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About this project

 The Outer Realm book will be the first Star Wars collectable book focusing entirely, and in depth, on the subject of vintage era unlicensed Star Wars toys from 1977 and on. With few notable exceptions we will not be going beyond 1995 when the POTF2 (modern era) Star Wars figures were introduced.

  This book is a for collectors by collectors project. While none of those involved endorse, support, or excuse those that produce bootleg items, we do acknowledge the history and collectability of bootleg Star Wars toys from the vintage era.

As for what we are showing; We will not only show as many known variants of each figure as possible, but we will do our best to show why these figures existed, beyond just the surface. Our great team of co-authors and contributors comprise some of the most prominent and knowledgeable Star Wars bootleg collectors in the hobby.

We will be showing the earliest US sold knock offs made by profiteers out to make a quick buck before Kenner toys hit the shelves, all the way out to items that HAD to exist in Soviet Bloc countries where licensed Star Wars items were illegal to import,and everything in between. 

The projected size of the book will be apx. 200 pages. It may run over a few and may be a few shy, all depending on how everything fits together once edited.

  • Items that will be available as rewards for supporting this book project include everything from a simple thank you from us, to T-Shirts and buttons in the following 4 designs:
Outer Realm logo shirt and button design by Jarrod Clark
Outer Realm logo shirt and button design by Jarrod Clark
Uzay HeadMan shirt and button design by Jennifer Smith
Uzay HeadMan shirt and button design by Jennifer Smith
Japanese R2 Shirt and button design, by Bill Cable
Japanese R2 Shirt and button design, by Bill Cable
Uzay Blue Stars Shirt and button design by Jarrod Clark
Uzay Blue Stars Shirt and button design by Jarrod Clark
Uzay Head Man Pop Art print by Jennifer Smith
Uzay Head Man Pop Art print by Jennifer Smith
Uzay Blue Stars pop art print by Jennifer Smith
Uzay Blue Stars pop art print by Jennifer Smith
Model Trem Luke Pop art print by Jennifer Smith
Model Trem Luke Pop art print by Jennifer Smith




 In addition to these great designs, prints, and copys of the book (of course) Truly the best perk is the "Uzay level" reward of Lunch with the author and a guided tour of the largest collection of unlicensed Star Wars memorabilia in the world, Mos Yglesias aka the Bootleg Museum! . We hope that you like our book idea and contribute to seeing this project come to book stores and conventions near YOU!!!

Risks and challenges

My team is qualified to make this book happen based on the sheer knowledge that we have of the bootleg niche' in the SW hobby. Our challenges are time and money, which is why we're here on Kickstarter.
A successful fundraiser will cover the insane hours that our graphics design and photographers will be putting into making this book a reality. With the funds from this we can expand that team, pay for all of photo and design costs, as well as cover initial publishing costs for the first printing of the book. Time being the 2nd issue for our co authors as we all are doing this book for the love of our hobby and have full time jobs an careers. Our GOAL is to have the book finished and printed by the end of June 2016. Even once this kickstarter is finished we will update supporters here and via our website and social media until everyone has their books and rewards in hand.

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