2nd Photobook – All About Girls’ Generation “Paradise In Phuket” DVD Preview

Update [20110208]: Photos of the actual photobook added (cr: Yurui912 @Twitter)
Update [20110127]:
Clarification: The poster & card are gifts by individual retailers/sellers, as such not officially released by SM. Much apologies for not clearing the matter sooner
Update [20110126]: Included SoshiGoods’
Update [20110125] #3: DVDHeaven, YesAsia, grapemusiccd@eBay upped
Update [20110125] #2: 1st eBay link included cr:cheuw@Twitter for the notice
Update [20110125]: Title confirmed, Feb 8 release date, preorders, # of pages & content details, 3 pictures released
Update [20110119]: Feb 7 release date according to rakuten.co.jp. No independent confirmation
Update [20110118]: rakuten.co.jp’s preorder link added
Update [20110112]: Teaser images batch #2
Update [20110107]: Awaiting release news from official channel

Release Date: February 8, 2011

Publisher: SM Entertainment

Catalogue #: 8809049756419

-The photobook’s photo shoot was captured over 6 days during the girls’ recent trip to the island of Phuket, Thailand last August 2010
-All About Girls’ Generation “Paradise In Phuket” is a 1st-part release to the actual All About Girls’ Generation (DVD), to be released separately
-The former is SNSD’s 2nd official photobook after Girl In Tokyo whilst the latter’s highlight is its 6-DVD collector’s boxset. There’s no info regarding the DVDs’ content as yet.
-This photobook release has no DVD (“DVD Preview” indicates that the photobook serves to preview AASNSD DVD’s coming-soon release
{New detail} Pictures in the photobook include selcas (self cameras) taken by the girls themselves
*A new catalogue entry will be posted for AASNSD (DVD) when further retail information is made available

Photobook specifics:
-Pages: 304 (Girl In Tokyo has 354)
-Size: 24.2cm x 21cm (The 1st PB’s larger: 33cm x 23.5cm)
-Languages: Korean, Japanese, English in text
-Bonus: Comes with a poster (single design) and a random individual card (of 2 designs) (the poster & card are gifts by individual retailers/sellers, as such not officially released by SM)
The 1st Day : In Airport
The 2nd Day : Photo Sketch
The 3rd Day : Music Video ‘Echo’** / Girls’ Generation Special Photo / Mini Interview
The 4th Day : Pajamas Party
The 5th Day : Real Treasure
The 6th Day : Memory
Behind Story : Girls’ Generation Talk & Member Special Photo & Paparazzi Photo
**Note: BTS/still-pictures of the MV (ie not the MV clip itself)

Price: USD ~$20-$65 (cf Girl In Tokyo’s USD ~$45-$100)
Recommended Retail Price (RRP): 25,000 won, approx. USD $22.36

23,000 won, ~USD $21.12 @ gmarket.co.kr (poster & card inc.)
25,000 won, ~USD $22.36 @ www.cookimusic.com (poster & card inc.) (pending resolution)
25,000 won, ~USD $22.36 @ leesmusic.co.kr
USD $26.90/$18.00 shipping @ www.soshigoods.com
USD $27.625/$36.12 shipping @ www.dvdheaven.com
USD $49.99/free shipping @ www.yesasia.com
2,890 yen (tax inc.), ~USD $35.08 @ musickorea.jp
3,339 yen (tax inc.), ~USD $40.64 @ cdjapan.co.jp
3,470 yen (tax inc.), ~USD $41.98 @ hmv.co.jp
5,600 yen (tax inc.), ~USD $67.70 @ rakuten.co.jp (preorders to be found at the bottom of page)
25,000 won, ~USD $22.36 @ gmarket.co.kr (poster & card inc.)

USD $23.00/$13.00 shipping @ storefromkorea
USD $24.99/$11.99 shipping @ dbstngml86 (3 stickers inc.)
USD $27.90/$15.90 shipping @ kpopcity (3 photocards inc.)
USD $27.99/$11.99 shipping @ eycho0916
USD $27.99/$12.00 shipping @ yoonageneration
USD $27.99/$12.99 shipping @ koreabrand
USD $27.99/$17.99 shipping @ alphardcompany
USD $27.99/$18.99 shipping @ hqyeon
USD $28.00/$13.00 shipping @ go-forture
USD $28.90/$15.90 shipping @ 19522430 (9 unofficial photocards inc. for first 15 preorders)
USD $28.99/$11.99 shipping @ grapemusiccd
USD $28.99/$12.00 shipping @ legendeux (star cards inc.)
USD $29.99/$15.00 shipping @ sonata_uk (by EMS; 1 unofficial poster and 1 unofficial – or official from Oh!/Hoot – photocard inc.)
USD $30.00/$13.00 shipping @ xonlyman
SGD $42.00/local pick up (Singapore) @ blueberry1016
GBP 19.99 (~USD $31.76)/GBP 14.49 (~USD $23.02) shipping @ everything-ok
USD $28.99/$15.99 shipping @ grapemusiccd
USD $33.90/$9.90 shipping @ kpopcity

