Officially licensed by Hasbro, Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe / Showcasing Rare Collectibles and Memorabilia by Pablo Hidalgo, foreword by Peter Cullen (Abrams; June 2011) reveals, for the first time ever, a comprehensive history of the TRANSFORMERS brand. Heavily color illustrated, Transformers Vault features never-before-seen images from the global TRANSFORMERS brand archives, seven interactive pieces of memorabilia, fun pull-outs, and an amazing hardcover slipcase.

With Transformers Vault, fans now have the ultimate hands-on guide to the epic battle between the heroic AUTOBOTS and the evil DECEPTICONS, including the toys, several animated TV series, comics, collectibles, and merchandise, as well as the animated and live-action feature films. The Toys That Started It All, World-Building In Comics, The Transformers On Television, Big Robots, Big Screen, Big Hit, and The Future are among the five visually driven chapters. The book goes behind the scenes of the creation of the TRANSFORMERS brand with early animation sketches, interviews with creators, patents, prototypes, action-figure designs that never made it to production, vintage packaging art, and development art from the films.

About the Authors:

Pablo Hidalgo is the author of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: The Essential Guide. He is the managing editor for and lives in San Francisco. Peter Cullen provided the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME in the original Transformers TV series, the 1986 animated film, the new TV series Transformers: Prime, and all three live-action films to date.

About the Book:

Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe/ Showcasing Rare Collectibles and Memorabilia
Abrams; Hardcover with slipcase; 159 pages, color illustrated
Pub Date: June 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8109-9868-1

About Hasbro:

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