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#781 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5304 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:20 PM

The Art Of Metal Gear Solid 1-4 was just announced by Dark Horse, and is up to preorder on Amazon. I'm sure the price will drop within a few days, but for now it's listed at full retail cost. It's due out May of 2018.

 

https://www.amazon.c...etal gear solid



#782 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3136 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

800 pages!?!


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:27 PM

800 pages!?!

That's 10 cents a page at the current price... what a deal!! 


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#784 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5304 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:39 PM

Yeah, I'm hoping it drops down to the $50 dollar range, but I'm sure even at retail cost it will be worth it.



#785 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3136 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:48 PM

I wonder if it'll be split into multiple volumes? 800 pages is 3-4x the typical thickness of dark horse art books. Their Fallout 4 art book was massive and that was *only* 366 pages


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:01 PM

I wonder if it'll be split into multiple volumes? 800 pages is 3-4x the typical thickness of dark horse art books. Their Fallout 4 art book was massive and that was *only* 366 pages

It's a two book set according to all the video game news outlets reporting on it.


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#787 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5304 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 03:01 PM

I wonder if it'll be split into multiple volumes? 800 pages is 3-4x the typical thickness of dark horse art books. Their Fallout 4 art book was massive and that was *only* 366 pages

Apparently, this is the US version of a Japan based book. I remember awhile back a MGS book set that had different volumes, so this may be the one. They only show the cover, but I agree, 800 pages in one book would be insane.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:16 PM

Product page states two book collection in slipcase packaging.


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#789 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5304 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:22 PM

Product page states two book collection in slipcase packaging.

That's great, as normally those are wrapped tight, so hopefully it insures a better outcome in regards to shipping and potential damage.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:09 PM

Also coming out 2018 from Dark Horse is The Art of Ratchet and Clank



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:36 PM

NeoGeo: A Visual History went live last night over at Bitmap Books. https://www.bitmapbo...-visual-history

 

There are 3 levels to buy in at, as the standard edition is $39.03, Collector's Edition is $65.06, and $91.10 for the Mega Edition(plus shipping cost and it's free if in the UK). The Mega Edition is limited to 330 total, while it was stated before these began, that the collector's edition would only be offered through the preorder period only, so how ever many are ordered, is what the total is supposed to be(based on early info).

 

And before the price bitching starts, yes, I'm sure the standard may be offered later on Amazon or someplace else cheaper, this is an opportunity to get in on the two other versions that probably won't be offered later on.

 

There was a Kickstarter NeoGeo book offered awhile back that was cancelled, and I'm pretty sure this book was the reason why. The other book had SNK's approval before it even started, and after it was announced, this one was also, and then SNK told the other book to stop. As this one had their official sanction, so it seems as though Bitmap Books may have made a better deal, or the opted to go with the more known publisher. Either way, NeoGeo was a great system that offered some great games, and doesn't really have the projects out there that show off what they where about, so this is a good offering IMO.

I ordered this through Amazon last month and just got a recent email  regarding the continued delays and asking me if I wanted to keep my order. 

 

Hopefully these will finally ship in October. 

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:56 PM

I ordered this through Amazon last month and just got a recent email  regarding the continued delays and asking me if I wanted to keep my order. 

 

Hopefully these will finally ship in October. 

 

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Here's the latest update I got direct from the main man this past Sunday, in regards to the Amazon situation:

 

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We have also received messages asking about the aforementioned misleading Amazon listings. We've clarified this before but those listings on Amazon have been scraped from the ISBN database. A book has to be registered to receive an ISBN number and the data is then available to view. We've never had this issue before but Amazon (and a few other retailers) have decided to list the book without asking permission. That wouldn't normally be an issue but they've stated a false release date in August and also in some cases, the price is discounted. Please ignore these listings. These retailers will not be getting stock.

The standard edition will eventually appear on Amazon.co.uk legitamally but this will be after the date you guys get your books. The way sales are going, there's no guarantee that there will be any books left so pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee a copy. Hope that is all clear.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:38 AM

Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is up for preorder and currently at $34.10

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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#794 JEW UNIT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   852 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:06 AM

Thought I ask this here. Where can I buy rare, OOP artbooks? I'm looking for one and can't seem to find it.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:11 AM

Thought I ask this here. Where can I buy rare, OOP artbooks? I'm looking for one and can't seem to find it.

Ebay or Amazon normally, but Amazon prices can be out of touch with reality more often than not. So tread lightly there before spending any funds, as you find a better deal elsewhere.



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:20 AM

Thought I ask this here. Where can I buy rare, OOP artbooks? I'm looking for one and can't seem to find it.