Photos of the Actual Photobook:

Teaser Batch #2 [20110112]:

Teaser Batch #1 [20110107]:

Image credits (Batch #2): Yurui (LovAEnAi) [Yurui.kr], cookimusic.com, cucluvsic, nmm, mossy, DC Taeyeon, 에러, soshified, 아린801, deer_iya, shinhdeplol,duduaria

Image credits (Batch #1): excrutive@Twitter, TheMushroom8@Twitter, Chichinhu@Twitter, Bekkychan@Twitter

Many thanks to Boshi_1004@Twitter, DC_Taeyeon@Twitter, soshified@Twitter, Chichinhu@Twitter, kidnapSY@Twitter, Yurui912@Twitter, christopherlo@Twitter, pinkufany, TangPa, itnw0628, PeteSamchon@Twitter for the pre-release info and clarification.


50 Responses to 2nd Photobook – All About Girls’ Generation “Paradise In Phuket” DVD Preview

  1. vicjun says:

    c.a.n.t w.a.i.t!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D

  2. koreanheartthrob says:


  3. WWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH but but but i already have so many things i need to buy in japan XDDDDD

  4. OH GOSH I JUST KNEW IT! i’m so glad i didn’t buy the ‘new beginning of girls generation’ japanese dvd… as this one’s going to just have the same thing XDDDDD

    now where is that concert dvd??!?! :/

  5. myla says:

    hope they will come here in the Philippines… they are beautiful

  6. golux9 says:

    I’ve just realized the first YulTi pic was actually a manip. Corrected with the real photo (;

    • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

      SIDFNCIEVUEWUIVEU IEIFUIUZXS CI …. …. there goes my YulTi bubble

      • golux9 says:

        LOL sorry. The actual ones are just as good though ;D

      • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

        =) so long as SooNa’s burst not, I can live with their sole bubble

  7. ityp says:

    I tried editing, but I have problems linking the link to the word.. -_- But anyways, someone add this please:

    5600yen @ rakuten.co.jp (http://item.rakuten.co.jp/nobodyberrygold/10000339/?scid=af_ich_link_tbl)

    • golux9 says:

      Done (;

      • ityp says:

        Btw, for the cookimusic link and leesmusic link, it’s in won, not yen, so I suggest someone change it to prevent any misunderstandings 🙂

        And G-Market link: http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=203382798&pos_shop_cd=EN&pos_class_cd=90000001&pos_class_kind=T&keyword_order=ALL+About+Girls+Generation (25,000 won) OMFG I FOUND OUT HOW TO ADD 😀

      • ityp says:

        Oh and for the cookimusic link, the photobook comes with 2 Individual random photocards and 1 random member poster. It isn’t stated whether the leesmusic one comes with the photocards and poster. And I don’t understand Japanese so :/

      • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

        25,000 yen muahaha
        Edit: I reckon that the poster & card are official SM by-releases? But you are right, I ought to be less sloppy to avoid misinformation.
        tq! =)
        Edit#2: You’ve tamed wordpress! ^^ I wish I could get a handle of GMarket someday TT

        • ityp says:

          Lols yeah. I saw it and was like O_O It had to be at least US300 XD

  8. neng says:

    great… the price is so steep its amazing… u can see the horizon~

  9. nug says:

    Thanks for the detailed article. I love you guys for keeping me up to date with SNSD merchandise. I can’t wait until the DVD is released 😀 Thanks for keeping this site up!!

  10. epicfail says:

    thank you so much for the info!!^^

  11. epicfail says:

    are the posters and cards given by gmarket official?

    • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

      not, prolly. grapemusic always includes freebies, and both items aren’t mentioned. reckon it’s like the photocards given by Gmarket for the live album

      • epicfail says:

        ah i see >.< i heard that SM is restricting the gmarket seller from giving out the freebies because its not official… Not sure if the rumour is true… If it is that would be sad 😦

      • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

        oh, thank you much =) I wouldn’t have reexamined the cooki link otherwise

  12. sonatauk says:

    Hi there.
    I’m ‘sonata_uk’ at ebay. I just like to tell i-Sone that I’ll send this photobook by EMS! at $15.

