Synopses & Reviews
For the first time ever, Transformers Vault
reveals the complete story of the Transformers, everyone's favorite robots in disguise. Loaded with never-before-seen images, this book is a guide to the epic battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, as it began with toys and television, and continued to comics, film, games, and other media. There's something here for all generations, from classic toys that have become sought-after collectibles to the amazing, high-tech visuals of the three live-action films.
Hasbro has opened its official archives, gathering more than 250 images and several featured pieces of memorabilia. Look inside for a sheet of Generation One tech specs with a secret revealer, a rare pencil sketch from comics artist Casey Coller, an unseen character profile for Hot Rod from the 1986 film, an animation cel, and much more. Exclusive photos of Japanese Transformer prototypes, archival development art, and brand-new information about the future of the Transformers make this the ultimate package for every fan.
Praise for Transformers Vault:
“Transformers Vault . . . has a permanent place on our coffee table. If you need a unique gift to give your Transformers fan, we recommend this book. . . . they will discover something new every time they open it.”
“Transformers Vault is a collectors case at an affordable price. . . . With original artwork, amazing pictures of rare exclusive Japanese variants and a foreword by the voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, Transformers Vault does not disappoint.”
andldquo;This book is a deep dive into the Land of Ooo.andrdquo;
andldquo;The holy grail of the hit animated series Adventure Time. And you donandrsquo;t even have to go to very distant lands. In fact, you can put in right on your coffee table.andrdquo;
andldquo;An extensive look at concept art, storyboards, early character sketches, background paintings, and the seriesandrsquo; show bible.andrdquo;
andldquo;Even if I didnandrsquo;t love this series so much, I would still buy the awesome Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, a beautiful 352-page large format tome that tells the seriesandrsquo; genesis.andrdquo;
andldquo;Itand#39;s fascinating seeing the show broken down into its purest form.andrdquo;
andldquo;Fans of Adventure Time will basically lose their freaking minds.andrdquo;
andldquo;This gorgeous full-color hardcoverandnbsp;book will grace coffee tables with elegance.andnbsp;Yes, you heard right,andnbsp;with elegance.andrdquo;
andldquo;McDonnell deserves credit for producing such a worthy endeavor that encompasses nearly every facet of this multidimensional series. . . . this book cannot be recommended highly enough for diehard and casual fans alike of the show.andrdquo;
Officially licensed by Hasbro, Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe
reveals, for the first time ever, a comprehensive history of the transformers. Fans now have a hands-on guide to the epic battle between the Autobots and decepticons, including the toys, the original animated series, comics, collectibles, and merchandise, as well as animated and live-action feature films.
This heavily illustrated book features never-before-seen images from the Hasbro archives, seven interactive pieces of memorabilia, and an acetate slipcase with a unique "morphing" effect. Five visually driven chapters go behind the scenes of everyone's favorite robots in disguise, featuring early animation sketches, interviews with creators, patents, prototypes, action-figure designs that never made it to production, vintage packaging art, and development art from the films.
Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo
is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of Finn the Humanandrsquo;s and Jake the Dogandrsquo;s adventures in the post-apocalyptic, magical land of Ooo.
Packed to the seams with concept art and storyboards, this lavishly illustrated tome offers an all-access pass into the Emmy Awardandndash;winning show teamandrsquo;s creative process. The Art of Ooo traces series creator Pendleton Wardand#39;s early influences and work, then reveals how the writers, storyboarders, animators, and voice actors work in tandem to bring this wildly inventive television series to life.
Fans will pore over early character sketches, as well as backandshy;ground paintings and rare glimpses into the seriesandrsquo; show bible. This visual treasure chest is gilded throughout with commentary from all the showandrsquo;s key creative talent. The Art of Ooo is the perfect companandshy;ion to and celebration of a groundbreaking, award-winning series that fans everywhere love to watch.
My Little Pony: The Art of Equestria presents, for the first time, a deep exploration of the art and illustrations from this beloved animated series, Friendship Is Magic. Beginning with the showandrsquo;s premiere and taking readers through its fifth season, the book offers an amazing collection of the art and design that bring this wonderful series to life. The book takes readers behind the scenes of the show and explores how favorite characters and the landscape of Equestria came to look as they are today. Beyond the television show, My Little Pony: The Art of Equestria also examines the intriguing fan cultureandmdash;including the fan art movement inspired by Friendship Is Magic. With a rich array of conceptual art, episode storyboards, and memorable scenes from the show, My Little Pony: The Art of Equestria is the ultimate guidebook, collectorandrsquo;s item, and fan keepsake.
About the Author
Pablo Hidalgo is the author of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: The Essential Guide. He is the managing editor for Starwars.com and lives in San Francisco. Hasbro is one of the largest and most successful makers of toys and board games in the world. Hasbro was involved in the development of all three live-action transformers ransformers films.