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 #7858  by MattG
 Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:25 am
Buzz Bumble wrote:I found another new Dorling Kindersley book in some Whitcoulls branches today: The Secret Life of Droids ($20.99, hard back). As usual with DK books, it has great pictures, but is aimed more at kids and is a bit light on real information (although does have some interesting snippets bits to read).
Saw these just recently (and a second, 'Sith' one)...had seen them online, but not in real life - they are aimed at kids, but are actually quite cool little reference books (if just a shade more lightweight than the other DK reference offerings).
 #7861  by Buzz Bumble
 Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:23 pm
Yep, Beware the Sith. I posted that one about three weeks ago. :)

They are good books with great images and some good snippets of information, but being aimed at kids, they are a bit simplistic and suffer from short paragraphs lacking much detail for the hard core / adult Star Wars fan.

According the list of past and near future kids' Star Wars books I was given late last year, there are four books in the series (so far, the list does have any more) with the first two released a year ago, but I don't recall seeing those in shops here. Here's the blurbs:
Star Wars: Beware the Sith (Release: 27 February, 2012)
$21 - 96 pages
"Fear is the path to the Dark Side." Listen to Yoda.
More than just a book, Star Wars: Beware the Sith is a vital guide that no budding Star Wars fan should be without! Uncover all the secrets of the Dark Side of the Force, learn all about the most fearsome Sith Lords of all time, and most important of all, how to protect yourself against them. Filled with amazing images and in a handy compact format, Star Wars: Beware the Sith is on out-of-this-universe read, perfect for every Star Wars loving child.


Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids (Release: 22 February, 2012)
$21 - 96 pages
Become part of the action and uncover the mysteries of the droids.
This is more than just a book, your child will love the insight into Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids. Watch as your child discovers exactly what it's like to be a droid and uncovers all the technology, functions, and most interesting of all, their different personalities. Filled with amazing images and in a handy compact format, Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids is on out-of-this-universe read, perfect for every Star Wars fan.


Star Wars: Battle for the Galaxy (Release: 28 February, 2011)
$21 - 96 pages
Discover everything you need to know about the Battle for the Galaxy.
Don't just read about the Star Wars universe, become a part of the action yourself with this new Star Wars series! Star Wars: Battle for the Galaxy shows off the hottest Republic-era technology. From the evolution of clone troopers into Darth Vader's stormtroopers, and how the ARC-170 influenced the X-wing. This dynamic new series will bring the galaxy alive with every page!


Star Wars: Mysteries of the Jedi (Release: 28 February, 2011)
$21 - 96 pages
Discover everything you need to know about the Mysteries of the Jedi.
Don't just read about the Star Wars universe, become a part of the action yourself with this new Star Wars series! Star Wars: Mysteries of the Jedi will show you what it takes to become a Jedi, like how to weild a lightsaber or how to avoid the lure of the Dark Side. Live a day in the life of a clone trooper and discover what it's like to pilot a space ship. This dynamic new series will bring the galaxy alive with every page!
 #7962  by Buzz Bumble
 Thu May 03, 2012 7:16 am
It looks like Whitcoulls may be getting back on track. They got those new Dorling Kindersley kids books, and today I found a few paperback copies of Star Wars: Red Harvest in the ex-Borders branch in Albany (Auckland) ... even better it was only $19.99 rather than the $25 previous paperbacks have been. (There werre no copies in the older Whitcoulls Albany branch.)

Star Wars: Red Harvest (Paperback, $19.99)
by Joe Schrieber
255 pages
+ 14 pages excerpt from "Star Wars: Scourge"
+ 17 page "State of the Galaxy" (reminders of the characters and situation in the Fate of the Jedi series)
+ 12 pages excerpt from "Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi - Outcast"

:)
 #8265  by HamYoyo
 Mon May 28, 2012 10:14 pm
Managed to score this bad boy yesterday:

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Was on my way to Retrospace and stopped in at a local second hand bookstore for a quick nosy. $65 later... :woot:

Also, I was strolling up Queen St yesterday and they had a small Whitcoulls Clearance store open with a few of the Legacy of the Force books for $5 each.
 #8437  by Buzz Bumble
 Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:23 pm
For those in Auckland, the Random House distributor / publisher is having their warehouse sale again this weekend. I don't know if there will be any Star Wars books, but MattG did post further back in this topic that he got some Star Wars and Indiana Jones books at last year's sale ...
Book Sale
Priced from $3!

All proceeds go to Literacy Aotearoa

Fiction, non-fiction, children's, gardening, cookbooks, self-help, art books ... and more.

9:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday, 9 June

Random House NZ, 18 Poland Road, Wairau Valley, North Shore, Auckland

Cash and EFTPOS only (no credit cards thanks)

Please bring your own bags
 #8440  by Paul Snell
 Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:50 pm
:victory: ALSO fishpond.co.nz are having a 50% off toy sale, they have LEGO - Star Wars 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder for only $16.07 WITH FREE SHIPPING.

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Toys/?cName=T ... _JuneW1_NZ

GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE LINKED WEB PAGE TO SEE.

They also have a bank deposit option for those of you who do not have a credit card.

:2cents: EAT YOU HEART OUT!

ALSO:
Star Wars The Clone Wars Ultimate Battle 5-Pack - The Rise of Boba Fett it's $169 including delivery.

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/advanced_sear ... ys&page=13

ALSO: MASSIVE WALL POSTERS
http://www.fishpond.co.nz/advanced_sear ... ys&page=25
 #8453  by Buzz Bumble
 Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:48 am
While looking for new items today, I found a new book at both branches of Whitcoulls in Albany (North Shore, Auckland). Star Wars Folded Flyers published by Klutz and priced at $25 in the Kids' Colouring / Activity Books section. The book contains printed pages that can be cut-out and folded, and in some cases glued, to make 30 different paper starfighters which look like they can by thrown to "fly" like a paper airplane. The book also contains a few other small bits of text like "information from pilots".
 #8640  by Buzz Bumble
 Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:28 am
Dymocks in Newmarket (Auckland) have got one copy of the new 2012 version of Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide from Dorling Kindersley, priced at $45. It's been updated with a few new bits of information (I'm not sure what, but I did see a brief paragraph about the recently released Fighter Pods) and has a red-and-black Vader's mask cover design.
 #9201  by Buzz Bumble
 Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:49 am
The latest Whitcoulls junk mail catalogue is advertising the cartoon book Darth Vader & Son (which MattG posted about here):
Darth Vader & Son
Jeffrey Brown
Darth Vader is a Dad like any other - sharing life lessons with Luke, with that special bond between father and son. Touching - and simply hilarious!
$24.99
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 #9253  by Buzz Bumble
 Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:25 am
An advert in yesterday's NZ Herald (Canvas magazine section) for the Living & Giving stores says they also have the Darth Vader & Son book, but priced $3 more at $27.99 in their Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and online stores.
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