PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 7, 2019 – Today, Blue Milk LLC launches the 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 Star Wars: 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.
● 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
● Comprehensively covers every The Vintage Collection (TVC) 3.75-inch action figure, creature, vehicle and playset.
● 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
You can back the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition book on its Kickstarter page now; starting at $50 for Early Bird backers.
Regal Robot At San Diego Comic-Con
47 Hours Left To Order Blue Milk's Star Wars Action Figure Guide
Hi-Res Images Of Hasbro's Exclusive Sith Trooper
New Sith Trooper Revealed From The Rise Of Skywalker
RockLove Collaborates With Disney & Lucasfilm For New Star Wars Jewelry Collection
Elijah Wood Plays Star Wars Theme On Public Piano
Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures: Small But Mighty Ewoks Vs. The Empire
Everything Is Canon: Episode I - From A Certain Point Of View
Build Your Own Star Wars X-Wing Model
Huge LEGO Death Star Trench Run With Motorized X-Wing Chase
Star Wars Casting Rumors
The Star Wars Show: July 3rd 2019
New Image Reveals Identity Of Assassin Droid In The Mandalorian
Will Rey's Parents Be Revealed By The End Of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker?
Jedi Journals: July 2019
Check Out These Cuddly Creatures In The Latest Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures Fun Facts
Here Is A Tutorial On How To Craft Your Own Porg Nesting Dolls
Steve Sansweet Reacts To Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy
Star Wars: Who's Who In The Galaxy Preview
It's Jedi Vs. Sith In The Latest Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures
Star Wars By The Numbers : Every Question Luke Asks In Star Wars
Amazon Prime Day Star Wars Exclusive Features Funko Pop! Deluxe: Millennium Falcon With Han Solo
Take A Look At A Real BD-1 Droid From Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Only Thursday And Sunday Tickets Remain For Star Wars Celebration Anaheim
5/24 - Star Wars Celebration IV (2007)
5/24 - Star Wars 10th Anniversary Convention (1987)
5/25 - Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977)
5/25 - Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (1983)
5/25 - Frank Oz
5/27 - Michonne Bourriague
5/27 - Christopher Lee