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#961 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:03 PM

Looks interesting, but it only has 5 pop-up models. I wonder if those are the only games that will be covered, or will there be normal pages discussing other Sega arcade games.

Yeah, I was wondering the same. In the comments, he states the 5 are for the deluxe models and more will be offered. It's kind of a plan as you go, as depending on final numbers dollar wise, will mean what can and won't be done. But as new things are added, they will be mentioned in the KS updates. So for anyone on the fence, just set the reminder, so that way when the end is near, you can see specifically what will be included and then decide if it's enough for the price.



#962 janesvilleninja   CAG Ninja CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:59 AM

The final fantasy ultimania volume 1 has a release date now. July 24th

#963 TheOpusFuller   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   765 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 03:27 PM

I'm going to bite on the popup book! It's going to be one of those instances where I wish I would have got it if I dont get it. Besides, even if there are 5 layouts with popups, it looks really good!

#964 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:59 AM

Well, two new versions of the Zelda book due out in November have been announced and are open for pre-orders. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Creating a Champion is getting a deluxe standard version, and then GS is getting an exclusive deluxe version. I actually prefer the cheaper deluxe version over the GS edition, which is great, as now I won't need to deal with GS. Plus I'm sure the Amazon version will be reduce in price well before release.

 

https://www.amazon.c...e60984245248841

 

https://www.gamestop...ive-2018/164473



#965 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3417 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:14 PM

Kotaku posted an article about the pop-up book yesterday: https://kotaku.com/n...-ups-1827530771

 

Looks like it gave the project a slight bump

 

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#966 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:20 PM

Well, two new versions of the Zelda book due out in November have been announced and are open for pre-orders. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Creating a Champion is getting a deluxe standard version, and then GS is getting an exclusive deluxe version. I actually prefer the cheaper deluxe version over the GS edition, which is great, as now I won't need to deal with GS. Plus I'm sure the Amazon version will be reduce in price well before release.

 

https://www.amazon.c...e60984245248841

 

https://www.gamestop...ive-2018/164473

Thanks, I put an order in for the standard deluxe edition at Amazon and used the PRIMEBOOKS18 code for $5 off.    Hopefully it drops to around $50 like some of the other CE books have done lately.



#967 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

Thanks, I put an order in for the standard deluxe edition at Amazon and used the PRIMEBOOKS18 code for $5 off.    Hopefully it drops to around $50 like some of the other CE books have done lately.

Yep, that's why I try to order ASAP at Amazon, as at some point they'll drop the price, then I'm locked in for the lower rate once this ships. So we'll probably get it for the $59 or so when it's all said and done, and with that kind of price, I just can't justify the GS version. Having to preorder at some store and then hope it arrives in one piece on top of their overall poor service, no thanks.

 

Hopefully they make a shit ton, or hopefully the price will scare buyers off, so then we can look forward to a massive discount down the road. Then of course I'll consider it, but at it's current price, not worth the potential issues.



#968 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11419 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:51 AM

I had no idea what to get, so I placed a preorder down for the Megaman Art Book coming out in October with the code.

 

When the other book code comes out around Black Friday (like it usually does), I'll be sure to get some Light Novels or something



#969 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6236 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:54 AM

dang PRIMEBOOKS18 expired.



#970 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2336 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Green Card200

Posted 18 July 2018 - 01:36 PM

dang PRIMEBOOKS18 expired.

Wish I saw this in the sea of worthless amazon deals that were posted.



#971 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:08 PM

Wish I saw this in the sea of worthless amazon deals that were posted.

Yeah, I only caught it because it was on the front page at one point.



#972 bwolfman  

bwolfman

Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:08 PM

Thought I'd share my collection if anyone was curious; I've added quite a few more as this pic is a few months old. Click for more

 

I'm curious to see how others keep their artbooks/where they keep them?

 

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#973 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   839 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2018 - 09:38 PM

Thought I'd share my collection if anyone was curious; I've added quite a few more as this pic is a few months old. Click for more

I'm curious to see how others keep their artbooks/where they keep them?

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Pretty nice collection. I'm surprised there's no bend to your shelves with the amount of weight on it. Where are they from?

#974 bwolfman  

bwolfman

Posted 21 July 2018 - 11:20 PM

Pretty nice collection. I'm surprised there's no bend to your shelves with the amount of weight on it. Where are they from?


I believe they’re regular old IKEA shelves, they were left in a suite someone moved out from, building just gave them to me.

And yeah, I’m very surprised how strong they’ve been, I’d like to pick up some new shelving units, heh.

#975 tonyvx  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

New Zelda book has 2 pretty intense collector's editions.

 

Hero's Edition ($99.99)

Spoiler

Champion's Edition ($149.99, Gamestop Exclusive)

Spoiler

 

Went ahead and pre-ordered the Hero's edition from Amazon hoping for a price drop, but don't think I can bring myself to drop $150 for that Champion's edition.

 

The orbs are a really neat touch for both, though.



#976 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 06:59 PM

New Zelda book has 2 pretty intense collector's editions.

