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Artbooks & Gaming books |OT| A new era, a new shelf

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UnluckyKate
Oct 25, 2017
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So... it seems amazon.us now ship to france ?

I just ordered a bunch of books to test shipping prices, taxes, shipping delays and eventual toll fees... But it could be game changer when some books are twice cheaper than here and 25/30% cheaper than in UK
 
Oct 26, 2017
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GIFTBOOK18 is another Amazon code available for $5 off. Some artbooks have been containing coupon codes for double savings. Not games, but picked up The Art of Howl's Moving Castle and The Art of Miyazaki's Spirited Away for like $16 each, which is a great deal!

For the first time, Amazon actually wrapped my book in a sealed baggy. Wow, I hope they continue to actually do this in the future!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Got the Monster Hunter Illustrations hardcover for a little less than $15 from Amazon (with the code and coupon). Nice little holiday gift for myself.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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So... it seems amazon.us now ship to france ?
Awesome news and kind of surprised they didn't ship to other EU countries before (I've bought from Amazon US before from the UK)
GIFTBOOK18 is another Amazon code available for $5 off. Some artbooks have been containing coupon codes for double savings. Not games, but picked up The Art of Howl's Moving Castle and The Art of Miyazaki's Spirited Away for like $16 each, which is a great deal!
Fantastic price! I still need to pick up those two.

New arrivals, the SNK one didn't have the dust cover but it was slightly cheaper than the going price for complete books. Also got the two Daniel Chavez sketchbooks, anybody who has the more recent Halo artbooks will be familiar with his work.






DC Sketchbook 2



There's a couple of colour pages at the back although the book is 99% pencil and ink sketches. Really nice collection despite being one from one of those print on demand publishers.

DC Sketchbook 1

The first sketchbook is kinda disappointing, much lower print quality than the second.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Did anyone else pick up the Yoshitaka Amano Collector's Edition? I got #1090. I wanted #666 xD.

These are the photocards you get for the uninitiated. They're about 6.25x8.25 inches.

 
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Oct 25, 2017
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so the final fantasy ultimania vol 2 should be out today but I've had it preordered since september and it's saying 'usually ships within 1-2 months'? anyone heard of any issues?
I’m in the U.K. and I heard mine had been delayed to January, but now it seems to be back on track for this week. All I can say is always expect it to be a bit late, but it might not necessarily be months.
 
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UnluckyKate
Oct 25, 2017
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I've made some impusle buys over the past few days, but I'll be out for vacations for a few weeks... I'll have a pile of books to pick up early next year
 
Jul 6, 2018
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hmm okay, seems like it might be in a bit of a flux. ah well, i can wait!
I ordered it a few months ago, got the recent email from Amazon saying it would be delivered in January, but then yesterday I got another email saying it had been despatched and is due to arrive today. Hasn't shown up yet but I have no reason to doubt it will.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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My Ultimania Vol.2 has been dispatched, it should be here Friday. It’s so nice to finally get these in English. I just got the Amano biography and the DQ Toritama illustrations collection, too.
 
Jul 6, 2018
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My Ultimania Volume 2 was delivered this afternoon. I've only had a look at the first 20 pages or so but it looks great so far. Hopefully everyone else's will arrive soon!
 
Jan 20, 2018
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Nice, I finally picked one up about a month ago, as well as the 20 Years of TR book, which were the last two I was really struggling to find. Unfortunately both got pretty damaged during transit (due to terrible packaging), but I got full refunds on both, so I guess I'm fine with them for the time being.



And here's my whole TR set, I think this is pretty much it for what was on my wishlist. Oh, back in April of this year there were zero TR books in my collection.

 
Apr 19, 2018
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Artbook has not arrived yet, I guess it hast to do with strikes at our Amazon Logistic Centers. Will give you a headsup as soon as I recive it
All good. I actually put an order in myself -- alongside Titan's Into The Spider-Verse Official Movie Special tie-in. I suspect there's going to be some overlap with the official art book, but in my current fervor for all things Spider-Verse related, I figured what the heck. =]

My Ultimania Vol.2 has been dispatched, it should be here Friday. It’s so nice to finally get these in English. I just got the Amano biography and the DQ Toritama illustrations collection, too.
My copy of Ultimania Vol. 2 arrived today, but I've yet to get home to check it out. Looking forward to it!
 
Apr 19, 2018
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Artbook has not arrived yet, I guess it hast to do with strikes at our Amazon Logistic Centers. Will give you a headsup as soon as I recive it
So I put an order in, but Amazon's giving me a pushed back release as well. From January 10th to February 1st. =/ I suspect it'll come sooner, but since I'm the inpatient type, I took a look at this video. It's a pretty comprehensive look at someone who received the book:

 
Oct 25, 2017
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Nice, I finally picked one up about a month ago, as well as the 20 Years of TR book, which were the last two I was really struggling to find. Unfortunately both got pretty damaged during transit (due to terrible packaging), but I got full refunds on both, so I guess I'm fine with them for the time being.

And here's my whole TR set, I think this is pretty much it for what was on my wishlist. Oh, back in April of this year there were zero TR books in my collection.
I didn't realize there were so many Tomb Raider comics! How many issues is that?
 
Jan 20, 2018
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I didn't realize there were so many Tomb Raider comics! How many issues is that?
TR Archives 1-3 cover the entire 1999 Top Cow run (#1-#50, only #25 is missing for some reason), Archives 4 has "issues #0 and #1/2 of the 1999 Top Cow Tomb Raider series, issues #1-#12 of the 2001 Tomb Raider: Journeys series, and five one-shot stories", and the TR Library edition has the 2014 Dark Horse run (#1-#18). There's been a bunch of other comics as well, but I don't really keep track. I bought these primarily for the incredible artwork, though I do plan to read them eventually.

These are beasts though, the five books run over 2200 pages in total.
 
Jun 24, 2018
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I adore this book. The two art directors are art GODS imho (Briclot and Koch) I love the architecture of Neo Paris from the retrofited building to the tiny details like kitchenware...
I've actually owned Remember me FOREVER, I just haven't gotten around to playing it, everyone tells me the game looks phenomenal.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yea, the 20yr one is hard to pickup now, for sure.
I'd been thinking about buying it for a while and then suddenly it was gone and is now listed on Amazon £85 which is a lot more than I am willing to spend. I'm hoping they'll reprint it but with the anniversary now gone it's a long shot.