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"Star Wars": The Action Figure Archive
Look no further for the ultimate Star Wars toy guide. Consummate collector Stephen J. Sansweet's Action Figure Archive is a completist's bible, with full-color photos and rich details about all the Hasbro/Kenner toys released from 1978 through 1997. Even if you can't afford (or find) all the action figures, vehicles, and playsets themselves, this book is a joy to browse, w ...more
Published April 15th 1999 by Virgin Books
(first published February 1st 1999)
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Of all the Star Wars books I've read thus far, this one surely represents one brief moment of time in my life. I was really into the Star Wars action figures around the time that Special Edition and Episode I came out. I bought most, if not all, of the action figures that were readily available. This book is essentially a visual archive of the figures with some information on the variations that were released. It is definitely a beautiful book even now. About half of the text covers ground most ...more
A visual catalogue of all the action figures made by Kenner & Hasbro (Palitoy in the UK) from 1977/78 up to 1999 (when the book was published), this is a beautifully produced, lavish volume with plenty of full colour, crystal clear images (both of the figures and also reference photos from the Lucasfilm archives). Each figure is accompanied by a write-up explaining their part in the film, snippets of behind the scenes info and for me, it was nice to get that quick, nostalgic rush at toys fro ...more
Sansweet was born and educated in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He studied at Temple University from 1962 to 1966, majoring in journalism. Three years after graduating, in 1969, he began work as a reporter at the Wall Street Journal in both Philadelphia and Montreal. He was promoted to deputy bureau chief in 1984, and later the chief of Wall Street Journal's Los Angeles bureau in 1987. In February 19 ...moreMore about Stephen J. Sansweet...