Where's Waldo? (universe)

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Where's Waldo?, known in the UK as Where's Wally?, is a series of cartoon game books created by Martin Handford that has expanded into various forms of media. The primary objective in each book is to find the titular character, Waldo, in a large complicated scene, and each book contained several large scenes. Secondary goals were listed in the back of the books and included other objects to be found throughout the scenes. The series began with a traveler named Waldo, but each new book introduced new themes, characters, and generally expanded the universe.

The first book in this series I saw was the US release of, Where's Waldo? in elementary school, shortly after the book was released. I liked the book enough that my mother bought me Find Waldo Now. I spent a lot of time poring over that book finding every single thing possible listed in the back of the book. My cousin had The Great Waldo Search, and we looked through that book which I really liked too. We would often stay up at night with lighted magnifying glasses looking for the various hidden objects. Later, my mother bought me Where's Waldo?: The Ultimate Fun Book, which was a really cool activity book, however, it was becoming pretty ridiculous finding just a tiny head instead of a full Waldo. I still have stickers from it on some of my old furniture from it. My cousins also later got Where's Waldo In Hollywood?, which I liked, but I was getting a bit old for the books by then. I haven't seen any of the more recent works.

Works

Standard Books

Released Title Rank Own
1987-09-18 Where's Waldo? 4
1988-09-14 Where's Waldo Now? 2 Yes
1989-09-16 Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey 1
1993-11-18 Where's Waldo In Hollywood? 3 Yes
1997-10-18 Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book
2006-05-01 Where's Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt!
2009-08-01 Where's Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase

Activity Books

Released Title Rank Own
1990-11-24 Where's Waldo?: The Ultimate Fun Book 1 Yes
1991 Where's Waldo? The Magnificent Poster Book
1993 Where's Waldo? The Truly Terrific Activity Book
1993 Where's Waldo? The Absolutely Amazing Activity Book
1994 Where's Waldo? The Dazzling Deep-sea Divers Sticker Book
1994 Where's Waldo? The Fabulous Flying Carpets Sticker Book
1994 Where's Waldo? The Wildly Wonderful Activity Book
1994 Where's Waldo? Simply Sensational Activity Book
1995 Where's Waldo? The Really Remarkable Activity Book
1995 Where's Waldo? The Completely Crazy Activity Book
1995 Where's Waldo? Bumper Activity Book
2000 A Where's Waldo? Fun Fact Book: Plundering Pirates
2000 A Where's Waldo? Fun Fact Book: Fighting Knights
2010 Where's Waldo? The Spectacular Poster Book
2012 Where's Waldo? The Search For the Lost Things
2012 Where's Waldo? 25th Anniversary Annual

Video Games

Released Title Platforms
1991-09-17 Where's Waldo? NES
1992-06-01 The Great Waldo Search NES, SNES, Genesis
1993-??-?? Wally wo Sagase! Arcade
1995-??-?? Where's Waldo At the Circus Windows 3
1996-06-23 Where's Waldo?: Exploring Geography Windows
2009-09-22 Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii, Macintosh, iOS
2010-??-?? Where's Waldo? In Hollywood iOS
2015-??-?? Waldo & Friends Android, iOS

Film

Magazines

Comic Strip

Links

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