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Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« on: June 21, 2005, 06:40 PM »
Wow, this one looks like a beauty!  I think this is gonna be one of those real must-haves as far as Star Wars reference books go.  Almost a coffee table type of book, it seems.  Beautiful cover too.  It sounds like it's going to be a giant compendium of all of DK's previous books: Incredible Cross-Sections, Inside the Worlds of... and Visual Dictionary, for the entire Saga.  Wonder what it's gonna cost...  I'm guessing at least $50, probably more.

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This Fall, the time is right for Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide, written by saga expert Ryder Windham. The entire Star Wars experience is explored -- from the films, expanded universe, behind-the-scenes, collecting, Star Wars fandom, and more. It's the perfect introduction for new fans and an invaluable addition to every fan's collection. Here's a preview of some of the spreads in the book, which is due out in October.









Interested?
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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2005, 06:44 PM »
Interested?

Absolutely!  I really haven't picked up many SW books the last couple years, but this looks like a must have.  I really enjoy reading books done in this style - full of pictures to dazzle you and interesting points to keep you reading.

I may have to hit Amazon to pre-order.

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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2005, 06:52 PM »
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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2005, 10:37 PM »
That is the absolute BEST cover I have seen for one of the coffee table style star wars publications.  Very classy! 

Not to mention the fantastic contents, I am so very interested.   ;D
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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2005, 01:03 AM »
Where is there a picture of the cover?

I'm sure interested. looks like fun  ;)

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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2005, 04:33 PM »
Where is there a picture of the cover?


Uhh, first post of this thread, maybe?
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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #6 on: July 2, 2005, 11:51 PM »
WOW, I'd not put that on the coffee table, i'd drool on it. lol
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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #7 on: July 4, 2005, 06:59 PM »
Where is there a picture of the cover?


Uhh, first post of this thread, maybe?

I see it now, the picture msut bot have shown when i first saw the post.

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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2005, 07:38 PM »
Anyone interested in pre-ordering this book can do so at Amazon.com for $16.49US or Amazon.ca for $18.39CDN.  Either way, that's a really good price based on the pictures shown above!

Strangely enough, Amazon.com lists it as being released on Sept 19, but Amazon.ca says Oct 1.
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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2005, 11:21 AM »
  It sounds like it's going to be a giant compendium of all of DK's previous books: Incredible Cross-Sections, Inside the Worlds of... and Visual Dictionary, for the entire Saga.  Wonder what it's gonna cost...  I'm guessing at least $50, probably more.


Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case.  $17 at Amazon and only 40 pages long.  Disappointing.
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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2005, 12:35 PM »
Something's definitely outta wack.  Amazon.ca says that it's 144 pages.

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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2005, 05:05 PM »
Barnes and Noble list it with 144 pages and they are usually pretty accurate with their listings and prices...unlike amazon :-\

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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2005, 06:02 AM »
For $16 to $17 (after discount) this is one book I'll buy. I really enjoy the visual guides. I may pick up a second wih my educator's discount after looking at it in person as I have kids in my class who really like to look at these. Just have to make sure that they don't promote violence too much, or I'll have to stick to one.
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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2005, 05:27 AM »
I thumbed through this today at my local Barnes & Noble. It's a brand new book...not a compilation of the 4 visual dictionaries.   Overall the book looked quite nice.  The sample pages posted give you a good idea of what to expect.   Basically, the book cycles through all the major events in the saga.  Lots of expanded universe stuff from the comics was covered as well.  Unfortunately, most of the photos I had already seen.  And since I'm only really interested in finding cool reference photos, I didn't have much use for this book.  I'd be very tempted to buy it on sale though.

I forgot to check the page count, but 144 sounds about right.

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Re: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide - Must have!
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2005, 10:06 PM »
This is out now?  Awesome!!  I'll have to swing by a book store and pick this up.  Even if I have seen most of the pictures before, I'm a book nut and have been looking forward to this one for awhile.  I'll post a better review once I have this puppy in my hands and can flip through it (which probably won't be until after we move :-\ ).
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