Toy industry professionals Derryl Depriest, Rich Alot, and D. Martin Myatt have launched their first Kickstarter that offers an updated comprehensive visual guide book for Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Vintage Collection. As of the moment this was published, they are at $25,000 of the needed $50,000 to fund this book, and they well on their way to do as fans have until Sunday, July 14 2019 11:38 PM EDT to back it. Check this out now by clicking right HERE!
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.
- 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
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ROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 7, 2019 – Today, Blue Milk LLC launches Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition book on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting from $50 for early bird backers, the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition 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).
Written by Derryl DePriest, former Vice President of Global Brand Management and Star Wars brand team leader at Hasbro, the book comprises approximately 300 pages detailing TVC action figures, creatures, vehicles and playsets. Each item in the collection will feature a write-up informed by inside knowledge from the design and marketing team, and will be accompanied by crisp, high-resolution photos. The volume will be printed on premium-quality paper, bound in a deluxe hardcover.
“The Vintage Collection is one of the greatest toy lines of all time, offering an incredible balance between source material accuracy, detail and playability,” according to DePriest. “Our goal with The Vintage Collection Archive Edition is to pay tribute to this amazing series and the team that created it, offering spectacular photography and new insights for the long-time fan while acting as a primer covering the entire series for the newer collector.”
Joining DePriest are co-authors D. Martin Myatt and Rich Alot. The trio will self-publish the book under their newly formed company Blue Milk LLC. Steve Sansweet, Star Wars super-collector and President and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, will write the foreword.
“Introduced in 2010 with roots in the legendary 1978 Kenner Star Wars toy line, The Vintage Collection has grown to include hundreds of figures, vehicles, and special sets. Keeping track of everything available is challenging, and The Vintage Collection Archive Edition will be an invaluable resource to fans and collectors alike,” Sansweet says.
The book’s Kickstarter campaign offers a variety of backer rewards for those supporting the project, including a TVC compendium poster by Kim Simmons, Kenner’s principal Star Wars photographer between 1981-2000. In another tie to the original toy line, the poster uses the actual yellow background seen on Star Wars action figure packaging in the ’80s. In addition to the backer rewards, the campaign has stretch goals to unlock more content and chapters.