ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

The Empire wants you to join them. And like all good empires, they've provided us with some propaganda to give us a friendly reminder of who we should be supporting. These posters come from the Star Wars: Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition, which came on sale today.

Here's the official description of the book:

The Empire has taken hold of the galaxy. Soon, with the completion of the Death Star, its control will be absolute. In preparation for this Imperial expansion, high-ranking officials from each branch of the Imperial military have set down tactical guidelines and procedures as well as collected mission reports and classified documents for all newly ascending commanders. In the wake of the Battle of Endor, members of the Rebel Alliance intercepted this top-secret instructional manual and have circulated it among their own commanders, who have added notes and commentary in the margins.

Thanks to i09 we are able to take a sneak peek at some of the beautiful work inside the handbook.

Daniel Wallace
Daniel Wallace

Oh so he commands me to expose? Seems a bit intimate.

Daniel Wallace
Daniel Wallace

Let's just take a second to appreciate these images of the Star Destroyers. So beautiful. So menacing.

Daniel Wallace
Daniel Wallace

We fight, we win. It's as simple as that? Well then, let's go do this thing!

I just love the idea of an Empire marketing team and a graphic designer getting together to brainstorm ideas. That idea alone is almost enough to get me to buy this book. What pushes me over the edge is all of the other content inside the Star Wars: Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition! The handbook includes:

A 160-page book containing all the philosophy and tactical information newly-ascending commanders will need to succeed in the Imperial Military, a Rebel Alliance artifact registration card, a mechanized case with lights and sounds, and a custom-designed Imperial Order of Glory medal.

So, what do you guys think? I could definitely get into the idea of owning an Imperial Order of Glory medal. You know, just to add to my collection of other Imperial medals.


Will you join the Empire or will you resist it?


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