out of stock. Meaning they'll get more. Put in an order... It's worth it!
     
  4. LegendAntihero

    LegendAntihero Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Posts:
    14,163
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +31
    Darn
     
  5. onnsake

    onnsake champ

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Posts:
    2,762
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Near Tokyo, Japan
    Likes:
    +6,118
    It said it was "temporarily out of stock" when I placed my order.

    A day later I just got my shipping notice.

    As long as it allows you to place an order, it should be cool. Think of it as a pre-order.

    The only time it's REALLY out of stock is when there is no option to place an order. As long as that "add to cart" button is there, go ahead and add it, and when they get more, they'll send it out.
     
  6. Underwear

    Underwear Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    4,203
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +17
    No longer listed as "Temporarily out of stock". Available for order & add to cart.
     
  7. Roadbuster25

    Roadbuster25 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Posts:
    2,237
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +926
    It's back up at Amazon.
     
  8. Underwear

    Underwear Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    4,203
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +17
    Yay..just got my shipping notice. Awesomesauce.
     
  9. EightiesKid

    EightiesKid G1 archivist

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Posts:
    2,697
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +310
    I will echo the rave reviews on this book. For those looking for a "definitive" G1 guide, this is it. The photography is outstanding, and really sets it apart from other books. I visited a friend that showed me the guide, and I was blown away. I then was able to get one from ebay a few months back. I highly recommend this for any G1 fan.
     
  10. triKlops

    triKlops New England Transformers Collectors Group member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Posts:
    432
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Rhode Island X 401
    Likes:
    +478
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    Finally got my order to process through AmazonJp; really looking forward to this coming in.
     
  11. Thundershot

    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    31,018
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +20,931
    Ebay:
    I ordered mine last week and it still says it won't ship until Sept 4th...

    Not that I'm in a hurry since I have the original, but still...
     
  12. onnsake

    onnsake champ

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Posts:
    2,762
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Near Tokyo, Japan
    Likes:
    +6,118
    It's here!!!!

    Why am I so excited, considering I've owned the original since 2001?

    I guess it's just that collector mentality. It's bothered me ever since I found out there was a deluxe edition. And when I tried to track it down on the aftermarket, it was never less than $100. A lot of times it's much MORE. Those 18 pages of exclusive sketches have haunted me for years.

    So naturally, I was thrilled to have a chance to get this book for cover price. Was it worth $30 to basically get 18 pages I didn't have? I don't know. Just to be able to cross it off my "want list" is worth it to me.

    I just flipped through the sketches...looks pretty awesome....gonna take my time and savor all the images slowly later.

    It's not all good though....the paper quality is NOTICIBLY cheaper than the original. Thinner, crappier paper stock. The picturs are more matte and not as vibrant and glossy. Really a bummer. Doing a side by side, the original, cheaper edition is still a better resource. That's a damn shame.

    There's a new obi-strip with the 30th anniversary logo and all that.

    If you don't already own this book, it's a MUST BUY. If you already have the original but not the deluxe, you still might wanna grab this one, cause why not?
     
  13. Thundershot

    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    31,018
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +20,931
    Ebay:
    I have the original deluxe edition, and I want this one as a "reading copy" that my son can look at too without me freaking out over something happening to it. :lol 

    I wonder if Visualworks will get a rerelease as well. I missed that one...
     
  14. triKlops

    triKlops New England Transformers Collectors Group member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Posts:
    432
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Rhode Island X 401
    Likes:
    +478
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    I was thinking the same thing; its the only one I'm missing as well and I am not quite ready to shell out the hundo for an OG copy.
     
  15. Thundershot

    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    31,018
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +20,931
    Ebay:
    Looks like they're all gone. Just 3rd party sellers selling them for a hundred bucks again. I'm glad I ordered one of these as a reading copy to go with my original.
     
  16. Underwear

    Underwear Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    4,203
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +17
    Just got it today from Amazon JP.

    DHL is so damn fast, I still can`t believe the book is in my hand :D 
     
  17. Roadbuster25

    Roadbuster25 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Posts:
    2,237
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +926
    I hope my comes soon!
     
  18. onnsake

    onnsake champ

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Posts:
    2,762
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Near Tokyo, Japan
    Likes:
    +6,118
    Back up on amazon japan for 3000 yen!

    It says it's out of stock but you can get your order in and they'll ship when available.
     
  19. JunkersHVN

    JunkersHVN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Posts:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Likes:
    +2
    I got a second first-print copy for $80 right before this reprint was announced. I wish I'd waited, now, but it looks like it's already gone out of print again. The first printing of the deluxe edition by Million was released to commemorate the 25th anniversary. This reprint has been released to commemorate the 30th anniversary. Are they going to reprint this book in limited quantities every 5 years?
     
  20. iGrimlock

    iGrimlock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Posts:
    302
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +10
    I ordered a copy from Amazon JPN on September 9th. They processed my order and charged my CC already. But since then, the estimated delivery date has been estimated to be 9/11 to 9/24. Has anyone heard anything about when this would be in stock again?