Not dead here, just overwhelmed at the office for the last year and the little free time I've had has been devoted to other projects. BUT that hasn't stopped me... Read more
Now on Amazon.com!
A big thank you to one of our retailer supporters for listing Transforming Expectationson Amazon. With any luck this will introduce new people to these book projects and they'll... Read more
Thank you, everyone, for your patience and support. The last wave of books went into the mail today and by now I suspect that several of you have already received... Read more
One Reward Level Left to Ship, Each Sold Separately at Print, Third Book Progress
I'm heading off to the post office in 30 minutes to ship another batch of books, which means that all that remains to pack and ship is the $60 reward... Read more
Austin Backers: Want to get your book on Saturday, December 13?
At 2pm this coming Saturday I'll be joining the Austin Texastron Collector group at Slab BBQ in Austin (Facebook page) for their monthly meet. Some of the members supported the... Read more
Books Are Here!
I now have hundreds of copies of Transforming Expectationsin my car and will start shipping out books later this week. If you have not yet completed your survey please... Read more
Third Book Update and "Each Sold Separately" Kickstarter Project Live
The third book, Transforming Conversations, continues to come together wonderfully. A handful of people involved in the third party industry have agreed to an interview and pages keep falling... Read more
Update from the printer and a new book: "Each Sold Separately"
Latest news from the printer is that Transforming Expectationswill ship from them on December 5 (one week from today). The printer is in Dallas, so I should see delivery... Read more
Book Three Sample Pages
With Transforming Expectationsat print there's nothing more I can do for that book until it arrives in early December. What I can do, though, is keep putting together completely... Read more
Book Proofs and the Visionaries Collector's Guide
The physical proofs for Transforming Expectationshave arrived and are mostly excellent. The cover and four pages are being resubmitted with corrections, but the fixes are minor and it looks... Read more
Update from the printer and new pages . . .
I've been out of the country since Thursday and am now back and dealing with mail from the printer. Some of the pages had bleed issues and the colors were... Read more
Do You Want a Third Book?
I've heard back from the printer and Transforming Expectationsis in the system and moving forward. Later today I'll pay the deposit and then we're all official; the files are... Read more
Book Two Complete, Book Three In Progress
Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to review the Transforming ExpectationsPDFs over the last week. As of this morning I've incorporated all of the corrections, scanned the files... Read more
After locking down pricing over the last week I've made the final decision to bump the book from 96 to 112-pages. With over 120-pages completed already this bump in page... Read more
Impossible Toys' Minicar Series
A dozen little transforming robot toys all come together to make one happy family in Impossible Toys' homage to the 1984 minibot Bumblebee and Cliffjumper. Enjoy these pages showing... Read more
Latest News on the Book
Wow, has it really been almost two months since I last posted an update? I am very sorry, everyone, because I did not realize I had been quiet for that... Read more
You Choose: Unofficial Aerialbots or Unofficial Stunticons?
Pages continue to come together and the mountain of photos I still need to edit gets smaller and smaller (except for when those marathon photo sessions add hundreds more to... Read more
Yesterday afternoon was spent photographing only four different toys, but when one of those toys is the Transformers Generations Metroplexwith multiple upgrades and add-on kits then you still find... Read more
500+ Photos Shot Yesterday!
Geoff and Josh of the Austin Texastron Collectors group on Facebook joined me yesterday for an afternoon of transforming toys, and by the end of the day I had over... Read more
My First Blaster - Swerve is Ready for Action!
I posted the raw pics and page today, but for those who just want the simple update here's the Make Toys "My First Blaster" page from Transforming Expectations. One... Read more
Progress Report: 15 Pages to Go!
I posted new pics to battlegrip.com yesterday, but that really doesn't help those of you who don't visit the site daily . . . so here's the latest news!
- The FansProject... Read more
Have I really not given you guys an update since December? Sorry about that! I have been buried -- as usual -- but the pages are coming together and I'm... Read more
Smart Robin and the Unofficial Predacons
Here's the two-page spread showing both FansProject's unofficial Weirdwolf and unofficial Brainstorm toys side-by-side. That Smart Robintoy has a remarkable transformation design and the way in which the wings... Read more
I'm officially on vacation (which means I should only work about 20 hours each week before our office opens on January 6) and I've got new toys in hand and... Read more
Question for Backers: Should the Index Cover Both Books?
Here's a very simple question for everyone. Should the toy index in Transforming Expectationscover only the new book, or should the index cover both books so that there is... Read more
Okay, the project didn't quite meet the stated stretch goal to expand the page count, but there's just too much I want to do for us to notgo with... Read more
And we've met our goal! That means it's time I dive in and start serious work on the remaining twenty-something pages for the book so that all of us can... Read more
Vangelus Interview at NYCC
Vangelus and I talked toys, games, and Kickstarter for almost 40 minutes last week at NYCC and he's now got the video online. Thank you, Vangelus, for taking time time... Read more
63 Hours to 96 Pages
At the moment the Transforming Expectationsbook is on track to be successfully funded. 63 hours until the project closes . . . and then the real work starts! After... Read more
101% and coming to the end!
I'm on a trip to the Hastings offices in Amarillo, TX and spent last night in a business dinner and then playing games. Hey, playing games is work for me!... Read more
Reprolabels Interview, Almost Over, and A New Box
Reprolabels: I've made contact with the staff behind Reprolabels and they've agreed to an interview for Transforming Expectations. That means the Reprolabels section of the book will have a... Read more
After the response to the previous update (thanks for the feedback!) I sat down and worked out an order with Reprolabels . . . and now I wait for the... Read more
Question for Backers: Should I Include a Section on Reprolabels?
If you're unfamiliar with Reprolabels -- website -- they are a company that specializes in sticker sets for toys. And in addition to creating reproduction stickers for classic toys, the... Read more
That's a Lot of Omega Supreme!
Standing almost 14-inches tall (measuring to the top of his head; the wings/struts stand even taller), this completely unofficial Omega Supremeis in the light tent today getting photographed for... Read more
Third Party Poster Test
Everyone remembers the old product catalogs from the eighties, right? Well, this morning I had the idea that it could be fun to see a poster of third party toys... Read more
45 Pages and Interviews in Progress
I've been snapping photos and working on new pages and can now happily report that 45 pages are in place and waiting on editing and any necessary tweaks. And more... Read more
83% and First Stretch Goal
We're now at 83% of our funding goal! Thanks, guys, and welcome to everyone who has joined us over the last few days. With luck we're going to hit our... Read more
New Sample Pages and Now at 56%
With less than four weeks until the project's close we've reached 56% of our goal. Things are moving along fairly well and I managed to snap roughly thirty photos over... Read more
Sample Pages and 50%
Here are four sample pages -- two spreads -- from the new book showing the brief section of third party Transformers packaging. The idea behind this section is to share... Read more
That's Not Weirdwolf!
The 1987 Transformers Headmaster Weirdwolf (see the TFWiki) finds itself in the future with this new Quadruple-U toy, part of the FansProject Function series. The first toy in the series, ... Read more
36% in One Day and More Toys!
Thank you, everyone, for diving in and backing the new book project! As of this moment we're at 36% of our goal with 30 days remaining in the project. And... Read more