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Title: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on November 19, 2008, 04:49 PM
I made a pretty good purchase on ebay and was getting ready to post it here when I realized that we didn't have a recent purchases thread in the Reading Room.  Anyway, just scored the following TPB's in one combined auction:

Infinities - A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi
Dark Times - Volume 1, Volume 2
Empire - Volume 1, Volume 7
Rebellion - Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3
Knights of the Old Republic - Volume 2, volume 3, volume 4

I already have the Empire Strikes Back Infinities and the Empire tpb's, so if anyone needs them, shoot me a PM and we can work something out.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Reid on November 22, 2008, 02:03 PM
Some TPBs/GNs I've picked up recently...

Tales Of The Jedi: The Sith War TPB
Star Wars Tales: Volume 1 TPB
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on November 24, 2008, 10:10 PM
Picked up Sculpting the Galaxy (regular edition) over the weekend.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on November 30, 2008, 11:43 PM
Awesome, I love these threads. Hard to believe there wasn't one in this section until now, though.

My recent acquisitions:

Sculpting A Galaxy - Limited Edition
The Clone Wars - The Visual Guide - Limited Collectors Edition
The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on December 1, 2008, 08:24 AM
Awesome, I love these threads. Hard to believe there wasn't one in this section until now, though.

My recent acquisitions:

Sculpting A Galaxy - Limited Edition

I had a feeling that this thread would get your attention (thinking back to the GH days when you would update almost every day with your comics haul)!  Congrats on the LE Sculpting a Galaxy.  That's one that I would love to have, but just can't justify the price.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on December 1, 2008, 11:32 AM
Just realized now that I won two books over the weekend:

The Art of Star Wars - Episode I
The Art of Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on December 15, 2008, 10:46 PM
Awesome, I love these threads. Hard to believe there wasn't one in this section until now, though.

My recent acquisitions:

Sculpting A Galaxy - Limited Edition

I had a feeling that this thread would get your attention (thinking back to the GH days when you would update almost every day with your comics haul)!  Congrats on the LE Sculpting a Galaxy.  That's one that I would love to have, but just can't justify the price.

Hehe, you know me too well.  ;D By the way, DeepDiscount.com  (http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=53504746) has the Sculpting a Galaxy Limited Edition for only $149.99 shipped.

Recent pick ups:

Star Wars Insider #106
The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 16, 2008, 02:44 AM
I recently bought the trade paperbacks of Legacy (Volumes I, II and III) from Amazon.  Volume IV comes out 21 December and I must say Legacy has a great story so far.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Reid on December 17, 2008, 08:51 PM
Received the Crimson Empire TPB for my birthday.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on January 4, 2009, 05:44 PM
I was slightly behind with my first edition hardcover novels, but I'm back on track now. Just picked up:

Millennium Falcon
Order 66
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows Of Mindor
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 4, 2009, 08:47 PM
Legacy TPB volume four.  great series so far...and I know I'm way behind the comic collectors so don't spoil anything!   :D
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on January 4, 2009, 11:33 PM
Don't feel bad, Matt. I'm also extremely behind in my reading. I have all of the Legacy comics, but after about the first eight, I got real busy and didn't have time to keep up as they came out and now I'm regretting that. I'll have to dedicate an entire day to catching up here soon.

Speaking of comics, I haven't been by the shop in several weeks either. I'll have to do that soon so I don't rack up a couple hundred dollars.  :o
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Khelden Nur on January 5, 2009, 05:46 PM
Not an actual purchase, but I was just giving the first book in the Coruscant Nights series. I hope to get to that series once I finish New Jedi Order and Legacy along with the other books in that timeline.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on January 5, 2009, 11:38 PM
Hey Tony, good to see you over here!  :)
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on January 14, 2009, 10:49 PM
Just picked up my comics from the shop today:

Star Wars The Clone Wars #2, 3
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #34, 35, 36
Star Wars Legacy #29, 30, 31
Star Wars The Clone Wars "Crash Course"
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on January 15, 2009, 10:48 AM
I got the Clone Wars:Wild Space the other night, but I haven't gotten to start it yet.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 13, 2009, 01:18 PM
Has anyone read "Shadows of Mindor" yet? I can't decide if I should buy it now or just wait for paperback or get it used somewhere.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on February 25, 2009, 08:44 PM
Has anyone read "Shadows of Mindor" yet? I can't decide if I should buy it now or just wait for paperback or get it used somewhere.

