Getting to it a bit late, this was published in 1992 and I kind of wish I’d read it back then. In the briefest of terms, it charts the development of the films in the original trilogy (with art from Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston) and how it inspired merchandise - not just toys, but games, stickers, cards and all else. Dropping big clues about the “next” Star Wars films (which, according to this, were set to debut in 1997), this is lavishly illustrated but could have done with more writing (and dropping the odd lightning-strike-symbol between each paragraph). Interesting, nostalgic and fun, this is decent read though in the intervening years, much more thorough works have superseded it.
This book tells the story from the idea to the reality of the Star Wars merchandising empire, showing how characters were developed to the most amazing international collectibles. A must for every Star Wars fan, young and old, who's collections range from a light saber to the full Ewok village. It is entertaining and informative and sheds some light on the success of Star Wars related products, including George Lucas' favourites.
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Muy buena combinación entre agenda y bitácora, excelente presentación, impresindible para coleccionistas. Además contiene las frases más caracteristicas de los principales personajes de Star Wars. Muy buena.