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Come for the book, not the toy.,
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This review is from: Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (Hardcover)
First off, please understand this review comes from a pretty hardcore Transformers fan.
I was super excited to get this, and for the most part, it's pretty satisfactory; the book is very well written, features some incredible artwork (including contributions from some of the best artists from the Transformers IDW comics line,) and is a pretty lengthy read. The most devout followers of Primus may find some inconsistancies in this novel's lore; however, as this is likely the official canon, it's hard to find fault with a few minor details.
My biggest concern is the Autobot Emblem that contains the book. I fear the majority of the item's cost is due to this fancy book-holder, and that's a problem. It's very light and feels cheaply made. The rear-set speakers (that require 3 AAA batteries!) are not very good fidelity. When I first took it out of the packaging, a family member asked, "Is that a toy?" And that's pretty much what it feels like.
Worse yet, after opening and closing it once or twice, the top-right third got jammed on one of the internal parts and required quite a bit of force to open again, after which a small piece of plastic was heard rattling around, and needed to be shaken out. The toy still works as far as I can tell, but it's rather disconcerting.
All in all, I'm glad I bought it. But I wish I could have just bought the book for thirty dollars, as opposed to the whole thing for sixty.
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Initial post: Dec 12, 2013 9:05:08 AM PST
Matthew L. Martin says:
If the Star Wars volumes that this is modeled on are any indication, you'll probably see the book released as a standalone volume in about six months to a year after the initial release. I'm hoping for it, anyway.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2013 3:07:40 PM PST
Mathew M Reich says:
I'm hoping for a standard release without the case too.
Posted on Jan 11, 2014 12:26:01 AM PST
Timmy Diner says:
is the content mostly based off recent transformer franchises that came out? Like TF: WFC/FOC, TF: Prime and the bay triology and some of the recent comics or does it really try to combine a lot like with G1 or maybe beast wars?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2014 12:03:12 PM PST
This is mostly in line with the recent animated series, Transformers: Prime. Thankfully, it has nothing to do with the Bay series.
It's essentially the Cybertronian equivalent of the biblical book of Genesis, detailing the Primes that came before Optimus, ending around the same time period as season one of Transformers: Prime.
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