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Star Wars Darth Vader View-Master® Viewer

Star Wars Darth Vader View-Master viewer.

Star Wars Darth Vadar 3-D Viewer Gift Set

One of the coolest ever View-Master® 3-D viewers is available in the shape of Darth Vadar's mask. Why this has taken so long to create is a mystery as it is sheer genius as a View-Master® collectible. The viewer is available as a separate item on a hang card or in a special Star Wars Gift Pack.

Wouldn't it be neat for the viewer to have built-in sound effects? Instead of the familiar View-Master click, we would hear Darth Vadar's breathing sound effect. Maybe that will come out in a deluxe model? That would be over the top cool!

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Star Wars - Story 1 Attack of the Clones View-Master® Reels

Artwork of the front of the Attack of the Clones reels.
Artwork of the front of the Attack of the Clones reels.

Artwork of the back of the Attack of the Clones package.
Artwork of the back of the Attack of the Clones package.

Yoda is featured on the sticker for the Attack of the Clones reels.
Yoda is featured on the sticker of the Attack of the Clones reels.

Star Wars Attack of the Clones features actual images from the 2002 big screen space opera film converted from 2-D to 3-D. Like other similar movie title reels recently produced, the 21 stereoscopic 3-D images on the three Star Wars Attack of the Clones reels are presented in widescreen format with letterboxing at the top and bottom of each slide.

Several of the 3-D images are breathtaking. The very first scene on the very first reel is one of these. It shows a huge spaceship approaching a planet. Horror legend Christopher Lee is featured in two images as the evil Count Dooku™. Other Star Wars favorites in 3-D scenes include Anakin Skywalker™, Princess Amidala™, Yoda™, R2-D2™ and C3PO™.

Reel One

  1. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are two of the finest Jedi in the galaxy.
  3. To protect Senator Padme Amidala, Obi-Wan and Anakin chase the enemy.
  4. The Jedi council is determined to identify the enemy.
  5. Obi-Wan goes to the secret planet Kamino to investigate.
  6. Obi-Wan is shown a secret army of clones being built on Kamino.
  7. Master Yoda senses an evil plot.

Reel Two

  1. Anakin and Padme discover the Droid factory on the planet Geonosis.
  2. Obi-Wan, Padme and Anakin are caputured by the evil Dooku.
  3. Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padme must fight a giant beast!
  4. Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padme capture the next beast.
  5. Doodu sends in the Droid army to combat them!
  6. R2-D2 and C-3PO also join in the combat!
  7. The Jedi Knights arrive with the Clones to help defeat the Droid army.

Reel Three

  1. A new battle begins!
  2. Count Dooku is exposed as the evil enemy behind the war,
  3. Anakin challenges the powerful Dooku but loses!
  4. Master Yoda is more than a match for Dooku!
  5. Dooku, unable to defeat Yoda, flees!
  6. Anakin and Padme are hopeful peace will come soon.
  7. But the Clones Wars have only just begun!

We don't like the packaging (see the 3-D Review article View-Master's New Packaging is not Collector Friendly) but with today's technology collector's can make their own packaging in the old View-Master style using a color inkjet printer and a little creativity. For safekeeping, you can always transfer your reels into old three reel packet paper sleeves available in the secondary market.

The Star Wars Attack of the Clones View-Master® reels are produced by the company Basic Fun.

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View-Master® - New Packaging is not Collector Friendly

View-Master® has a new look with the first releases of titles from new licensee Basic Fun. Packaging for the new View-Master® reels produced by Basic Fun are hard to open without totally damaging the packaging.

All three reels are encased inside the packaging. One reel shows through a clear plastic sleeve with the other two reels mounted in a thin plastic holder. There is no easy way to open the package containing the reels. We used a box cutter down the right side of the package to try to open it.

The inner plastic holder keeps the reels in place but also challenges collector's when trying to remove the reels if you want to keep the package as undamaged as possible. The plastic holder is held in place by the seal of the packaging making it hard to remove. The reels we opened all suffered from dust specks, no doubt created by direct contact with the packaging.

The size of the package does not match any previous View-Master® product. The new format measures 5 1/2" wide by 6" tall, slightly larger than the size of a CD jewel case.

Although we applaud Basic Fun for keeping View-Master® reels available with new exciting reel topics, the new packaging is a disappointing design.

View-Master® and associated trademarks are owned by Mattel. Basic Fun is a division of Good Stuff Co. LLC based in Long Island, New Jersey. The reels and package are made in China.

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Stereo World Magazine January - February 2014 Vol. 39, No. 4

The January - February 2014 issue of Stereo World magazine is now available.

Inside this issue:

  • Ferrier in Print Again Review by John Dennis
  • Shimooka Renjo and the Mystery G.A.B. Stereoview Series by Terry Bennett and Rob Oechsle
  • ISU 2013 by Lawrence Kaufman
  • Blu-Ray 3-D: 3-D Video for your Living Room by David Delouchery
  • 3D-Con 2014 by Bill Moll
  • The Seven Deadly Retinal Rivalries by Jeff Boller
  • When Stereo Zeal Outpaced Photography Review by John Dennis
  • The Great War in 3-D Review by Ralph Reiley
  • Editor’s View
  • NewViews
  • The Society
  • Classifieds

Join the National Stereoscopic Association and get six issues of Stereo World with your annual membership.

To order individual printed back issues of Stereo World from the past three years only, write to:

Back Issues
P.O. Box 86708
Portland OR 97286

Or, email strwld@teleport.com.

Back issues are $8 each postpaid in the U.S. and $10.00 each for international shipment.

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DC Comics publishes 52 lenticular 3-D motion covers for Villains Month in September 2013

DC Comics celebrated Villains Month beginning Sept. 4, 2013, that transformed all “The New 52” titles into stories about the villains and not the superheroes with 3-D lenticular motion covers.

Here is a complete gallery of covers from the series.

DC Villains animated GIF.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

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DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

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DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

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DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

DC lenticular 3-D cover art.

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Remix Magazine 3-D Issue June 2010

Remix magazine anaglyphic cover art.

The June 2010 issue of Remix Magazine published in New Zealand featured 3-D fashion photos.

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Vogue Italia September 2010 Issue features Miranda Kerr 3-D photo shoot

Vogue Italia September 2010 cover art.

Miranda Kerr is featured in an anaglyphic 3-D photo on the cover of the September 2010 issue of Vogue Italia. The 3-D photos were taken by Steven Meisel. Kerr poses in more adult themed 3-D photos inside the magazine.

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CKM magazine 3-D Issue June 2010

CKM magazine 3-D issue cover art.

The November 2010 issue of the adult themed CKM magazine, published in Poland, included a 3-D paparazzi photo of a topless Paris Hilton among other 3-D photos.

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Loaded magazine cover art April 2007.

An April 2007 issue of Loaded magazine was listed for sale at auction but received no bids. The magazine features 14-pages of adult themed 3-D photos of British favorites Lucy Pinder and Jana Defi.

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