#3 – The pictures.
What good is a reference guide and price guide without decent pictures? While the images in the first edition of the Ultimate G.I. Joe Guide were certainly servicable, there were a number that had some lighting issues, layout issues, or other minor composition issues that just limited how effective the pictures were.
Well, the second edition changes all of that in a big way. Unhappy with images in the previous volume himself, Mr. Bellomo enlisted the aid of a professional photographer to go through every single one of his G.I. Joe toys and shoot with the proper lighting and arrangement to really bring the pictures to the next level. The end result is a book that is infinitely more functional and feature-filled than the previous edition. There is an absolute world of difference between volume one and this second edition, and you’ll see it on every page.