Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History by Daniel Wallace
(http://www.amazon.com/Ghostbusters-Ulti ... ostbusters)
... with a release date of September 15th 2015.
Has anyone heard about this?
LandoSystem wrote:This book seems to be more like Wallace's previous Star Wars books mixed with something similar to that TMNT book.I don't know, the book's content mentioned in the description doesn't seem to be in-universe at all. Mostly centered around production of the two films, cartoons, comics, etc. The pull-out extras seem to be in-universe, though. Out of the 10 extras listed, only one is really any sort of replica of something we've seen on screen. Other than the script pages, everything else is new material whipped up by a graphic designer.
His previous Star Wars books included all the odd extras, but it made more sense in context. Those books were written in-universe, by a Star Wars character with hand written notes from other characters throughout. Because of this you'd get neat little things like a restaurant napkin Obi-Wan sketched his lightsaber design on, or Qui-Gon's padawan braid.
Later editions started to get a little sketchy. The Bounty Hunters Guide had Boba Fett's pilot license... but it was just a corny little piece of paper with a picture of Boba Fett (with his helmet on - not likely for an ID) and the recent Imperial Handbook only had one removable item (a high-ish quality medal for a TIE pilot).
They were rarely "replica" items (the talisman in the Book of Sith is the only direct replica I can recall). They were never before seen artifacts that had some importance to the universe. I actually preferred creative, mid-quality and unique items than poor replicas of things we've seen on screen. I doubt anything they produce (except maybe a reproduction of the invoice) would meet our standards as prop makers / collectors. I'd rather have Peck's subpoena than a poor quality, scaled down reproduction of the OMNI cover, for example.
d_osborn wrote: The guy behind the TMNT Visual History posted here a while ago, asking about RGB cel collectors. Possibly for this project.You bet! This is from insight editions. Andrew Farago was the author that made that post. I sent in images of my animation cels to the editor. They are going for the same quality book as the TMNT one. Personally I'm stoked for the book.. I loved the TMNT book. It's not supposed to be in depth filled with unheard of info. It's a visual history guide and it will look kick ass I'm sure.
http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 40&t=38273
Mitleid wrote:Lets be honest, there is some lame Ghostbusters merch out there..Like the Ghostbusters 2 coloring and activity books where the guys didn't look like the actors at all.
Mitleid wrote:Exactly. Either way you look at it, its going to be a fine addition to the franchise merchandise. Lets be honest, there is some lame Ghostbusters merch out there. It will be nice to have a quality item.I couldn't agree more. Please don't take my picky fan bitching as a lack of excitement for the book. I'm looking forward to it and will definitely be picking it up!
Mitleid wrote:Forgot about that gem Matt... Lol. Yes that's a great example. With any luck this visual history guide will be jam packed with so much stuff that it can even showcase such beautiful pieces of work as you've described. I don't think I can fit any more sarcasm into that post...lol!!
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