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An Introduction to the World of Unofficial Transformers Toys and Accessories

Kyle, TX Nonfiction
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Transforming Expectations Now Available, Action Figures Not Included Launched

For all who missed out on the Kickstarter project for the sequel to Transforming Collections the book is available now at BattleGrip. The finished book came in at 112-pages and covers over 80 different third party Transformers toys. The physical size of 8-inches by 8-inches was continued over from Transforming Collections, making this shelve quite nicely with the original title.

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Action Figures Not Included

My latest book project, a companion to Each Sold Separately, has launched on Kickstarter and closes on Friday, January 2. This book comes in as a 64-page hardcover and the new Kickstarter project includes a reward level to get both this and Each Sold Separately all at once. I've learned a lot about these book projects over the last few years and want to thank all of you for your support of Transforming Collections back in 2012.

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New Book Project is Live!

Thank you, everyone, for making the Transforming Collections book project a success last year. Now it's time for the sequel, with the Transforming Expectations Kickstarter project live and ready for your support.

I hope to see all of you join me in creating this new book about third party Transformers toys and accessories.

Information and a Question About the New Book

I've now submitted the Transforming Expectations project to Kickstarter and expect to launch the project in the next week. The basic format and size is planned to be identical to Transforming Collections and as of today I have finished over 30 pages for the new book.

The project goal is set at $7,500, which comes close to covering what was spent to publish the first book and I hope is an achievable goal. A single book -- US delivery -- this time around is $25 since I'm only producing the book if it can be at least 80-pages and match the same footprint and hardcover format as Transforming Collections. The delivery date is set for June of 2014.

There is a reward level which offers both Transforming Collections and Transforming Expectations for anyone who missed out on the first book.

  • Question: Should I set a stretch goal for the new book where if we meet that goal I expand the page count to 96? That would be at $10,000. Should there be a second stretch goal -- $15,000 -- to expand to 128-pages? Or does everyone want the new book to be exactly the same page count as the original?

Thanks for all of your support and encouragement on the first book. I hope you enjoyed the first volume enough to join me in creating the sequel.

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Transformers Seekers Upgraded!

There are two different sets of unofficial upgrade kits for the Hasbro and Takara Transformers Seekers and I've now shot and posted pics of both of the sets. The Hunger Upgrade pics went online a few days ago, and I've now finished posting pics of the Dr. Wu Vanguard and Rear Guard upgrade sets. Of course both sets will appear in Transforming Expectations . . . which is coming to Kickstarter in the near future.

I hope you guys are enjoying these pics and watching as the new book comes together. If you have any questions or suggestions I'm happy to answer/listen as appropriate.

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