StarWars.com has updated giving readers and collectors a first look and several books coming with the release of The Force Awakens on Dec. 18. Most interesting is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Visual Dictionary which will be full of the minutia we’ve been waiting for surrounding the characters and technology of the new film.
Hitting book stores and e-tailers now is the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded.
The updated and expanded ultimate guide to the minifigures of the LEGO® Star Wars® galaxy DK’s LEGO® Star Wars® Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded now includes many more new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigure is the rarest and which can be found in the most LEGO sets. This updated and expanded edition contains 72 additional pages of new minifigures and includes an exclusive minifigure to add to your collection.
As a bonus, this book also includes a McQuarrie Concept Boba Fett minifigure. Order yours today from Amazon.com
Continuing the popular Star Wars Art series, Amazon has up for pre-order Star Wars Art: Posters
Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for Star Wars as do posters. From Tom Jung’s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastel’s Gone with the Wind–inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies. The fifth book in the George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.
Complete your library with the newly released enhanced eBooks for J.W. Rinzler’s “Making of” Star Wars books. All three editions are loaded with extra video and audio content only available in these eBook releases. Click on through for the press releases and check out the Star Wars Blog for their feature as well.
io9.com has posted the exclusive look at the first novel in the upcoming Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion “Razor’s Edge” series. The series kicks off with focusing on Princess Leia and the events after A New Hope and subsequent books will revolve around Han and Luke. Head on 0ver to io9.com for more details.
Amazon has added a new listing to their site revealing a new action figure collecting resource book from super-fan Steve Sansweet. Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection: 35 Years of Characters features 352 pages and is slated for an October 17, 2012 release. Pre-order yours today!
Thanks to KnightsArchive.com for the tip!
There have been many books written discussing the mythology, characters and technology of the Star Wars universe but now is your chance to experience many of the locations of Star Wars that were filmed right here in the United States. Read on to find out how you can be a part of publishing Star Wars Filming Locations of the United States by Adam Parr with Carl Cunningham and John Klinger as well a view sample pages of this book.
Just a reminder that the new Star Wars: The Old Republic era novel “Revan” by Drew Karpyshyn drops at book sellers. Here is the official synopsis:
Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians—and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear.
What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.
Get your copy where fine books are sold.
This weekend (September 2-5) Toys”R”Us is having a Labor Day Sale offering great discounts on various Star Wars merchandise! Special include $25 off the Clone Wars Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack, $30 off the Hasbro AT-AT, $25 off a qualifying $100 LEGO Star Wars purchase, Buy 1, get 1 50% off All Star Wars Books and more.
The official site has updated with a first look at the ninth and final chapter in the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi series – Apocalypse by Troy Denning. Prepare for it in Spring 2012.
Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is continuing to expand beyond the core game and into novels and comics. Del Rey Books has already published two novels in the Old Republic timeline, Fatal Alliance and Deceived, and last year announced that a third Old Republic novel was to be written by Drew Karpyshyn, Principal Writer at BioWare, and author of the Darth Bane series of Star Wars™ novels.
Now the name of that novel can be revealed: Revan. As well as exploring what happened to Revan after Knights of the Old Republic, in this novel readers will learn who the Sith Emperor is in the time of the Old Republic, where he came from and how he has held onto power for so long.
Visit the Star Wars: The Old Republic website for an exclusive Q&A with Drew Karpyshyn on Revan.
At San Diego Comic Con the past couple years, and Star Wars Celebration 5, the trailer for Knights of The Old Republic called “Deceived”, showing a group of Sith and a Mando sacking the Jedi Temple have had Star Wars fans drooling. While that trailer is actually not part of the game, fan response was so high that there had to be more given to that story, and now we have it — Paul S. Kemp’s Old Republic video game tie-in novel Deceived, which tells of that attack and its aftermath. On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Paul talks to Arnie about the writing of the novel, and its themes of attachment and the Jedi code.
Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie bring news of new releases from eFX Collectibles, Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant, and more!
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