"Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed

"Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 10:46am CDT

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Amazon.com has revealed the cover for "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears". The junior novel is penned by Ryder Windham and scheduled to release October 31, 2011. The cover is mirrored below, the pre-order can be viewed by clicking here.

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Product Description
An original Transformers novel series! Secrets are uncovered in the Nevada desert when a boy witnesses two Transformers arrive on Earth.

About the Author
Ryder Windham is the author of over sixty books, including many Star Wars and Indiana Jones titles. He teaches classes on comic art and storytelling at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education. He resides with his family in Providence, Rhode Island.

Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY.


Product Details
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316186333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316186339

Credit(s): Amazon


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Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267231)
Posted by Blackstreak on July 27th, 2011 @ 10:50am CDT
Gotta love the original cartoon story of the same name. Give back Gear's personality chip!!
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267235)
Posted by GetRightRobot on July 27th, 2011 @ 10:54am CDT
prowl123 wrote:How much you wanna bet those two Autobots are Optimus and Bumblebee, the two most over-saturated characters (especially Bee) in the Bayformers Universe?


Bumblebee certainly, seeing as how he was already on earth during the first film. The second is obviously Gears. Its in the name of the book, and that is the Stockade repaint of Gears on the cover. Nice nod to the G1 episode "Changing Gears", which is one of my all time favorites! Starscream's constant death threats to nice Gears is hilarious!! :lol:
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267240)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:00am CDT
Too bad they couldn't coincide the release a little better... Gears is LONG gone from the shelves. Heh.

I like the notion of some character development to otherwise unloved toys and characters via these books. They should plan for a series or set of them to match a group of unused characters in a toyline. eh? Six deluxes or scouts with interesting, inter-woven storylines?
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267241)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:02am CDT
El Duque wrote:Image
Please tell me that is NOT Movie Bumblebee I see on the over. And is that... ROTF Gears?!!

This is supposed to be about when the Autobots first arrive on Earth in Nevada, which is the setting of the Prime cartoon. So, logically, this would take place at some point before that show's beginning.

Yet, what's with all the Movieverse stuff going on with this cover? Image Image Image
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267247)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:09am CDT
Wha. I don't see any problems with the cover.

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Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267250)
Posted by GetRightRobot on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:13am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Wha. I don't see any problems with the cover.

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nice. :APPLAUSE:
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267259)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:26am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Wha. I don't see any problems with the cover.
If this is supposed to be part fo the Aligned continuity, then it's not doing a good job at it. All previous signs pointed to it being such. Now for them to go and say that it's actually Movieverse fiction just feels like a complete 180 on their part. #-o 8-|
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267263)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:34am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:If this is supposed to be part fo the Aligned continuity, then it's not doing a good job at it. All previous signs pointed to it being such. Now for them to go and say that it's actually Movieverse fiction just feels like a complete 180 on their part. #-o 8-|


You didn't look at the pic. :D

But yeah, mixing continuities is like making linguini-burrito-eggrolls.
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267264)
Posted by Starscream's Girl on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:35am CDT
Young adult huh? Sounds like a kiddy book that we could all read within a hour or so. If that is what this book is, I won't be getting it. I like real sci-fi novels. This book will be in the kids section at bookstores and not the sci-fi one.
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267266)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:38am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:If this is supposed to be part fo the Aligned continuity, then it's not doing a good job at it. All previous signs pointed to it being such. Now for them to go and say that it's actually Movieverse fiction just feels like a complete 180 on their part. #-o 8-|


You didn't look at the pic. :D
Oh, I saw it. I just felt no need to say anything of it after what GetRightRobot said.

gothsaurus wrote:But yeah, mixing continuities is like making linguini-burrito-eggrolls.
No, not mixing. I mean, it seemed like this was going to be Prime-based, and now that we see it isn't, it just feels uncomfortable.

Starscream's Girl wrote:Young adult huh? Sounds like a kiddy book that we could all read within a hour or so. If that is what this book is, I won't be getting it. I like real sci-fi novels. This book will be in the kids section at bookstores and not the sci-fi one.
"Young adult" = late teens. Children are far from being of the appropriate age.
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267336)
Posted by outerglow on July 27th, 2011 @ 3:04pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:
prowl123 wrote:How much you wanna bet those two Autobots are Optimus and Bumblebee, the two most over-saturated characters (especially Bee) in the Bayformers Universe?


Bumblebee certainly, seeing as how he was already on earth during the first film. The second is obviously Gears. Its in the name of the book, and that is the Stockade repaint of Gears on the cover. Nice nod to the G1 episode "Changing Gears", which is one of my all time favorites! Starscream's constant death threats to nice Gears is hilarious!! :lol:


Oh man! I noticed that too. LOVED Changing Gears, quite possibly one of my all time fav Screamer episodes! I didn't know what was funnier, Screamer's short fuse or Ironhide freaking out cause Gears was nice.
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267337)
Posted by Starscream's Girl on July 27th, 2011 @ 3:05pm CDT
Late teens mean kids to me, lol. Since I haven't been a teen since the '90's.
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267371)
Posted by prowl123 on July 27th, 2011 @ 4:01pm CDT
I like reading...

But I won't bother with this.
Re: "Transformer Classified: Switching Gears" Junior Novel Cover Revealed (1267564)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2011 @ 11:13pm CDT
Starscream's Girl wrote:Late teens mean kids to me, lol. Since I haven't been a teen since the '90's.
"Young Adult" also = "early twenties". Either way, this ain't Kindergarten reading. :roll:

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