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Re: Super Deluxe Children of Hurin - Great Price for U.S. Collectors!
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Yes, Remy, I agree that it shouldn't require some super aggressive marketing (like put them on Amazon) to sell these out within the next 6 to 12 months. The problem with selling them is that you actually have to have a functioning website in order to sell product. It seems that providing such a site has proven difficult for HC. I suppose I could see them continuing to discount the book for some time (maybe even reduce the price to 300GBP) in order to move the last hundred or so.

Posted on: 2008/12/10 7:48


Re: Super Deluxe Children of Hurin - Great Price for U.S. Collectors!
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Would be interested to hear what number they have gotten up to so far when the book turns up. My guess would be around about the 300 mark, maybe slightly lower.
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Just received two copies today - #339 and #340.

Posted on: 2008/12/9 16:28


Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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Being in the US, the signed version was not available to me, so I do not share the same problem with many of you (my book not being 'numbered,' that is). However, I just received my standard deluxe copy from Amazon. It is a nice book, but I even have complaints about this version. It really doesn't quite match the other four deluxe books done in this style. The spine shape is not as rounded as the older ones (it is much flatter with more square edges). At first I thought the spine shape might be due to it being a thicker book than say 'Hobbit' or CoH, but even the very thick LotR from this Deluxe series has a more rounded spine. Also, the slipcase is not trimmed and glued the same way on the inside edge. It looks like this slipcase could come undone more easily around the inner edge (over time). After closer inspection, it appears that HC did indeed change binderies for this book. The old ones were done at L.E.G.O. Spa (Italy), while this one was done at Clays Ltd, St. Ives.

I guess these are pretty minor complaints and I am probably being too scrutinizing. Being an engineer, I tend to be anal about details such as this. When these five books are sitting next to each other, and one doesn't quite fit, it bothers me. This has been the case for years and years, even going back to early first editions of LotR (where the FotR was a different height than the other two), and as with those, I will get over it. The need for HC to change binderies from time to time is 'bound' to happen (no pun intended). Such is the nature of the publishing world, contracts, costs, etc.

Posted on: 2008/12/7 7:39


Re: Is anyone else unhappy about this?
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I don't think there is any question at all. The first one is an insult to Alan Lee. It looks like a high school art student did it. (And that might be an insult to high school art students!) You really gotta be careful when it comes to this kind of stuff (signatures, etc.). That is one of the best reasons to stick to signed and "limited" editions that contain a specific limitation plate from the publisher. I suppose this thread lends more support to the many upset members in the 'Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe" thread.

Posted on: 2008/12/7 7:20


Re: American Two Towers First Edition, Later Printing
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Well, I did find my copy of the Fellowship. It would appear (if I followed correctly) that I have a 5th impression. Thanks again for the help, although I feel a little bad for my contribution to provoking potential copyright violations. Don't worry, though. I already shredded all of the copies I ran off. (just kidding)

I certainly respect other people's work. Those kinds of publications are invaluable to the collecting community and greatly appreciated. Also, I am one of the people who, regardless of what has been shown here, would certainly still be purchasing back issues. Looking forward to their availability.

Posted on: 2008/12/2 8:31



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