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    This question comes up every now and then. What is there to collect in the Babylon 5 universe? Hopefully this will give you a start. This is not an exhaustive list, and intentionally leaves off the Cafe Press / Joe Store merchandise including scriptbooks and chronologies.

    If you find other things to add, please do! This is for official merchandise only.

    Books (Dell)
    1 - Voices by John Vornholt
    2 - Accusations by Lois Tilton
    3 - Blood Oath by John Vornholt
    4 - Clark's Law by Jim Mortimore
    5 - The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name by Neal Barrett Jr
    6 - Betrayals by S. M. Stirling
    7 - The Shadow Within by Jeanne Cavelos
    8 - Personal Agendas by Al Sararntonio
    9 - To Dream in the City of Sorrows by Kathryn M. Drennan

    Books (Del Rey)
    Psi Corps Trilogy by J. Gregory Keyes:
    1 - Dark Genesis
    2 - Deadly Relations
    3 - Final Reckoning

    Centauri by Peter David
    1 - Long Night of Centauri Prime
    2 - Armies of Light and Dark
    3 - Out of the Darkness

    Techno-Mage by Jeanne Cavelos
    1 - Casting Shadows
    2 - Summoning Light
    3 - Invoking Darkness

    In the Beginning by Peter David (novelization)
    ThirdSpace by Peter David (novelization)
    A Call to Arms by Robert Sheckley (novelization)

    Short Stories - there were six total, three published in Amazing Stories, and three in the B5 magazine.

    Amazing Stories all by JMS
    Summer 99 - "The Shadow of His Thoughts"
    Winter 2000 - "Genius Loci"
    Summer 2000 - "Space, Time, and the Incurable Romantic"

    Official B5 Magazine
    May 2000 - "Hidden Agendas" by JMS
    July 2000 - "True Seeker" by Fiona Avery
    August 2000 - "The Nautilus Coil" by J. Gregory Keyes

    Dining on Babylon 5 by Steve Smith
    The Parliament of Dreams (essays about B5)
    A to Z Guide to Babylon 5 by David Bassom - covers the first ~two years
    Creating Babylon 5 by David Bassom
    Babylon 5 Security Manual by Jim Mortimore
    Complete Book of Scriptwriting by JMS, contains 1 of his B5 scripts
    The Day of the Dead by Neil Gaiman - this is his original draft of the episode, with notes. Both Rebo and Zooty talk in this version.
    Season by Season guides (one per season) by Jane Killick
    several RPG books from Mongoose Press - only useful if you're playing the game, they don't give any new insight into the series.

    Comics - all from DC Comics
    1 through 11 - printed as individual issues
    1 through 4, collected and printed in the UK as "Babylon 5"
    5 through 8, collected and printed in the UK as "Shadows Past and Present."
    1 through 4 and 11, collected and printed in the UK as "The Price of Peace."

    9 and 10 have not been reprinted.

    "In Valen's Name" - Three-issue comic series, later collected and reprinted under the "In Valen's Name" title.

    Mini-comic - released with The Lost Tales at some Best Buy locations. Rather hard to find a copy of.



    Babylon Park - a cross between South Park and Babylon 5, ultra low budget, released on two tapes back in the very early 2000s.

    Games:

    Roleplaying Games from various publishers, including Mongoose
    Babylon 5 Wars - also released several (extremely) small miniture figures, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch tall each

    CCG - there were several releases of Babylon 5 Collectible Card Game, including Premier, The Shadows, Deluxe (reissue of premiere with better printing), The Great War, Psi Corps, Severed Dreams, Wheel of Fire, and Crusade. Another release, Anla'Shock was planned and printed, but not released. Some cards from that release have surfaced but they are extremely rare.

    Figures:

    There have been three releases so far. First, there was a set of nine-inch figures with cloth costumes. Second, there was a set of six-inch figures released in four waves, a few at a time. Some were better than others, and they loved variants and reissues. For example, the Lochley is just the Ivanova figure with a new head. Third, Harlequin released miniture pewter (I think?) figurines, all about one inch tall, sometimes painted, in the UK. Sometimes used with the Babylon 5 Wars game.

