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Fubeca
07-31-2008, 11:48 AM
``The Tales of Beedle the Bard,'' a handwritten book of fairy tales that Amazon.com Inc. bought for 1.95 million pounds ($3.86 million) in December, will be published to raise an estimated 4 million pounds for deprived European children, an English charity said today...

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=axYVlJO7LaAo&refer=muse

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7535162.stm

Collector’s Edition:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0956010903/?tag=missfort-20
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51y7E623IuL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

ONLY 100,000 to be produced--FLY YOU FOOLS!

Darth Loki
07-31-2008, 11:51 AM
I know one thing my parents are getting me for my birthday :D

Darth Waller
07-31-2008, 11:54 AM
I will be ordering one for sure.

dr2red
07-31-2008, 12:50 PM
It's $100.00 at Amazon.ca.
Not sure if I want to spend that much

Shropt
07-31-2008, 12:59 PM
So it begins, the Harry Potter spin-offs.

Awesome!!

lcummins
07-31-2008, 01:00 PM
It's $100.00 at Amazon.ca.
Not sure if I want to spend that much


It's $100 in the US as well, so actually cheaper for you! :D

dr2red
07-31-2008, 01:04 PM
Good point Lonnie:)

dr2red
07-31-2008, 01:18 PM
Ordered, I guess I should consider this a Christmas present to myself :)

shaun-o
07-31-2008, 01:23 PM
Ordered...thanks for the heads up Fubeca.

dr2red
07-31-2008, 01:37 PM
Yes thanks Fubeca!

tomandshell
07-31-2008, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the heads up! My wife is now getting a copy of the Collector's Edition for Christmas.

Fubeca
07-31-2008, 01:51 PM
Yes thanks Fubeca!

Got mine too, so thanks Fubeca :joy

lcummins
07-31-2008, 03:29 PM
Got mine too, so thanks Fubeca :joy


You know... sometimes that Fubeca can be ok! :D

wofford29
07-31-2008, 03:42 PM
Is it bad that I ordered it because the book looks cool and will display well? :D

What's Beedle the Bard by the way?

Wetanut
07-31-2008, 03:50 PM
Just sent link to my son to consider for my Xmas present! :read:banana

tomandshell
07-31-2008, 03:50 PM
Is it bad that I ordered it because the book looks cool and will display well? :D

What's Beedle the Bard by the way?

I have ordered many statues for the same reason.

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is a book of fairy tales that Dumbledore leaves to Hermione in his will in the final Harry Potter novel. JK Rowling wrote seven copies by hand, creating this fictional "book within a book" and now it's being reproduced for a mass audience.

galactiboy
07-31-2008, 03:57 PM
I would like to get this... would be a fun item to have on a mantle. Also, would be fun to read it.

wofford29
07-31-2008, 03:59 PM
I have ordered many statues for the same reason.

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is a book of fairy tales that Dumbledore leaves to Hermione in his will in the final Harry Potter novel. JK Rowling wrote seven copies by hand, creating this fictional "book within a book" and now it's being reproduced for a mass audience.

So having not read the Potter books this could still be a stand alone read?

pixletwin
07-31-2008, 04:04 PM
Too bad Q4 is gonna mean Troopers, Rebels, and Dead Mall Santa's or else I would have been all over this.

KAOSINLA
07-31-2008, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the heads up! My wife is now getting a copy of the Collector's Edition for Christmas.

Ditto!!!

Thanks so much for the info!!!

KAOSINLA
07-31-2008, 04:41 PM
I wonder it this will rise in value w/ only 100k being produced due to the size of the audience? What do you guys think?

IronFingaz
07-31-2008, 04:46 PM
Pre-ordered a copy this morning :rock:rock:rock

tomandshell
07-31-2008, 05:09 PM
So having not read the Potter books this could still be a stand alone read?

Yes, it's like back story from the Potter universe. It doesn't include/involve the characters from the Potter series, it's a collection of five myths/fairy tales that the characters in the Potter universe would have heard as children. A kind of Aesop's Fables of the magical world.


I wonder it this will rise in value w/ only 100k being produced due to the size of the audience? What do you guys think?

It's hard to say--it's pretty expensive to begin with. While the movies are still being produced, the HP publishing phenomenon is finished. If something like this had come out before the series had been completed, or somehow in conjunction with book seven (in which it is mentioned) it would have had a chance at being valuable. I wouldn't buy a copy as an investment if you aren't interested in having a copy for yourself.

