The most in-depth guide to the original Kenner Star Wars Action Figures

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Re: The most in-depth guide to the original Kenner Star Wars Action Figures

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Did the thing too, though I'm not really into carded stuff, but I love how this looks and I'm thinking part 2 might be MIB (here's to hoping). 8)
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Should we be successful with this book, we plan to do volume two as Vehicle, Creatures and playsets with the same kind of treatment! Thanks for everyone’s support!
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readfivedesigns wrote:
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Should we be successful with this book, we plan to do volume two as Vehicle, Creatures and playsets with the same kind of treatment! Thanks for everyone’s support!
That would be amazing! Good luck!
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Need to get over the hurdle of this campaign first. Worth watching the video interviews posted earlier particularly the Paliboys one at 00:13:30 as the card backs flowcharts are explained. Thanks
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I really hope you do it, I have to say its not looking good at the moment it seems the core supporters have already backed you and your not even half way. Really unfortunate timing in the middle of a Pandemic and close to Christmas. Don't give up!
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theforceuk wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:26 am
I really hope you do it, I have to say its not looking good at the moment it seems the core supporters have already backed you and your not even half way. Really unfortunate timing in the middle of a Pandemic and close to Christmas. Don't give up!
We never give up, we will keep going up to the end. We are constantly working hard to get the word out to make this project happen. After all we have put in over two years of work into this and won't give up that easily!

We will have some announcements next week that we are sure you will be happy with!

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Just a little extra insight into the depth of this book. We originally thought the variations for each figure could go on its page with the figure spreads but soon realised we need this to be a separate chapter...
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Its certainly the book we have all been waiting for, still a long way to go. I have my fingers crossed for you.
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Here a little explanation as to how the card back flowcharts work:
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All backers of the book will now receive a set of sticker sheet which contain the predicted cards fronts and backs (printed in the book as tinted images). The stickers will be printed full strength so that if these cards ever come to light, you will be able to keep the book up-to-date thus future proofing it somewhat!
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Rewards Available through Kickstarter (SE sold out I'm afraid) but some still available in some of the limited versions
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Some variations pages...
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Only a few days left to get in your order. Only available through Kickstarter!
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Here we have another insight into the book showing the list of figure packs available from the 1978 Sears Wish Book (again, still work in progress). It shows the depths this book will cover and not only covering Sears but also Alden’s, Spiegel, Montgomery Ward and JC Penny along with other sources for the bagged figures.
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Only 69 Silver editions left
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I'm going to think about backing it this week. I love the look of this book but can't really spend the money before Christmas. It's a shame you couldn't extend the deadline a bit into next year.
Either way good luck with the project, it's a beautiful book.
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