Freebie of the year?
"The Star Wars Vault"
By Stephen J. Sansweet & Peter Vilmur
Simon & Schuster, ISBN 9781847371065
Does the galaxy really need another "Star Wars" hardcover? It does when the hardcover in question is fatter than Jabba The Hutt (it weighs 2.5kg and comes in a slipcase) and chockers with Yoda-like wisdom collected to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "A New Hope". But it's more than just a big book with pretty pictures, young Jedi. There are two audio CDs of classic and rare material, from radio adverts to Carrie Fisher singing. Making the package hotter than Queen Amidala and her handmaidens in a jacuzzi are the 50 pieces of "interactive memorabilia" pocketed between the pages, eg. replica Lucasfilm Christmas cards, an iron-on T-shirt transfer, even set blueprints. This is the kinda gear fans once fought lightsaber duels over.
Final word: Well worth the steep $100 asking price!