    I think many Sone really want to see asap, and safely.^^


    • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

      Thank you, sonata_uk. EMS is most welcomed in this case =)

      If you do read this again, there are some questions a few of us are wondering of:
      – do you know if the photobook comes with a poster & and a card?
      – if you do receive the news that both items are officially released by SM, can you include them for Sones who have purchased the photobook from you??

      • iced_tea says:

        “Hi there~
        This is only for photobook. So there is no poster or a photocard.^^

        Some seller will send you some photocard but that is not official. I guarantee that..hahas..;;

        I think my package is really good because I’m sending you by EMS. SAFE AND FAST.

        Thank you!”

  13. tsktsk123 says:

    hi, wondering did anyone purchase from gmarket? is it reputable?

    • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

      Hi. This particular gmarket seller has 4 stars of 5, so looking good, I’d wager. I don’t suppose any of us has purchased from this seller before, but I could be very well wrong.

      I’m guessing you’re considering gmarket due to its competitive price??

      • tsktsk123 says:

        yep.. still considering..

        thanks for ur input :d

      • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

        If you wouldn’t mind self-collection, many blogs are conducting bulk orders, which drive prices lower than individual gmarket order (Singapore’s where you live, rite?:
        These options should be more reasonable =)

  14. Martin says:

    The cheapest price I can find is 41USD (shipping costs included plus also tracker number). I just pre-ordered 1 for this price.

  15. pip says:

    is it hardcover or what?

    • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

      paperback =) most photobooks are, as is Girl In Tokyo

  16. epicfail says:

    the gmarket seller apparently changed the weight from 0.3kg to 1.1kg haha… not sure if it will be really true >.<

    • tom885 says:

      The only disadvantage/cons of using Gmarket is that they used estimated weight to calculate your initial shipping, and you might have to pay more for the shipping (if your actual shipping > estimated shipping), or you will get a in-store credit from gmarket (if your estimated shipping > actual shipping).

      Since the actual photobook is not released yet, they cannot really tell how heavy the book is (but since there are 304 pgs, it should be similar to the first photobook – but in a smaller size)

      • Epicfail says:

        Yea thanks for your suggestion!^^ will take note of that 🙂 hopefully its not as heavy as compared to the 1st photobook just because of their packaging >.<

        • addy_ami says:

          i dont think it will be as big and as heavy as the 1st pb..
          i studied about the book base on AADBSK making book and the size of the book is about the size of a text book only..
          if i’m not mistaken the AADBSK making book is 1.7cm thick.. the width and length almost the same as AAGG preview..
          and no one ever mention/complain about the AADBSK making book is heavy or anything which means maybe the weight is not really that heavy

  17. . says:

    Does the link provided for Gmarket ship worldwide?

    • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

      Under “Item Info”, it states that international shipping’s available, so yes =)

      • . says:

        Oh thanks 😀

  18. epicfail says:

    i think the gmarket person updated that there won’t be anymore posters left for free gifts or something is it? >..< some one please enlighten me T.T

    • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

      Believe you were referring to the following? 포스터 재고가 부족할경우 포토카드로 대체 됩니다. 양해 부탁드립니다
      The seller’s reserving his right to substitute the poster gift with a photo card if the poster becomes available

      • epicfail says:

        hmmm so that means if there is no more posters, the photocard will be in place as gifts instead right? 🙂

      • ofpuddingsncucumbers says:

        yep 😀 though the catch is this: I’m a professed apprentice of google lol
        srsly, though, it’s a straightforward translation this time, if you ask me =)

        • epicfail says:

          Ah really? Hmmm ok thanks so much for enlightening! ^^ Because different lines translates to form different stuff, so i am kinda confused haha >.< Thank you so much! ^^

  19. ityp says:

    2 more photos of Photobook, they’re kinda small though. Idk where to add this, lol.

    cr; 90haz0517 @twitter

    Found a few more pics:

    cr; jairssf @twitter

    cr; Bekkychan @twitter

    • pip says:

      hye ityp
      thanks…so excited..hehe^^^

  20. epicfail says:

    just got the books ordered from gmarket today 🙂

    The supplier gave run devil run individual posters as well as hoot/oh group photocards/glossy photos.

    Nice supplier^^
    The weight of each book is about 0.8-0.9kg, so glad!^^

  21. i’m selling a used copy here: http://bit.ly/gECrfF

  22. QUINCY says:

    Can we buy this photobook in retail shops in Korea? Thanks in advance.

    • iced_tea says:

      Yes you can 🙂 You would definitely be able to find this at Everysing.

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