With every new Star Wars release, there is a plethora of reference material and resource publications that go along with it. For me, they are some of my favorite gifts to give and receive for the holidays. The Last Jedi hits theaters next week, and DK will be releasing their Visual Dictionary and Incredible Cross-Sections books plus Abrams’ The Art of The Last Jedi book. All three are available for preorder now on Amazon at up to 51% off their retail price and ship next week.
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.
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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.
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