Post by Andy Turnbull on Mar 25, 2019 18:36:45 GMT
I imagine part of the reasons classics uk didn't continue was due to sales. These things are niche projects. I just hope the backmatter that James discovered and also created can find a home somewhere.
Idle thought - could IDW dip a toe into the crowdfunding world for this? So they could set an appropriate print run, guarantee their sales direct to the target audience. No doubt it would be pricier, but I think the niche that it targets would mostly be fine with that.
I have no doubt that it's much more complicated than that...
Or maybe a non-official crowdfunder for releasing the text content as a stand-alone volume?
Post by Andy Turnbull on Mar 26, 2019 11:58:50 GMT
I dare say they could, it's whether or not they want to.
Their attitude to classic Transformers reprints is in stark contrast to the way they treat their other archive material (thankfully it's better than the Archie TMNT reprint work they did - still the absolute worst) given the "remastering" they had done. The US Marvel reprint text pieces which were lazy, poorly researched...
Non-official would likely get shot down. Also, while I do produce plenty of fanzines and fan material - people crowdfunding them always makes me very suspicious and also wary of the banhammer descending.
The limited edition had an early release at NYCC, so I picked one up for a look.
Comes in a box with 5 prints: - Japanese animated movie poster - cover to Marvel US #5 [sans logo, so it looks a bit silly] - a Siege picture - a WFC picture - a reclining Bumblebee [movie Bumblebee design]
The book remains me of the Vault one, where it covers a huge amount of stuff, but not as in depth enough in places where you want it to be.
Starts with box art, has G1 Jetfire [which wasn't in Legacy]. Covers G1, BW, AEC, BW 10th, Animated, film stuff.
Moves on to some really cool G1 toy design sheets, but only 4 pages worth.
Comic section next, which is pretty much just covers and interiors, not really any process stuff.
Animation section, some model sheets, Beast Machines.
Video Games, then Miscellania then film stuff.
I haven't had time to read the text accompanying the sections yet, will wait until I get home. Limited edition is only worth picking up if you want any of the prints. I assume the regular edition is the same book.
Post by Grand Moff Martin on Jan 29, 2020 11:48:36 GMT
Just browsed this in a bookshop and had to buy it. Too many good things in it to pass up, including the complete TFUK Unicron battle multi-part poster art, the Jetfire box art, the cover from the 1985 Panini sticker album, and a ton of other stuff.
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.