Darth Loki
07-31-2008, 05:10 PM
Called my Mom, she's ordering it for me now :D

Agent0028
07-31-2008, 08:32 PM
I'm darn tempted to get one, mostly for the same reasons as Wofford. I don't have a whole lost of interest in reading these fairy tales, even though I do love Harry Potter. It's the awesomeness of the collectors edition that makes me want one. I think I may order it and cancel if I change my mind before it ships.

KAOSINLA
07-31-2008, 09:14 PM
It's hard to say--it's pretty expensive to begin with. While the movies are still being produced, the HP publishing phenomenon is finished. If something like this had come out before the series had been completed, or somehow in conjunction with book seven (in which it is mentioned) it would have had a chance at being valuable. I wouldn't buy a copy as an investment if you aren't interested in having a copy for yourself.

I was kind of thinking the same thing. However, in contrast, I was thinking of getting one for my wife which she can peruse, enjoy, and treat in the manner that she feels fit, while also having a pristine copy to keep/collect. Anyway....I ordered two.:D

This sure has made choosing at least one Christmas gift for my wife easy and a no-brainer.

dunedain
08-01-2008, 02:20 AM
Hmm... let's see if I can borrow my fathers or mothers credit card to order one.

wofford29
08-01-2008, 08:16 AM
Anyone think that the reproduction will come on the same type of cool paper that's shown in the original, or do you think it'll be just stock paper?

YoNoSe
08-01-2008, 08:30 AM
Anyone think that the reproduction will come on the same type of cool paper that's shown in the original, or do you think it'll be just stock paper?

I think it'll be as close as they can get it. Probably not exactly the same, but I doubt it would be regular paper considering the detail they're putting into the rest of the package.

YoNoSe
08-01-2008, 08:32 AM
Wofford, have you decided whether you're going to start reading the books before the movie? Readthebooksreadthebooksreadthebooks.:naughty

Darth Waller
08-01-2008, 08:46 AM
:read :read :read :lol

ProgMatinee
08-01-2008, 03:19 PM
Interesting, an uncle from Europe sent me one of these very things a few years ago. I thought it was cute, but haven't read it yet. Was mine an editor's early edition of something?

tomandshell
08-01-2008, 03:21 PM
Only seven exist, hand written by J.K Rowling and presented to a select group of six friends and associates, with the seventh being auctioned and ultimately sold for Amazon.com's winning bid of almost four million dollars.

I'm thinking your uncle sent you something different..

ProgMatinee
08-01-2008, 03:25 PM
Only seven exist, hand written by J.K Rowling and presented to a select group of six friends and associates, with the seventh being auctioned and ultimately sold for Amazon.com's winning bid of almost four million dollars.

I'm thinking your uncle sent you something different..

Did I say uncle? I meant auntie Jo as we call her. :D

tomandshell
08-01-2008, 03:27 PM
Got it!! In that case, tell your aunt hello for me.

:cool:

The Mike
08-01-2008, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the link. I PO'd one for my wife. She doesn't even know they're mass producing these!

Boba Fett
08-01-2008, 05:01 PM
Easy pass.

bunnah
08-01-2008, 07:54 PM
Thanks for posting this! I just pre-ordered mine. I almost pre-ordered the standard edition because I'm cheap like that, but changed my mind (thank goodness).

wofford29
08-01-2008, 08:15 PM
Wofford, have you decided whether you're going to start reading the books before the movie? Readthebooksreadthebooksreadthebooks.:naughty


:read :read :read :lol

I'm still undecided. My time is already so consumed I can't imagine finding the time to fit them in.

Agent0028
08-01-2008, 09:45 PM
Do you find time to sleep? Just cut some of that out. It's overrated anyways.

Darklord Dave
08-01-2008, 09:53 PM
I'm still undecided. My time is already so consumed I can't imagine finding the time to fit them in.

How long's your commute?

I listen to audiobooks and the Potter ones are some of the best, either the US version with Jim Dale or the UK with Stephen Fry - both are great.

Entropy
08-02-2008, 01:14 AM
How long's your commute?

I listen to audiobooks and the Potter ones are some of the best, either the US version with Jim Dale or the UK with Stephen Fry - both are great.

They both are great, but I enjoyed Stephen Fry a bit more.

Lynxje
08-02-2008, 05:24 AM
Can't imagine how pissed the buyer of the original is now :P

Looks good, ordered one.

Darklord Dave
08-02-2008, 03:15 PM
Can't imagine how pissed the buyer of the original is now :P

Looks good, ordered one.

