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Re: Looking for the lord of rings 1987 box set
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yee256 wrote:
Thanks for your tips and information Stu&Trotter, btw I'm in Australia and will keep an eye on Aussie ebay as well.



Yep, last one I saw was ebay.com.au. Had a tear on the box, but looked repairable and sold for about $20 IIRC.

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Re: Looking for the lord of rings 1987 box set
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Thanks for your tips and information Stu&Trotter, btw I'm in Australia and will keep an eye on Aussie ebay as well.

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Re: New Book Releases
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Morinehtar wrote:
To sum the past few months, and correct me if I'm wrong:

The so-called "Deluxe" HoMe 1st print from Clays is a flop. From the pictures you kind gents provided, it seems they pulled a Kullervo. The fact that it is shorter and in a different style than the rest of the Deluxe books is irritating. Worse is HC response regarding how fortunate they are that these are selling well despite their poor quality. Pass.

The Treasury is made in China. Pass.

J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide 1st print that I was very much looking forward to is Chinese (nooooo!) and unsurprisingly marred with quality control problems regarding the excessive use of glue on the slipcase.

B&L is not a standalone story, but rather a collection of all its drafts. However, the Deluxe was print in Italy by LEGO and came out pretty well.


Yep, that's a reasonable summary. IMHO of the books you mention, the only one that I really felt has added any value is the Companion & Guide. It is a shame it had the glue problem (although most people seem to have been able to extract their books without damaging the jackets, I think). I'd have preferred a UK print, but in this case, at least the books seem fairly well put together, and aren't the rubbish we have seen with some of the other chinese (re)prints, both standard and deluxe.

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Re: Looking for the lord of rings 1987 box set
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A very attractive set.

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Re: Looking for the lord of rings 1987 box set
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Red wrote:
Guild publishing also produced a set with the same dust jackets. I don't know if they included a slipcase.


I've certainly never seen one, whereas I have seen to the two Unwin Hyman variants (the earlier - and IMHO nicer - Text and subsequent Logo).

[Edit: For clarity, I mean I have never seen the Guild versions in a boxed set]

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