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  1. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    ooooohhhhhhh....baby...

    Just saw that my "Dressing a Galaxy" hit my credit card this morning...that means...it is ready to be mailed!

    CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE THIS BOOK!
  2. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    /.........peace......quiet......tranquel internet time....THUMP!/

    The thump, was UPS, throwing a package on my
    (ouch!) cement doorstep.....I rush to the door, and
    see this...HUGE...(22x15x5) for me anyway, box.

    No idea what it could be, (I am constantly on ebay)

    Finally, with reading glasses on , I see who it is from
    and begin the ........oh be careful....process of opening,

    DRESSING A GALAXY.

    It is well packed and should come to you from the PIDM museum source,
    in a typical brown outer cardboard packaging. Inside this is
    a white carboard box, which, you might want to keep to store
    Dressing A Galaxy in.....but....though it looks like a simple
    "fold it / hold it" box.....it is stuck/glued together. I very
    very carefully, used a knife to separate this part, kinda like
    trying to open a cereal box.....but, Dressing A Galaxy is right
    underneath this, so much caution is advise. At this point, it
    is wrapped in a thin plastic bag.......my hopes are to find
    something to replace this and still have everything fit back
    into the white customs built shipping box. This way, I can have it
    out and about a little, as I intend to use more than just store it.

    I have number 783. A small yellow post it note, is on the outside
    of the white box, and it should match the number in the inside
    of the book ......and yes, a very nice, original signature.

    Too much to look at for now, and in general. Very much looking
    forward to other opinions and observations.

    and to finally loose control.......

    WOW, this is one of the coolest items from Star Wars, ever.

    The OBI, is made of cloth and has cloth-like buttons to
    open and close it around the box.

    Actual item size is 17x14x4.

    gotta go to work now......sigh

    Ed Pekin

  3. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    mine better be on my front porch when I get home...

  4. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    Hope for no rain.......in my haste to get my previous post done,
    I did not take a lot of time to look more closely at the "white" inner box,
    that I mentioned............YES, you will keep this.......It has a poster
    glued to the other side......and this poster is only protected by
    the outer brown UPS cardboard box.......and so.....is suseptible
    to water damage.....YIKES!

  5. nalan1138 Jedi Knight

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    Mar 2, 2002
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    You people and your "reading"

    Ed are you coming to book club in Schaumbrg this saturday?

    If so could ya bring that book with ya? I have been holding off on buying it till I see one to check if it is something I would like or not.
  6. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    I got lucky...the box didn't get wet...and I already went through everything last night...I could not put the book down...

    Man....I will never look at fabric the same way ever again...
    I feel very fortunate with regard to the fabric samples that I got. I got all of the fabric swatches for Obi-Wan and Anakin...boy...the Obi-Wan outer tunic fabric is very different close up...and one of the arguements that I have read about Anakin's colors in ROTS was finally answered by Trish....Anakin's cosutme in ROTS was not black...but about as dark brown as you can get without being black....


    and the photos...WOW....you can really see detail that previously was not visible....

    I have not had a chance to look at the DVD yet..

    There had been some complaints posted elsewhere that there wasn't enough OT in the book.....hello...Trisha Biggar didn't work on the OT....lol...


    but this Special Edition is really a first class act!
  7. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    sorry, can not make the book club, but sure, I would let
    any CF-er check this out:)

    Phyllis, glad you got your ok......and oh my are you right,

    the number of specific answers to many questions are in this book,
    along with expert photo-s and even digital costume info.

    DVD.......not as good as I had hoped for, just a series of
    "making of" clips.......wanted more of Trisha speaking directly
    to the audience, and at least some specific costuming notes.

    ZAM fans will go nuts over her photos,

    and Mon Mothma photos, will make you wish she had at a
    bigger role in ROTS.

    oh.....and dear costumers, you will really need to be
    friends with someone who has access to this book,

    and.....if you think this book is costly, well,
    after looking at some of the close up photos,
    it looks like much of the material to build many of
    these amazing costumes.....will cost much much more.

    more later

    Ed

    If only ROTS had been good as these costumes.....
  8. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    This book is mostly prequel stuff right?

    How is it on OT stuff?
  9. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    It is almost all PT stuff....there are some bits and pieces of the OT...
    But since Trisha Biggar had nothing to do with the OT...and this is "her" book...there is little of the OT in there.



  10. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Looks like I'll be passing on it then.
  11. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    hhhhhmmmmmmmm......has an original pc of the actual fabric used to make
    Darth Vaders cape........and some of the best Darth Vader photos (esp for 501st-ers)
    that I have seen.......also, has a separate book for ditigal costums as well,
    for all you clone troopers out there:)

    did, I menton Zam....
  12. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2002
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    Ed...
    Which fabric samples did you get?
    Did you get Zam?

  13. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    ref Zam,

    good question................hhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm

    I wonder if we all got the same thing, or are there
    varations..........which would be kinda cool,

    for now, am at work, and "The Book", is packed away.

    but, I will run a more complete inventory,
    tho.......those cloth buttons on the obi
    are kinda tough with..........the white gloves on:)
  14. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    You ain't lying....I did't even bother trying to refasten those "buttons" when I put it away.....

  15. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Feb 22, 2005
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    Phyllis,

    thought I would get to double checking, "The Book"
    today, but, am off to a trooper mission with Bloodfin in
    Indy this Friday (just found out about this sortie
    after my last post here)and packing and unpacking
    in general not to mention making sure my TK is up
    to par, is taking up my time for now.

    Ed
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