If you want to see this book by Kenner photographer Kim Simmons come to vivid, colourful life – and if you’re a fan of vintage Star Wars collecting and history then why wouldn’t you – head on over to the Kickstarter page for Kenner Star Wars Photography 1980-1982, where you can pledge towards the production of what’s certain to be an absolutely fascinating book.
Just in time to celebrate 40 years of The Empire Strikes Back, the saga continues with Volume II of Kenner Star Wars Photography – The Empire Strikes Back vintage photo collection featuring toys from 1980-1982 by Kim DM Simmons.
Kim’s first book in the series, Kenner Star Wars Photography 1977-1979, was a huge hit with fans and collectors, selling out quickly. The big question that followed was, when would the next book be released? Well, here it is! Volume II features some of the most iconic photos of the 80s that you’ll instantly recognize from the most popular era of Star Wars toys.
This deluxe large format, full-color, hardbound book will contain numerous professional high-resolution photographs taken in 1980-1982 along with stories from Kim Simmons. There are going to be 2 versions of the book – the regular version will be around 170 pages while the Special Collector’s Edition will be over 240 pages with additional photos and a section dedicated to the Micro Collection line!
The book will feature an introduction by none-other-than Steve Sansweet of Rancho Obi-Wan, the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia on the planet. Steve was part of Lucasfilm for many years and we are delighted to have him contributing to this project with his knowledge, experience, and appreciation of all things Star Wars.
There’s also the chance to grab the now out-of-print first volume as well.
We’re very excited to offer Kenner Star Wars Photography Volume I 1977-1979 as part of the rewards for specific tiers. This book is out-of-print and the only way to get it will be through this campaign. For those who missed out it’s a perfect opportunity to collect the entire set of books!
For vintage collectors, fans of The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars historians, this is a must-have book. Get your orders in today and make sure this wonderful project comes to life.