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Lit Books The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ancient Whills, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 6

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  2. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Force Ghost star 4

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    I was hoping we'd get one of these.
     
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  3. BeesInABar

    BeesInABar Jedi Knight star 1

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    Pablo better say something about how tracking fobs work.

    Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
     
  4. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Intriguing.

    Looking forward to this.

    Pablo has done swimmingly with the most recent VDs.
     
  5. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Seems like this'll keep up the Ultimate Visual Guide style of Rogue One, Solo, and TROS, rather than the older Visual Dictionary style, I guess, which hopefully at least means it'll be a bigger book like the RO and TROS ones were.
     
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  6. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Have they ever said why they changed?
     
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  7. harryhenry

    harryhenry Jedi Knight star 1

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    I don’t think they have.
    My guess is to just put more information in one book than spreading it out over multiple ones. I too prefer the TROS and RO-style size, so hopefully they’ll go down that route.
     
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  8. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Just mixing it up, I think. But RO was the first to incorporate the cross-sections into the visual guide format (because those books were getting progressively thinner) so it made sense to shift up the style along with it. TROS's one is much closer to the standard Visual Dictionary, but still incorporates new stuff like data files and timelines from the RO/Solo guides.

    I guess it's also because they're now the main guide book for each film, so better to have an expanded format to cover more material than the old Visual Dictionary format.
     
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  9. harryhenry

    harryhenry Jedi Knight star 1

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    The old seperate VD/Cross-Section format especially wouldn’t have worked for TROS with its lack of new ship designs, so it would’ve been like... a pamphlet, lol.
    And speaking of cross-sections, part of me wonders if they'll take inspiration from that excellent fan-art Max Degtyarev made of a cross-section for the Razor Crest that went viral a while back.
     
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  10. HedecGa

    HedecGa Jedi Master star 4

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    Finally!!!
     
  11. Chrissonofpear2

    Chrissonofpear2 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Pablo strikes again!
    I was fairly satisfied with the TROS Guide, but wanted more Exegol, ship info, and Sith stuff in general. Maybe a few more maps, like of Pasaana chase. I DID get it half price, so that may have something to do with it...
    How might this compare to the Rogue One and Solo guides? Comparable, larger, smaller?
     
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  12. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd assume smaller than the RO and TROS guides, because they were mega. Probably about the size of the Solo one.
     
  13. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Videocall ring

    "Hey Pablo, can you whip us up another VD for Mando?"

    Pablo, coincidentally in quarantine in the Tropics:

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  14. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    TROS guide is probably my favorite of the ST visual guides.
     
  15. harryhenry

    harryhenry Jedi Knight star 1

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    Me too! It's funny how the film I cared the least for got the best treatment in terms of the VD. Feels like Pablo was really given the room to elaborate on stuff he'd have to cut in the past.
     
  16. Xammer

    Xammer Jedi Master star 3

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    For me, it singularly restored my faith in the ST era.
     
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  17. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Like music to my ears
     
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  18. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Might be the wrong thread but anything specific speak to your fancy...I personally liked all the ancient Sith stuff and felt that it sorta weaved together all the desperate threads that saw the rise of the First Order and how old Palpatine could fit into all it.

    Which i think good Guides book. Like how Essential Guide to Warfare essentially does a lot of the heavy lifting mixing and mingling the Bantman and Del-Ray eras of Star Wars post Endor together into a singular cohesive narrative.

    Maybe that's why I like TROS the most in terms of Nerdom...It has the most weird Lore that it adds, like Exegol and the idea of Dyad's
     
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  19. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 6

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    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/...e-visual-guide-by-pablo-hidalgo/9780744031263
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    Hardcover | $25.00
    May 04, 2021 | 200 Pages
     
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  20. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Now this I’m looking forward to.
     
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  21. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  22. Ancient Whills

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  23. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    UK site has 1 July but I'm sure that will be updated at some point.
     
  24. Ithorians

    Ithorians Jedi Master star 3

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    I´m so excited about the idea of having some more information about the Client! And the era, sure, and the remnant, and the bounty hunters, sure, sure... but the Client, man, the Clieeeeeent!
     
  25. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    ^I hope it's suitably weird. No holds barred. Albino crocodiles and all.
     
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