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Preorder - The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set [Slipcase] - $59.20


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#301 Vigilante

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:58 AM

i bet the people who got their preorder cancelled on the original item are still pissed, i know i would be

Hmm...

Yeah, same here. Amazon's CS was complete shit in handling this (having been told by a CS rep that my copy is being packed and will ship that day, only to have my order disappear and then receive a cancellation notice a few days later). Of course, Dark Horse wasn't innocent either, they have some serious issues as a distributor (first The Sky, then the Hyrule Historia LE).

Of course, Amazon is still the best option but it's no longer because they're better than other retailers. Other retailers just suck more.

I'm still disappointed beyond belief for getting screwed about the original box set. This set is just some artbooks in a box (no print, no signature)...


I'm still very very sour on the box set debacle. I love the art though and still want the books so preordered. Day one preorder so no freaking excuses AMAZON! Hopefully they wont try to flip their supply on warehouse deals for scalper prices like last time.

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#302 diddy310

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

Hrm, might grab this copy since I'm terrified of messing up the other one.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

i bet the people who got their preorder cancelled on the original item are still pissed, i know i would be


Not because they were art fans but that the book is selling for $$$ and they are mad they aren't getting a piece of it. Those same mad people can pre-order now for the same art and should be happy :D

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

In for one. Yeah I missed my chance on the last one. Comes to about $20 a volume which is pretty standard but this being in HC. Wish the All About Amano book was also included but oh well.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Thanks to the OP that posted this! I too was said that I missed out on the first print but I'm fine with this reprint edition. Yeah, it's missing the signature card, book about the artist and flipbook but I do get what I want the most: the actual art. Can't wait to get it!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

Thanks OP! Put in for this! A little bummed about not having the All About Amano book, but I passed on the original due to price and it's certainly not worth 30 dollars to me.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Woo hoo!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

i have to own this. preordered!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Being one of the people that missed out on the original set, I was willing to pay $400 on ebay for this. So glad the guy turned down my offer! Pre-ordered!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

Being one of the people that missed out on the original set, I was willing to pay $400 on ebay for this. So glad the guy turned down my offer! Pre-ordered!

hurray for greed!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

Sure I'll bite... I don't mind missing the extra's and $60 for a 3 volume set is more in my price range than the first offering.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

Updated OP with the pic from Amazon for the new Slipcase version.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:24 AM

So any comments on the art books themselves? As much as I love Final Fantasy (up to IX at least), every time I see the art work for the games it just seems strange and creepy to me. I've had a growing interest in art books, and this one is definitely popular, but I don't know if I'd appreciate it like I could the one for Okami or Journey. Am I in the minority thinking that the art work is creepy, or does it grow on people?
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:34 AM

So any comments on the art books themselves? As much as I love Final Fantasy (up to IX at least), every time I see the art work for the games it just seems strange and creepy to me. I've had a growing interest in art books, and this one is definitely popular, but I don't know if I'd appreciate it like I could the one for Okami or Journey. Am I in the minority thinking that the art work is creepy, or does it grow on people?


I for one like Yoshitaka Amano style. It seems to combine ukiyo-e, art nouveau, and hint of modern Japanese anime style all in one to create something distinctly unique. There is not that many video games that boasts a distinctive artwork as Yoshitaka Amano's style, and tie that to something like the Final Fantasy series its even more worthwhile.

However, if you don't particularly like his style I guess then you should save your money for something you would rather have.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

I assume they are making more than 1,000 this time?

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:01 AM

I just got these in at work today. They are MASSIVE. It's not even close to 2lbs like the description says.


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#317 Potatoeman

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:42 PM

I just got these in at work today. They are MASSIVE. It's not even close to 2lbs like the description says.

 

Does this have a seperate release in-store?



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:12 PM

Does this have a seperate release in-store?

No idea, it shows we can sell them once we got em. Not sure why we got ours early, but they are like 10 lbs.


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#319 kitsunisan

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:17 PM

Saw it yesterday, this thing weighs a ton!  Man, I want it, but can't fit it in my budget.



#320 Jodou

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:04 PM

Was debating keeping my order, but after hearing it's got such heft I'll keep it.


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#321 Prison Mike

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:56 PM

Looks like they're shipping these out now.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

Yup, got a notice saying delivery date changed to July 25th.




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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:44 PM

Preordered one for a friend for his birthday/Christmas. Wasn't expecting these for another month or so. Oh well. It was going in the closet till then anyway. Just gets to sit longer than I expected.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:12 AM

Mine says Shipping Now



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

Ended up picking this up out of impulse <_< damn these things!


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:51 PM

Wow, shipping already.  EeveeeFanboy you should be ashamed for insulting the greatest artist to come around since Leonardo da Vinci.  Show some bloody respect to Amano-sama.

Bow your head.  Now, what about this "All About Amano" book?  Can someone give me a short summation on it?

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#327 PrinnyOtaku

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:40 PM

yeah... I cancelled discounted my pre-order when it shipped early. I tend to spend too much money on guides and art books that I don't actually like much.

I think I would've enjoyed this but... not $52 worth of enjoyment for me. Maybe sometime down the road :3

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

Is there anyway to get those extra goodies that came with the first edition?


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:58 PM

Is there anyway to get those extra goodies that came with the first edition?

 

 

Aftermarket sellers, aka ebay and the like.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:58 PM

Got mine today. Very impressed with it - well worth $50.

 

 

Is there anyway to get those extra goodies that came with the first edition?

 

eBay ;p