    Micro Machines released several packs of B5 ships. There were six releases with three ships in a pack (seen here), and a seventh one labeled "0" that was a slightly larger model of the space station.

    There are model kits you can put together of the station and a Star Fury. There are also busts of G'Kar's head, the station and a Star Fury.

    There are six pewter figures, each about 3 inches tall, very heavy ... Garibaldi, Delenn, Kosh, Sheridan, and I forget the other two.

    There were two keychains, both pewter. One was a round disc with the B5 logo, the other was in the shape of a Centauri ship. Another keychain was in a square shape, with Shadow ships in space.

    There were several cds with soundtracks on them. You can find the list by googling Sonic Images. In addition, several of the cast members have released their own music projects. Among them:

    The Be Five - Five of the cast members (Mumy, Christian, Katsulas, Jurasik, and Furlan) recorded this in a variety of music genres. There are two big group numbers, and then each person sings two solo songs. The last big group number relates their typical day on the set of B5. Very hard to find these days.

    Maggie Egan's cd is called "Out of This World" ... This was a cd of standards that had a space theme. Before each song, she appears in character as Jane, telling news from the cosmos or saying something about the song you're going to listen to.

    Julie Caitlin Brown had 2 cds. Mira did one, and Claudia's done quite a few. Bill Mumy is ... prolific. However, as far as I can remember, none of them had any B5 connection except for the actor doing both projects.

    To learn more about the cast music, check this page (not updated for some time)

    There are also a variety of posters, a few other trading card sets, and of course, the DVDs ... which have been released and re-released in new packaging over and over again.
    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

  • #2
    Fun! Thanks for the list

    I have some of this stuff, but not all. And I really really want a Delenn acton figure. Will get one eventually.

    I loved the befive cd. Will check out the music page soon. Bill Mumy did an awesome song for Land of the Lost, as well.

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    • #3
      Re: The Lost Tales mini-comic: Delenn of Mir, just a reminder that I'm saving yours for you. No hurry.

      Also, I've got a few others, though no more signed ones. Anybody interested is welcome to PM me.

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jan View Post
        Re: The Lost Tales mini-comic: Delenn of Mir, just a reminder that I'm saving yours for you. No hurry.

        Also, I've got a few others, though no more signed ones. Anybody interested is welcome to PM me.

        Jan
        Jan, can you elaborate on what The Lost Tales mini comic is exactly?
        Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

        Kosh: Good!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ubik View Post
          Jan, can you elaborate on what The Lost Tales mini comic is exactly?
          The Lost Tales disk was released in July of 2007, right around San Diego Comic-Con. JMS wrote a tribute to Rick Biggs and Andreas Katsulas as their characters in a small 6-page mini comic. It ties in to the mentions of Franklin and G'Kar that were in the video, that they're exploring 'beyond the rim'.

          They were available only two ways. There were some in special packages of the Lost Tales disk that were sold at Best Buy stores and they were also given out at a couple of autographing sessions at Comic Con and at one Best Buy store.

          Here's one I just sold for a charitable effort I'm doing:
          http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Babylon...p2047675.l2557

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            For the merchandise list, "Bubble Buddies":

            http://www.bubbleblowers.com/pages/125.html

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            • #7
              How could you have forgotten Bubble Buddies?

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              • #8
                Don't forget pencil toppers and stampers - which all used the same ships, I'm pretty sure.

                Jan
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jan View Post
                  The Lost Tales disk was released in July of 2007, right around San Diego Comic-Con. JMS wrote a tribute to Rick Biggs and Andreas Katsulas as their characters in a small 6-page mini comic. It ties in to the mentions of Franklin and G'Kar that were in the video, that they're exploring 'beyond the rim'.

                  They were available only two ways. There were some in special packages of the Lost Tales disk that were sold at Best Buy stores and they were also given out at a couple of autographing sessions at Comic Con and at one Best Buy store.

                  Here's one I just sold for a charitable effort I'm doing:
                  http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Babylon...p2047675.l2557

                  Jan

                  *Squees* at the adorable Delenn action figure with baby flyer. Too bad I canna use paypal anymore. *sad face*

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                  • #10
                    Here is some stuff i have/am aware of not on the list above...