 

Hero's Edition ($99.99)

Spoiler

Champion's Edition ($149.99, Gamestop Exclusive)

Spoiler

 

Went ahead and pre-ordered the Hero's edition from Amazon hoping for a price drop, but don't think I can bring myself to drop $150 for that Champion's edition.

 

The orbs are a really neat touch for both, though.

Yeah, I went the Amazon route as well for the discount, as the GS set is cool, but to much for full retail. Plus I personally just don't like to support GS, and paying full price for any books now a days just doesn't make sense. As I stated earlier, hopefully the GS edition is over produced or passed over because of that high ass price. Then we can all look forward to a killer discount next year, and for sure I'll get it then, but not before. LOL



#977 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4629 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:57 PM

Did someone say art book collections?!

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#978 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11271 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:45 PM

My collection lol. Got so big my brother had to let me convert one of our closets into a mini library room. I really need to go through and reorganize it or possibly get a new shelf, had to shift all my strategy guides to the side because they were taking too much space

My collection is pretty evenly split between gaming, comics, art/design/illustration, cartoon/animation books, and television/movie stuff.

 

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#979 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4088 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:45 AM

Could you guys maybe spoiler these? They stretch the page out something awful, not to mention the extra bandwidth if you're browsing on data.

#980 MasterSun1   Already Guilty CAGiversary!   1531 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:25 PM

Pre-ordered the $150 Zelda Champions Exclusive in-store at GameStop.  Pricey, but it's Zelda, so I must have it.

 

Now I just need to track down someone willing to sell me their LE Hyrule Historia...



#981 elessar123  

Posted 23 July 2018 - 11:19 PM

Pretty nice collection. I'm surprised there's no bend to your shelves with the amount of weight on it. Where are they from?

I believe they’re regular old IKEA shelves, they were left in a suite someone moved out from, building just gave them to me.

They look exactly like my "Folding 5 Shelf Bookcase - Espresso" from Target (circa 2011).



#982 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4629 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:46 AM

From my experience, do not buy the Billy Bookcase shelves from ikea for artbooks or strategy guides. I had my collection (pictured previously) on them, and they were going to break within a few days. Add up the weight of x amount of these heavy assed books and compare to what the shelves can handle. You either need smaller shelves (length wise), or a higher quality shelf. I found that solid wood or metal was the only thing that could handle this many heavy books with longer, larger shelves. There's more expense this way, but it can properly handle the weight, at least. 



#983 tonyvx  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:25 AM

From my experience, do not buy the Billy Bookcase shelves from ikea for artbooks or strategy guides. I had my collection (pictured previously) on them, and they were going to break within a few days. Add up the weight of x amount of these heavy assed books and compare to what the shelves can handle. You either need smaller shelves (width wise), or a higher quality shelf. I found that solid wood or metal was the only thing that could handle this many heavy books with longer, larger shelves. There's more expense this way, but it can properly handle the weight, at least. 

 

The only moderately cheap option I've found (gone through many many many bookshelves) that can hold bigger books well are the big cube organizers, which work great. Shelves are short and thick. Have a 5x5 with a 1x5 on either side with a bunch of comic omnibuses and the like loaded up and it's shown zero signs of warping. 



#984 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4629 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:27 AM

The only moderately cheap option I've found (gone through many many many bookshelves) that can hold bigger books well are the big cube organizers, which work great. Shelves are short and thick. Have a 5x5 with a 1x5 on either side with a bunch of comic omnibuses and the like loaded up and it's shown zero signs of warping. 

Yeah, the short and thick shelves are an absolute must if you're going for cheap shelving!



#985 elessar123  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:54 PM

The ones I've gotten from Target have not warped at all. I get the ones that are rated to at least 25 lbs per shelf, and they look the same as when I got them 6 years ago.

 

They're about $100 each, but I think they look relatively nice for the price too.

 

https://www.target.c...53/-/A-10708662



#986 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11419 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:19 PM

My copy of the Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume I came in. It is beautiful



#987 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:34 PM

My copy of the Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume I came in. It is beautiful

Yeah, mine should be here today, so then I can see the grand Amazon packaging first hand. LOL



#988 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11419 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:37 PM

Mine came from Amazon and it was perfect



#989 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6640 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:47 PM

Lately, Amazon hasn't been to bad actually, as I got a damaged book a few days ago, but that was the first one in awhile. I have a distro center in town, so when they deliver locally, I get much better service. As the items in question aren't being slammed around days at a time traveling across country by UPS, USPS or FedEx.

 

For big heavy books like this one, I get damaged more often than not sadly, unless they are the CE ones that come in there own cardboard protective box. I can already imagine the big box they used, with 2-4 of those bubble packets that all but one will have popped, so the books will be slamming around. So the box may have a big hole as well, but time will tell. LOL



#990 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3051 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:04 PM

Got Ultimania. As usual, the corners are dented. I won't return for that but I noticed a few diagonal slit marks on the front cover and side. Not sure if they are marks or just the shrinkwrap. Don't know if I should open it.