Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications (July 5, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Excellent resource! This is exactly what I was looking for and is a must-have for any fan of the classic G1 toys. The photography and descriptions are well done, and it's a nice touch that Bellomo notes which weapons and accessories are easily lost. Perfect for anyone wanting to catalog their collection or just for a fan to take a stroll through memory lane. I'd have bough a hardcover version of this had it existed. Something like this covering the post-G1 toys would be equally praised by me.
This is another exhaustively researched Bellomo classic and a great companion piece to his previous works about Transformers, G.I. Joe, vintage Star Wars, and 1980s toys. Every classic Autobot and Decepticon is thoroughly documented photographically with all accessories and variations. Biographical and relevant collection information is also provided about each bot. The information is presented in chronological order and is grouped by team (Targetmasters, Insecticons, etc.). An index in alphabetical order is also provided and is greatly appreciated. It is evident from the quality of this and his previous works (which you should also own) that Mr. Bellomo puts an enormous amount of time and effort into each tome. Money spent on his work is money well spent.
This is a fantastic book! A MUST have for all Transformers collectors, giving you a complete synopsis on each toy, pictures of all accessories, and great descriptions of what to look out for when you are looking to make a new purchase. Also, for those who are just fans of the brand, this is a great piece of nostalgia on remembering all your favorites
The detail of the book is great in that the illustrations are perfect, and show multiple forms of the figures, in robot or vehicle/beast mode. These are the classic figures from the 80's mostly, and the book covers 286 pages of Transformers. While I enjoy the book and its descriptions, the only two things I feel it's missing would be the original retail prices per figure and the box art. The box art itself is a huge part of the charm of these Transformer figures, so to have a book as detailed as this without it is slightly disappointing. But don't let the 4 star review discourage you, this is an excellent book with a beautiful design and layout of the figures, in full color with thick, shiny pages.
I loved his 1st Transformers book so much I wore it out! When I heard he was making a revised edition I had to get it!! Lots of great information on G1 transformers and great pictures too! A great resource if you're looking to complete your collection or just love vintage transformers. Also check out his GI*JOE books too. All his work is top notch!
where can i go with this? i find that reading (or just flipping through) this guide is not that too far removed from the feeling of doing the same with the old fold out product inserts or christmas catalogs from when I was a boy in the 80's. ...the difference now being instead of daydreaming about future packaging to be opened and battles to be fought it is insight into those memories made so long ago. magic is magic, whether you are young or ...more seasoned ;) from a purely more practical standpoint the guide is made to Mr Bellomo's usual high standards. quality construction and printing, exhaustive detail on not only the toys themselves and accessories but the back stories, histories and variant information as well. it is a complete and fun read, great for having handy on the shelf at home or for going out into the wild on a hunt. you'll not be disappointed!
I am a Transformers in my child years had some of the 1980s action figures now with this guide i can go back and collect the classic Transformers toys. This book came on time in good condition very happy with this book would recommend this to any Transformers fan
Great guide and Marc Bellomo always delivers. Already used it bunch of times to get the proper value of a toy that I was trying to find and buy. Definitely recommend this book for anyone who is a transformers collector. Not only does this book give you fair market value of the toys to help you make sure your not going to pay to much for a Generation 1 figure, it gives you pictures of all the accessories and weapons that each figure should have. This can make sure the figure your looking at, has everything included with it and make sure it is complete.
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