Oh and my book arrived today. First impressions: it's nowhere nearly as large as would need be to justify the shipping price.
Just flipping through and I found two spelling mistake right away, "dital" instead of digital, and seperately instead of separately.
Not sure how this made it through a spell check.
I like the overhead playfield photos. Maybe they could be done better? But I love having them all together in book form. I wish they were all done at a slight angle though, like the Baywatch and GoldenEye pictures are.
The highlight for me is all the great photos of the factory showing off the labourers and all the team work that goes into building these.
Great photos, brilliant colour, and it really shows off the company.
I like all the bits of prototype development interspersed with the games.
I really love when they do the 2-page spreads for games.
It's a quality book. Is it worth what I ended up spending on it and shipping? Meh, perhaps not. If it was a normal art book perhaps I'd wait and buy it at a show post-pandemic.
But I'm happy I have it now and it's not leaving. And if they truly don't print any more of these, I would guess that in a few years they'll all be fully dispersed into the hands of people that want them, and they will actually be quite hard to procure on the used market.