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The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985

Posted by Chuck | December 09, 2014 at 08:04 PM EDT |

With all of our recent Vintage updates going on, it would be very remiss of us not to remind our readers of the upcoming release of The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985! This arrives December 17th and you can check it out right here (including a sample look inside the book).

Star Wars: Dark Disciple Cover Art Revealed!

Posted by Chuck | December 09, 2014 at 04:40 PM EDT |

The cover are for the upcoming The Clone Wars follow-up novel has been revealed at StarWars.com. Click over for the full story and high-resolution reveal!

You May Fire When Ready! Tarkin Lands In Stores Today

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2014 at 01:29 PM EDT |

Star Wars: Tarkin is officially out today!

Star Wars: Tarkin Releases November 4th

Posted by Chuck | October 29, 2014 at 03:05 PM EDT |

Just a reminder, Star Wars: Tarkin goes on sale November 4th! Make sure you pre-order your copy of the second official canon novel! Click here for more information, including an excerpt from the upcoming novel.

 

One awesome aspect of running a Star Wars fan site is helping direct your audience to some great published reference books, especially ones that you have been part of making. JTA reader JediRebel71 not only now owns The Ultimate Action Figure Collection by Steve Sansweet, he also has the same pajama bottoms as yours truly too! That bookplate is on the way Tom! (If for some reason you still aren't aware, JTA participated in the making of this book. We highly suggest that you check it out!) Click through for more.

Star Wars Art: Posters Shipping This Week

Posted by Chuck | October 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM EDT |

The latest Star Wars Art book Posters is shipping this week (I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive)! If you haven't familiarized yourself with this series yet, be sure to click through to see the details from the other books from this great set!

Star Wars: A New Dawn Released Today

Posted by Chuck | September 02, 2014 at 08:55 AM EDT |

Star Wars: A New Dawn is out today. Pick up your copy if you have not already ordered it! This is the first release under the official Canon banner.

Win a Signed Convention Exclusive Promo Copy of A New Dawn

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT |

The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary "Dark Times" between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. A New Dawn will be available wherever books are sold on 9/2/2014. Enter here for your chance to win one of 20 copies signed by author John Jackson Miller and cover artist Doug Wheatley! You can pre-order Star Wars: A New Dawn right here!

Next Up for the Star Wars Art Series: Posters

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM EDT |

Posters, the fifth book in the Star Wars Art series releases on October 14. Click through to get all caught up on this great series in case you missed any previous releases!

Flying in under the Legends Banner, this collection will be available this fall as Marvel (re)picks up the reigns of Star Wars comics. Click through for details!

Tarkin Novel Back Cover Artwork Revealed

Posted by Chuck | June 19, 2014 at 06:30 PM EDT |

Del Ray released the back cover art for the upcoming Tarkin novel via their Facebook page. Click through to check out this impressive artwork! You can pre-order this on Amazon.com right now.

Another new McQuarrie-based book is being released, this time a children's book. Star Wars: The Adventure of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight is illustrated using the artwork from Ralph McQuarrie to tell the story. You can read the full article here, and find it on Amazon.com here. This is due for release October 7, 2014. Thanks to JTA reader Michael for the heads up!

After much thought on how to incorporate the new Canon Universe into our Novel Timeline Guide, we decided to put the new novels in the same timeline to make things easier for everyone to find. Instead of separating the timelines we have kept them together and labeled each book accordingly (Legends or Canon). This way, readers can choose to follow the overall timeline for any books they want to keep in their own personal timeline. Stop by and check out the latest Canon additions to the timeline!

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy Debuts May 13th

Posted by Chuck | May 08, 2014 at 04:14 PM EDT |

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy is set to release on May 13th. The latest release from J.W. Rinzler showcases the complete storyboards from the making of the Original Trilogy. Rinzler also brought us the awesome The Making Of series of Original Trilogy books (highly recommended!).

