I'm not sure if I've seen any information on this book in this forum, so I'm going to mention it for anyone remotely interested .
On May 23rd publishing house Abrams will release a special hardcover book "Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe (Showcasing Rare Collectibles and Memorabilia)". PS! The book also includes a foreword by Peter Cullen. This is the blurb on the book on Amazon's (US) web site:
For the first time ever, Transformers Vault reveals the complete story of the Transformers, everyone's favorite robots in disguise. Loaded with never-before-seen images, this book is a guide to the epic battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, as it began with toys and television, and continued to comics, film, games, and other media. There's something here for all generations, from classic toys that have become sought-after collectibles to the amazing, high-tech visuals of the three live-action films.
Hasbro has opened its official archives, gathering more than 250 images and several featured pieces of memorabilia. Look inside for a sheet of Generation One tech specs with a secret revealer, a rare pencil sketch from comics artist Casey Coller, an unseen character profile for Hot Rod from the 1986 film, an animation cel, and much more. Exclusive photos of Japanese Transformer prototypes, archival development art, and brand-new information about the future of the Transformers make this the ultimate package for every fan.
About the Author
Pablo Hidalgo is the managing editor at StarWars.com and the author of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: The Essential Guide. 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.
Looks like it could be a must-have .
PS! The book will be released over here as well; the release date is June 1st.