I'm almost done with it and I'm absolutely loving it. Can't wait to see how it ends. Due to the large amount of positive things I heard about it, I decided that this would be the next book I read even though I have a ton of other novels to catch up on in the GFFA.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on February 25, 2009, 08:56 PM
Star Wars Legacy #32, #33
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #38
Star Wars The Clone Wars #4
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on March 27, 2009, 12:25 AM
Picked up Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi -  Outcast the other day.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 28, 2009, 10:17 AM
Picked up Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi -  Outcast the other day.

So did I. I'm about 2/3 the way through. I'm liking some of it, but not so sure about other stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 29, 2009, 11:30 AM
As I was just reading "Outcast", Nrin Vakil showed up. The Quarren from the pilot WM CP that just came out. Sort of cool to have an EU toy I just bought show up in the current book.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 30, 2009, 05:47 PM
By buying it at the "Half Priced Books" store and using a 50% off coupon I picked up "Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor" for $3.99 yesterday. Nice to get a three month old hardcover book for half the price of a paperback.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on April 1, 2009, 11:40 PM
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #39
Star Wars: Legacy #34
Star Wars Omnibus: Emissaries & Assassins
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on April 10, 2009, 02:52 PM
I've been a little behind on my purchases, so I placed a big order with SFBC:

Darth Bane - Rule of Two
Republic Commandos (2 in 1) Volume 2
Millenium Falcon
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
Legacy of the Force - Revelation
Fate of the Jedi - Outcast
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on June 25, 2009, 09:54 PM
Star Wars Fate of the Jedi: Omen
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on August 27, 2009, 12:27 AM
Star Wars: The Clone Wars #7 & #8
Star Wars: Invasion #1 & #2
Star Wars: Dark Times #0 Blue Harvest Prologue
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #42, #43 & #44
Star Wars: Legacy #37 & #38
Star Wars Adventures: Princess Leia and the Royal Ransom
Star Wars Insider #109, #110 & #111 Exclusive Limited Edition Collector's Covers
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 27, 2009, 12:52 PM
I WANT to purchase the two new Clone Wars books that have come out but I like to pick this kind of stuff up used at "Half Priced Books". Normally I don't have a problem finding it that way. But I think no one is willing to spend $15 for a over sized paperback new to then have a copy to sell to the used place.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 7, 2009, 09:02 AM
I finally found "Clone Wars Wild Space" used so now I just need to pick up the 501st book that came out last Tuesday and I'll be back to having all the adult novels again.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Chris Wyman on November 17, 2009, 09:54 PM
Star Wars: Invasion #'s 3,4,5
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #46
Star Wars: Dark Times # 14
Star Wars: Purge
Star Wars: The Clone Wars #'s 9,10
Star Wars: Legacy #'s 39,40,41
Star Wars: Insider #113 (Exclusive Limited Edition Collector's Cover)
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 30, 2009, 01:02 PM
Got the "Star Wars Essential Atlas" for my birthday. Very cool.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on September 5, 2010, 11:01 PM
Picked up the Star Wars Encyclopedia tonight for $37 at SFBK.  Also bought the Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary for my boys.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Jayson on September 9, 2010, 10:19 AM
Scored several Legacy of the Force hardbacks and the Star Wars Visual Guide from my local Half Price Books last weekend. All in perfect condition and it sure beats paying full retail.  8)
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on March 2, 2011, 08:41 AM
Ended up picking up the HC version of NJO Final Prophecy the other day for <$20 shipped.  All I have left to get is Traitor in HC to finish off the series.  Been trying to track that down at a reasonable price for years now.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on March 3, 2011, 08:41 PM
All I have left to get is Traitor in HC to finish off the series.  Been trying to track that down at a reasonable price for years now.

