Veil of Ruin

Universe Expanded: Kenner's 1998 Star Wars Action Figures

A project in Kyle, TX by Philip Reed

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Universe Expanded is a hardcover guide to Kenner's 1998 Star Wars Expanded Universe subline of action figures and vehicles.
Backers: 150
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $8,311 of $4,000
Dates: Mar 6th -> Apr 6th (31 days)
Project By: Philip Reed
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Latest News

Final Day!!!

April 5th - via:
This is it, guys! Tomorrow morning the Universe Expanded project will come to a close, and at the moment we're looking at a 96-page Universe Expanded book and 64-page Empire of Shadows book to come together when the project closes successfully.... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal and Chatting with Chris Pirillo

April 2nd - via:
We've unlocked more pages! Universe Expanded is at 96-pages and now Empire of Shadows, the book about Kenner's 1996 Shadows of the Empire action figures and vehicles, had reached 64-pages. With four day before the project closes there's still time to... (Read More)

Do you have any reference material I may have missed?

March 31st - via:
With less than a week to go until the project closes -- and just $85 away from our next stretch goal! -- I wanted to check with all of you and ask: Do you have any reference material that I may have missed? Please post any magazine articles (issue... (Read More)

Does Rorworr Belong in the Book?

March 28th - via:
The suggestion was made recently that Hasbro's Rorworr action figure -- found in the 2000 Invasion of Theed adventure game -- should appear in Universe Expanded. The action figure is definitely not a part of the 1998 Expanded Universe subline, but... (Read More)

Hardcover MSRP?

March 26th - via:
I've been asked a very simple question that I realize I should have addressed from Day One.  "What are these going to sell for after the project?"  Well, that really depends on the final size of each book. At the moment the 96-page Universe... (Read More)

Goal! Now to hit those stretch goals.

March 20th - via:
Thanks, team, for pushing us over the goal. There's still sixteen days to go with the project and it's time we start focusing on the stretch goals and try to add more pages to the two books. With the addition of unedited packaging photos by The Man... (Read More)

Empire of Shadows Add-On Hardcover!

March 20th - via:
It's time to make this a reality! Now included in the Universe Expanded project here at Kickstarter is Empire of Shadows, a 48-page hardcover book about the 1996 Shadows of the Empire action figures and vehicles from Kenner. You may include this... (Read More)

The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker and the Expanded Universe

March 19th - via:
Big and important news today, guys. If you're unfamiliar with The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker (website, Facebook) then you have been missing out on an amazing journey through the past of Kenner's Star Wars action figures. The photographer behind many... (Read More)

Interviewed on the Caffeinated Comics Podcast

March 17th - via:
We've hit 82% of the goal and after a bit more planning I think I'll be announcing a Shadows of the Empire plan late this week or early next week. To make the book really work we'll need more supporters, so please share the project with your friends... (Read More)

Question: Shadows of the Empire?

March 15th - via:
We're down to three weeks to go and now at 77% of our goal. The work on the Universe Expanded book continues to move forward, with toys getting ripped from packaging and lots of photos snapped and ready for editing. Below you can see the 1998 Dark... (Read More)

Latest Toy Pizza and 67%

March 11th - via:
Thank you to the Toy Pizza team for their latest episode and promoting Universe Expanded. In addition to sharing this latest project the new Toy Pizza episode also shows off my last two books -- Each Sold Separately and Action Figures Not Included --... (Read More)

Interview at "From 4-LOM to Zuckuss" and 45% Funded

March 8th - via:
As of this morning the project has reached 45% of its funding; almost half way there and we still have about 29 days to go! I must thank all of you for supporting the book, and the blogs and sites that are starting to post about the new book are all... (Read More)

31% Down!

March 7th - via:
Thank you, guys, for jumping in to support the project on the very first day. We've still got 30 days to go before the project ends, and with any real luck we'll meet our goal and get this book into hardcover and onto our shelves. I'm still snapping... (Read More)

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