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Transformers Movie Guide Hardcover – May 22 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.; Mti edition (May 22 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756630134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756630133
  • Product Dimensions: 30.6 x 21.4 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,866,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THE ORIGINS OF THE Allspark are lost in the mists of time and its cosmic secrets remain locked within its flawless geometry. Read the first page
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Format: Hardcover
I was so excited when I found this book. It has some interesting specs about the Transformers characters (all of which are in point form). The pictures are full color and show excellent detail. It even covers the sidekicks, like Frenzy.

On the downside, it does omit some key characters. I was heartily disappointed to find Iron Hide was omitted. The "interesting facts" that are written here-and-there about the characters, are no more in depth than what you would find on the toys.

I truly hope that there is a better book out there about the Art of the Transformers Movie. In the past, there have always been books on the subject. Even Winnie the Pooh has several books. I do like this book, but can't help being disappointed as well. I want something that took the movie 'seriously'.
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Format: Hardcover
Not terrible, but this book completely omits Bonecrusher, Brawl/Devastator, Ironhide and Starscream, not to mention the humans, Sector 7, and so on. Disappointing.
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Less Than Less Than Meets the Eye July 12 2007
By Gregory Fam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have to say that I was very excited to see this book on the shelves. I grabbed it, bought it, and ripped open the wrapping to feel like i'd been conned.

1. The back cover promises in depth coverage. There is simply too little information on any of the individual robots in the movie. Not worthy of DK! (Think the visual dictionaries for the Star Wars saga)

2. Not ALL the transformers are in the book! My favourite Decepticon Bonecrusher was not in there! My favourite Autobot Ironhide was not in there! Starscream wasn't in there, for crying out loud!

3. I have the sense that this book was prepared way ahead of the movie, and that the people writing it weren't privy to information in order to prevent leaks of the movie and steal its thunder. Still for DK it's unforgiveable.

I'd have put it at one star. Still the visuals included are nicely done, although I would have preferred photorealistic art like DK is famous for. And I had to discount one star for my own stupidity: not opening the wrapping before buying :-)
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Less than meets the eye July 12 2007
By Chris Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I cannot, in good conscience recommend this book.
It has outdated mid-production photos and worst of all is missing info on some of the robots.
Here are the ones NOT INCLUDED in the book: Starscream, Brawl/Devastator, Bonecrusher and Ironhide.
Why they did not include Ironhide is beyond me!
One thing you can tell after the most cursory of glances is that this book was written a very long time ago...many months before the movie release...but I suppose that couldn't be helped.
An Amusing, but Short Read. And if You Like Details, a Good Reference Sept. 6 2007
By Bumblebug - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The guide has lot of high quality pictures of most of the robots in the movie, the notable missing characters for me are Starscream and Ironhide... The fact boxes on the character's robot and vehicle modes are a bit boring, though. Its like they drew a line to a random part on the vehicle and decided "let's say THIS is a sensor... And THIS... Is an... um.... Deflector thingamajiggie..." It's kind of random, but it adds to the amusement for myself. There are pages that compare power levels and tell you how fast the robots can go in vehicular form, and how many tons they can pull. Just... stuff that might help if you write fanfiction or mean something if you're a dedicated fan. Otherwise I wouldn't have bought it.
Cool Book Aug. 4 2007
By Hendy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book tells you about the autobot and decepticon characters in their vehicle and robot modes and has some nice pictures of them. It also has a cool cover that when you tilt the book it changes from the autobot symbol to Optimus Prime's head. When I bought this book I thought it was going to be a more behind the scenes type of book like how they did the special effects and show concept drawings, but it basically about the robot characters. The odd thing about this book is it's missing one autobot character(Iron Hide) and three decepticon characters(Starscream, Bonecrusher, and Brawl/Devastator) that are in the movie. Other than that it's a great book to add to you collection.
Not Up To DK's or Furman's usual standards... Aug. 4 2007
By M. Reid - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As others have said, this book appears to have been compiled long before the movie was finished. As a result there are no bios for Ironhide, Bonecrusher, Brawl, or Starscream. The visuals are lackluster at best, and there are no images of Bumblebee's pre-Concept Camaro form. The bios are somewhat cheesy but not terrible considering the books target demographic. Overall the book is not bad for the price, but I wouldn't recommend it to those who want multiple images of the characters or in-depth information. Save your cash for that inevitable "Making Of..." book with film stills and preproduction shots instead.


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