Tips & Tricks Trisha Biggar book "Dressing a Galaxy: the Costumes of Star Wars"

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  1. Man_from_Naboo Force Ghost

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    Okay, since I am a bit paranoid about my stuff (damn MIB-sickness ;) ), I had the book propped between two other books, so that it opened not to a full 180 degrees, but to approximately 130 degrees. IMO this really doesn´t put too much stress on the spine.

    In addition to that, I only flip through the book with white cotton gloves. And guess what ? I looked at the Tusken Raider pics, and they used the same or at least very similar votton gloves on that costume :lol

    Anyway, I really can feel the pain of the people who´s books are starting to fall apart, and I am really p.o.`ed that this is happening. Anyone starting a petition that can be sent over to the publisher ?

    Michael
  2. HothGirl Jedi Knight

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    I'm going to contact the publisher too. It can't hurt to at least make them aware that it's happening. It might not do us any good, but maybe they'll think about that next time they do a larger book.

    The book is so nice, it's just very disappointing this is happening.
  3. PrincessOfTheed Jedi Knight

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    Nov 11, 2004
    yeah exactly, it can't hurt to cantact them.....
    hm...now i just need to find an address to write to....does anyone have the publisher's adress?

    I checked in the front of the book, and there was this adress:

    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    100 Fith Avenue
    New York, NY. 10011


    would that be the adress I should write too?
  4. SWCostumer Jedi Knight

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    The address in the book is the same as on their web site. There is also a contact page on their web site where you could also write. The web address is: www.hnabooks.com
  5. ewok78 Jedi Knight

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    Jun 20, 2005
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    Some pages of my book are starting to fall too.
    Should i write or send an email ?
  6. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    sorry....I didn't get any Zam either...
    and....I have only had my book out a couple times....and so far....nothing has fallen out...but it wouldn't surprise me with all of the "extra" stuff that got crammed into the Special Edition...
    bummer.... I am sure mine will fall apart as well...

  7. PrincessOfTheed Jedi Knight

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    thanks for the info!
  8. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Is anyone still holding up to the hope that Amazon.Ca will fulfil your order?

    I checked with Kinokuniya and Borders here and both can't order the LE book for me while Kino only ordered 1 of the regular version and sold out by the time I check it out. :(

    Wonder if I am going to order it from Sideshow instead (ya, IF they still have stock!)
  9. ewok78 Jedi Knight

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  10. jjmaclean Jedi Padawan

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    I was wondering about that as well. I have an order placed at Amazon.ca (for a great price only 200CAD a discount due to a prior billing problem!) and last time I spoke with them, I was told that they had secured copies for all of their orders.

    I am inclined to believe them, as Chapters.Indigo.ca (Canada's major bookseller) has them instock for 268.00 CAD shipping in 24 hours. So if they are able to get them, and presumably the book only has one Canadian Distributor, Amazon.ca should be able fufill their orders.

    Only time will tell.

    JJ MacLean

    P.S. For anyone else who ordered from Amazon.ca when were your orders scheduled to ship? My was supposed to go out today (January 9th, 2006) but it is no longer business hours in the east so I don't think it will make it today :( )
  11. Arsinoe Jedi Knight

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    I pre-ordered from amazon.ca and am still waiting. I'm not holding my breath or anything. I just couldn't be bothered to cancel the order...if they fill it, great. If they don't, I've got money to spend on something else.


    Edit: Here's my shpping date....yes, laugh all you want, it was never changed.
    Items not yet shipped: Delivery estimate: Oct 4 2005 1 of: Dressing a Galaxy: The Costume of Star Wars



  12. QueenAmidalaEP1 Jedi Knight

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    quote=Darth_Eagle]Wonder if I am going to order it from Sideshow instead (ya, IF they still have stock!)[/quote]

    There are still Limited Edition Autographed Book books at SideShow http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=starwars_scifi&item=2122FLEX&type=store

    They are doing a flex pay: US $295.00 for orders placed by Jan 13th 2006

    Jan 15th 2006 - $147.50
    Feb 15th 2006 - $147.50

    For the regular book Overstock.com has them on discount
    http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?PAGE=PROFRAME&PROD_ID=1511081
    Our Price: $29.93
    Save: $20.07 (40%)

    FIDM web site says they have 5 books left (don't know if they are autographed)
    Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars Limited Collector's Edition
    SKU 081095964X $295.00
    https://thefidmmuseumstore.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=18503&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=12851
  13. Arsinoe Jedi Knight

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    Shock of all shocks...I just got an email from amazon.ca saying that my copy has been shipped.