If you live near a Half Price Books or any similar store, those might be worth a check. I have found some older books that were barely like 50% of what they were selling for online on occasion.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is up for preorder and currently at $34.10
 
https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Just waiting for the le to become available.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is up for preorder and currently at $34.10

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


$23.99 now

#799 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5304 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:04 PM

The Dreamcast Collected Works has 11 days left on KS, for whose who may want to support early. Like always, I'm sure this will be offered on Amazon later at a much better price, but there are 3 unique slip cover options, that are offered only thru KS, and while I would normally get a special edition for something like this, the extra cost for the slip cover versions seems way to high(Jet Set Radio, Shenmue & Phantasy Star Online). So I'm just going to get the base version and call it a day, plus I'm not a HUGE fan of any of those 3 titles, and the design doesn't move me either.

 

These guys did the same type of book for the Mega Drive/Genesis, and it was very good, they even did a second run due to the popularity of it(after the fact), so this should be more of the same.

 

https://www.kickstar...collected-works



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:06 PM

Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is up for preorder and currently at $34.10

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Anyone have the Japanese version? Is there a reasonably unique niche for this between Art and Artifacts and the Zelda wiki, or not much point beyond collector's value if you have access to those resources?

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#801 elessar123  

Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

Thought I ask this here. Where can I buy rare, OOP artbooks? I'm looking for one and can't seem to find it.

Curious, but which one?


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#802 JEW UNIT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   852 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:32 AM

Curious, but which one?

Megaman Battle Network: Official Complete Works. I need this one in order to complete my Megaman collection :(. Thing that sux the most, is that the Battle Network series is my favorite of all the megaman games (besides the X series)

 

 

If you live near a Half Price Books or any similar store, those might be worth a check. I have found some older books that were barely like 50% of what they were selling for online on occasion.

I do live near one. I'll check it out. Hopefully there is what I'm looking for. 


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:19 AM

Megaman Battle Network: Official Complete Works. I need this one in order to complete my Megaman collection :(. Thing that sux the most, is that the Battle Network series is my favorite of all the megaman games (besides the X series)

I'm guessing your looking for the English Udon version? As I saw several imports not going for to much on Ebay. What's the going rate for the Udon version, as I only saw one completed recently and it was used, and had an offer accepted. But he was asking $400, so no telling if he got close to that, or way below.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:04 AM

Considering one of the Japanese ones myself, but at the same time an Udon rep over on Neogaf pretty much confirmed a bunch of reprints were coming down the pipelines (Persona 4, Megaman Zero, and some others), and I'd be pissed if the english one comes back and I paid that much for a JP one.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:31 AM

Considering one of the Japanese ones myself, but at the same time an Udon rep over on Neogaf pretty much confirmed a bunch of reprints were coming down the pipelines (Persona 4, Megaman Zero, and some others), and I'd be pissed if the english one comes back and I paid that much for a JP one.

Link? Any word of which reprints are happening? 


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#806 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11078 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:39 AM

Heres his account

 

http://www.neogaf.co...archid=31922879

 

He confirmed the P4 book would be getting reprints, and for others to expect announcements by the end of the year


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:24 AM

Heres his account

 

http://www.neogaf.co...archid=31922879

 

He confirmed the P4 book would be getting reprints, and for others to expect announcements by the end of the year

Yeah, Udon always reprints in demand books, but I'm not sure MM Battle Network is going to qualify(but it may).



#808 JEW UNIT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   852 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:34 AM

Yeah, Udon always reprints in demand books, but I'm not sure MM Battle Network is going to qualify(but it may).

How do you know if they qualify or not? Will they just announce them randomly?


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:45 AM

Yeah, Udon always reprints in demand books, but I'm not sure MM Battle Network is going to qualify(but it may).

I figured since that timing would be right around the time of the other claimed Megaman game announcements by Capcom it might be a possibility.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 05:30 AM

How do you know if they qualify or not? Will they just announce them randomly?

Normally they just have announcements at a Con someplace, but once they do, they'll post it to their sites "news" section. Not sure how up to date it may or may not be, as I only deal with Udon on BF.

 

 

I figured since that timing would be right around the time of the other claimed Megaman game announcements by Capcom it might be a possibility.

It could happen, and they have reprinted several regular and X Mega Man books, but those are the best games offered(mostly). So the demand was there, and Udon probably got hit up a lot on social media to reprint certain books. Honestly, I'm surprised they ever even offered this book in the first place.

 

Even if they announced a new game tomorrow, unless it's a "battle Network" title, I doubt it would help overall interest in this particular book, but I hope I'm wrong so you guys can get copies cheap in the future.