The Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition book is a comprehensive historical manuscript and detailed visual archive of one of Hasbro's most popular lines of 3.75-inch Star Wars action figures, The Vintage Collection (TVC). It's inspired by Steve Sansweet's Star Wars: The Collector's Archive, released in 1999, and intended to be its spiritual successor.
Whether you're new to Hasbro's The Vintage Collection or a long-time collector, you'll find the book's easy to use layout an invaluable resource. With approximately 300 pages covering The Vintage Collection action figures, creatures, vehicles and playsets, entries include a detailed record of each item with crisp, high-resolution photos printed on premium-quality paper.
Chapter breaks feature full-spread width photos inspired by classic Kenner-packaging, with a modern twist. Photos are meticulously created by renowned toy photographers. For those of you who grew up during the Kenner-era these nostalgia-laden photos will take you back to your childhood.
If you're an action figure collector, a Star Wars fan or just an admirer of great toy photography, this book belongs on your shelf!
- Deluxe hardcover in an 9.25 x 11.5 inch (23.5 x 29.5 cm) format
- Professionally designed layout with easy to use reference guide featuring high-resolution photos and detailed write ups printed on premium quality paper
- Covers The Vintage Collection (TVC) 3.75-inch action figures, creatures, vehicles and playsets.
- Chapter breaks with full-page width photos inspired by classic Kenner-era packaging
- Additional content unlocked with stretch goals.
- Approximately 300 pages
- December 2019 delivery
To help make The Vintage Collection Archive Edition a reality, we're offering a variety of perks for those interested in backing the project. Be sure to check out all of the unique options to support the campaign, including these special perks you won't find anywhere else!
Signed Book Backer
Receive a specially designed nameplate for your book hand-signed by the team including author Derryl DePriest and special contributor / Star Wars super-collector Steve Sansweet. Styled after a TVC cardback, the nameplate has a character pill where book owners can write in their name.
Book + Compendium Poster Backer
Photographed by Kim Simmons, photographer of the original "Collect All 92" Kenner card back (TheManWhoShotLukeSkywalker.net), this 24x36-inch The Vintage Collection compendium poster includes the complete lineup of 154 numbered The Vintage Collection action figures on the original yellow background used by Kim during his time as Kenner's principal Star Wars photographer between 1981 - 2000. The first 250 backers will receive an individually numbered poster with the option of having Kim sign the poster. Ships rolled.
Special Edition Vinyl Case Slipcover Backer
Keep your book safe in a specially designed slipcover reminiscent of Kenner's classic Star Wars vinyl collector case. We've painstakingly recreated the original art of the 1978 Star Wars case using The Vintage Collection action figures and have included a special figure tray dust cover for your book. The first 250 backers of the Special Edition Vinyl Case Cover will receive a "handle" plate engraved First Edition that is also individually numbered 1-250.
TIER 1 STRETCH GOALS
Light Luke's lightsaber to unlock more content! The book will cover The Vintage Collection (TVC) 3.75-inch action figures, creatures, vehicles and playsets. There's so much more we'd like to include, but we'll need to meet stretch goals so we can add the pages required for the additional chapters. Here's the bonus content that can be unlocked for every backer of the book:
$50,000 - FUNDED
Thank the Maker: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition is fully funded.
$60,000 - UNLOCKED
We Shall Double Our Efforts: A chapter with comprehensive entries for Hasbro's Vintage Original Trilogy Collection (VOTC) and Vintage The Saga Collection (VTSC) action figures.
$70,000 - UNLOCKED
Don't Act so Surprised: A visual quick-reference, chronological timeline of The Vintage Collection action figures organized by release date / wave.
$80,000 - UNLOCKED
She May not Look Like Much, but She's got it Where it Counts: Special three-panel, fold-out entries for the Millennium Falcon and Jabba's Sail Barge vehicles.
$90,000 - UNLOCKED
You Know Better than to Trust a Strange Computer: Appendix with a card back matrix of all variants of U.S. The Vintage Collection action figure packaging such as foil logos, offer stickers, reverse-side artwork, etc.
$100,000 - UNLOCKED
What a Piece of Junk: Guide to all Hasbro The Vintage Collection promotional materials and giveaways including inserts, card backs, posters and more.
TIER 2 STRETCH GOALS
Impressive. Most impressive. But you are not a Jedi yet... Due to the overwhelming response, we've added a second tier of stretch goals, including a few that have been frequently requested since the campaign launched. Every backer of the book will receive the unlocked stretch goals, regardless of when you submitted your pledge. Thank you for your support!
$110,000 - UNLOCKED
So What I Told You was True… From a Certain Point of View: A chapter covering concepts, unrealized ideas and unproduced items that were discussed or considered to continue the TVC line beyond its hiatus in 2012.
$125,000 - UNLOCKED
You Don’t have to do this to Impress Me: A folio containing all of the full spread-width chapter break photographs individually printed on premium 8 x10-inch paper, free of the chapter titles and overlay text. There are currently a minimum of eight (8) chapter break photo spreads earmarked for the book.
$150,000 - UNLOCKED
The Circle is now Complete: Former Kenner photographer Kim Simmons will recreate his reverse-side masterpiece from the 1984 Star Wars is Forever mail-away poster using The Vintage Collection action figures and vehicles. The 18x22-inch poster comes folded in a mailer envelope, like the original.
$175,000 - UNLOCKED
Sorry About the Mess: A three (3) coin set featuring the Slave I, Jabba the Hutt, and Jabba's Sail Barge. Not only do these coins tell the story of Han Solo's journey from The Empire Strikes Back to Return of the Jedi, but the Slave I, Jabba, and Jabba's Barge have never had their own coins in either Kenner's Power of the Force or Hasbro's 30th Anniversary lines. They'll fit in perfectly with your existing coin collection.
$200,000 - UNLOCKED
No Reward is Worth This: All book backers will receive a digital version of Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition as a companion to their print edition.
Written by Derryl DePriest, former Vice President of Global Brand Management at Hasbro and Star Wars brand team leader overseeing development and design of The Vintage Collection line.
Photographed and designed by Rich Alot and D. Martin Myatt, lifelong Star Wars collectors and contributors to the Star Wars photo archive on Rebelscum.com, one of the most comprehensive archives of modern-era Star Wars collectibles online.
Foreword written by Steve Sansweet, President and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, a non-profit corporation using Star Wars collecting to educate and inspire. In addition to being the saga’s top collector—as Certified by Guinness World Records—Steve is a recognized authority on all things Star Wars, from the making and marketing of the movies and spin-offs to the activities of fans worldwide.
Chapter break images featuring toy photography specifically created for the book by:
- Johnny Wu - https://www.instagram.com/sgtbananas/
- Jason Yang - https://www.instagram.com/workmoreorless/
- Jax Navarro - https://www.instagram.com/plasticaction/
- Richee Chang - https://www.instagram.com/noserain/
- Alex Wiener - https://www.instagram.com/toyark/
- Stephen Hayford - https://www.instagram.com/stephenhayford_plastics/
Unfortunately, carrier rates for International backers are exorbitantly high. To help alleviate some of the postage costs for our friends overseas, we've created an International Backer Reward that allows us to ship four (4) books to you and your friends at a single international address for a more reasonable rate. It's a great way to support the book if you live outside the U.S.
This book is not authorized or endorsed by Disney, Lucasfilm or Hasbro. All registered trademarks are copyright their respective holders and are used under Fair Use.
Risks and challenges
We are committed to delivering the highest quality book to our backers in December 2019. There is little risk of the project not being completed, however, unforeseeable delays due to print or fulfillment challenges may occur. Should any delays occur, we will keep backers updated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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