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Star Wars: From Concept to Screen to Collectible

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The three films of the Star Wars sagaStar Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and the Return of the Jedirank among the most popular of the modern era, with ticket and merchandise sales in excess of three billion dollars. Today, collecting Star Wars memorabilia has become one of the hottest hobbies around. The first illustrated Star Wars book to feature the multitude of merchandising spin-offs generated by thesagaStar ...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Chronicle Books
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Mike
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: coffee-table
A pretty solid, all-purpose coffee table book for Star Wars fans. A lot of great art and models from the original trilogy’s conception, then the films themselves, on into the merchandise.

There is a ton of text throughout detailing the realizations of all these concepts and products, so much so that there is a lot of substance here even without the photographs and art. You could legitimately read it as a traditional book as opposed to skimming through coffee table style. Seems like it should be
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Mark
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: film, nostalgia
Getting to it a bit late, this was published in 1992 and I kind of wish I’d read it back then. In the briefest of terms, it charts the development of the films in the original trilogy (with art from Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston) and how it inspired merchandise - not just toys, but games, stickers, cards and all else. Dropping big clues about the “next” Star Wars films (which, according to this, were set to debut in 1997), this is lavishly illustrated but could have done with more writing (an ...more
Jojono
Jul 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! I 'm a Star Warrior!
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A wonderful nostalgia trip, particularly into the world of Star Wars figures and other collectables. I was quite surprised on how many action figures Kenner sold in their first year; over 26 million!
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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 ...more