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Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 March 2018 - 08:00 AM
Amazon has listed the "MacGyver Manual" with a Release Date of November 6, 2018.

Looks like it's the Phoenix Foundation Operations Handbook, so practically a book about "MacHacks" as they call them (instead of MacGyverisms, *sigh*)

Here are the links:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Official-Macgyver-Handbook-Tricks-Resourceful/dp/1681884348/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521638858&sr=1-2&keywords=macgyver
http://amzn.to/2GOYOdV
https://www.amazon.de/Official-MacGyver-Handbook-Tricks-Resourceful/dp/1681884348/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521638569&sr=8-1&keywords=%22Lucas+Till%22

Although the title page uses the Reboot poster, the preview pictures of some pages reveal pictures of the Unaired Pilot and the Original Show, so this might be interesting for all the fans...

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 March 2018 - 08:04 AM
Here's the Amazon US description (for now, the book is only available in English:


The Official MacGyver Handbook: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks from TVís Most Resourceful Secret Agent

For over 30 years, the name MacGyver has been synonymous with astonishing feats of ingenuity, from fixing a car with nothing but water and egg whites to busting out of jail using a hairpin and a pair of repurposed handcuffs to, of course, saving the world with his favorite weapon, a simple paperclip.

What you might not know is that every trick that the resourceful secret agent pulls off on CBSís hit show has been tested and fact-checked by experts, and really works . . . most of the time. No one is saying that you should craft a DIY airplane out of trash bags and a lawnmower engine. But with this book, you could.

The first official how-to guide to the MacGyver universe, this book is packed with how-to drawings and step-by-step descriptions of the hacks that made this character the worldís most resourceful secret agent. Based on the hit new series, with shout-outs to the classic show that started it all. Special sections feature interviews with the showís resident experts and guests who actually concoct and test every contraption . . . including hilarious and hair-raising tales of a few that didnít go so well.

Full-color photos illustrate Angus MacGyver in his element (which is to say, danger!), and illustrated how-to drawings show exactly how it was done. The best hacks to try at home for yourself are highlighted (as well the ones you really, really should never do without a team of physicists and a first aid kit handy). So grab a paper clip, a pen knife, and some duct tape and prepare to save the day!

Contents include:

Your Toolbox: From bicycle tubes to vinegar, the 45 most useful tools in a Phoenix Agentís toolkit.
13 Ways to Escape a Locked Room
43 DIY Spying Devices
18 Getaway Hacks
22 Ways to Baffle a Bad Guy
19 Formulas for Averting Imminent Disaster



Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Weldon Owen (November 6, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1681884348
ISBN-13: 978-1681884349
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 March 2018 - 08:08 AM
another preview picture:

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 March 2018 - 08:10 AM
Apparently, the book is still in the editing phase (so the text is not final yet), but the layout shows us what the pages will look like:

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 March 2018 - 08:12 AM
MacGyverism for Reboot Episode 1x03 (Awl) on the right. Doesn't look like they will mention what episode the MacGyverisms aka MacHacks will be from...

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 March 2018 - 08:15 AM
And the last of the preview pages.

Seems to be a fun gift for MacGyver Fans. I know there have been books like this around for a few years already, but I'm not sure if those were ever "official".

Posted by: Jediferret 22 March 2018 - 08:09 AM
This is kinda cool. Doubt I'll get one though, but certainly neat for collectors.

Posted by: Sanguine 22 March 2018 - 08:53 AM
I need this in my life. I need this in my life, like, yesterday. Oh, man...
The science geek in me is just itching to start testing some of that stuff out in my back yard! thumbsup.gif


Posted by: MacGyverOnline 22 March 2018 - 11:14 AM
It says 254 hacks..... they can't have done that many for the just the reboot alone, so it must also include original series MacGyverisms as well which means they're pulling the whole MacGyver collective together into one book, which is cool and good for everyone. wink.gif





Posted by: beth 22 March 2018 - 11:24 AM
QUOTE (MacGyverOnline @ 22 March 2018 - 11:14 AM)
It says 254 hacks..... they can't have done that many for the just the reboot alone, so it must also include original series MacGyverisms as well which means they're pulling the whole MacGyver collective together into one book, which is cool and good for everyone. wink.gif

The photos shown of the pages include both series. Shots of Lucas Till. The i.d. , Phoenix building and Phoenix Research are all from the classic series.

Posted by: MacGyverOnline 6 May 2018 - 12:44 PM
Got notification today that the release date is now Jan 2019!! And all the photos and even the title have now been removed from the amazon page.

hmm.bmp


Posted by: Sanguine 6 May 2018 - 01:22 PM
QUOTE (MacGyverOnline @ 6 May 2018 - 03:44 PM)
Got notification today that the release date is now Jan 2019!! And all the photos and even the title have now been removed from the amazon page.

hmm.bmp

I hope that this book still happens. I'm sure that pushing the release date back doesn't mean that it's going to be cancelled, but it still makes me nervous when they do stuff like that... I *really* wanna read this and try some of the hacks out for myself, so I hope it still gets published!

Posted by: Dragondog 6 May 2018 - 02:00 PM
QUOTE (Sanguine @ 6 May 2018 - 04:22 PM)
QUOTE (MacGyverOnline @ 6 May 2018 - 03:44 PM)
Got notification today that the release date is now Jan 2019!!  And all the photos and even the title have now been removed from the amazon page.

hmm.bmp

I hope that this book still happens. I'm sure that pushing the release date back doesn't mean that it's going to be cancelled, but it still makes me nervous when they do stuff like that... I *really* wanna read this and try some of the hacks out for myself, so I hope it still gets published!

