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Old 04-23-2008, 10:14 PM   #51
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Mine just shipped!

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Old 04-23-2008, 11:03 PM   #52
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Just ordered mine along with the handbook. Great deal. I know on amazon it says paperback, but wouldn't it be cooler if it was a hardcover? I mean especially with the distressed look and all.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:44 PM   #53
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*wonders why his hasn't shipped yet though he pre-ordered it a long time ago*
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:40 PM   #54
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Got my copy of the Lost Journal today. Looks great. An earlier post lamented that the journal was a paperback, but I'm happy to say that it is not. (There are a limited number of descriptors a publisher can use to indicate format on Amazon, so calling it "paperback" really doesn't do the book justice.) It's actually somewhere in between a hardcover and a paperback. The industry term is flexi-bind, and it gives the book a really nice look actually. Faux leather, so that it looks legit. I think you'll be impressed.

Now if only I can keep from flipping to the last few pages for another month....
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:55 PM   #55
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Got my copy of the Lost Journal today. Looks great. An earlier post lamented that the journal was a paperback, but I'm happy to say that it is not. (There are a limited number of descriptors a publisher can use to indicate format on Amazon, so calling it "paperback" really doesn't do the book justice.) It's actually somewhere in between a hardcover and a paperback. The industry term is flexi-bind, and it gives the book a really nice look actually. Faux leather, so that it looks legit. I think you'll be impressed.

Now if only I can keep from flipping to the last few pages for another month....
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where did u order it from?
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:57 PM   #56
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Got my copy of the Lost Journal today. Looks great. An earlier post lamented that the journal was a paperback, but I'm happy to say that it is not. (There are a limited number of descriptors a publisher can use to indicate format on Amazon, so calling it "paperback" really doesn't do the book justice.) It's actually somewhere in between a hardcover and a paperback. The industry term is flexi-bind, and it gives the book a really nice look actually. Faux leather, so that it looks legit. I think you'll be impressed.

Now if only I can keep from flipping to the last few pages for another month....
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How's its YIJC coverage? It would seem that YIJC would make up the majority of the book, since that's where the idea for the book came from.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:25 PM   #57
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How's its YIJC coverage? It would seem that YIJC would make up the majority of the book, since that's where the idea for the book came from.

... not to mention the fact the TV series covers a lot more time than the movies.

Does it have anything to say re: the "Indy EU" (novels, comics, games, etc.)?
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:58 PM   #58
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I just got mine today. Do not go to the last few pages if you don't want to be spoiled. I looked rather quickly by accident and there are easy to see spoilers.

They give dates for the movies now so we know when things happen. They also give prices for somethings, like the Pan Am flight, which was $900, which is a lot of money. I know what I'll be reading tonight!

ETA: After skimming for a bit, do not go past the couple of pages for Atlantis, after that there are spoilers.

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Old 04-25-2008, 04:01 PM   #59
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I've been reading through the journal and it really is well done. It's coverage of the Chronicles is limited, but interesting. The journals starts with Indy's first entry and talks about a couple of his TV adventures as a young boy, then moves to his adventure at the beginning of Last Crusade, then covers three or four of the Sean Patrick Flannery adventures. A page or two for each. Then it touches upon three of the novels (all Rob MacGregor entries, I believe). Nothing about the Young Indy books, or the German novels, or the comic book adventures EXCEPT for Fate of Atlantis. It's inclusion perhaps means that Lucas considers that particular adventure as cannon. After this, I cannot say more as there are many spoilers, including some tidbits of what Indy was doing during WWII, who Mac is, etc. So I'll stop there. Really worth the purchase though.

FYI, I got it from Amazon.

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Old 04-25-2008, 04:08 PM   #60
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I WANT THIS BOOK! But perhaps it's best I don't get it now; I would probably end up looking too far ahead.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:26 PM   #61
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I WANT THIS BOOK! But perhaps it's best I don't get it now; I would probably end up looking too far ahead.


I have been onto Play.com so many times - only to cancel the order at the last minute...

I've waited nearly 20 yrs ....i can wait a few weeks more...

MUST....RESIST........
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:47 PM   #62
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If any of you posters have the book and are willing to read through the end, I'd love to know the INDY IV material...

PM, perhaps?
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:58 PM   #63
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What else does the book have?? Does it contain like pictures, tickets, clipping??? Any loose items inside the book????
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #64
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Ok, if any of you who own the book have read the Indy IV material, just tell me this: does it sound good?
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:05 PM   #65
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What else does the book have?? Does it contain like pictures, tickets, clipping??? Any loose items inside the book????

No loose items in the book so it looks a bit strange when you're reading it. There are tons of photos and tickets and things like that. I haven't fully read mine yet as I was out at the KMart seeing if they had put anything out yet. They are the only store that has anything right now, and that's only the original Lego.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:15 PM   #66
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Notes (warning: SPOILERS for lost journal and Kingdom. Sort of.):

Pretty durn cool.

