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Before Mario

How did Nintendo’s miraculous transformation come about?

 

Until the 1960s, Nintendo was a modestly successful company, which manufactured playing cards for the local Japanese market. Fast forward 25 years and Nintendo has become a world leader in electronic entertainement. How did this miraculous transformation come about? BEFORE MARIO will answer that question, through a richly illustrated overview of over fifty Nintendo toys and games, that represent this crucial period in the company’s history (1965 to 1983). Some of these toys appear here in print for the very first time. Together they show the path that Nintendo traversed, as it evolved into one of Japan’s most admired and valuable companies.

 

Written by Erik Voskuil, owner the world’s largest private collection of Nintendo products from the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, with a foreword by Satoru Okada, one of the geniuses in Nintendo’s first game design team and later manager of the R&D department, (co)designer of many Nintendo’s games and toys, including Game & Watch, Metroid and the Game Boy.

 

Number of pages: 224
Published: October 2014
Size: 20 X 24 cm.
Quality: hardcover, color printing, glossy paper 150 gr.
Text: bilingual book (English / French)
Author: Erik Voskuil



Mario Goodies Collection - Classic Edition

 

Discover the universe of the most famous hero in video games in this one-of-a-kind book!

 

There are some unbelievable stories. People you never thought you would meet. People with incredible personalities! Mitsugu Kikai is the most hardcore Mario collector. Figurines, plushes, T-shirts, pens, boardgames, drinks, phones, notebooks, furniture, audio tapes, bikes, manga and even cotton buds! Kikai shows us his special world and his thousands of Mario items. A unique book, full of surprises, dedicated to all the collectors throughout the world.

  

 

Content :

  • The biggest collection of Mario by-products
  • More than 5,000 pictures of this incredible collection
  • Thousands of rare and incredible items
  • A whole chapter dedicated to the rarest items 

 
Features of the book -
Published: may 2014
Number of pages: 256
Text : Bilingual book (English / French)
Author: Mitsugu Kikai



The History of Mario

Limited to 500 copies!

 

Today Mario is a video game icon, known by millions of us worldwide. However, things were different in 1981, as Mario was all but a humble plumber, and he had no reason at all to rise up to the lofty perch of being the first and premium international ambassador for Nintendo.
Where the question of Mario is concerned, we ask not so much " who is he ? ", but moreso " Why him ? "

From New York to Kyoto, we offer a thorough and super detailed look into the world of Mario, winding through the eighties and taking in it's gmes and technological innovation to establish the fascinating development of Mario through the decades.

Written by William Audureau, an expert in video games since 2002, The History of Mario will let you discover a new world through the eyes of the most famous plumber in the world.

 
Features of the book - 
Published: june 2014 (UK)
Number of pages: 426
Text: English
Author: William Audureau

 



The History of Sonic - Collector's Edition

Sega's mascot, Sonic, was born Twenty years ago. Twenty years of history and 20 years of glory. Throughout his life, Sonic has been able, over several generations to bring joy and happiness to all players who have tried to tame the devil of a hedgehog and live his adventures. Twenty years of fun certainly, but also of technological innovation and creative fun. Created originally in 2D, today, Sonic operates in a vast and rich 3D world.
Sonic's story traces a fifth of a century since its debut on the Megadrive. Through anecdotes, interviews, artwork and original drawings, this book will reveal the hidden face of the mascot of Sega and will open up a unique and imaginative world to you, the reader.

 

Exclusive Collector Edition -

  • A historical collectors book, filled with anecdotes about the development of Sega's mascot.
  • Chronicles all Sonic related games released
  • Amazing stories about the characters and their creation.
  • 300 full colour glossy pages, in a deluxe hard cover.
  • Numbered Edition
  • Deluxe hardcover with hot foil stamping

 

Features of the book -
Published: January 2013
Number of pages: 296
Color: Full Color
Coverage: Hot foil stamping, Hard back
RRP: £29.99



Pix'N Love Publishing News

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Thursday, 24 January 2013 15:01

 

The History of Sonic has been nominated in the 2012 « best trade book of the year» category at the « Gem Award » and it is now available in an exclusive collector's edition, which can only be purchased on the Pix'n Love Publishing website !

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:02

 

To celebrate the rebirth of Capcom's cult series, Capcom and "Les Editions Pix'n Love"  are proud to present a great book about the DMC saga (all five episodes, including the latest title) with Capcom's official license and support. We're sure you'll learn a lot! For more info, please click here. You wont be disappointed!

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 09:28

Replay Expo is the UK's largest annual Retro Games Expo, with a gathering of many thousands of retro game fans on November 4th and 5th in Blackpool, England.

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Friday, 14 October 2011 13:22

Dear Pix'n Love people!

For the launch of this wonderful, incredible, amazing, kick the knees website, the Pix'n Love Team is proud to announce free delivery all over the world for any book ordered. This special offer will last till the 30th of november.

If you preorder a book, it will cost you only its price, here too, the delivery is Pixfully free !