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Rare Lunar Artbook

Postby wildthehero » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:37 pm

Greets all,

I just came off ebay where I noticed someone selling one of the lunar artbooks. I dont know who the seller is, so do your homework if you're interested, (seems ok, but I'm not vouching for him) but they have it up for "buy it now" 30$ plus shipping, or best offer. I've had mine for a while, and payed quite a bit more for it. They're pretty hard to come by, so I figured I'd let everyone know.

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Postby Kizyr » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:12 pm

If I didn't already have a copy, I'd get it now. That's a really good deal for a BIN that low. This is a really good find; thanks for the heads up. Someone out there may want to take advantage of this in short order. KF

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Postby Alunissage » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:26 pm

If I didn't already have two copies I might consider it myself. :P The seller is lying about the hardbound part, though; it's definitely paperback, albeit stiff paper. But yes, that's a very good price, about 2/3 of what I paid for mine new.

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Postby Sonic# » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:30 am

I now have an artbook!

Thanks for the heads-up, wildthehero.
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Postby GhaleonOne » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:38 am

You won't be disappointed Sonic. It's a great artbook.
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Postby Alunissage » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:11 am

Yay! You'll love it. ^_^

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Postby wildthehero » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:37 pm

No prob =D I searched high and low for weeks for mine, so glad I could help someone out.

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Postby wildthehero » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:13 pm

o.O Must be a lot of people looking for extra cash at the expense of their Lunar books. There are already auctions up for both of the rare art books at 45$ Buyout plus shipping. I've never seen them both up at one time. Don't know either of the sellers, but it's kinda cool to see this stuff circulating. I hope they're not reproductions.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lunar-Silver-Star-Story-Art-Book-Sega-Game-Arts-Jp-1997_W0QQitemZ160041936391QQihZ006QQcategoryZ1345QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lunar-1-2-Silver-Eternal-Blue-Anime-Artbook-Art-Book_W0QQitemZ330041188373QQihZ014QQcategoryZ1345QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

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Postby Alunissage » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:49 pm

It comes and goes. I think I've bought from both of those sellers before, though I'd have to check my records to be sure. To be honest, I'd almost be more interested in a reproduction, since that's different from what I have. No reason to think these aren't real, though. The artbooks aren't expensive on Yahoo Auctions Japan -- that's why I have two; I bought the second because it was cheap and I was getting other stuff shipped to me anyway.

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Postby GhaleonOne » Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:28 pm

For the record if anyone's thinking about buying an artbook, the Lunar I+II is better than the Lunar SSS Newtype book.
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Postby joker_mausland » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:27 am

GhaleonOne wrote:For the record if anyone's thinking about buying an artbook, the Lunar I+II is better than the Lunar SSS Newtype book.


I was thinking about buying the Lunar SSS Newtype book but was wondering if it had the same images in the Lunar I+II book. I already have the Lunar I+II artbook so I was wondering :)

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Postby GhaleonOne » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:29 am

Nope. Though the SSS Newtype has a LOT of in-game stills of the anime scenes in SSSC. There's also a good amount of artwork, but a sizable portion of the art book is anime scenes.
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Postby Alunissage » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:35 pm

More specifically, the sketches and such in the SSS artbook are different from those in the I+II book because it's about a different game -- the character designs were revised a bit for the remakes. This is most noticeable with Dyne, who was depicted as bearded in the I+II book.

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Postby exigence » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:37 pm

is it legal to post pages from the art books here, i mean its not like there still in production and iv never really seen much from them.
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Postby GhaleonOne » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:51 pm

If you mean the entire artbook, then yes, that would be illegal, but I've always wanted to post up a few pages of scans from both artbooks on the site. I just don't have a working scanner anymore, or at least one that would scan at any real quality. One of these days, I'm going to buy one and scan some pages from those, along with the covers for some of the novels and such that I'm missing on the site.
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Postby joker_mausland » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:43 pm

There was another thing I was meaning to ask, was there ever an art book specifically for Lunar 2 and Lunar 2 only?

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Postby GhaleonOne » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:25 am

Unfortunately not. I wish they had done one. EBC had some beatiful artwork, and I know there was some art that never got used that would have been great to see.

They could even release one now with all the artwork from the remakes and Legend/DS/WS/MS that was never released. I've seen Genesis art that was never published.
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Postby joker_mausland » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:15 pm

I think there was a thread somewhere about a ebay user not to buy from, and I was wondering who that was because I wanted to buy a lunar item on ebay.

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Postby GhaleonOne » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:36 pm

videogameya is the likely the person you're talking about. He's got a bunch of manga and artbooks up right now last I checked. It's not that he's a bad Ebayer . He's just horrible about communication. His auctions allowed combined shipping, but I was never able to get a confirmed price for the shipping, and sent him like 2 bucks short on shipping. It took 3 months to get my stuff after having to turn him in through PayPal to actually get his attention. Had he given me the correct amount to begin with, it would have never been a problem. However, other than that, I did get what I paid for, and the merchandise was quality. Looking at his feedback, he's largely a good Ebayer. Just don't expect any real communication from him if you have questions after buying the auction. Make sure to settle any questions with him before buying the item and you'll be fine. Assuming that's who you're looking to buy from.
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Postby joker_mausland » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:47 pm

I am wondering if they will make an art book for lunar dragon song, but I doubt it since most of the game was just sprites. :(


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