    Total: CDN$ 227.27

    I'm utterly shocked. I didn't think I'd get it this late in the 'game'. wow.
  14. jjmaclean Jedi Padawan

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    I just got an email too, only 201.50 CAD plus taxes! Yipee! :)

    JJ MacLean
  15. JainaMSolo Jedi Knight

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    Me too! I'm so fricking excited!

    Now, where the money is coming from, I couldn't tell you. But I'll have my precious book!!!

    Caitlin
  16. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Me too! [face_dancing] Me too! [face_dancing]

    Only CDN$206.50 to me in Singapore (since I initially took the 7 or was it 14 Days shipping?) and tomolo am gonna check my Debit Card Account to make sure it is indeed charged. Thank God! [face_love]

    Btw, I checked out briefly the regular version today at Kino (finally they got 1 copy at SGD98) and was sad that the Padme ROTS Purple Senate Gown that I am seeing so regularly wasn't featured in the book. :oops: So until I get the chance and rights to examine it closer, can't tell visitors much about it in case some fashion student start asking me about its construction or something. But the infos about OB1 costumes and a few others outfits will be quite useful.
  17. Arsinoe Jedi Knight

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    I picked mine up at the post office today and I've been through it to look at the pretty pictures. I got number 1059.

    Why did they have to glue all the inserts into the book? It would have been much better if all the inserts were in a stack under the main book. I cringed every time I had to adjust the book to look at the 'extras' since the binding made this creepy nerve wracking sound each time.

    This book is definately NOT going on the scanner bed any time soon. Maybe that was the point of the way it was constructed. *shrugs*
  18. QueenAmidalaEP1 Jedi Knight

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    I got to of the regular books , on for scanning, but I don't think I would ever put my LTD book into the scanner.
  19. ZamIAm Jedi Knight

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    ARg, my book is fallling apart too. REALLY need a zam swatch bad - I want to compare it to the neoprene run that I did with 3 manufacturers (two years ago) that came out, and hopefully avoiding more problems if I do a second run of the fabric. My rendition was a little too thick, but exact match to the color given in the book. However, t may be different than what's actually given by the fabric. If anyone can help PLEASE email me or pm me.
    You can see my neoprene vs. a real pic, but difference in lighting changes everything.
    [image=http://zamiam.home.comcast.net/fullshotcmpr.jpg] Of course, the pic to the right is from the visual dictionary not the TB Book.
  20. HothGirl Jedi Knight

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    Yes...someone needs to get a Zam swatch so we can see it! LOL
  21. OBI_WAN_KENOBI Jedi Padawan

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    hey all, although i got my limited edition just before christmas after thinking it was not going to arrive as it was delayed twice. but so glad when it came from amazon.co.uk and only cost £105. but what a quality book, im not into the costumes too much but what a collectable, the talent is there to see. but the jedi insert was loose being the only problem. but i have only looked through it a couple of times. but what is even better is that my number is 2500 so i am the owner of the last one.
  22. Obi-WanQuadinaros Jedi Padawan

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    Amazon's current price for the limited editon is $185.85
  23. boonta-eve Jedi Padawan

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    Hi I?m new.

    I've been having trouble getting the $50/£30 version of this book. I live in the UK and I ordered from WHSmith and Tesco and both said they were out of stock. Is it still in print?
    If so can someone tell me the best place to get one from?
  24. Queen_Apailana Jedi Knight

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    Question how long does it take for amazon to deliver the special edition
  25. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    I gotten mine this morning! [face_peace] It's back in the box now and I think it was No. 1131?

    No Zam swatch here :_| :_| and no Sabe either but I gotten ROTS Padme Green Robe, ROTS Peacock and a few others I'm interested in. Now to bring it to work and see which of the Anakin's Swatches goes where :confused:.

    Will post the full list of the fabrics I got later. ;)
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