The design of the book is awesome. Not only makes a good read; the publishers have made a decent stab at making it look and feel like a journal. Not prop-quality, or anything, but better than I'd expected.

Does a fair job of bridging the gaps between films in a few pages.

More "expanded adventures" material included than I'd expected. Heavy references to Atlantis and some of the novels, at least one offhand Dark Horse comic mention.

Much less from Young Indy than I'd expected, but still has a lot from the series.

The quest for the Peacock's Eye continues.

Short Round follows in Indy's footsteps.

Remy (from Young Indy) still alive as of 1935.

Includes a term paper Indy never got back to a student for revision. Sometimes, it must really bite to have him as a professor.

Intro seems to be written in the present day. States that Jones was known as "a collector of ancient artifacts". Is inconclusive as to whether or not Indy is still alive--he'd be about 109.

Surprising references to Indy's previous experiences with crystal skulls and UFOs from Expanded Adventures sources in the Kingdom section.

Not really a whole lot of spoilers in the end, actually. If you've been following the spoilers online and reading the old scripts, there's nothing new here.

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:55 PM   #67
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Any new information on the gap from Last Crusade to Mystery of the Blues' bookends to Crystall Skull? Stuff that doesn't tie into Crystal Skull that is, or is it too soon to tell?
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:45 PM   #68
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No Mystery of the Blues related stuff at all, sadly. Missed opportunity there. There is still some interesting info from inbetween Crusade and Kingdom:

1938

Excerpt from Princeton Review article by Henry Jones, Sr., titled "The Last Crusade".

Letter from Jones Sr. Not something I'd thought about, but he's got a lot of spare time on his hands now that the object he'd been searching for for forty years has been found.

1939

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis notes.

1944

Letter from Eisenhower

Letter by a Kingdom character.

1945

Indy was in Flensburg, Germany, for the final action of World War II.

1953

Indy's thinking about buying a refrigerator.

1957

Short Round is close to finding Peacock's Eye. Notes for class. Notes on nuclear dvelopment. There's more, but it's all probably Kingdom related. Still nothing you couldn't guess from the trailer.

EDIT: I could be crazy, but it looks like they photoshopped some of the older, non Chronicles pictures of Indy with a young Harrison Ford. Hmm. Pretty silly looking, and it detracts from the generally high quality of the book.

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Old 04-26-2008, 12:22 AM   #69
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Oh, come on! Please one of you, don't hold out on me! If I was able to get this book I would have. I want to hear spoilers if anyone else is going to read it. Or at least, an entry from 1926 would be sweet!
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:17 AM   #70
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This book sounds awesome. So it's already out? I see it on IJ.com but it says it ships May 9. I want to get it, but I don't want to read it and have any major spoilers for KOTCS revealed to me before I see it. So maybe I should wait?
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:23 AM   #71
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Ok, I pre-ordered this book a long time ago on Amazon and it hasn't even been prepared to ship for me. Does anyone know why!?
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Old 04-26-2008, 02:52 AM   #72
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This book sounds awesome. So it's already out? I see it on IJ.com but it says it ships May 9. I want to get it, but I don't want to read it and have any major spoilers for KOTCS revealed to me before I see it. So maybe I should wait?

I wouldn't worry too much about it. The "story" behind the book is that Indy's journal was taken from him by the Russians during the events of Kingdom. So the end of the movie isn't given away. Mutt isn't even mentioned by name, although there's a picture of him. Spalko's first name isn't mentioned either. There are only a handful of things that aren't in the trailer, and I didn't see anything that wasn't already described in the earliest of spoiler reports or the Saucermen script.

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Old 04-26-2008, 02:55 AM   #73
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Oh, come on! Please one of you, don't hold out on me! If I was able to get this book I would have. I want to hear spoilers if anyone else is going to read it. Or at least, an entry from 1926 would be sweet!

The entry for 1926 is just a sketch of a Mayan mask and some notes relating to the novel Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils. The journal then skips to 1933.

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Old 04-26-2008, 05:47 AM   #74
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What! That's it for '26? What tight-asses! Not one word regarding the affair with Marion and the fight with Abner and that's a big deal. I can't believe they skipped out on that. Oh well, I'll just have to hope Rob McGregor writes a novel on it...someday.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:58 AM   #75
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What! That's it for '26? What tight-asses! Not one word regarding the affair with Marion and the fight with Abner and that's a big deal. I can't believe they skipped out on that. Oh well, I'll just have to hope Rob McGregor writes a novel on it...someday.
Me too "Violet Indy" ! I've been waiting to hear about THAT part of Indy's life ever since it was first mentioned in "Raiders" !
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