The only purchased copy of the original was Amazon, the rest were gifts. And I imagine that Amazon has gotten some pretty decent publicity out of it ($4 mil. worth? Maybe.) And isn't the $100 collector's edition exclusive to them?

Agent0028
08-02-2008, 03:16 PM
Yeah the collectors edition is exclusive to Amazon. Didn't know they bought the handwritten one.

IronFingaz
08-02-2008, 05:46 PM
Yeah the collectors edition is exclusive to Amazon. Didn't know they bought the handwritten one.

Yup, you can see pics of it on there site. I think if you click on one of the Beedle books, there's a link to it.

NASEDO
08-03-2008, 12:37 PM
I ordered this. I also have all the HP audio books. They are great for long drives. And I do like Fry better.

Wetanut
08-03-2008, 04:09 PM
I ordered this. I also have all the HP audio books. They are great for long drives. And I do like Fry better.

Dale is good but Fry is soooo much better. I think a series like this, so veddy British, requires that Brit accent and speech patterns to really get that full flavor.

Darklord Dave
08-03-2008, 11:26 PM
Dale is good but Fry is soooo much better. I think a series like this, so veddy British, requires that Brit accent and speech patterns to really get that full flavor.

Um, since when is Welsh not British? Dale's accent isn't RP, but it's pretty close.

lilnoosh1
11-24-2008, 05:15 AM
So... like im in Australia, do i just order this from amazon UK

nash
11-24-2008, 06:13 AM
is 100,000 prints of a book supposed to be "limited" and tough to get later? <---legit question

lcummins
11-24-2008, 07:01 AM
is 100,000 prints of a book supposed to be "limited" and tough to get later? <---legit question


Under most circumstances... no; but when you are talking about Harry Potter, which usually sells millions of copies on release, yes, it might be considered limited, even at $100. Not too limited... probably will go for over retail at first and then quickly come down in price.

lilnoosh1
11-28-2008, 04:27 AM
I placed an order for amazons collectors edition as a Christmas for my brother. I assume the collectors edition will be limited, hence 'collectors', and amazon has stated there will be 100 000 copies. Its only a guess, but 100 000 doesn't sound limited, but think of it in comparison to the amount of standard ones that will sell...like millions...so in relation to collectors and standard maybe 100 000 is limited in its own right!

The Mike
11-28-2008, 04:35 AM
I completely forgot I ordered this for my wife for Christmas. Doesn't it release next week?

Blackhole
11-28-2008, 05:56 AM
This has been up for pre-order since July in my local store...

I don't get the hype...Not that much anyway...

IronFingaz
12-03-2008, 07:08 PM
Mine shipped today from amazon.co.uk!!! Should have it Saturday :banana

Agent0028
12-03-2008, 08:03 PM
I got an e-mail that mine already shipped, should be here tomorrow for me.

Darth Loki
12-03-2008, 08:17 PM
I had forgotten all about this. My parents are getting it for me for xmas. Can't wait to see it for myself.

Memnoch
12-03-2008, 08:41 PM
Mine comes tomorrow!

lilnoosh1
12-03-2008, 10:09 PM
I got an e-mail that mine already shipped, should be here tomorrow for me.

got me one of those emails aswell hope it doesnt take too long to get to Australia

Memnoch
12-04-2008, 08:55 AM
Mine just arrived and it's fantastic. Worth every penny!

ProgMatinee
12-04-2008, 09:11 AM
Is the exclusive the only version that is in freehand? Is it legible?

Memnoch
12-04-2008, 09:17 AM
Well there is a forward in free hand, the rest of the book varies but it looks very legible. No problems I saw. I just looked it over real quick but if anyone wants I'll try and take a few shots after class.

BadMoon
12-04-2008, 09:25 AM
Well there is a forward in free hand, the rest of the book varies but it looks very legible. No problems I saw. I just looked it over real quick but if anyone wants I'll try and take a few shots after class.

How many pages is this book?

wofford29
12-04-2008, 11:15 AM
Is the paper clean cut edges or is it the look of the original with a distressed look to it?

Agent0028
12-04-2008, 01:05 PM
I just got mine, it's a very beautiful book. There are 175 pages to when the stories end and then another 5 or so pages to talk about the charity to which the proceeds went. The pages are clean cut.

I think both the outer case for the book and the book itself are really beautiful. One thing I am a little disappointed with it that the "jewels" are rounded and not cut like a gemstone would be. Or at least as I would expect it to be. But that's a minor nitpick that detracts from the book in no way. Also it comes with "collector's prints" of the illustrations in the book, I guess I forgot it had those. They are pretty cool too.

