Transforming Collections

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Transforming Collections: An Introduction to Unofficial Transformers Toys and Accessories  
Transforming Collections promotional art
Author(s) Philip Reed
Illustrator Charles Marsh, Jesse Moore, Justin Gammon and Matt Doughty
Country United States
Language English
Subject(s) Third party Transformers
Genre(s) Reference
Publication date 2013
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 80
ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6
Followed by Transforming Expectations

Transforming Collections is a guide book for collectors of third-party Transformers written by Philip Reed in 2013.[1]


Did you know there is a world of unofficial Transformers toys and accessories -- including complete robots! -- fans can use to expand and improve their collections? Since the launch of I have been drawn into this fascinating world, spending thousands of dollars to add these toys to my collection.

Yet many fans are unaware this world even exists.

Transforming Collections is your personal 24-page 7"x7" (UPDATE: Now 7.5" x 7.5" and 28-pages!) saddle-stitched introduction to these unofficial toys. Filled with detailed high-resolution color photos, Transforming Collections takes what I have learned about this amazing world in the four years I have run and shares it with you in a handy format you'll reach for again and again.


Transforming Collections was funded using Kickstarter. It's goal was to raise $999 by September 20th 2012. It raised $6,250 by that date.

CollectionDX interviewed Philip Reed about the book on September 6th, 2012.[2]

The topic for the WTF@TFW podcast for September 13th, 2012 was an interview with Philip Reed about Transforming Collections.[3]

Shooting the Sh#t: The Toy Podcast interviewed Philip Reed about this book on September 30th, 2012.[4]

The book was initially to ship in December of 2012. It was updated with new toy photos, and expanded to be a 64 page hardcover.

An electronic copy of this book was released on March 3rd, 2013 for review by the Kickstarter contributors.

Several unusued photos from the book were posted to the author's web site shortly before the book was published.[5]


The following is a list of the third-party Transformers mentioned in Transforming Collections:



  1. Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6. 
  3. Vangelus (September 13th, 2012). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 

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