Over 24,000 items with checklist-style listings, over 12,000 color photos, and accurate estimated values make this collector’s guide a must-have for everybody who has ever owned merchandise produced for the Star Wars™ saga or who is selling or buying it now. Items have been collected from over 50 countries and compiled together into this impressive tome, the latest version of the longest running Star Wars identification guide series ever in print. This new edition covers the range from Advertising and Dart Boards to Squeaky Toys and Window Clings, everything, that is, except toys–a category so large it will now comprise its own book. From the 1976 pre-release movie paperback through the latest Clone Wars kitchenware, thirty-five years of exciting and obscure Star Wars collectibles are archived here for you to discover, marvel over, and enjoy.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Geoffrey T. Carlton has been collecting and documenting all things Star Wars for fifteen years. His earliest 8,000 record spreadsheet was stored on a Commodore 64 floppy disk.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beginning with this edition, the title which had formerly been constricted into 464 pages, containing Star Wars collectibles and toys from all over the face of the planet has been set free! The Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book is now a 2 volume set! This is Volume 1 "General Merchandise" (464 pages) and it's got all of the goods you've come to expect from the series. By moving the toys into a book of their own, space has been freed up to continue adding and exploring the thousands of collectibles and products that made Star Wars into the sprawling merchandise empire it is today. Many photos which had been getting increasingly smaller before the book's expansion have been re-shot for better clarity, and thousands more added. This is finally the book format that most collectors have been demanding. Many finishing touches have been added thanks to the readers who have sent in requests, detailed information, and suggestions / feedback. For Toy collectors, volume 2 is coming! The 100+ pages of toys from the previous all-inclusive '5th edition' (plus a couple of years worth of new finds!) have been given their very own full-sized hardcover book of 448 pages. In a time when many other publishers are scaling back, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is forging ahead giving Star Wars fans and collectors not one, but two great reasons to go to their bookshelf! Choose the book that fits your interest or pick them both up to have it all.
Amazingly well-done guide for anything and everything Star Wars that you could possible want until 2002. There are not many bad things to say about this book other than there could be more pictures.
The second edition of the largest Star Wars collectibles reference and identification guide ever printed lists over 30,000 items! Individual values are provided for every piece, making appraisals of any size fun and easy. 14,000 color photographs appeal to collectors, dealers, and fans of the Saga. New in this edition is expanded international coverage for vintage collectors, combined with thousands more listings for U.S. and international releases from 1976 through Episode II. Action figures, trading cards, Micromachines, lunch boxes, comic books, dishes, clothing, furniture, posters, marbles, food packaging, autographs... Over 500 individual categories and 1,000 manufacturers are organized in an easy-to-use directory style format. Over a quarter of a century of collectible history is represented. The Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book is the ultimate collecting reference. Discover it's power today. REVIEW 1st edition: Completely unique, there is no other book available that is so beautifully produced. (The Antiquer, August 2002) REVIEW 1st edition: This large book shows all the fun things that are being collected. (ANTIQUE & Collectibles Monthly, July 2002) REVIEW 1st edition: This new book will help collectors realize the value of this movie phenomena. (The Busy Bee Trader, 2002)
Book not released yet. Held up for some reason. Would rate once I receive it. Looking forward to it though once I get it. If anything like other versions should be great.