Archive for the ‘Misc. Publications’ Category
Here’s a fun little novelty book: Star Wars: Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling! Link
This Star Wars game in a book provides hours of fun for thumb-wrestling masters or their apprentices. Opponents Velcro on the lightsabers included (one blue, one red); open the book to one of seven durable “game board” pages depicting classic Star Wars battles; stick their thumbs through the holes; and use the Force (of thumb and imagination) to wrestle to victory!
With a current release date of August 20, 2013, Star Wars fans looking to settle scores with their thumbs can do so in style! Is your thumb a servant of the light or master of the dark side? Either way, you can now showcase your mastery of the Force as you try to hand your enemy a defeat! (Yes, I enjoyed writing this)
Amazon has updated the Star Wars Art: Concept listing with cover art! Link
Due to be released on October 8, 2013, this book currently features a stunning and iconic Ralph McQuarrie piece on the cover, and will include intros from talented artists Ryan Church, Doug Chiang, Erik Tiemens, and Joe Johnston.
Two more previously released publications are headed to eBook format! The Making of Star Wars and The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back eBooks are currently due to be released on October 08, 2013. Link Link
It’s worth noting that the upcoming The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is also due out on October 08, 2013 and will see an eBook release as well. Link
Originally released in 2006, Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Droids will soon be available for your e-reader! According to the Random House smart public catalog, the current release date is July 9, 2013. Link
DIFFERENT KIND OF HEAVY METAL SUPERSTAR
Whether they’re doctors or diplomats, soldiers or secretaries, translators or nightclub waiters, the myriad mechanical marvels known as droids are an indispensable part of what keeps the Star Wars galaxy humming. The varieties and classes of droids are nearly as infinite as their designated specialties. In this updated and expanded nuts-to-bolts survey, each and every droid receives its due–from the simplest drones to the most sophisticated automatons, from heroic protocol model, C-3PO, and his multitasking sidekick, R2-D2, to the insidious Separatist leader General Grievous. Inside you’ll discover:
• All the newest droids: from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith to the Knights of the Old Republic video games and the Clone Wars animated TV series, plus the bestselling multinovel series Star Wars: The New Jedi Order–all catalogued here for the first time
• Detailed histories and capabilities of nearly one hundred droids along with full-color computer-generated illustrations and schematics of their construction highlights
• Special sections, including “A Layperson’s Guide to Droids,” “Major Manufacturers,” and “A Short History of Droids”
• An easy reference at your fingertips–each entry is arranged by Droid Type, including medics and scientists, repair units, battle units, and cyborgs–plus special expanded entries for R-series astromechs, the 3PO protocol series, and battle droids
For the definitive debriefing on droids, there’s only one official, authoritative, and absolutely essential technical guide!
This interesting publication now has a listing on the edelweiss online catalog! Link
A quirky Valentine’s Day-themed activity book filled with STAR WARS comics, games, and thirty-six perforated Valentine cards!
A funny and quirky take on Valentine’s Day…STAR WARS style!
Includes sixteen pages of jokes, comics, activities, and mini-bios about famous Star Wars friendships. And when you’re done, tear out the thirty-six perforated Valentine’s Day cards to share with your friends and loved ones: “You R2 Good to Me!”
By Trey King, this book is currently due out December 2013.
Gorgeous cover art for the upcoming William Shakespeare’s Star Wars has been posted online! Link
The blurb in the listing is not new, but there are a few pages from the book that are posted. (Click on the images to expand)
Fans will love the Star Wars jokes and Shakespearean flourishes (R2-D2 launches into dramatic soliloquies whenever the other characters leave the stage).
Text will be accompanied by fantastic Elizabethan woodcut illustrations of Chewbacca, C-3PO, etc.
Gifty package and great design will make this delightful book a super gift and self-purchase.
Good for Comic Con Crowd, great secondary audience in educational markets.
Readers will appreciate the humor and the impressive attention to detail. Who knew iambic pentameter could be so funny?
Text will include 20 interior illustrations.
Written by Ian Doescher, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is currently due out July 2, 2013.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
Last month we told you about seeing this publication on Amazon, and now we have cover art! Link
There’s still plenty of time for changes, but as of now, this is a great cover to what looks like a fun adventure for kids. Check out the blurb by clicking the link below. Written by Jeffrey Brown, Jedi Academy is currently due out this September.
Star Wars: Jedi Academy
It looks like the spectacular The Blueprints is going to see a simpler hardcover release! Link
The limited edition deluxe version, which is $500, has all sorts of extra goodies. This edition is priced at $100 (currently $60 on Amazon), and looks to have the same overall book content, minus the extras. The current release date is April 2, 2013.
You can also watch an Amazon video about this release, here.
Star Wars: The Blueprints brings together the original technical drawings from deep within the Lucasfilm Archives. Combined with insightful commentary from best-selling author J. W. Rinzler, the collection maps in precise, vivid, and intricate detail the very genesis of one of the most enduring and beloved stories to appear onscreen.
The meticulously researched text gives voice to the groundbreaking and brilliant engineers, designers, and artists that have, in film after film, created the most imaginative and iconic locales. Blueprints shows how in bringing this extraordinary epic to life, early concepts were translated into iconic sets—the rebel blockade runner, the Millennium Falcon, the bridge of General Grievous’s flagship, Jabba the Hutt’s throne room, and many others—thanks to the exquisite craftsmanship and artistry of successive art departments.
- More than 250 blueprints
- More than 500 photographs and illustrations
- Ten gatefolds
The Blueprints Coming November 2011