Practice with Fanhome’s Star Wars Encyclopedia
Gary Collinson takes a look at Fanhome’s Star Wars Encyclopedia…
2021 saw the emergence of a new face in the UK collectibles scene, with Fanhome showcasing a range of officially licensed action figures, busts and model kits to fans of iconic brands such than wonder, Fast Furious, street fighter, Naruto, knight rider, and of course, the grandfather of pop culture collectibles, Star wars.
Regular readers of Flickering Myth may recall that we have already reviewed two of the Star wars offers in the Star Wars Bust Collection and Star Wars Build your own R2-D2 kit, and now we have the launch of a third with the Star Wars Encyclopedia, which covers the entire timeline of the most famous saga in sci-fi history and explores in depth the heroes, villains, creatures, droids, locations, ships, weapons and battles that define the Star wars galaxy.
Star Wars Encyclopedia is presented as “the most complete Star wars work never published ”, and after reading the first six volumes, I have to say that it could very well be the case. Naturally, it covers the entire Skywalker saga of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace up to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, with Anth0logy films Thief one and Solo, the TV series The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and even the larger Disney Canon books and comics. And it does so at such a level of detail that “complete” is certainly not hyperbole.
the Star Wars Encyclopedia is broken down into volumes of fully illustrated, high quality hardback books, each the size of your standard yearbook here in the UK. It works by subscription with four new volumes delivered right to your door each month, and the books are divided into six different themes – “Characters and Creatures”, “Weapons and Technology”, “Galactic Atlas”, “Ships and Vehicles”, ‘ History and Events’ and ‘Droids’ – ensuring great variety in each pack as you learn to master your knowledge of the galaxy from afar.
The first shipment, available at a 71% discount, consists of two books: dark Vador of “Characters and creatures” and The Millennium Falcon of ‘Vessels and vehicles’. In the case of the former, most of the book is an in-depth study of the character of the Dark Lord of the Sith, from his birth in Chancellor Palpatine’s office to Revenge of the Sith until his redemption and death on the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi. Vader’s story will of course be familiar to fans of the saga, but it is presented as well-written and engaging prose, punctuated with shorter technical breakdowns on his suit, breathing apparatus, and more. The Millennium Falcon book, on the other hand, turns this around and focuses primarily on exploring the technical aspects, abilities, modifications, and characteristics of the galaxy’s fastest piece of junk, while also touching on the key roles it plays. the iconic ship has played throughout the saga.
The second selection of books presents the Galactic Atlas with Nabou, spanning every inch of Padme Amidala, Sheev Palpatine and Jar Jar Binks’ homeworld, from the majestic capital of Theed to the wonderful and ancient underwater city of Otoh Gunga. Continuing the Characters and Creatures theme, we also have Rey’s story, as well as everyone’s favorite astromech R2-D2, which – as it should – is launching the ‘Droids’ section of the Encyclopedia, before what I have to say is my favorite book so far, Imperial troops, from ‘Characters and Creatures’. It differs from the Vader and Rey books because it’s not so much a tale, but rather an overview of pretty much every type of Imperial soldier imaginable: Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers, Scout Troopers, Death Troopers, Death Star Troopers, Jet Troopers, Range Troopers… they’re all here and There are some excellent images showing the various armor and gear that are sure to appeal to fans of the Empire’s best troops.
In my 40 years of fandom, I devoured all Star wars until the end of the Prequel trilogy (and a good deal of it since, although it has only been diving in and out with major movies and TV shows since the Disney buyout), but has still found a lot of new material. and unpublished images and illustrations in the pages of Star Wars Encyclopedia. the dark Vador book for example does a great job filling in some of the gaps in the canon for someone like me who just hasn’t had time to keep up with all the different prose novels and Marvel comic book series following Vader between the trilogies. That might not be so much the case for the super hardcore fans who have pored over every version of canon looking for continuity errors and spent many nights chasing down Wookiepedia and the Star database. Wars; However, even those fans may consider taking a look at the first two books available with an introductory price offer, as there is a lot to enjoy (The Vader Book will only set you back £ 0.99!).
For more information on the Star Wars Encyclopedia, you can access the digital version of the Series Guide here, but if you are already eager to begin to master your knowledge of the Force and all things Star wars, you can start your journey by going to the Fanhome website with the code “SW” to register now. In addition to the books, subscribers will also receive a number of free giveaways, including concept art prints by legendary illustrator Ralph McQuarrie, a Sith Trooper mug, and two Stormtrooper bookends to protect your collection – and, if you act fast. , there’s also an Early Bird Offer until the end of November where you can also get your hands on an exclusive Kylo Ren t-shirt.
The Star Wars encyclopedias have been provided by Fanhome for review.