Well, I convinced myself tht $50 was a reasonable price to spend on Traitor and pulled the trigger today.  I'm calling it a birthday gift to myself.  So I now have the full NJO series in HC.  I'm very please to have finally tracked these all down.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: JediJman on March 4, 2011, 12:05 AM
Is  Traitor going for $50!?  I don't remember paying anything close to that for it.  Maybe that's one I got in paperback.  Congrats on completing the series.  While there were a few misses early on, I still think the NJO series is my favorite EU storyline to date.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on March 4, 2011, 11:07 PM
Is Traitor going for $50!?

It's going for almost twice that normally.  I think the cheapest I've seen it sell recently on ebay is $80 shipped.  It was a crapshoot finding it on Amazon though.  I contacted the seller and he said that it was a brand new copy.

I never started the series only because I didn't have all of the books.  I'm really looking forward to sitting down and reading these now.  Will more than likely go from NJO right into Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 5, 2011, 09:10 AM
I had no idea recent books could sell for so much. Glad I bought it when it came out in book stores originally.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 30, 2011, 09:09 AM
Picked up "Vortex" for $14 hardcover and "Red Harvest" for $10 hardcover at a used book store yesterday. Nice to get them for half and 1/3 price.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 6, 2014, 07:29 AM
Finished "Crucible" last night. Liked it up until the climax and now I am really confused where the novels are going to go from here.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 13, 2014, 02:24 PM
Finished "Crucible" last night. Liked it up until the climax and now I am really confused where the novels are going to go from here.

Not that anyone else reads this thread, but I was just thinking that Walt God.... I mean Disney coming in and deciding what did and didn't happen in the EU, probably is exactly why this book ended like it did and why it is a stand alone. Boooooooooooooooo. Thanks for ruining Pixar and Star Wars Disney (SW still to be determined).
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on February 14, 2014, 06:43 PM
I'm still here Nick...

I recently picked up both the Making of Star Wars and Making of Empire Strikes Back.  Finished the Making of Star Wars and absolutely LOVED it.  Can't wait to tear into ESB and get ROTJ once I'm done.

Does anyone know if there are plans to do the same books for the prequels?  Not that I want to drop another $150 for these, but I would if they are done this well.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on February 14, 2014, 09:30 PM
Does anyone know if there are plans to do the same books for the prequels?  Not that I want to drop another $150 for these, but I would if they are done this well.

I'm assuming you don't want to wait for the 30 year anniversaries for those, right?  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Muftak on February 15, 2014, 07:31 AM
The "making of" books that came out along side each of the prequels were actually pretty detailed IIRC. They're not the same format as the new OT ones but they are very rich in information. If you haven't read them already you could pick up where ROTJ leaves off and be satisfied IMO.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 4, 2014, 02:32 PM
Picked up "Tarkin" this morning. So excited!
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 8, 2014, 03:46 PM
And Palpatine has a first name finally. Not a good one but still........
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 16, 2014, 08:55 AM
Picked up "Tarkin" this morning. So excited!

2 out of 5.
Tarkin's early history was some what interesting, but the plot of the book was boring. I liked the interaction between Vader and Tarkin. But remove Tarkin and make it just a generic Imperial big shot and the book would have been a joke.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 9, 2015, 04:41 PM
Just finished "Kenobi".

Excellent! I think even if you don't like EU that this one will be enjoyable.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: JediJman on January 11, 2015, 10:09 AM
Just finished "Kenobi".

Excellent! I think even if you don't like EU that this one will be enjoyable.

Good to know - I will have to check that one out.  Does it cover his pre-Qui Gon years?
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 11, 2015, 10:39 AM
Just finished "Kenobi".

Excellent! I think even if you don't like EU that this one will be enjoyable.

Good to know - I will have to check that one out.  Does it cover his pre-Qui Gon years?