First Books With Star Wars Legends Banner Set For Release

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2014 at 12:02 PM EDT |

The first re-released books under the Legends banner are now available for pre-order. These will be available this Fall. Click below to check out the current details on both of these classics on Amazon.com. Sadly, no hardback versions.

   

CU Is the New EU

Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2014 at 01:04 PM EDT |

With the recent announcement that the new novels that will be canon in the Star Wars Universe, and the official news that the old Expanded Universe is no longer valid in the Star Wars Universe, some type of separation now exists in the Star Wars timeline as we know it. Essentially, everything outside of the new canon is wiped from the timeline for a fresh start, unless some of the novels of the past are canonized. So, with that we now have two distinctly different Star Wars Universes to cope with: The Expanded Universe and the Canon Universe. Or, the EU and the CU. The covers for the first four novels in this new Canon Universe have been revealed.

     

Relaunch Of Star Wars Adult Fiction Line

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2014 at 03:18 PM EDT |

Following today's announcement of Lucasfilm's new unified storytelling approach, Disney Publishing Worldwide is proud to announce their first step into that larger world, beginning with Del Rey Books. Click through for more.

The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Star Wars Action Figures

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2014 at 06:27 PM EDT |

Coming this November: The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Star Wars Action Figures. Make sure to check this out, as it might be a great resource to add to your reference collection!

Fabulous Frames Finds!

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2014 at 03:53 PM EDT |

We post the news and then the store reports come flooding in! JTA reader Paul H. The Lesser confirms finding Star Wars: Frames for a song. Click through to read his report!

Star Wars: Frames On Sale For Less Than $50 In Store At Barnes & Noble

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2014 at 07:36 PM EDT |

If you decided not to spend thousands of dollars for it, Barnes & Noble has Frames for a mere $49.99 (original retail = $150). I was fortunate enough to find one locally for this price too! It's not bound in a wooden box, but it's still gorgeous nonetheless. Special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Glenn D. for alerting us to this news! From what we understand, this is an "in store" price only. While you're there, be sure to check the toy section where you'll also likely find a few cool Hasbro gems from The Black Series 6" line too.

Check Out The French Connection Available On Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | January 11, 2014 at 01:32 PM EDT |

JTA reader and author Geof Montfort writes in to share the release of his new book The French Connection, featuring Star Wars French materials published in press for the young between 1977 and 1986. Click through to check it out! This is a unique look into the world of advertising our beloved Vintage products. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Geof!

Star Wars Comics Returning to Marvel In 2015

Posted by Chuck | January 03, 2014 at 01:44 PM EDT |

Lucasfilm officially announced the return of Star Wars Comics to Marvel today. Starting in 2015 Dark Horse will no longer being creating your favorite Star Wars Expanded Univers stories. Not a surprising move considering Disney owns Marvel. Click through for the full press release, and weigh in in our comments section on your thoughts on this big switch!

The Art Of The Clone Wars Still Hitting Five Below For $4

Posted by Paul | October 08, 2013 at 06:21 AM EDT |

We reported this in early August, but JTA reader Adam F. writes in last night to remind us that The Art of The Clone Wars is still hitting Five Below for a mere $4 each!

Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge Out This Week

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM EDT |

The latest Expanded Universe novel was released this week. Head on over to Amazon.com to check out Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge, another Rebellion-era novel! Don't forget, you can keep track of all of the Star Wars novels in our massive hardback collecting guide right here!

Star Wars: Kenobi Available Today

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM EDT |

The latest Expanded Universe novel Kenobi is available today! Click here to check it out!

Another Fantastic Deal At Five Below!

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2013 at 05:58 PM EDT |

You know about the multiple The Vintage Collection finds at Five Below, but look what else has made an appearance there! JTA reader Paul H. The Lesser has the scoop!

Star Wars: Crucible Available in Hardback Today

Posted by Chuck | July 09, 2013 at 11:03 AM EDT |

EU update! Star Wars: Crucible is available today. Click below to check out the details on the latest from Troy Denning...

Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett

Posted by Paul | June 05, 2013 at 09:11 PM EDT |

Deep in the darkest corners of BookExpo America...far from the steely gaze of your average geek on the hunt, there sat a little black book.... plain.... unassuming.... thin. Read more at IdelHands.com! This is a book you won't want to miss! Click through for more....

Geekadelphia.com Reviews The Ultimate Action Figure Collection

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2013 at 07:58 AM EDT |

My friend Chris Cummins at Geekadelphia.com has reviewed The Ultimate Action Figure Collection! Definitely check it out!

New Novel Announced - Maul: Lockdown

Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2013 at 04:28 PM EDT |

Sci-Fi news site io9 has the details on the latest novel announcement: Maul: Lockdown! Due at the end of 2013, click through to check it out! Make sure to like Star Wars Books on Facebook to keep up with all the latest book releases.

The Ultimate Action Figure Collection gets a plug in Star Wars Insider magazine this month! They are also giving away three copies of it! Be sure to grab your issue of the Star Wars Insider! Special thanks to JTA moderator Paul B. for the news and image.

The Ultimate Action Figure Collection Tops The Charts!

Posted by Paul | December 05, 2012 at 09:42 AM EDT |

Steve Sansweet emailed me eagerly reporting that The Ultimate Action Figure Collection has landed on eBay's front page! Also, only on sale officially for a short time, it has already hit #1 in Best Sellers/Antique & Collectible Toys, #1 in Antique & Collectible Toys/Hot New Releases and #1 in Antique & Collectible Toys/Most Wished For! Congratulations Steve!

JTA affiliate and good friend ToyzMag.com reviews the French version of The Ultimate Action Figure Collection for their readers! They have been kind enough to give us a translation to it for our English-speaking readers. Click through for more! (Pictures of the book can be seen at ToyzMag.com!)

GalacticHunter.com Reviews The Ultimate Action Figure Collection!

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2012 at 09:02 PM EDT |

Our very good friend Mike Sullenger at GalacticHunter.com has written an excellent review on The Ultimate Action Figure Collection book. Please take a few moments and read his thoughts on it!!

French Version Of The Ultimate Action Figure Collection Arrives!

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM EDT |

JTA French affiliate ToyzMag.com have reported in that the French translation of The Ultimate Action Figure Collection has arrived! Click through to read their thoughts an be sure to use Google Translate if you need it in English! Special advance thanks to Julien for his time reviewing this version of the book. We will be linking to it once completed!!

BREAKING NEWS: Huge Action Figure Auction To Benefit Rancho Obi-Wan!

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2012 at 03:14 PM EDT |

An auction of one of the most complete collections of loose Star Wars action figures has just been launched today on eBay for the benefit of the nonprofit Rancho Obi-Wan, which houses the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia: http://eBayActionFigureAuction. The auction is in conjunction with the anniversary of the northern California museum and the release of the new book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection (Chronicle Books, $40) Click through for all the details and the press release!

  

The Ultimate Action Figure Collection Video Review!

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2012 at 02:36 PM EDT |

The Ultimate Action Figure Collection is already being reviewed on YouTube.com and I STILL don't have my own copy yet! Click through to check out this thorough (and very accurate if I may add) video review! Make sure you stop by Amazon.com to order yours!

The Ultimate Action Figure Collection Is Officially OUT!

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2012 at 08:56 PM EDT |

The Ultimate Action Figure Collection is now in stock at Amazon.com and I don't even have my copy yet! It ships FREE, so why not order a whole bunch?

Reader's Digest Recommends The Ultimate Action Figure Collection!!!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2012 at 05:55 PM EDT |

Wow! Reader's Digest has recommended The Ultimate Action Figure Collection this year for the holiday shopping season! Check out their plug on the book! Exciting times!

Important Announcement For The Ultimate Action Figure Collection!

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM EDT |

We have an important announcement from our friends Anne Neumann and Steve Sansweet from Rancho Obi-Wan with regards to The Ultimate Action Figure Collection book! Click through to read more, especially if you're looking for a signed copy!


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