Looks to me that the only difference in this and the widescreen edition is the collectible cryptex and Robert Langdon Journal. Is this a normal size working cryptex? I never bought the Special Lord of the Rings w/ the bookends and statues because they didn't really impress me. This would have to something special for an extra $37 bucks!
I doubt it is the same cryptex from the Noble collection as that collectable sells for nearly $200. If it were, it would definitely be worth the $37! :P In packs like this, it is sometimes best to wait until it comes out to see whats included.
I must agree, although it does look very much like the cryptext the Noble collection sells, I doubt that you'd get a good one for 37 dollars. I hope I'm wrong though, I really wanna get the cryptext :)
When Noble first released the cryptex, they sold two models... the full size one that they still sell and a slightly smaller one with no box. This looks like the smaller one that sold for about 50 dollars. I chose to purchase the smaller one because it uses all five tumblers instead of only two like the full size. Everything else is the same. If the smaller one is included, then we're getting a deal.
I just got my box set in the mail today from Amazon and the cryptex is the $50 Noble model. It's not a cheap plastic version, it's all metal. Maybe you saw something different at Walmart. I think it's a pretty nice set. The cryptex is fully customizable. You can change each letter of the code to whatever you want.
The journal isn't all that special. I, as well as most people I'm sure get the set for the cryptex, but it's still a cool addition. It just kind of has all the various facts and info he uses to figure out what to do next. If you've read the book, it contains like all the random historical information stated throughout it. It also has stuff at the beginning of it from Angels & Demons, so it's kind of like his complete journal starting with that.
Hi! Thank you for all the info you guys've shared here. I have one more question though - does anyone know, if this cryptex is the same as the one you get in the Honk Kong DTS Edition? Does anyone perhaps have any pics of what the US gift set looks like on the inside? I just HAVE TO buy this set, I just haven't figured it out yet, which one's the best choice ;) Best wishes to all!
The cryptex in this giftset is about 4 inches long and judging from the cryptex that was shown in the movie, the cryptex in this giftset is the smaller version, as mentioned, it is abt 4 inches long. And no, it doesn't look like it can break easily. The entire cryptex body is made of brass except for the alphabet rings which is made of plastic. But the cryptex alone is worth getting.. I'm glad I bought this giftset!!
Also note the much more expensive replica around $200 has the marbling and the same font closest to the one used in the movie on the code discs, the one that comes in the box set does not, again small details stiil a great deal if you get the Cryptex in the DVD box set.