2014 Update#

The Force is strong with the Saga Museum in 2014. We are aggressively working on final re-writes, adding some additional images, making final placement changes and putting the finishing touches on collector charts and legends. In addition, we are tightening up the overall narrative and theme to make each chapter flow as a seamless and cohesive story of the first 30 years of Kenner/Hasbro Star Wars toys. And the best news of all is this comprehensive, two-volume photographic guide will completed in 2014! Todd D

Monday, January 27, 2014 8:26:41 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00) #    Comments [0]  | 

 

Progress Update#
Hello everyone.

I apologize for the lack of updates on the blog. I’ve shown almost 100 pages of actual content through various websites, brochures and the 1000 page high-definition presentation on the big screen at Celebration 5. I will not have additional content to show or update until the actual book is released and we announce the official sale.

I just want to take this opportunity to reassure everyone that despite the delay, we are moving forward and the book will be completed as quickly as possible. I do realize that it has been in production for several years, but I will not compromise on the quality of this book. I only get one shot to do it right and don’t want any regrets once it’s finished. I know there are concerns that the project is taking too long and I understand completely. All I can do is reaffirm that the book is coming and that I believe you’ll find it was well worth the wait.

I also want to remind everyone who placed a pre-order that you are more than welcome to request a refund at any time. The reason I have not issued automatic refunds is because a) the book is coming and 2) not everyone wants their money back for various reasons. In fact, we have had only a handful of refund requests since we instituted the refund policy. The lack of requests confirms that the fans that actually have a book on pre-order are confident that this project will be completed.

And as promised, if you choose to execute the refund policy, you will still have the option of purchasing the book at the original, low pre-order price. I will not penalize anyone who would like their money back.

For those of you who continue to be supportive of me and the project, thank you and I will not disappoint.

Todd A. DeMartino
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 10:55:59 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) #    Comments [1]  | 

 

NEW Page-Spread Samples#
Here are some brand new page-samples for your viewing pleasure. The bulk of the remaining work is with re-writes and editing of the 1100 pages along with some minor photography placements and a few re-designs.

VOLUME ONE:

Chapter 01 – About the Book/Author

Chapter 02 – Action Figures

Chapter 03 – Multi-Packs

Chapter 04 – Baggie Action Figures

Chapter 05 – Department Store Multi-Packs

Chapter 06 – Value Packs

Chapter 07 – Playsets

Chapter 08 – Vehicles

VOLUME TWO:

Chapter 09 – Creature Sets

Chapter 10 – Collectors Coins (new chapter)

Chapter 11 – Accessories

Chapter 12 – Large Action Figures

Chapter 13 – Scaled Miniatures

Chapter 14 – Figures (new chapter)

Chapter 15 – Pre-School Toys

Chapter 16 – Role-Play

Chapter 17 – Games, Radios and Remotes

Chapter 18 – Plush

Chapter 19 – Miscellaneous

Chapter 20 – Promotional

Thanks again and please do not hesitate to email me at info@thesagamuseum.com with any questions, comments or suggestions!

- Todd A. DeMartino

Saturday, June 04, 2011 12:44:21 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) #    Comments [0]  | 

 

An Update and a NEW Refund Policy#
Thank you for your continued interest and support for “Star Wars - The Saga Museum” project. We sincerely apologize for the delay.

We’re working tirelessly to put together the most comprehensive, highest quality Star Wars book ever published and it has amazingly exceeded our original scope.

We are currently in the mind-splitting editing and re-writing stage of the final 1100 pages. Barring any unforeseen problems, this very long and tedious process should take us up to the completion of the book.

We will email new information as it becomes available, and will notify all subscribers to our newsletter when this wonderful book has been submitted for final proofing.

In the meantime, please make sure you have submitted your email in the "MAILING LIST" tab on the website so you can be alerted to any future updates.

If you are one of the lucky few who placed a Pre-Order, please remember that your orders are our number one priority and will be filled first as soon as the book is available for shipping. If you would like to cancel your pre-order at any time, please contact me for a full refund and it will be issued within 48 hours of your request. If you choose the refund option and you would like the book once it is has been completed, I will offer you the book at the same exact low pre-order price plus actual shipping cost at the time it ships. This offer will be good within 60 days of the official release date of the book. Additionally, if you are one of the four or five customers that requested a refund in the past, I am happy to extend this new refund policy to you as well.

Thanks again and please do not hesitate to email me at info@thesagamuseum.com with any questions!

- Todd A. DeMartino

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 10:55:58 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) #    Comments [0]  | 

 

The Star Wars Collectibles Author Panel#

I had the distinct pleasure of being in the company of the very best authors of Star Wars collectible books on one stage at the Celebration 5 collector panels. It was exciting for a self-published author like myself to rub elbows with Lucasfilm sanctioned scribes like Pete Vilmur, Anne Neumann and Steve Sansweet .

L-R: Gus Lopez, Pete Vilmur, Todd DeMartino, Duncan Jenkins, Shane Turgeon and Steve Sansweet

It goes without saying that it was a real honor to be included on a panel with Steve Sansweet, the granddaddy of Star Wars collectibles books. He has authored 14 Star Wars books to date and has single-handedly guided countless collectors, myself included, into the hobby through his awesome works. It was the highlight of my CV experience.

- Todd DeMartino

Friday, August 20, 2010 8:24:03 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) #    Comments [0]  | 

 

Celebration V coverage#

I would like to thank everyone for such a positive reception at Star Wars Celebration V. It was an honor to speak with representatives from Lucas Film, Hasbro and the countless fans and supporters of The Saga Museum book project.

It was our pleasure to have a couple of our favorite Star Wars sites stop by the booth and cover The Saga Museum promotion. SirStevesGuide.com and YakFace.com were generous with their valuable time and shot some great pictures and featuring them on their websites.

http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/g6122-the-saga-museum.html/

http://www.yakface.com/?file=features/CV/sagamuseum/saga1.htm

I would like to personally thank Steve and Jason for stopping by our booth and taking time out of their busy day.

- Todd DeMartino

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:13:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) #    Comments [0]  | 

 

Impressive... Most Impressive Star Wars Costumes!#

It was very memorable having many of the incredible costumers stop by the booth for a picture. There were so many great ones to choose from... here is my favorite.

Wampa Girl:

- Todd DeMartino

Monday, August 16, 2010 11:00:19 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) #    Comments [0]  | 

 

New Book Design#

Here are the final cover designs for the slipcase, volume one and volume two. Notice the new The Saga Museum logo as well as the final picture choices for the band that wraps around all three.

Slipcase: Volume One: Volume Two: Complete Set:

- Todd DeMartino

Friday, August 13, 2010 8:10:51 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00) #    Comments [0]  | 

 

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