No. It's kind of a western feel with tuskens as the "indians" set on tatooine shortly after he leaves luke with the lars
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 23, 2016, 08:47 AM
I grabbed three TFA books at Five Below yesterday...  All of them kids books, one was a look and find with BB-8 on the cover, there was a cardboard cut-out assembly book, and the Ships of the Galaxy book. All, of course, $5 or less.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 11, 2017, 02:39 PM
FYI. Target is selling the "Thrawn" book in stores. They don't typically get Star Wars books anymore. Nice not to get gouged at B&N
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Dave on April 11, 2017, 04:39 PM
FYI. Target is selling the "Thrawn" book in stores. They don't typically get Star Wars books anymore. Nice not to get gouged at B&N

If anyone reads this, please post your thoughts.  My kids really like the Thrawn character in Rebels and I'm considering getting this for my 9-year old.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: JediJman on April 20, 2017, 04:43 PM
I haven't heard anything about this.  Is it a new story tying him into the Rebels version?  Or some kind of tie back to the Legends stories that introduced him?
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 20, 2017, 04:54 PM
It starts with the Imperials finding him after being banished by the Chiss and then works through his ascension through the ranks. I'm 100 pages in. Finding time to read is hard with a kid and getting old
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 20, 2017, 05:50 PM
I'm a couple of chapters in and Thrawn mentions meeting Anakin Skywalker while he was still with the Chiss.  Looks like Outbound Flight is no longer part of legends!
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 16, 2017, 10:06 PM
I meant to mention this last Thursday Dave, but I'm not sure a 9 year old will love this book. I enjoyed it but mostly as the Thrawn lover that I am. Fun to read about his meteoric rise through the Imperial ranks but maybe not enough to hold a kid's attention
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Dave on May 17, 2017, 05:14 PM
My nine year old read it and loved it.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 17, 2017, 06:24 PM
My nine year old read it and loved it.

Cool and smart kid
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Ben on December 28, 2018, 01:14 PM
The Art of The Last Jedi has been hovering around $15 on Amazon lately, so I pulled the trigger on it. Love these books.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 28, 2018, 11:42 PM
I see the book of propaganda posters is on sale places too.  I need to pick that up.🤔
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on April 3, 2021, 09:32 AM
Admins, please feel free to move this to the appropriate thread, I wasn't sure where I should post it.

The wife is forcing a renovation of the basement and I had to choose between Kubricks, Lego and my book collection.  Unfortunately the book collection lost.  Do any of you know what the appetite is for pre-Disney era books on the secondary market (i.e., not marked as "Legends")?  Trying to determine if it makes more sense to try and sell these or just donate to a local book store in my area.  Thanks in advance for any advice given.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Dave on April 6, 2021, 02:10 PM
I know about five years ago I was picking up some of the books aimed at 10 year olds - Young Jedi series.  I don't know if these were Legends or not.  They were all going for roughly face value on eBay, so not a ton of money, but you might get some cash back for your trouble if you sell them.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: I Am Sith on April 6, 2021, 03:05 PM
Thanks for the reply Dave.  I've been looking also and there are one-off editions that could score more than face value as they are limited run hard covers, but like you said, most are face value or less depending on the series.

I may post them on the Classifieds first to see if there is any interest before trying eBay, but I ultimately think these will end up at the used book store in the end.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 6, 2021, 05:17 PM
If I were you, I would start at the used bookstore just from looking at the ebay threads here it seems to be a hell of a hassle for sellers.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: JediJman on April 7, 2021, 10:18 AM
If I were you, I would start at the used bookstore just from looking at the ebay threads here it seems to be a hell of a hassle for sellers.

Yeah, outside of rarer editions I don't think they are worth much.  I would bring whatever you have to half price books and see what they offer.  I think I ended up just donating mine years ago.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: Dave on August 14, 2021, 12:55 PM
Itís free comic book day today.  I guess COVID threw off the normal schedule. Two high republic comics are in the mix.
Title: Re: Recent Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2021, 06:59 AM
Itís free comic book day today.  I guess COVID threw off the normal schedule. Two high republic comics are in the mix.

Crap, where did that come from!?