Did you know there is a world of unofficial Transformers toys and accessories -- including complete robots! -- fans can use to expand and improve their collections? Since the launch of battlegrip.com I have been drawn into this fascinating world, spending thousands of dollars to add these toys to my collection.
Yet many fans are unaware this world even exists.Transforming Collections is your personal 24-page 7"x7" (UPDATE: Now 7.5" x 7.5" and 28-pages!) saddle-stitched introduction to these unofficial toys. Filled with detailed high-resolution color photos, Transforming Collections takes what I have learned about this amazing world in the four years I have run battlegrip.com and shares it with you in a handy format you'll reach for again and again.
Transforming Collections was funded using Kickstarter. It's goal was to raise $999 by September 20th 2012. It raised $6,250 by that date.
CollectionDX interviewed Philip Reed about the book on September 6th, 2012.
The topic for the WTF@TFW podcast for September 13th, 2012 was an interview with Philip Reed about Transforming Collections.
Shooting the Sh#t: The Toy Podcast interviewed Philip Reed about this book on September 30th, 2012.
The book was initially to ship in December of 2012. It was updated with new toy photos, and expanded to be a 64 page hardcover.
An electronic copy of released on March 3rd, 2013 for review by the Kickstarter contributors.
Several unusued photos from the book were posted to the author's web site shortly before the book was published.
The following is a list of the third party Transformers mentioned in Transforming Collections:
- Art Feather Bumblebee (34)
- Beelzeboss Growing Pains Custom Kits (32), Heroic Duo Custom Kit (33)
- BTS Tremor and Frequency (55), Yin and Yang (55)
- Corbot V War Axe and Carnage Axe (cover, 30)
- Crazydevy Purple mixing barrel (37, 43, 45) and rifle for Hercules (37, 45)
- Dr. Wu Eyesight (45)
- FansProject Armored Batallion (9-11), Backfiery (5), Code (16), Defender (14-15), Flameblast (13), Protector (4), Steel Core (14-15), Stormbomb (7), Thundershred (8), Warcry (12)
- Headrobots Blood (51), Butcher (53), Junk Armor (50), Snake (52, 54)
- iGear Autoscout (24), Bee 02 (48), Black Rager (2, 21), Hench (22), Kup Head (25), Manatee (19), Perceptor and Kup Upgrade Kit (26), Rager (21), Rager (anniversary) (18), Shafter (21), Spray (17), UFO (23)
- Impossible Toys Alicon (27, 64), Alpha Traon (28-29), Arbilus (28-29, 64), Kranax (28-29, 64), Quint-05 (64)
- Junk Planet Warrior Armor Upgrade (49)
- Maketoys Hover & Bomber (2, 48), Giant Type-61 (36-45)
- Mastermind Creations Cyclops (61), Talon (62), Terminus Hexatron (61)
- Mech iDeas Apex (56-57), Geminus (56-57)
- MGS Hound and Ravage upgrade (31)
- Perfect Effect Kingbat (64), Warrior Type-F (47), Warrior Type-R (47)
- TFC Toys Dr. Crank (36-45 for all Hercules members), Exgraver, Heavy Labor, Iron Army A (58-60, Iron Army B (58-60), Madblender, Neckbreaker, Structor
- Toyworld Hegemon (3), Grind Rod (35)
- X-Transbots Glider/Air Robot (2, 63), Kobra Power Rat (63), Wild Child/Explorer (63)
- Yom-G Wheelie Survivalist (63)
- ↑ Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections.
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faK-siojIOc
- ↑ Vangelus (September 13th, 2012). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/657958-wtf-tfw-supplemental-38-talking-transforming-collections-sept-12-2012-a.html.
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TherziayMDM&feature=plcp
- ↑ http://www.battlegrip.com/?p=48029
- Transforming Collections web site
- Transforming Collections Kickstarter page
- Interview with Philip Reed on The Daytime Ninja
- Philip Reed interviewed by WTF@TFW podcast
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