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El Chuxter
04-02-2005, 04:23 PM
I ordered most of my books online, but noticed something disturbing at the Wal-Marts and Targets I've visited in the past 14 hours.

There are no ROTS books! This is especially weird at WM, considering that they have SW promotions over the entire store, and nary a book to be found.

:confused:

LocutusAtWolf359
04-02-2005, 04:34 PM
I woke up at 6am to go to walmart to get a few figures and some books. NO BOOKS! Unfortunately also the figures I wanted were NOT THERE! Where's Mustafar Anakin and the different Clone troops? I searched on ebay and there isn't a single mustafar anakin. So after walmart I went to a Hasting's book/cd/coffee bar (kind of the country town Barnes and Noble) and asked where the books were. They first told me they were coming out Tuesday. They then checked the computer and found they were supposed to be put out today. Morons! So he went to the back and got me the graphic novel to the film. It was only $9 so that was cool. It was on sale but not on the shelf. He also had the sticker books, the character guide and the cross sections books. No novel though! Very disappointing all around!

Ji'dai
04-02-2005, 09:15 PM
That's odd, every Wal-Mart I went to (3 Super Centers and 2 basic stores) had either a table or cardboard display with all types of Star Wars books.

The selection typically included the ROTS novelization, audiobook, and graphic novel, the usual DK stuff (cross sections, concept art books, sticker albums), coloring books, and four or five volumes of Dark Horse's Star Wars Tales. There were also left-over books from Episode I & II and the OT.

Sith Lord 0498
04-02-2005, 09:31 PM
That's odd, every Wal-Mart I went to (3 Super Centers and 2 basic stores) had either a table or cardboard display with all types of Star Wars books.

The selection typically included the ROTS novelization, audiobook, and graphic novel, the usual DK stuff (cross sections, concept art books, sticker albums), coloring books, and four or five volumes of Dark Horse's Star Wars Tales. There were also left-over books from Episode I & II and the OT.

That was my experience at my Wal-Mart last night (or would it be this morning?). I only grabbed the ROTS novelization with plans to buy the Visual Dictionary and Cross-Sections at a later date. What really bummed me out was that WM didn't have the "Art of" and "Making of" books despite being available for a great price on WM.com ($22 and $17 respectively). I ended up shelling out $35 and $22 for them at Borders and Barnes & Noble.

Darth Jax
04-02-2005, 10:11 PM
i had the same experience chux did, several WM and target. no ROTS books.

Rocketboy
04-02-2005, 10:29 PM
My Walmart had a ton of ROTS books, but no Art of (the one I really wanted and picked up this afternoon at BN)

General_Grievous
04-03-2005, 02:21 PM
Well, I went to Borders books yesterday and got the Visual Dictionary (last VD ever :( ), the Incredible Cross Sections, the Art of Book, the Making of ROTS book, the novel by Matthew Stover, and the Graphic Novel.

Rocketboy
04-03-2005, 03:48 PM
Well, I went to Borders books yesterday and got the Visual Dictionary (last VD ever :( ), I was thinking they could actually do more if they wanted to.

I'd really like to have one that went into more detail about each OT film and a condensed one that covers the PT (similar to the OT one we have now).
They could also do ones that covers Star Wars tv (Clone Wars, Droids, Ewoks, and Ewok movies), the comics, and the novels, and various other EU stuff (like video games, CCG, ect.).

I know I'd pick up the movie and tv based ones for sure - maybe the others just to have a complete set.

James Boba Fettfield
04-03-2005, 09:30 PM
All I could find were ROTS books for children. No novel (the employees took me to the display with the children's books when I asked about the novel), but Target was sure to have out the Junior Novel!

I was seriously considering picking up some books, but my Target dropped the ball and lost a sale.

JediTricks
04-04-2005, 02:19 AM
TRU had books, but I forgot to look at them, I was busy looking at toys.

InsaneJediGirl
04-04-2005, 10:40 AM
There wasnt much out besides sticker books and kid's little guides.I wasnt all too suprised,but it was disappointing.I would have at least thought WM would have had it in the '48 Hours of the Force' tent.

OC47150
04-04-2005, 12:56 PM
I saw the novelization at one of the WM tent sales. The WM and Target I visited had plenty of other ROTS related books.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-04-2005, 07:54 PM
I did not see the novel at Target or WM, but I saw lots of the kids' books, sticker ones, and Visual Dictionaries (Target also had the "illegal" Last of the Jedi young adult book). I got my novel at Barnes & Noble: at 20% off, plus 10% more as a member, with a gift card = no cost! :greedy:

For some odd, reason, I could not find any "illegal" books on Episode 7, though.

OC47150
04-05-2005, 07:16 AM
There were hardly any books left at my Target last night.

mastermatt24
04-05-2005, 10:55 PM
(Target also had the "illegal" Last of the Jedi young adult book).
Ok.. Im missing something- why is it illegal? :confused:

Rocketboy
04-05-2005, 10:59 PM
I was wondering the same thing. I've seen it all over the place.

InsaneJediGirl
04-05-2005, 11:54 PM
Its not supposed to be out yet,if I recall corectly from another thread.Isnt due out until May.

JediTricks
04-06-2005, 01:53 AM
And here I thought it involved a trade dispute, a planetary blockade, battle droids, and bad stereotyped accents. Oh wait, I forgot, all that would be "pehfectly reegal!" :D ;)

OC47150
04-06-2005, 08:14 AM
I will definitely have to buy it then.

El Chuxter
04-06-2005, 11:25 AM
Well, my books are in a box in my house, having arrived in the mail yesterday. I pulled out Jedi Trial to read (since it takes place way before ROTS). I thumbed through Visionaries, and I hope that first story (with a cyborg Darth Maul fighting Obi-Wan on Tatooine, a few years post-ROTS) is an Elseworlds story. Why do these guys insist on bringing Maul back? The dude's dead. He went out like a punk!!

Rocketboy
04-06-2005, 12:34 PM
I think Visionaries is an Infinites type of thing, where they gave the artists the freedom to do whatever the heck they wanted.
I was looking forward to it, but then I read the first few pages on Amazon (I think), an that story looked pretty lame.

Slicker
04-06-2005, 05:31 PM
I saw every ROTS book at Barnes&Noble yesterday. They had a special display set up in the middle aisle. I thought about buying the novel but I'll get it after the movie comes out. I made the mistake of reading it before TPM.