Toy Wizards Review: Transformers – A Visual History by Jim Sorenson


Toy Wizards would like to thank Viz Media for providing a review copy of  Transformers – A Visual History by Jim Sorenson. You can snag your own copy from Amazon or other retailers for about $35.


Celebrating 35 years of rare and iconic TRANSFORMERS imagery, this deluxe art book will delight fans of all ages!

One of the world’s most popular franchises, Transformers has been delighting fans since 1984. Now, in this deluxe hardcover celebration, Hasbro reveals behind-the-scenes production sketches, beautifully polished final art, and everything in-between. From the obscure to the iconic, this book features packaging artwork, animation models, video game designs, comic pages, and, for the first time ever, production artwork from all six Paramount live-action films! Lovingly curated by Transformers archivist Jim Sorenson, this is the most comprehensive collection of Transformers imagery ever assembled.

In a nutshell, this book is thick. While there is some information in chapter form, such as discussions about the cartoon, the book really is what it says it is– a visual history. And that includes pictures of toy designs as well! (not pictured because I want to be respectful to VIZ and use approved images).

The book clocks in at over 400 pages, and each one is covered with phenomenal Transformers artwork. From toy and poster design, to the IDW comics, to toys, and more. This book will give any Transformers fan tons of incredible history and art to enjoy for many, many hours.

I give Transformers – A Visual History by Jim Sorenson 5/5 Wizard Stars.



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