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Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Jedi Path, or, What to get the Person Who Has Everything

The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force [Vault Edition]I freely admit that I am not nearly as huge a Star Wars aficionado as others out there, although I do enjoy the movies quite a bit. When I found about this product I had to admit that the concept and execution were unique and sounded like a ton of fun.

The Jedi Path takes the concept of a coffee table book to the next level.  It's a print book, sure, but it's in a vault, and check out what happens when you open it, compliments of the product description:
With the push of a button, the doors of the vault open in a wash of light and Star Wars sound effects. The inner platform rises, revealing this exclusive edition of The Jedi Path.
And that's just what happens when you open the packaging! The book itself is a history of the Jedi order with lots of pullouts that go along with the text, including "a letter tracing the book’s history, a severed Padawan braid, a metal Jedi Credit medallion, a Jedi starfighter patch, a burned poster of the Jedi Code, a map of the Jedi Temple, a lightsaber diagram sketched on the back of a napkin from Dex’s Diner, and a note on the missing pages torn from the book by a Sith."
Although the price tag on this item is relatively steep (list price of $99.99, selling for $59.97 on Amazon and $67.49 from Barnes and Noble) it seems like something that would be an excellent gift for someone who was a Star Wars super fan, but may or may not be something that a person would buy on a whim.  It's also listed as intended for folks ages 14 and above, so it's not a toy by any stretch of the imagination and would be a better fit for someone who could be careful and appropriate with it.

I received a sample of this book via Wunderkind PR and was not compensated for this promotion, but I enjoy sharing creative products and ideas and from what I've seen, this item definitely fits the bill.  If you have a Star Wars connoisseur on your holiday list this year, here's an idea to get you started.


Susan from Reading World said...

My son, a die-hard Star Wars fan, has been asking for this for Christmas for months. Although it seems gimmicky to me (for the price, wouldn't you rather have 6 actual books?) he really wants to see that vault open. Well, it is Christmas...

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

This does look like one that a great Star Wars fan would love to have. :) Great post. Thanks!

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