Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook

Transformers News: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 5:57AM CST

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A while back, fellow Seibertronian triKlops brought to our attention a curious listing via eBay and AliExpress of something like the Transformers Visualworks from 2007, though in a Chinese reprint. The initial book was a Japanese exclusive collection of artwork from Generation 1 and 2 including Studio Ox, Ban Magami, Hidetsugu Yoshioka and more, and covering the likes of The Headmasters, Super-God Masterforce, and Victory. Via confirmation on staff, it looks like this new version of the book is indeed fully licensed, and still available via online marketplaces (such as eBay) for a much lower price than the original. Find out more below!

triKlops wrote:So now, almost 10 years later (11/16) after its publishing date, a Chinese reprint of the book has surfaced.
Published by Tarkus via the Zhejiang Gongshang University Press, this looks to be a fully accredited reprint of the book.

At first I was expecting a KO reprint, like the Transformers Generations Chinese reprint, that was available a few years ago for those of us who couldn't afford the original or the deluxe versions.

However, after perusing the credits page, the original Million Publishing book is credited as well as being full of Hasbro :HASBRO: TM and copywriting info.
The page count matches exactly, so no info has been lost in this copy.
By all accounts, this is as legit as its going to get any time soon.


Transformers News: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook

Transformers News: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook

Transformers News: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook

Transformers News: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook

Transformers News: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook

Transformers News: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook
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Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859342)
Posted by Big Grim on February 14th, 2017 @ 7:09am CST
Man, might look at picking this up. Transformers really gets some excellent art!
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859345)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 14th, 2017 @ 7:13am CST
Congrats triklops! :APPLAUSE:

10 years............It's been that long. :( feel so old

Speaking of which, THS-02 aka Year of the Rooster Optimus....that fig is that old now? A decade?@ And Hb still hasn't released Penny racer/mini bot anime accurate Bumble bee yet?
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859348)
Posted by fenrir72 on February 14th, 2017 @ 7:27am CST
Big Grim wrote:Man, might look at picking this up. Transformers really gets some excellent art!


If the contents are the same then get it! :x
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859402)
Posted by triKlops on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:01am CST
fenrir72 wrote:Congrats triklops! :APPLAUSE:


Thanks! ;)^
I can't tell you guys how happy i was that i found this.
It was one of the last few Million Publishing/ HeroX books i was missing; I was NOT paying the 100 plus most people were asking for a copy.
The page count and photos are the same so nothing lost in this addition.
Hopefully my fellow Seibertronians will take advantage and put this copy in their collection.
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859407)
Posted by triKlops on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:14am CST
fenrir72 wrote:
Big Grim wrote:Man, might look at picking this up. Transformers really gets some excellent art!


If the contents are the same then get it! :x


Same contents. Completely worth it if you have been eyeballing the original copy but unwilling to shell out into the triple digits.
Great copy to add to the shelves guys!
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859414)
Posted by Big Grim on February 14th, 2017 @ 10:55am CST
Is there a specific place worth ordering this from?
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859445)
Posted by Va'al on February 14th, 2017 @ 12:49pm CST
Big Grim wrote:Is there a specific place worth ordering this from?


As the story says: eBay! :D
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859469)
Posted by Big Grim on February 14th, 2017 @ 1:33pm CST
Va'al wrote:As the story says: eBay! :D

Ah HAH! I'm gettin' old. Eye ain't what they were! :p
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859549)
Posted by ScottyP on February 14th, 2017 @ 7:10pm CST
I got mine in yesterday after Triklops' I initial post. Very pretty book, and has enough Studio Ox to trigger Counterpunch into the looney bin
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859709)
Posted by Big Grim on February 15th, 2017 @ 9:53am CST
Yikes. eBay is still showing most at between £160 and £200!
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859740)
Posted by triKlops on February 15th, 2017 @ 11:09am CST
Big Grim wrote:Yikes. eBay is still showing most at between £160 and £200!


Try AliExpress; i have had good luck with them.
Here's a link:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/TF-VisualWorks-Book-In-stock/32787194258.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.1.fQHw1K&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10065_10000073_10068_10501_10000074_10503_10000032_119_10000030_10000026_10000023_431_10000069_10000068_10060_10062_10056_10055_10000062_10054_10000063_10059_10099_10000020_9915_10000013_10103_10102_10000016_10096_10000056_10000059_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_10000097_10000094_10000053_10000007_10000050_10084_10083_10000100_10080_10000047_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10115_10000041_10000044_10078_10079_10000038_10073_10000035_10122_10123_10121_10124-10503_10501_9915,searchweb201603_2,afswitch_1,ppcSwitch_4,single_sort_1_default&btsid=5498549a-9499-4179-85c2-29c4e1f979d6
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859745)
Posted by Big Grim on February 15th, 2017 @ 11:52am CST
triKlops wrote:Try AliExpress; i have had good luck with them.

Ah, amazing! Thank you! :)
Re: Licensed Chinese Reprint of Transformers Visualworks 2007 Artbook (1859760)
Posted by triKlops on February 15th, 2017 @ 1:09pm CST
Big Grim wrote:
triKlops wrote:Try AliExpress; i have had good luck with them.

Ah, amazing! Thank you! :)


;)^ ;)^ ;)^

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