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Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

Blue Milk LLC has launched 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 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.

Book Specs:

– 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. Click HERE for more information!

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Comics Comics #1 – Stories By Patton Oswalt & Friends

Introducing Comics Comics, a quarterly anthology teaming the best comedians with funny books’ brightest artists!

Comedy meets Comic Books in this eclectic anthology featuring such voices as Patton Oswalt (MST3K, Happy!), Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?, The League), Sam Jay (SNL), Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest), Quinta Brunson (Broke, Up for Adoption), Megan Koester (Coming to the Stage, Corporate), Sara Benincasa (Real Artists Have Day Jobs), Eliot Rahal (New Comic Book Day), Rose Matafeo (Funny Girls), Nick Giovannetti (Bad Guys), and more. 

Teaming up to make these stories into comics are such hilarious cartoonists as Troy Nixey (Vinegar Teeth, The Black Sinister), Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Comic Book), Tania Del Rio (Marvel: Now What?!, Sonic the Hedgehog), Brent Schoonover (Gregory Graves), Sarah Burrini (Nerd Girl), Rick Altergott (Vice, Cracked), and more, with double threats like comedian/cartoonist Carolyn Main (Pitch, Please!) writing and drawing!

Issue #1 features:

– Real Life World’s Finest, by Patton Oswalt, Troy Nixey, and Michelle Madsen
– Unlikely Patriot, by Jackie Kashian, Sarah Burrini, M. Victoria Robado, and Sal Cipriano
– The Pill and Stuff, by Sara Benincasa and Tania Del Rio
– Popular Fiction, by Eliot Rahal, Evan Dorkin, and Sarah Dyer
– Poop Knife, by Carolyn Main and Crank!
– Sassy Best Friend, by Rose Matafeo, Robert Hack, and Micah Myers

You can back this project on Kickstarter HERE.

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EARTH, World First AI & AR Enabled Model

Have the world in the palm of your hands with Earth.

The augmented reality experience starts with a highly-detailed 3D-printed model of our planet. Once it’s paired with the AstroReality app, just point your phone ‘s camera at the mini-Earth and you can travel around the globe exploring geological changes, wildlife, and weather patterns along the way. It’s voice controlled, so simply ask any questions you have and find out the answers immediately. The data goes back through our home’s entire 4.5 billion-year history, allowing you to take a walk through its complete evolution.

Buy from Kickstarter HERE for $200.

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Gather Desk Organizer

Nearly every desk has the same problem: clutter. The Gather Desk Organizer is a well-made, well-designed way to keep all your essential tools handy while minimizing the mess.

It starts with a solid walnut or maple base, with four slots on top to hold its modular attachments. Those include a phone holder, trays, a pen holder, and a Post-It holder, and magnets in the base let you attach a coaster and even a headphone stand. You can easily move everything around to find a configuration that fits your needs, and even add a second base unit if you really have a lot of stuff.

Pre-order from Kickstarter for $100+.

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Storytime – A Little Art Book By Joey Spiotto

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In 2014, Joey Spiotto had his first solo art exhibit at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. The concept was simple, he took some of his favorite Movies, Music, TV Shows, and Video Games and turned them into covers of children’s books. The show was a huge success and the response to the work was overwhelming. “Storytime” reached the front page of Reddit, was featured on sites such as Buzzfeed, Nerdist, Slashfilm, io9, FunnyOrDie, and was even covered by Reading Rainbow. It has been pinned, reblogged, tumblr’d, tweeted, and liked hundreds of thousands of times over.

In 2015 Spiotto followed up the successful first show with “Storytime 2”. Once again, the response was overwhelmingly positive. The artist has continued the art series beyond the gallery, debuting new prints at various conventions across the United States. One of the things Joey continually heard from fans at conventions is that they wished that a book collecting the entire series was available.

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Wait no longer and behold Joey’s KickStarter project to create Storytime – A Little Art Book!

This project is to fund a full-color 136 page book collecting every print from the “Storytime” series that was first started in 2013. Joey needs our help to make this happen. Each page will feature full color artwork, and bring all of the artwork from this series together for the first time in one collection.

Check out the different pledge and reward opportunites HERE.

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Author & Illustrator Ralph Cosentino Launches A New Monster Picture Book Series Thru Kickstarter

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Author & illustrator Ralph Cosentino has launched a new monster picture book series thru Kickstarter! Ralph is known for his best selling super-hero books introducing the origins of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as well as his indie produced toys, desktop games, and hilarious Fun-Boy Uranus chocolate bars. Ralph’s new book imprint, “Cruikshank & Wallace” will publish high quality books made in the U.S. starting with, “I am the Frankenstein Monster” and followed by “I am the Werewolf” and “I am Dracula” titles.

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Visit the Kickstarter campaign HERE.

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Flyte Levitating Light

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The Flyte Levitating Light ($250) is a shatterproof LED bulb available via Kickstarter that floats and rotates slowly in the air above a sustainably-sourced wood base. The device plugs into a standard power outlet and lets you turn the light on and off with a single touch. As an added bonus, the base doubles as a wireless charging station, so it serves a purpose even when you don’t need the light on.

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The Coolest Cooler

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The Coolest Cooler ($165) has launched its Kickstarter campaign and surpassed its $50,000 goal by a landslide. The clever cooler contains an attachable 18V battery-powered rechargeable blender and a removable waterproof Bluetooth speaker. A handy USB charger is also included.

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Other features:

– LED lid light              

– Gear tie-downs          

– Cooler divider/cutting board

– Extra wide easy rolling tires

– Integrated storage for plates and knife

– Bottle opener

The Coolest Cooler runs as a Kickstarter campaign through August 29, 2014.

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The Mini Museum

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The Mini Museum is a portable collection of curiosities where every item is authentic, iconic and labeled. It’s been carefully designed to take you on a journey of learning and exploration.

Hans Fex has collected amazing specimens specifically for this project over the last 35 years. He then breaks those specimens down into smaller pieces and embeds them in resin. The result is you end up with an epic museum in a manageable space.

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Each mini museum is a handcrafted, individually numbered limited edition. And If you consider the age of some of these specimens – it’s been billions of years in the making.  The majority of these specimens were acquired by contacting specialists recommended by museum curators, research scientists and university historians.

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There are three sizes of the Mini Museum:

Small – 2″ wide x 3″ tall x 1″ thick – 11 specimens ($99)
Medium – 3″ wide x 4.5″ tall x 1″ thick – 22 specimens ($179)
Large – 4″ wide x 5″ tall x 1″ thick – 33 specimens ($239)

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It’s space and time in the palm of your hand. There is nothing else quite like it. For more details, check out the Kickstarter project HERE.

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