Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles: Memorabilia and Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away is one of the coolest Star Wars coffee table books produced in a couple years (probably the coolest book since the Star Wars Vault). The book takes the reader on a journey through cool and kitsch, from toys and costumes to life-size statues made of LEGO bricks to consumer goods such as candy, clothing, toothpaste and much more.
Drawn from the largest private Star Wars collection in the known universe, this stunning treasure trove of memorabilia and colourful anecdotes mixes fun with nostalgia, delighting both the casual fan and the serious collector. Since the first Star Wars film opened in 1977, George Lucas’s epic space fantasy has become not only one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time, but also an obsession for collectors around the globe, who have spent more than $15 billion on Star Wars merchandise. These collectibles range from the offbeat: C-3PO tape dispensers, fan-made bantha pinatas, and Darth Vader popcorn poppers; to the everyday: Boba Fett cake pans, Yoda PEZ dispensers, and “Cream of Jawa” soup. Here for the first time is a chronicle of the constantly expanding, all-encompassing, often-surreal lifestyle of collecting Star Wars, filled with incredible stranger-than-fiction stories from the galaxy’s foremost collector.
Basically its a compilation of photos and stories about the strangest and weirdest Star Wars related collectables, both officially licensed and fan made. Compiled by Stephen Sansweet, the head of fan relations at LucasFilm, and a huge Star Wars fanatic in his own right (he curates a personal museum of Star Wars memorabilia), this book features some really crazy Star Wars items you never knew existed. Available on Amazon for around $23. Check out a batch of sample pages after the jump.
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