Ocular Echo Unofficial G1 Photo Archives Nearing Kickstarter Goals

Here’s something you G1 collectors might want to keep your eyes on. Fan group Ocular Echo is putting together a two-volume guidebook that may be the most extensive photographic archive of the toyline that we’ve seen in its 30-year history. Click through for details and interior photos.

The two books, known simply as Transformers G1 Unofficial Photographic Archive Volumes 1 and 2, are mainly a collaboration between author Sebastian Harton (AKA Hyperoptic), photographer Bryce Rutledge (AKA brr-icy) and blogger Brandon Yap (AKA Heroic-Decepticon). The toys in the books come mostly from their collections.
Volume 1 will feature every figure from Generation 1’s American line (1984-1990), along with some features on variations and oddities like Decoys, Mini-Spies, and others. The production quality appears to be among the highest of any unofficial Transformers guidebook.

More than 10,000 high resolution photos have been snapped and some are still being shot, with the aim of ensuring that each and every toy that appears in the books are photographed from a mint sample, with mint stickers (which are correctly applied in accordance with official instructions), and with complete and mint accessories.

Volume 2 will cover region-exclusive items from lines like Super God Master Force, Victory, and European G1.

The Kickstarter is about $10,000 short of its $40,000 goal with the better part of a month left. Copies of both books require backing at the $110 level.
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