By Marty Mulrooney
Titan Books recently announced Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection. The book will feature photographs of nearly 2,500 Star Wars action figures produced over the last 35 years. Read on to find out more via the official press release and view a gallery of images provided by our friends at Titan Books!
Compiled by Stephen J. Sansweet, owner of the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection is a comprehensive and visually arresting book collecting nearly 2,500 Star Wars action figures produced over the last 35 years [Titan Books, 26th October, £24.99].
Fans and collectors can finally trace the evolution of each character in toy form from the time of their first appearance through the designs of today, with pages and pages of amazing and inventive variations crafted to tell the stories of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Maul, droids, clone troopers, aliens, bounty hunters, and literally hundreds more (officially licensed through Lucasfilm).
The book also showcases and details the rare, popular, forgotten, and beloved figures coveted by fans the world over, drawing characters from the feature films, video games, comic books, and TV series of the vast Star Wars galaxy.
This book will fascinate both the serious collector and the casual fan, lending itself equally to endless browsing or quick reference.
Stephen J. Sansweet is a recognized authority on all things Star Wars: He is the author of 14 Star Wars books, including The Star Wars Vault and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. After working at Lucasfilm for 15 years, he is currently a Fan Relations consultant.
© Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection. 26th November, Titan Books, £24.99.