Don't try anything dangerous. That would be bad, and I would miss you. sad.gif

laugh.gif Seriously though, I hope it does come out. I get pushing it back, but cancelling it now wouldn't make any sense. Of course, neither does holding back on DVD release dates and refusing to add bonus features.

Posted by: MacGyver85 6 May 2018 - 07:46 PM
QUOTE (Sanguine @ 6 May 2018 - 05:22 PM)
QUOTE (MacGyverOnline @ 6 May 2018 - 03:44 PM)
Got notification today that the release date is now Jan 2019!!  And all the photos and even the title have now been removed from the amazon page.

hmm.bmp

I hope that this book still happens. I'm sure that pushing the release date back doesn't mean that it's going to be cancelled, but it still makes me nervous when they do stuff like that... I *really* wanna read this and try some of the hacks out for myself, so I hope it still gets published!

Me too! There are so many I'd love to try!!!

Posted by: Barry Rowland 7 May 2018 - 05:34 AM
I wouldn't mind having it just to have it. It looks like a lot of fun biggrin.gif

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 25 November 2018 - 06:52 AM
QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 7 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)
I wouldn't mind having it just to have it. It looks like a lot of fun biggrin.gif

Yes, the more they push the date back the more I want it tongue.gif

Last time I checked, release date was September 2019... so who knows...

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 10 February 2019 - 03:10 PM
QUOTE (DashboardOnFire @ 21 March 2018 - 06:04 PM)
Contents include:

Your Toolbox: From bicycle tubes to vinegar, the 45 most useful tools in a Phoenix Agentís toolkit.
13 Ways to Escape a Locked Room
43 DIY Spying Devices
18 Getaway Hacks
22 Ways to Baffle a Bad Guy
19 Formulas for Averting Imminent Disaster

They exchanged this part of the text with this one:


Breaking In & Breaking Out: Dozens of hacks for when youíre in a tight spotóor want to get closer to one, including:
Break Out of Handcuffs Using a Hairpin
Using a Toothbrush to Pick a Lock
Detect an Intruder
Make a Battering Ram
Cut Through Steel
Escape from Zip Ties or Duct Tape
Climb a Wall with a Big Stick
Use Dustbusters to Scale a Wall, Spidey-Style

Tools & Technology: Making the most of what youíve got on hand, in the most unexpected of ways, including:
Make a Stove from a Soup Can
Tie Essential Knots
Make a Compass from a Leaf
Light a Fire with a Battery
The Science of Stun Guns
Build a Drone
Fake a Crime Scene
Make Buckets of Fake Blood
Could I Do That? Rig a Spy Microphone
Lift a Fingerprint

Traps & Getaways: Lure the bad guys in, then get out of Dodge!
Catch Bad Guy in a Net
Tie Them Up with a Tarp
Dig a Pitfall
Stop a Car with a Piece of Paper
Boobytrap a Manhole
Burn Your Bridges
Steal a Car
Set a Tripwire
Fly Away with Balloons
Fake a Parachute

Saving the Day: When the chips are down and the stakes are big, itís time for the really wild stuff, including:
Make a Flour Bomb
Stop Bleeding Using a Credit Card
Put Out Fire with Sound Waves
Transport Explosives Safely
Make a Generator from Your Moped
Knock Out the Power



Release Date is still September 17. So it looks like they there's is still hope tongue.gif . They also added an author's name: Rhett Allain (spelled Rhett Alain), the technical consultant of the reboot.

Posted by: MacGyverOnline 23 April 2019 - 11:05 PM
The amazon listing has been updated with new release date, photos and descriptions.

Looks like it's going to now focus on the reboot with "shout outs" to the original.


https://www.macgyveronline.com/news/macgyver-manual-sets-release-date/

user posted image

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 1 May 2019 - 03:30 AM
More info by Ian Cannon (who apparently wrote the book):


Posted by: DashboardOnFire 1 May 2019 - 03:35 AM
As Ian states in another FB post: https://www.facebook.com/Zsander/posts/10218755946911783

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 26 May 2019 - 01:23 PM
looks like they changed the cover and title once again... release date stays the same, but it's now 155 hacks instead of 153.

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 15 September 2019 - 04:03 AM
Release date is still September 17. So this book might actually be out next week tongue.gif

You can order it via https://www.amazon.com/Untitled-tbd/dp/1681884348/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=macgyver+book&qid=1559959306&s=gateway&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=macgyveronlin-20&linkId=694ec9893b767d05b3beb7e0ffac734c&language=en_US, Amazon UK or Amazon Germany, but it's apparently also available in book stores.

Posted by: real_ness 15 September 2019 - 11:53 PM
I can hear the keyboards smashing to type the inaccuracies already.

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 15 December 2019 - 05:39 AM
the book is now https://www.amazon.com/Untitled-tbd/dp/1681884348/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=macgyver+book&qid=1559959306&s=gateway&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=macgyveronlin-20&linkId=694ec9893b767d05b3beb7e0ffac734c&language=en_US (17.99 instead of 25 USD), so maybe a good idea for a Christmas gift? tongue.gif

Posted by: DashboardOnFire 18 March 2020 - 03:34 PM
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