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

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

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 12:20PM CST

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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.

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

Transformers News: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art
Credit(s): Amazon, Disciples of Boltax
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Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1535471)
Posted by Windsweeper on December 15th, 2013 @ 1:08pm CST
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.
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1535486)
Posted by Mkall on December 15th, 2013 @ 2:31pm CST
I need to see how complete this is before committing, but thus far it's looking good.
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1535522)
Posted by Tronus_Rex on December 15th, 2013 @ 5:01pm CST
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.
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1535524)
Posted by jms98 on December 15th, 2013 @ 5:07pm CST
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.

JimS
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1535570)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 15th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
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
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1535680)
Posted by AutoBorst on December 16th, 2013 @ 9:51am CST
So is this like Botch the Crab in print?
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1580367)
Posted by Va'al on June 8th, 2014 @ 5:51pm CDT
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
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1580423)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 8th, 2014 @ 9:17pm CDT
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.
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1580498)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 9th, 2014 @ 8:04am CDT
Why is it being delayed?
Re: Amazon lists Pre-order for Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art (1580628)
Posted by Emerje on June 9th, 2014 @ 7:05pm CDT
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.

Emerje
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