Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Insight Editions is already one of the best book publishers in the realm of geekerific pop culture, but now they have announced they are teaming for a collaboration with Sideshow Collectibles to launch at San Diego Comic-Con International 2015: Insight Collectibles will be an exclusive line of collectible products which will “combine the quality and artistry that has become synonymous with Insight Editions’ award-winning legacy of publishing innovations with Sideshow Collectibles figures.”
Let’s take a preview at the first three titles in the line, which will be available at Comic-Con. They are Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, Harry Potter: The Monster Book of Monsters Official Film Prop Replica, and Game of Thrones: Astrolabe Collector’s Edition. Hit the jump to get a preview, alongside full official descriptions of the first Insight Collectibles releases.
Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report
For hundreds of years now, scientists at the Weyland-Yutani Corporation have been monitoring the behavior of an alien life-form so powerful that its potential for military application appears limitless. Although all attempts to harness the beast’s abilities have ended in appalling bloodshed, the acquisition of the Xenomorph remains a priority. As such, Weyland-Yutani has granted you access to their detailed files on the alien in the hope that you will be able to help capture and subjugate one of these fascinating yet deadly creatures.
Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report is the first item to be produced in the thrilling new collaboration between Sideshow Collectibles and Insight Editions. Featuring a striking sculpted slipcase that captures the ferocious power of the Xenomorph, the book is designed to look as if it has been wrapped in the skin of the iconic creature. This slipcase sculpt is the first of its kind and unique to this exclusive edition of the book.
The interior of the book utilizes specially commissioned illustrations and thirty-five years of Alien movie concept art and film stills to create a deeply engrossing reading experience that explores the nature of the Xenomorph in unparalleled detail. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report also contains extensive information on the characters, locations, vehicles, and weapons from the movies, along with an in-depth breakdown of the Xenomorph’s life cycle.
Covering all aspects of this hugely popular franchise’s thirty-five-year history, Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report – Collectors’ Edition is the ultimate book for fans, delivered in a format that collectors will love.
Harry Potter: The Monster Book of Monsters Official Film Prop Replica
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the ferocious Monster Book of Monsters was required reading for students enrolled in Rubeus Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures course. The finely crafted collectible Harry Potter: The Monster Book of Monsters Official Film Prop Replica makes the savage tome available to fans everywhere.
This film replica comes packaged with a limited edition of Harry Potter: The Creature Vault, which provides detailed profiles of each creature including rare concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photography, and filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archive. In addition to a removable bestiary poster and an interactive Eyelops Owl Emporium catalog, this special edition features a new poster showcasing concept art of the dragon breeds featured in the films.
A must-have package for true fans of the Harry Potter films, The Monster Book of Monsters Official Film Prop Replica is both a stunning collectible and an immersive guide to the fauna of the wizarding world.
Game of Thrones: Astrolabe Collector’s Edition
Insight Collectibles presents a stunning collector’s edition composed of the best-selling book Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros and an exclusive astrolabe sculpture inspired by the iconic opening sequence of the hit HBO original series.
The astrolabe stands over 13 inches high and is fully articulated, with moving rings that dynamically replicate the oscillating movement of the astrolabe seen in the Game of Thrones opening sequence. Each ring is ornamented with fine details, such as the sigils of the Great Houses of Westeros, and the center ring is engraved with intricate symbology, revealing the history of both Westeros and Essos, that is glimpsed at the start of each show.
The astrolabe itself is supported by a stand adorned with the animals that represent the sigils associated with the four Great Houses of Westeros: a direwolf for House Stark, a lion for House Lannister, a stag for House Baratheon, and a dragon for House Targaryen. Each is finely crafted and highly detailed, from the direwolf’s coat to the dragon’s talons. The astrolabe’s weathered finish makes it look and feel like an object from the world of Game of Thrones.
Accompanying the astrolabe is a special limited edition of Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros featuring an exclusive slipcase and signed by renowned pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart. This amazing pop-up book includes five stunning spreads that fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros that is perfect for displaying. The book also contains numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the show, such as direwolves, White Walkers, giants, and dragons. All the pops are accompanied by insightful text that relays the rich history of the Seven Kingdoms and more, forming a dynamic reference guide to the world of Game of Thrones.
Insight Editions will be at San Diego Comic-Con International at booth number 1703, where you will be able to see and purchase these products.Cool Posts From Around the Web: