Star Wars: Star Wars Action Figure Archives by Josh Ling (1999, Paperback)
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- SynopsisA comprehensive book for the legions who collect miniature figures of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Yoda, and all of the other "Star Wars" figures. 2000+ color photos.,Imagine the Star Wars universe Princess Leia, Han Solo, Yoda, and all the other characters reproduced on a miniature scale. These are the immensely popular and eminently collectible action figures that Kenner Toys has produced for the past 20 years. Until now, there has never been a comprehensive book for the legions who collect these fantastic figures. Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive is the visual compendium they've been waiting for. This definitive reference covers the older Kenner action figures as well as the new Hasbro/Kenner line. Every full-color page features shots of the action figures, many with movie stills on which the figure was based, and showcases accessories and the original packaging. Captions enumerate different versions of the figures, providing the exhaustive information required by the serious collector. With over 2,000 color photos, this is the definitive tour of the Star Wars action figure galaxy.
- AuthorJosh Ling
- Number Of Pages192 pages
- SeriesStar Wars
- Publication Date1999-02-01
- PublisherChronicle Books LLC
- Copyright Date1999
- Original LanguageJapanese
- Weight37.8 Oz
- Height0.6 In.
- Width9.3 In.
- Length11.7 In.
- LC Classification NumberNK4894.3.S73S7213
- Dewey Decimal791.43/75
- Dewey Edition21
- Edited byStephen J. Sansweet
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- oneguywithamacDec 16, 2013by
Star Wars Fans, DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS FUN AND COMPREHENSIVE BOOK!
Wow, For a Star Wars Fan going back the beginning of 1977, this a honer to have the opportunity to review such a extensive book.
I personally still have all my original Kenner action figures, plus an X-Wing and land speeder still in the original packaging.
It can be very over whelming as a collector of the original Kenner era, to differentiate between the 1977-1983 figures from the later Hasbro collections. I always liked the Kenner action figures and ships better than the Hasbro, because the Kenner collection had a more of a Star Warsy feel that the Hasbro did.
When the Special Edition was released in 1995, more action figures were designed by Kenner and Hasbro than the original 1977-83 era.
So, how does a collector decide what he or she wants to buy or not to buy. Well, you buy this book! How does this book help collectors that are especially interested in a specific era of figures and vehicles. It is a time line based book, sectioning off the the figures into history based, upon not just from the movies, but the books, games, and other spinoffs in the Star Wars universe.
The book contains photos of almost every figure you can imagine, plus new ships and combo packs. The photos have cool graphics illustrating the year and month, of which any specific
item was released to the stores. Not only are groups of figures highlighted, but specific characters such storm troopers and Jawas, with film clips of the actual characters comparing the figure to movie character.
"Action figures Past and Present"is a timeline based chart starting in 1978 and ending up at 1998. Each era charts a figure by the name, card type, card photo and figure variation.
This chart can be found in the back of the book, which is sort of a rolling credits for action figures.
Prices and values of figures are not covered by this book, its more of a collectors book rather than a "I want to sell and make a lot of money book. It could be a money making book by the fact that it helps educate the collector, so he or she knows exactly what they do or don't have in there possession. That's half the battle of Hoth.
I purchased this book for 7.655 republic credits, which converts to $2.27. Pay Pal needs to come up with some kind of conversion chart to help us Star Wars Geeks, when purchasing our important and much needed items. And then there's shipping, DO NOT USE ANY Trade Federation transports they will misplace your package.Read full review
- 721d6c1983347dd...Apr 06, 2008by
Star Wars Action Figure Archive by Stephen Sansweet
Very happy with purchasing this book. It has numerous photographs of Star Wars figures vintage to the year 1999. It also states along with the figures, tid bits and background info from the film that the figure came from. Only drawback is that it only has figures until the year 1999. Hopefully there will be a volume two that includes the newer Star Wars figures. All in all I highly recommend this book.
- loughtonramJan 07, 2007by
Hey all right, Star Wars toys.
This is a great book for folks who enjoy staring at Star Wars action figures but might not have the space, money or time to purchase and display them. This book is a class act all the way. Unfortunately it only cover the toy line from 1977 up until before the prequels were released so this thing is lacking coverage of everything released in the past eight years.
- jgalloJul 08, 2008by
Great book with clear pictures of figures movie images.
This book covers Kenner toys from 1977 till the POTF2 line in the mid 1990s. It clearly shows the figures, accessories and a movie image for each character. It also has a little write up and important information for any running changes or variations. Only flaw is there isn't an updated version so it stops with the figures it covers. Great high glass and high stock paper really make it a nice book.
- kiss69Mar 16, 2008by
Star Wars The Action Figure Archieve
Great referance guide to vintage and Power of the Force 2 figures and accessories. This is a great check list for the completist in all use Star Wars fans. Shows all action figure toys and variations from 1977-1998. Chad