Darth Loki
12-04-2008, 01:30 PM
By far the one present I'm most looking forward to. Christ, I still gotta wait 3 weeks. Why couldn't he have been born 3 weeks earlier :emperor

Darklord Dave
12-04-2008, 01:33 PM
I was one of the first to order, but no shipping notice yet. :mad:

Darth Loki
12-04-2008, 01:37 PM
I was one of the first to order, but no shipping notice yet. :mad:

I haven't heard anything from my Mom but I know she ordered it as soon as it went up.

Just curious since I haven't checked, but does anyone still have this available?

ProgMatinee
12-04-2008, 02:36 PM
I haven't heard anything from my Mom but I know she ordered it as soon as it went up.

Just curious since I haven't checked, but does anyone still have this available?

Its an Amazon exclusive and they still have it.

The Mike
12-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Mine is out for delivery :rock

Isildur's bane
12-04-2008, 04:24 PM
Received my shipping notice from Amazon.ca, should be here next week :)

Fubeca
12-04-2008, 05:38 PM
Got mine today! Soooooooo Cool!

The Mike
12-04-2008, 05:39 PM
Got mine today but the surprise for my wife is ruined. On the side of the ^^^^ing package it says The Tales of Beetle the Bard and Attention Muggles - Do Not Deliver or Open before December 4th. :banghead:

Agent0028
12-04-2008, 05:55 PM
Sorry to hear that Mike, I thought the packaging was cool, but it was stupid on Amazon's part given that alot of people are probably giving this as a Christmas gift.

IronFingaz
12-04-2008, 07:51 PM
By far the one present I'm most looking forward to. Christ, I still gotta wait 3 weeks. Why couldn't he have been born 3 weeks earlier :emperor

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf/files/2008/08/simpsons_nelson_haha2.gif

Darklord Dave
12-05-2008, 10:47 AM
Funny, Amazon shipped this to me, but it didn't appear in the open shipments section of my account and I didn't get any notice.

I'm liking the big case and the bag it comes in. I wish the book itself was bigger though. Also the metal on the front seems kind of loose, like it just peel off with no effort at all.

Fubeca
12-05-2008, 01:03 PM
Funny, Amazon shipped this to me, but it didn't appear in the open shipments section of my account and I didn't get any notice.

I'm liking the big case and the bag it comes in. I wish the book itself was bigger though. Also the metal on the front seems kind of loose, like it just peel off with no effort at all.

And the metal things are a bit crooked...

Darklord Dave
12-05-2008, 02:20 PM
And the metal things are a bit crooked...

Yeah, there doesn't seem to have been a lot of care put into lining them up.

dr2red
12-06-2008, 09:43 AM
As soon as mine comes in I will be selling it. Should be around the 10th.
I tried to cancel but it was to late.

IronFingaz
12-06-2008, 11:02 AM
Got mine today! I think it's a beautiful set, really well done. Worth every penny. But i think i might have to get the standard version too so i can read that and keep this on display.

lilnoosh1
12-11-2008, 02:01 AM
yes got mine today, i agree worth every dollar ,and im getting a standard version to read. Does the limited one say anywhere which of 100 000 you have gotten?

Jen
12-14-2008, 11:12 AM
Got mine a couple days ago......really is very impressive. :rock

Entropy
12-14-2008, 11:18 AM
This is a great collectible. I love replicas.

Jen
12-14-2008, 11:51 AM
Does the limited one say anywhere which of 100 000 you have gotten?

I haven't noticed anything on mine. Mine has aqua colored gems on the cover - did everyone get the same color or are there some that are different? Just curious. :)

IronFingaz
12-14-2008, 07:58 PM
I haven't noticed anything on mine. Mine has aqua colored gems on the cover - did everyone get the same color or are there some that are different? Just curious. :)

Don't think the books are numbered. And mines aqua coloured too.

Darklord Dave
12-14-2008, 08:05 PM
Yep, mine are aqua as well. I picked up the regular version and it's SO much easier to read than Jo's handwritten intro in the special edition. The rest of the book's font is also more traditional.

IronFingaz
12-16-2008, 10:34 AM
Yep, mine are aqua as well. I picked up the regular version and it's SO much easier to read than Jo's handwritten intro in the special edition. The rest of the book's font is also more traditional.

I'm gonna get the standard version too to read and keep the other on display.