Sculpting the Galaxy book price increase

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by rmschneider104, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Looks like the "Sculpting A Galaxy book" is increasing in price. Was $295, but now it looks like it is going up to $395. Wow. $400 for a book. Wonder what's all the goodies included to warrant that type of price. Anyone with any thoughts???

    Overstock still has it for around $250. Not sure if/how long they will honor that price.
  2. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm going to wait for someone here to review it,
    it might be worth every penny or it might not be.
  3. 12Rogues

    12Rogues Well-Known Member

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    Read the "Limited edition Features" part.

    I'm going to have to pass on the LE, but will pick up the standard book.
  4. madphisto

    madphisto New Member

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    I'd like to know how the relation classic to prequel stuff has to be expected.

    I think the classic ones got neglected in the Dressing A Galaxy book (at least what I've been told - couldn't afford one yet).
  5. Apophis

    Apophis Sr Member

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    God dag. $400.00 duckies for a book.. :eek I`ll wait thanks.
  6. AlpineDarthMaul

    AlpineDarthMaul Active Member

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    Went to see... 400 for the limited Deluxe Edition, and only 50 for the book istself. I hope its as cool as it sounds.
  7. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I hope I'm wrong, but I read something about the extra stuff it came with and it didn't sound that great for the price.

    I hope I'm wrong.

    I think the meat will be the book itself, which is much less expensive.
  8. midnightfett

    midnightfett New Member

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    Amazon has the regular version for $31.50
    And the super dooper version for $295
  9. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    I don't think it's really accurate to say that the OT was "neglected" in Dressing the Galaxy. My understanding is that the original movies were out side the scope of the book. The book is by Trish Biggar, costume designer for the prequils, and the work she did on the Star Wars movies. Since she did not work on the OT, those movies don't fit in to this book. A lot of Star Wars fans were disappointed by this.

    I will get this book, but I doubt it will be the limited edition. That $200+ price difference means another prop for the collection, and I think I would rather have a lightsaber than the extras listed thus far. There's still plenty of time between now and November for me to change my mind.
  10. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    I will go for the $31.50 version myself.
    There can't be anything that great for the extra $263.50
  11. Lukes Roommate

    Lukes Roommate Well-Known Member

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    The Limited Edition comes with:

    -Incredible Tri-fold Box; containing a deluxe hardcover edition and actual model reproductions, extra booklets and DVD

    -Models reproduced from the original cast and handpainting of Lorne Peterson: including the Landspeeder with removeable figures of Luke Skywalker, Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, & C-3PO, plus Death Star surface models

    -Six additional gatefolds, 12 page booklet, an accordion styled foldout with cut-outs of the ships, 16 page booklet, gatefold of the "family tree" of creators and modelmakers

    -A 32 page paperback showcasing all of the computer graphics and film's special effects, an 8 page booklet that serves as a guide to all of the model pieces included

    -DVD featuring Star Wars model shop documentaries

    -Expanded edition hardcover includes paper model "pop-ups" and laser die-cut plans of the kits

    -Signed & Numbered edition limited to 3,000

    -Certificate of Authenticity
  12. BatDemon

    BatDemon Active Member

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    So, are the model reproductions paper cutouts??
  13. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    Link to pub page on the book with details.

    I review books for my job, did Dressing A Galaxy, SW 365 Days, Chronicles--The Prequels, the DK books, Cinema of GL, etc., and I'll contact Insight Editions and try to snag some early info on this. Since this is a November book, the publisher won't even have galleys or certainly review copies yet. Art heavy books get sent out for review very late because the pix are the last thing inserted and you can hardly review an art book without the art.

    I'll let you know what I find out. Probably won't know anything until September.
  14. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Totally insane.

    I bought the dressing a galaxy signature SE, via sideshow collectibles. I got it last year, fearing that I might not get this one, I ordered via amazon first, and then with two other retailers. In the end, I got the book from sideshow, about 15% more expensive than I expected it to be. And what can I say, at the moment there still are examples floating around Amazon.DE, for not significantly more or less the same money that they retailed for in the beginning. Amazon.COM still lists it at retail price, with a good number of sellers isting it for about 5% less.

    So, what am I going to do ? If it really is a limited edition of 3000 pieces, then I´ll wait.

    The only problem is that the model and prop freaks usually carry a bit more money and are willing to spend it more easily than the costumers/costuming ladies :lol:

  15. JunkSabers1138

    JunkSabers1138 Sr Member

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    Of course you all could do what I do and wait a year until they are overloaded with the stuff and start selling them so low that they're practically giving them away. But you may do as you please. But GAH. $400 for paper, ink and a DVD.?.?. Over my dead body man.
  16. TK9120

    TK9120 Sr Member

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    People have paid twice that for a bunch of plastic. :lol
  17. lonepigeon

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  18. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    Still not enough to entice me to pay that kind of money....especially when the book itself is $50

    If they sold the documentaries by themselves, the DVD would be $20 at the most. It doesn't add up....even with the castings since from a collector's point of view there will be 3000 of them anyway...

    I love the book concept but I didn't get the Dressing the Galaxy since I knew there would not be a lot of OT...this book has more promise....but again the LE would have to have something very different in the content of the book for me to pay that much extra....
  19. madphisto

    madphisto New Member

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    The DVDs might be interesting but I don't care much for the scale stuff.
    Most important for me is OT content. Prequel stuff is secondary for me.
  20. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    I'm going to wait until one of you suckers buy it and say if it's worth it. :lol ;)
  21. AnsonJames

    AnsonJames Sr Member

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    I'd expect George Lucas to come to my house and wash the dishes for a week for $400...
  22. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    I'm fearing I may be one of those suckers... :unsure
  23. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sounds like I'm in the same boat as most of you. This to me seems like someone taking advantage of die hard Star Wars fans.

    So it's a book and a $300.00 crapy model kit.

    What am I missing. If the DVDs are limited release, how good could they really be. Probably stuff we've seen over and over again.

    I really thought the Dressing the Galaxy was a big rip off too. What could you really do with all the extras it came with.

    If they wanted perhaps $100 to $150 for these books, that seems fair.
  24. Megatron

    Megatron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have paid more for school books in art class...
  25. Hirohawa

    Hirohawa Sr Member

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    Aint that the sad truth.
  26. Beagle Bill

    Beagle Bill Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry, but for $400, it better have a studio scale X-wing included.
    :confused The models they include look like crap, and what's with the flat, two-dimensional "Aluminum Falcon"? Someone needs to get off the crack pipe. Oh and best of all?

    "After market research, it was suggested that we raise the price to $450. But we felt strongly about keeping it under $400."

    Well, isn't that sweet of them? In other words, the only reason they raised the price is because some @$$#0.e in marketing told them they could bleed that much out of die hard Star Wars fans. :angry NOT because of more added features, and NOT because the price of production went up. They did it simply because "market research" told them they could. Isn't George rich enough already? The $30 one on Amazon is starting to look mighty appealing.

    Sorry for the rant. Now, where did I leave my Prozac...
  27. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    The Death Star panels look ok, but the speeder and the Falcon look fairly weak...

    Are the DS panels 1:1 scale?

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