Released on December 4, 2012 is this awesome Star Trek collectible.

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years is a 176-page hardcover book with electronic display pedestal that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.

This is a four-colored illustrated book that documents the era leading up to First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311.

This is a Star Trek collectible that has been meticulously researched to provide valuable information on a multitude of alien species, decisive battles, and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible.

The book includes field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across theStar Trek Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence.

The book is beautifully housed in a pedestal display that features lights and an audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu. The display measure 13.5” x 13.5” x 4”.

This edition also features five removable documents from the Federation Archives, including Zefram Cochrane’s early sketch of the warp-drive engine, a handwritten letter from young Jim Kirk, and the first-known diagram of a Trill symbiont.

Watch an unboxing of the product (complete with annoying music):

The link you need to get the discount is below: 

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years (via Amazon, $59.99)

Marvel Studios takes readers behind the scenes of Joss Whedon’s blockbuster hit The Avengers with Jason Surrell’s hardcover book The Art of the Avnegers.

This keepsake hardcover book is an experiential journey through the entire film from beginning to end and features stunning concept art; full-color photographs from the set, as well as the finished film, excerpts from the script; and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, including writer/director Joss Whedon, producer Kevin Feige and, of course, the Avengers themselves.

From costume and production design to visual effects and creature creation, The Art of the Avengers is a lavish showcase of all the artistry and creativity that brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe to life onscreen. 

Released May 2, 2012.

THE ART OF THE AVENGERS movie collectible (via Amazon)