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Talon Karade
05-07-2003, 12:31 PM
I was just wondering whether or not anybody on this massive forums are collecting (or in the process of collecting), the Official Star Wars Fact File from DeAgostini. So far I'm up to Issue #71 (07 May 2003). Very cool! Awaiting a rely.

daring dueler
05-07-2003, 05:28 PM
i have no idea what the hell your talkin about, but welcome .

05-07-2003, 09:40 PM
Yeah sort of, well I started anyway. Got up to No. 4. I wasn`t too impressed to be honest.

You know most of the stuff in them and most of the pics are pretty small, but hay thats my opinion.

You obviously enjoy collecting em so keep it up!!!!

Talon Karade
05-08-2003, 06:41 AM
If you thought that some of the pictures where small, then you should see the fulldouble-spread A4 picture of Vader's Super Star Destroyer. Just reciently I got some massive pictures of the battle of Geonosis (Episode II).

05-08-2003, 06:54 AM
Like I say it wasn`t for me and got a little discouraged from collecting them.

Talon Karade
05-08-2003, 11:49 AM
Ok, OK I gues that collecting isnt always for everyone - but I enjoy collecting the Fact File anyway. U might be interested to know that I get some more information on Mace Windo - Jedi Council Member. Cool! LOL

05-09-2003, 08:32 AM
What is your fave issue so far, of the early ones I bought the Han Solo edition with Pod racer DPS was the best

Talon Karade
05-09-2003, 10:25 AM
Hindy, my favourite so far definatly has to be the most recent issue - #71. This is becuase I got a load of cool info about Mace Windo, the AT-PT (All Terrain Personal Transport - from the Katana Fleet, Rouge Squadron books) and the SPHA-T (the massive laser cannon in the battle of Geonosis which blows up the Trade Federation core ships).

05-11-2003, 10:54 PM
I am with Daring Dueler on this one.... :p

Talon Karade
05-12-2003, 10:21 AM
ZBomber , I had to check out the post made by Daring Dueler to find out what you were banging on about - but the Fact File is obviously not to your liking (like a Hutt with constapation!)

05-14-2003, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Talon Karade
ZBomber , I had to check out the post made by Daring Dueler to find out what you were banging on about - but the Fact File is obviously not to your liking (like a Hutt with constapation!)

Well, it would be nice if you gave us an explanation of what it is, since obiosuly not many people here now what it is! :rolleyes:

Talon Karade
05-15-2003, 07:05 AM
The Official Star Wars Fact File from DeAgestini - http://www.deagostini.co.uk/ - is a massive collection about all things Star Wars! There are 6 sections to the Fact File:

Battles & Events
Planets & Locations
Weapons & Technology

You recieve an Issue every week - either from a local newsagents or you can have it sent to your house via that post.

In each of the Issues (I'm up to #72 now), you get a information about different events, characters, droids etc. The Battles & Events section is divided up by date - BBY (Before Battle of Yavin) and ABY (After Battle of Yavin). The Characters section is seperated by the name of the character, who is given a code, so:

Han Solo would have SOL as his code!

The Droids, Planets & Locations, Weapons & Technology and Vehicles sections are also divided up by name.

C-3PO would have a code of SEE
Coruscant would have a code of COR
Blasters would have a code of BLA
AT-ST would have a code of ATS

Here is a description of each of the sections:
Discover the major events, civil wars, economic disputes, high-level negotiations and devious scheming that have shaped the galaxy. In addition to full colour photography and newly commissioned artworks, this section includes blow-by-blow accounts of each significant event, battle plans and strategies, profiles of the key factions, training tactics and technical data.
Biographies of all the major personalities and races, historical and current, humanoid and alien, and including councils, secret sects and other important affiliations. Discover the ever-changing tapestry of personalities who have made their mark on the Star Wars Universe through the ages - some you will be familiar with and others whose roles may have been less obvious until the compilation of the Fact File.
Key data on the galaxy: planets, orbits, environments, locations, cities, buildings, Death Stars, indigenous populations, animal and plant species. From the dazzling spires and glittering lights of Coruscant, the centre of government and power, to the dark, dank and swampy world of Dagobah - Jedi Master Yoda's secret hideaway - uncover the hidden mysteries of the universe.
A dossier explaining the gamut of military and domestic technology spanning thousands of years; from ion blasters to double-ended lightsabres; from sensor packs to quad laser scopes, from cybernetic implants to thermal detonators, hologames, jetpacks and beyond. Understand the working of the comchips that enable Jedi Knights to identify others of their ilk; learn how to play the Djarik Hologame - a virtual combat game conceived during the twilight years of the Old Republic; and much more.
Often forming the backbone of a society, droids, robots and other programmable entities are dissected in this section, which includes information on their creators, design details and specifications, plus their primary functions, historical usage and notable models. From the battered assassin droid, IG-88, a remorseless arsenal of awesome weaponry, to the medically-programmed 2-1B series, designed to heal rather than kill. Includes fully-annotated fold-out photography and newly-commissioned artworks.
The inner workings of the spacecraft, land units and transporters that have trawled the galaxy. This section includes a series of detailed cross-sections, annotated design blueprints, owner profiles and key uses. Includes Han Solo's legendary Millennium Falcon, the young Anakin Skywalker's Boonta Eve Classic-winning Podracer and the T-65 X-Wing fighter flown by Luke Skywalker during the destruction of the first Death Star.

05-15-2003, 09:33 AM
i collected about 4 or 5 issues. here in australia each issue costs $6 AU i figured that they will go on forever and i cant afford that.

$6 X 70 issues = $420 - for a book. a really big and GOOD book, but thats still WAY to much money.

i wish i could afford it. :(

Talon Karade
05-15-2003, 10:24 AM
Hi Purple_Tentacle, I know that it does sound a lot of money when you start doing sums like that - but I feel that it will be worth it in the end coz I'll have so much information about the world of Star Wars! Over here in England (the other side of the world - quite literally), it costs me 1.99 per Issue (which is weekly). But, really it doesnt sound that much - but it soon addes up!

daring dueler
05-15-2003, 11:46 PM
ok well whatever they are, ive never seen one.

Talon Karade
05-16-2003, 08:26 AM
Daring Dueler - you need to get out more! LOL

daring dueler
05-16-2003, 07:46 PM
why yes well i-BANTHA FODDER!

05-17-2003, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
why yes well i-BANTHA FODDER!

Come on now, lets be nice to e- GUNGAN! :p