I would like to announce the additions of Paul Harrison from Pennsylvania and Chuck Paskovics from Kentucky to the Star Wars: The Saga Museum book project. You might have heard of them since they are the co-founders and co-owners of JediTempleArchives.com.
Paul is the Managing Editor and has his hands in everything from editing, writing, re-writing, researching, page design, continuity, photography, etc. Paul did a great job as one of the co-authors of The Ultimate Action Figure Collection by Steve Sansweet.
Chuck has the task of Designer and Page Layout on the book and is experience with graphic arts, web design, photography, visual guides, etc. He is a collector of both Vintage and Modern Star Wars and has done event coverage for Star Wars Celebrations.
They are both very talented and have a wealth of knowledge in the Star Wars toy universe. I am very excited and honored to have them as additions to the team and we are all looking forward to their assistance in completing this book project.
The DeMartino family would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy 2016.
We have gone ahead and updated The Saga Museum website to the newest technology for better functionality, quality and security. Now you can view our website on your smart phone as well as your desktop, laptop and tablet.
We added a new “Photo Gallery” section featuring over 160 images that are found within the pages of this book. Click on the photo gallery tab and view the slideshow that shows a wide range of items spanning the 20 exciting chapters.
The Blog and Mailing List sections have also been vastly improved. Once you add your name and email address you will get up to the minute notifications of every new blog posting as well as any new comments.
Now back to work on the important stuff…
-Todd A. DeMartino
2015 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Star Wars fans around the world. With the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim California fast approaching as well as the highly anticipated Star Wars – The Force Awakens blockbuster set for December, this year could not be brighter.
The Saga Museum Book project is in its final year with an anticipated completion date of June/July. Once the final proof is signed off and at the printers, we will have an impressive, but long overdue, 4th quarter release just in time for the Holidays.
With the Celebration, a JJ Abrams Movie and several Star Wars Collectible books currently at the printers ready to be unveiled, it will be a stimulating 2015 and a great time to be a Star Wars fan!
-Todd A. DeMartino
Due to storage failure with our GoDaddy email system (user error), I did not receive any emails to this account over the past few months.
If you sent me an email after October 26, 2014, please re-send it so I may answer your questions or any requests you may have. Sorry for any delay or concerns that this may have caused.
-Todd A. DeMartino
The Force is strong with the Saga Museum in 2014… well 2015. 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… 2015 rather!
Todd A. DeMartino
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
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 with any questions!
– Todd A. DeMartino
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, Anne Neumann, 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 Warsbooks 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 A. DeMartino