                    There is a b5 pewter station that i have, i guess there is also a black omega starfury as well when i went searching for a pic. http://www.nitrocomics.com/bab5.html. Was that what you lumped in with the gakar bust?

                    The canceled game (B5:Into the Fire) had some promo stuff, like a poster, watch, and mousepad. Which were sold off after the cancellation of the game for i think 5$ each or something. Its been a while since i bought those.

                    I have 2 PC software boxes on my shelf also. The Official Guide to B5, had some fun wallpapers, some interactive reference guide, and a music CD. Also Babylon 5 shadow wars. Was mostly screen saver/wallpaper stuff, but did have a small game that ya shoot at shadow ships if i remember right.

                    I do NOT know if this is considered official merchandise? How does one know?
                    Milkman
                    www.mhoc.net

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Milkman View Post
                      I do NOT know if this is considered official merchandise? How does one know?
                      The only one I'm not sure of from your list is the Shadow Wars software/game you mentioned. Don't think I've ever seen it but it very well could be. I'm not a gamer.

                      Of the posters, I've always loved the ones from Lightspeed Fine Art the best. Way expensive but beautiful! http://www.lightspeedfineart.com/cat...-5-lithographs

                      There was an oval B5 logo keychain also. That one from Rawcliffe and it's also pewter (Rawcliffe did the little pewter figures).

                      There were life sized cardboard stand-ups of Sheridan, Ivanova, Garibaldi, Delenn, G'Kar and Mollari.

                      For a very short time there were frosted shot glasses with the B5 logo from Creation. JMS asked them to pull them because he was uneasy with B5 being related to drinking.

                      And let's not forget the Fan Club stuff! They had:

                      Caps (Agamemnon, Psi Corps, IPX, Crusade), shirts (T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts), ship pins, Ranger Pins, Psi Corps pins, Earth Alliance pins, G'Kar statues, squadron patches...and probably other things I'm forgetting.

                      Jan
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jan View Post
                        The only one I'm not sure of from your list is the Shadow Wars software/game you mentioned. Don't think I've ever seen it but it very well could be. I'm not a gamer.
                        It was software for Windows made by Sound Source. That one's legit.

                        http://www.amazon.com/Babylon-Arcade.../dp/B000YPCF6I
                        Last edited by JoeD80; 11-08-2012, 06:18 PM.

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                        • #13
                          To expand on the table top games section:

                          Babylon 5 Wars by Agents of Gaming
                          Fleet Action by Agents of Gaming
                          GROPOS by Agents of Gaming

                          Babylon 5: A Call to Arms by Mongoose Publishing

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jan View Post
                            . . .
                            Of the posters, I've always loved the ones from Lightspeed Fine Art the best. Way expensive but beautiful! http://www.lightspeedfineart.com/cat...-5-lithographs
                            . . .

                            Jan
                            The Lightspeed posters are beautiful.
                            I purchased some at Fedcon this year. They had lots of other stuff from other series, all very well done, but I spent my cash on the B5 stuff - one with the cast and 20 signatures and 2 different ones with the station and several ships.

                            Now starting my own signature hunt, started with Walter Koenig, Rico Ross and Erick Avari this year.

                            Was great fun - now I will have to see if other B5 people will be coming next year.

                            Also, I have a smaller Lith with the main cast that I ordered there earlier.
                            Jan from Denmark

                            My blog :

                            http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                            "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by babylonlurker View Post
                              The Lightspeed posters are beautiful.
                              I purchased some at Fedcon this year. They had lots of other stuff from other series, all very well done, but I spent my cash on the B5 stuff - one with the cast and 20 signatures and 2 different ones with the station and several ships.
                              Oooh...I think I'm jealous! Okay, not really. I'm glad you've got them. I love the artwork and colors on them.

                              And while we're on the subject of stuff....I just got word that the latest addition to my collection is on its way to me.

                              Ladies and gentlemen....I've got a Keeper!!!
                              http://www.propstore.com/product-Kee...c-Creature.htm

                              Jan
                              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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