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Re: New purchase unsure of history
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I don't recognise it. Presumably it is American, as it uses the incorrect (in terms of the source material) spelling of Grey.

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Re: New purchase unsure of history
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You don't seem to have uploaded an image.

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Re: New Book Releases
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Khamûl wrote:
I'm curious as to what product HC could aim at a collector who has two UK 12 volume sets...

BH


Well, I should have more than two, right? Lots of permutations of priced/unpriced, barcode/no barcode, etc... To be honest, my "A" set never got unboxed after I moved to NZ 4 years ago. I'm not sure I'd bother buying two sets these days!

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mboswi wrote:
Wouldn't you buy it even if you didn't have it? No idea on it, by the way. I don't think previous editions are that cheaper.

I think around 150 is not a bad purchase if you don't have it.



Sure, if I didn't already have the standard 3 volume, I'd buy it. I think I paid about £95 for the standard boxed set (new). So in your case it makes sense. But for the weary collector who already has several editions (UK 12 volume set x 2, US 12 Volume Set, UK 3 Volume set x 2), it isn't compelling. The argument can, of course, be made that it clearly isn't aimed at me.

Posted on: 10/21 16:20:49


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Khamûl wrote:
I'm not saying they don't differ or that it shouldn't be noted. I just think it's an exaggeration to think that the Chinese impressions are dreadful products. They're okay. Still, is that how many of latest deluxe copies there are, 14? They've done not bad keeping them this consistent then?

BH



Actually, I think - not including Kullervo and HoME - HC has done a perfectly reasonable job of consistency with the first impessions of this series. The skipcase sides probably had the biggest deviations (some of them got awfully thin).

Of course, there will be some irony after complaining about the Chinese reprints, if the reprint of HoMe (which will probably be Chinese, based on past performance) ends up being better than the first impression. I still won't buy it, mind :)

Posted on: 10/21 13:28:46



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