Christmas is rapidly approaching and with life moving as fast as it does you may not have been able to nail down that perfect gift for that Star Wars geek in your life. If that’s the case take note of my TOP 10 Jedi Mouseketeer recommended books – specifically coffee table guides. I don’t know of a single Star Wars fan, of any age, that wouldn’t love to have these books in their collection. Having said that, you may want to do some recon to make sure you don’t purchase a book they already have. So go ahead and take shotgun as I plot a course through this TOP 5 list – in no particular order! Punch it!
#5 Star Wars: The Old Republic: Encyclopedia – Since its release in 2011, the massively multiplayer online role playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic has captivated thousands of gamers and Star Wars fans alike. Now comes the ultimate in-depth guide to the turbulent and fascinating world featured in the game — The Old Republic. Created in full collaboration with LucasArts, this in-depth companion covers the spectrum of characters, weapons, vehicles, events, and planets of Star Wars: The Old Republic. More than just an encyclopedia, it is the ultimate guided tour of the dangerous and mysterious universe found in a galaxy far, far away.
#4 Star Wars Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia – DK Publishing makes some great Star Wars guides. Not only are they informative but have great layouts and graphics. Author Jason Fry (above) keeps things lively with some great tidbits. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Anakin, Rex, Ahsoka, Cad Bane, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Jabba and all your other favorite Star Wars Clone Wars characters! The Star Wars Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia will give you all the vital information from Anakin Skywalker‘s lightsaber skills to Ziro the Hutt‘s scheming, and everything in between. Even though it only contains characters from only the first two seasons of the series it’s still a great book to add to your coffee table collection.
#3 Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary – The Ultimate Guide to Characters and Creatures from the Entire Star Wars Saga – From characters like Darth Maul and Yoda, to places like Naboo and Dexter’s Diner, to creatures like Jabba the Hutt and Ewoks, Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary chronicles every character, weapon, starship, droid, creature, and alien in the Star Wars universe. The only comprehensive visual guide available — and now with a new, refreshed look — it features more than one thousand stills and digitally rendered pictures, making this the ultimate collector’s item for every Star Wars fan.
#2 The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force [Vault Edition] – Passed down from Master to apprentice, The Jedi Path is an ancient training manual that has educated and enlightened generations of Jedi. Within its pages, the Jedi-intraining will discover the history and lore of the Jedi Order, the ways of the Force and how to wield it, the subtle nuances of lightsaber combat, and the dangers of the Dark Side. The only remaining copy in existence, this hallowed tome features handwritten annotated notes by Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Count Dooku, and Darth Sidious, among many others. Created in collaboration with Lucasfilm along with an acclaimed Star Wars author and revered Star Wars illustrators this volume also introduces never-before-seen ships, creatures, characters, and details about the Star Wars galaxy. Connect more with the Sith? Try its sinister counter part Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side [Vault Edition].
#1 Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle (Star Wars (DK Publishing)) – The definitive history of Star Wars no fan should be without; now with 8 pages of exciting new content documenting events, updates, and news from 2011 and 2012! Celebrate four amazing decades of everything Star Wars; decade by decade, year-by-year, month-by-month. Everything is covered, from the influences and creation of all six Star Wars movies, to the toys, books and video games that have shaped the Star Wars dynasty. The month-by-month format is brought to life by images from the movies, TV series, comic books and more. Presented in a stylish slipcase, the book includes two exclusive prints in a card wallet making this book a must-have gift for all Star Wars fans.
These are just a few of some of my favorite guides that will surly make that special Wars geek in your life giddy, no matter the age! For more last minute gift suggestions be sure to check back to my Star Wars section on Chip and Company as well as my site JediMouseketeer.com.
Happy holidays and may the Force be with you!
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