I just received my copy of the Japanese Action Figure Database Book Volume 1.
All printed in Japanese, this is one awesome book chalked with lots of pictures. Here's some info on on the book:
It is a NEW Japan STAR WARS Vintage Action Figure DATABASE BOOK (1978-85) Vol. 1 by Takuya Kubo from Hobby Japan that published in FEB 2006.
This Book is only available in Japan and it is authorized by Lucasfilm ltd. with over 2000 photos. Totally, there are 6 Books which features other Star Wars Action Figures from 1990s up to now will be released in this year. Volume 2 and Volume 3 will be released in spring. It is worth to collect them all if you are a die-hard fns of STAR WARS Action Figures. It is very seldom to have book publisher like Hobby Japan to have Star Wars Action Figure Database guide in this systematically way.
The size of this Picture BOOK is 8.5" X 12" and has 128 colored pages and it is now hard to find and sold out everywhere in Japan.
The Content of this Japan STAR WARS Vintage Action Figure DATABASE BOOK (1978-85) Vol. 1 has the most completed database information about all Vintage Star Wars Action Figure Toys released from 1978 to 1985. It features :
1. Card History
2. Episode IV Action Figures
3. Episode V Action Figures
4. Episode VI Action Figures
5. The Power of the Force Action Figures
6. Star Wars Cartoon Ewoks Action Figures
7. Star Wars Cartoon Droids Action Figures
8. All Series Vehicles & Playsets
9. 12" Action Figures
10. The Interview from the Designer of Star Wars Toys
11. The Power of the Force Action Figures
12. Unproduced Action Figures
13. Collectors' Showcase
Besides the contents list above, it also features all the Mail Offer Toys, Special action figure set, Foreign Cards from different countries, Japanese exclusive toys, Die-cast Metal, Micro Collection, Collector Case and Brazil Toys. The Book is very collectible and just like a BIBLE Book for all Vintage Star Wars Action Figures. It is really a must for every STAR WARS fans.
Though the book is in Japanese, it also includes the English name of each Star Wars Action Figures. It would be much easier for those non-Japanese readers.
This book is well worth it and is a nice addition to any collection.