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Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Odd that they still haven't put any proper pictures up on the website showing the book. I would have thought that the super-deluxes need a bit of power-selling with nice pictures, etc. They did that initially with CoH, but haven't done so at all with S&G. I can't see there being *that* many people willing to part with 250 pounds sight unseen. I think it will probably grow on me, but I liked the look of the CoH SD so much that this one had a lot to live up to and it just doesn't quite hit the spot (albeit a very nice book).

Posted on: 2009/6/4 18:31


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>Sorry, Stu. My mistake regarding #30. However, if I recall, you were fortunate enough to land #3 of the Super Deluxe Children of Hurin. Were you as lucky this time around?

Yes, I was quite quick off the mark on the CoH SD, but not so this time. Even if I had put in an order when the website first came on line (I didn't), I'm not convinced it would have yielded a really low number. I suspect anyone who got a low number would have ordered the day before via the phone. And that's assuming that they are even being that accurate about number allocation. This time around I don't think they have even stated that the books will be sold in sequence. From some of the comments here relating to numbers and order times, it looks like perhaps they are not entirely sequential. And for all we know, they might have held onto the first 10 (or more).

Posted on: 2009/5/29 15:06


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> If Stu got #30 at 10:00AM, and Trotter got #73 at noon, then they were selling at a pretty decent pace.

Not guilty, it was Deagol that got number 30

Posted on: 2009/5/29 5:33


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Thanks for the pictures, Trotter. The ribbon attachment does look a bit daft. Seems like it more about show than function. Also, it's a pity they didn't manage to match the size of the books and traycases a little better (I really don't understand why getting the height of traycases, slipcases, etc to match seems so hard!)

Overall, not a bad looking book, but IMHO not a patch on the SD CoH (which I still think looks fantastic). I think it might have looked a little better with a second color on the front-cover foil stamping to break the monotony of 1970s brown a little.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/5/29 5:32


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Thanks for the pictures. I'm really glad they retained the curved corners on the boards (as I thought they might save money by going with normal corners), although I'm not sure about the idea of having the curve on the page block itself - I assume it looks better than it sounds (Seems like an odd and pointless deviation from the CoH SD, mind).

On the durability side, I guess the softness of the leather isn't too important as these books will typically live in their traycases anyway. Sounds a bit concerning that you don't want to pull the lift-out ribbon because you are worried it might come off. Is that just good old-fashioned paranoia, or do you have cause to think it might not be strongly constructed?

I think that you got number 30 (despite being pretty quick off the mark) definitely means they sold some the day before or had some pre-paid orders that got the earlier numbers.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/5/27 17:51



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