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Transformers: The Art of Fall of Cybertron Hardcover – December 11, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (December 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613774435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613774434
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Bellomo is one of the top toy experts in the country, having written 100's of articles and many books focusing on the following licensed properties: G.I. Joe, Transformers, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Star Wars, and Marvel & DC Comics Super-Heroes. An authority on action figures in particular, there is a long list of tomes he's penned over the past fifteen years. He also provides forewords, introductions, and editorial notes for a bevy of IDW Comics' trade paperback collections: G.I. Joe: The Best of Larry Hama, Transformers: Classics, G.I. Joe: Special Missions, and the over-sized G.I. Joe Treasury Edition. He is also spearheading IDW's foray into reprinting NOW Comics' run of The Real Ghostbusters, as well as the ambitious 15-volume hardcover project, G.I. Joe: The Complete Collection. Readers may view Bellomo as the subject of the 18-part YouTube documentary The Collectable Spectacle. When he's not finishing the construction of the largest existing action figure resource site, Bellomo also functions as a pop culture consultant for films and television programs.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 5, 2012
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This is a terrific video game art book for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. It's a huge 200-page hardcover published by IDW. Very appropriate considering the size of the Transformers.

The book features the concept paintings and sketches for the numerous Autobots and Decepticons, environment art of space and cities, and lots of commentary. It's all art from the first to the last page.

The art is awesome, epic. Everything is of a grand scale. The overall feel is textured and gritty. The environment art are wonderful. There are devastated war zones, futuristic but gloomy robot cities, and also interiors for some places.

All the Transformers have new cool designs for the game. Most transform into vehicles or planes. Soundwave is now a car. Everything looks very different from the Michael Bay movies. Each Transformer is printed huge on a page by itself and there are different views of the transformed state. My favourites are the Dinobots concept art. Megatron is menacing but so are the rest of the Transformers. The other awesome piece is of the giant Metroplex.

You'll see art from Jim Daly, Aaron Limonick, Norwood Cole, Eduard Marinov, Henry Lam, Jose Emroca Flores and Billy King.

One thing is for certain, you don't have to play the game to enjoy the concept art.

Highly recommended to all Transformers fans and art book collectors.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Calibandar on December 10, 2012
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Just received this and read straight through it.

Pros:

Character profiles. All the Transformers have very nice looking character profiles at the end of a particular chapter. These are very nice to look at. I also liked the small weapons section at the end, and showing several transformers without description. Of course I would have prefered if all the Transformers shown at the end would have had a description, but apparently that was asking too much. At least they showed the portraits.

Also, there are some great shots of the Autobot Ark at the start of the book.

Cons:

Much of the artwork in this book is indeed concept work, and feels very unfinished. There is maybe one or two nice cityscapes that look detailed and finished and would be worth having in large format. Pretty much everything else lacks detail and is too blurry for my taste.

Another con is the writer of the book. There is this constant emphasis on how his employer High Moon studios strove towards the best in this, and in that, and was always raising the bar etc. Tiring.

All in all, I would advise browsing through this in the store, or watch Parka's very helpful review, before you decide on paying for this. It's not a disappointment, but I was hoping for better and more detailed artwork, and more worldbuilding information as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LL on January 19, 2013
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A must own for any TF fan. Really makes you appreciate the hard work, passion, creativity, and artistry that went into the creation of this game. High Moon has made significant contributions to TF lore with their two games. Bellomo's text is always a treat, just like his commentary in IDW's TF Classics collections. As an artist, this book is a real source of inspiration, too.

Great production value at an amazing price (thanks, Amazon!).
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By Sarah Kelly on March 2, 2014
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If your a fan of video game concept art this belongs in your library! this contains beautiful landscape, character and prop designs.
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By James R. Easterly on September 5, 2013
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For paying less than $30, this was a worth while art book. I highly recommend this book as artistic reference for any scifi project you may be working on, or and enjoyable visual and read.
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By columbus on June 25, 2013
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Really like this one
Amazing concept art, nicely done
Hats up one of the greatest drawing from the transformer series
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By Amazon Customer on June 11, 2013
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Transformers Fall of Cybertron is a great game wih great mechanical design, abd this book is like the bible for that, complete illustrations, mecha and maps. Fantastic!.
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I was amazed at the collection of character artworks and places that were presented from the game and even some of the characters that didn't make it into the game such as the Autobot Prowl, Autobot Springer, Autobot Ultra Magnus, and Decepticon Ravage. It also showed some of the characters that are part of the DLC content or in the escalation section of the game such as the Decepticon Quake, Decepticon Dragstrip, Autobot Hound, and Autobot Wheeljack. I was impacted by the way of what this art book had to offer and it's perfect design and display of the enemies and cities presented in the game. If other people such as fans of the Transformers game 'Fall of Cybertron' who want to get into collecting many Transformers merchandise, this art book will surely please them such as the artwork of their favorite characters from the franchise they grew up with.
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