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Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:19 pm

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Way back in our IDW BotCon 2012 coverage, we brought you news of a new project Jim Sorenson was working on called Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art. Amazon has now listed a pre-order for this upcoming book dropping May 6, 2014. It is a hardcover listed at the price of $34.80.

Remember the thrill of tearing open a gift on Christmas morning, discovering a brand-new Transformer in a shiny new box? While the toys were amazing in their own right, what made the packages stand head-and-shoulders above the myriad competing action figures on shelves was the stunning box art. Transformers: Legacy collects hundreds of beautifully airbrushed paintings from the iconic first decade of The Transformers. Hasbro, Takara, and private collectors opened their archives, yielding an unparalled level of quality. Essays and interviews from the original illustrators give unprecedented insight into the process behind the art. This book is chock-full of extras, including never-before-seen artwork from toys that never were, original design sketches, catalog artwork, and more.

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (May 6, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613779437
ISBN-13: 978-1613779439


There is no cover art available yet but here are a couple of images taken from Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax.

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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby Windsweeper » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Definitely picking this up. If Michael Bay ever decides to leave our franchise alone, any new director will need to be given a copy of this to see what a Cybertronian should look like.
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby Mkall » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:31 pm

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I need to see how complete this is before committing, but thus far it's looking good.
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby Tronus_Rex » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:01 pm

If this is 95%-100% complete, I'd not just be interested, I'd fully expect this to sell in a bundle with "Covenant of Primus".

If Hasbro releases that before the next movie as part of the hype? Well, we need a meme with; "It prints money!", here.
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby jms98 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:07 pm

Mkall wrote:I need to see how complete this is before committing, but thus far it's looking good.


I've still got another couple of months to track down material, but having said that we've got almost everything from the US with the exception of about half of the Action Masters and a bit of the later G2 material. For Japan we're in a similar situation, though we don't include the CGI G2 images that they had over there. Sadly, we weren't able to find much material from the UK.

Frankly, I'm kind of shocked that it's showing up on Amazon for $35. I thought that it would MSRP for $75, $50 on Amazon. I'd strongly consider pre-ordering now, lest the prices go up. This is a 300 page oversized hardcover book, a truly massive tome. All of the artwork is based on either originals or first generation photo negatives... no box scans here. You'll be amazed at the level of quality we were able to track down.

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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby Ultra Markus » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:47 pm

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brings me back to when i was a child and remember how much i loved that box art and the box itself not to mention the toy! todays packaging and boxart doesn't even compare to those back then
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby AutoBorst » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:51 am

So is this like Botch the Crab in print?
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Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art Release Pushed Back to January 2015

Postby Va'al » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:51 pm

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A little touch of bad news for those of you who had pre-ordered the Transformers: Legacy package art book by Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster - Amazon.com currently states its release date as January 2015 rather than May 2014 (though you probably noticed not owning it already). Remind yourself of what the book entails below!

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Remember the thrill of tearing open a gift on Christmas morning, discovering a brand-new Transformer in a shiny new box? While the toys were amazing in their own right, what made the packages stand head-and-shoulders above the myriad competing action figures on shelves was the stunning box art. Transformers: Legacy collects hundreds of beautifully airbrushed paintings from the iconic first decade of The Transformers. Hasbro, Takara, and private collectors opened their archives, yielding an unparalled level of quality. Essays and interviews from the original illustrators give unprecedented insight into the process behind the art. This book is chock-full of extras, including never-before-seen artwork from toys that never were, original design sketches, catalog artwork, and more.

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing (May 6, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613779437
ISBN-13: 978-1613779439
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:17 pm

Well, if Jim can realistically gather the last two-dozen or so pieces he mentioned having trouble finding in time for this new date, then this is a good thing. I'm still frustrated that I didn't realize 'The Complete Ark' had some new material in it before its price soared on the secondary market. As long as it doesn't get cancelled, next January is no test of my patience.
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:04 am

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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby Emerje » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:05 pm

Noticed this the other day. Not sure if that's the real release date or just a place holder. It had previously been pushed from May to June. if you have it on order then your account says there is no known release date.

Both Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble have it listed as July 8 now.

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IDW Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art Released Next Week

Postby Va'al » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:18 pm

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During a recent podcast episode, we spoke to Jim Sorenson, who along will Bill Forster, is editing and compiling the Transformers: Legacy celebration of packaging art book. It seems his prediction of having it in time for the holidays is correct: via Forster and IDW, the release of the book will happen next week - check out the mirrored image below!

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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby ScottyP » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:46 pm

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That'd be cool. Amazon still has it coming out 10/21.
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby leokearon » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:11 am

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ScottyP wrote:That'd be cool. Amazon still has it coming out 10/21.


Same with other booksites
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby 1984forever » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:50 am

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Packaging art belongs on the packaging!

If IDW really wanted to do something with G1 they would put a full cast of the classic 1984 characters in their books.

IDW leaves skid marks on the Transformers legacy month after month! :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:00 pm

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1984forever wrote:Packaging art belongs on the packaging!

If IDW really wanted to do something with G1 they would put a full cast of the classic 1984 characters in their books.

IDW leaves skid marks on the Transformers legacy month after month! :BANG_HEAD:

Must be a slow week for you, if your complaining about a book about transformer art :P plus why should IDW change? They get their money :lol:
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