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Transformers, Identification and Price Guide

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Transformers, Identification and Price Guide

Transformers

Krause Publications

The Bottom Line

I won't even pretend to know about Transformers -- but I do know lots of guys that loved them as kids probably wished they kept those original toys and had them today. Why? Transformers are popular again, but it's those old toys that are commanding high prices.

Mark Bellemo's Transformers Identification and Price Guide delves into the world of Transformers in this exceptional source guide for Generation One Transformers.

If you had Transformers as a kid, want to collect them again or just want to learn more about these toys that are so much a part of our toy history -- this book is one that won't disappoint.

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Pros

  • Full Color
  • Detailed History of G1 Transformers
  • Well-laid out book, very easy to reference
  • Excellent photography

Cons

  • None

Description

  • More than 1,200 excellent colorful photographs
  • Multi-level current values
  • Original specs and character history
  • Softcover, 256 Pages

Guide Review - Transformers, Identification and Price Guide

The first thing that catches the eye is the fun cover, a large lenticular* image of Optimus Prime that transforms into it's alternate mode. Whoever thought of this deserves a raise -- what a great cover for a book about Transformers!

The colorful book, from Krause Publications, is well laid out, with complete descriptions of the toys, what pieces might be easily lost, as well as a multi-tiered value guide.

Toy lovers and collectors will love this terrific book on the history and identification of Transformers. I can't even pretend to know about Transformers, only to know that I would get frustrated trying to make them turn out the "right way". I've since learned, it's not following the instructions as much as just having fun with the characters and seeing what they can be turned into.

If you had Transformers as a kid, want to collect them again or just want to learn more about these toys that are so much a part of our toy history -- this book is one that won't disappoint.

*A lenticular image changes the picture one sees as it is turned or rotated.

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