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Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: The Collector's Edition Hardcover – November 13, 2012
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"This absolutely gorgeous collector’s edition includes one book loaded with glossy images from the show, a second with storyboard sketches for each episode, and two scrolled maps of Westeros and Esos. This all comes in a foil-stamped clamshell case that’s perfect for display and with the maps printed on archival, acid-free paper, they’re ready for framing to show off in your living room. If you’ve got a Game of Thrones fan on your list, this is the gift they’ll be talking about all year."
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While I understand people being upset about the collectors edition they're putting out for this book early next month ($90 here on Amazon) and the exclusion of Direwolves, that for me doesn't detract from the greatness of this book. The hardcover is clean and intricate, the page layout is beautiful and it's a good sized book. The amount of depth and details are great, the pictures pop with color and detail and it's a great book to add to my collection. For the price, the content and the look, it's a great book for any fan of Game Of Thrones to get and I highly recommend it to any fan of the series. I got this with the A Feast Of Ice And Fire Cookbook and it's a great companion to have with that book as well.
UPDATE: COLLECTOR'S EDITION REVIEW
*The clamshell it comes in is very nice. The foil stamp is shiny gold and the clamshell itself is heavy and a burgundy leather like case. The Game Of Thrones gold foil stamp is immaculate and printed to perfection with no chips or imperfections and seems well made. It opens and closes easily, seems to be pretty nice quality. It is not wood but a high quality cardboard.
*The storyboard booklet is also hardcover and 192 pages. Some with color, some without. Pretty standard but it's nice to see scenes storyboarded that were ultimately omitted from their respective episodes. It opens and closes with a ribbon that ties.
*Two maps, 11" x 22" printed on acid free paper. Not quite parchment, but still pretty nice. Worth framing and not tacking to a wall. If you lay something heavy on them for a few weeks, you'll be able to get the curve out of the maps incase you do want to hang or frame them. I will keep mine in the clamshell. The detail and print is really great.
Winter is indeed coming.Read more ›
My only complaint is with the leather bound book. It seems as if the darker inks were not allowed sufficient drying time. In my lovely leather bound book, pages that are basically text on white pages are fine, but anything that has a larger picture in the lower center of the book are stuck together. I tried to gently pry apart two of these pages, but it definitely feels like the ink just wasn't dry and the pages peeled apart onto each other. Flipping through the book, it does appear that ALL the darker pages are stuck together along the bottom 2 inches from center of the bind. From what I can see, the pictures are beautiful, and I love the information on things like where the costuming ideas came from, etc. I'd be interested to know if this is just with my particular book or if there are more out there with this issue.
The storyboard book, other than a bit of wrinkling on the inner paper cover, was in perfect condition. I've always been a bit jealous of people who can draw and have other people understand what they were making a picture of so it is very interesting to me.
The maps are basically paper. With the leather cover of the picture book, I guess I expected a little more weight to the maps. It may be worth laminating them for longer life.
If you are a Game of Thrones fan like me, you'll love this collector's edition.
TOTALLY OBSESSED OR UNINTERESTED...
First of all, let me start by saying that this is actually more than a two star book, but I am rating it two stars to draw attention to a VERY major flaw in this version of the book, one that every other reviewer, both here on Amazon, and everywhere else, seems to completely overlook, to my complete astonishment.
If you are unaware, there are multiple versions of this book. This book was originally released as “Inside HBO's Game of Thrones”. That book was later replaced by the version being reviewed here, “Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2”. There is also a “Collector's Edition” version of this book. A companion volume, “Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4” has also been published.
I became interested in finding out what was the difference between “Inside HBO's Game of Thrones” and “Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2”. If you had the first book, was it worth purchasing the 'revised' version? Which of the two versions came in the “Collector's Edition”?
I am completely serious when I say that coming to the conclusions I will present in this review took a major amount of research, which often led in circles.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book was great for any serious fan of the GoT series. Lots of awesome information and cool things to look at. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Chris
I got this on a huge sale a while back and love it! Not sure it would be worth the full price.Published 1 month ago by Krystal Caasi
This was a gift for my Daughter. She said this was beautiful and very well constructed. She loved it and that makes daddy happy!Published 5 months ago by rogue warrior
I got mine yesterday and everything looks great except for the maps. When I took them out to make sure they were in good condition (didn't unroll them), one of the ends of the roll... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kelsey Korona
I got an amazing deal for this. I give it 5 stars for that. I've only ever looked at the inside once. Keeping it as collectors.Published 6 months ago by Marcelino Cruz
I got this right before Christmas for $15 for my daughter who is a Game of Thrones fan and she really likes it. It was very heavy and put together well. Read morePublished 7 months ago by MissAtomicBomb