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on 24 March 2013
Being a huge fan of this superb HBO TV series I originally purchased the ordinary copy of this book, since at the time I did not know this version existed. Then searching for more items for 'Game Of Thrones' on Amazon this came up at the top of the list, and after reading the description I purchased it straight away.
It all comes in a beautiful (and sturdy,) presentation box that tells you immediately that you are holding something special. I must point out that this is a huge and heavy item, it will not fit on your normal bookshelf!! Upon opening you are greeted with a more glorious version of the normal 'Making Of' book, with slightly different colouring in some areas, a better cover, and the pages are edged with a gold colour. The book itself is full of excellent information, and some superb photos, about the making of the first and second seasons of this amazing show.
The second book is a portfolio of unseen 'storyboard' artwork for the first and second seasons by comic book artist Will Simpson with information added by Bryan Cogman, and is the same size as the 'Making Of' book. It is interesting to see 'deleted and alternative' scenes that did not get made are covered in this excellent volume. Protruding from beneath the two books is a red ribbon to help extract the books from the snug fitting case.
Then finally in a slim side partition are two beautiful maps of the entire 'Game Of Thrones' world, so now you can see just how far each city is away from everyone else, and where each would be 'king and queen' plots their deadly plan to seize the 'Iron Throne'!! (There are also a few areas named that have not yet been seen in the series yet!!)
All in all this is THE best 'Game Of Thrones' item that I have seen and is a MUST buy for any fan of the series. I just hope a new one comes out to cover each double season, in which case the next one will be after season four is made!
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on 8 April 2013
I've seen the main book in this pack seperately for a lot less but I wanted the storyboard book that comes with it in this package.

When the courier handed it ove I thought I had got the wrong item. It felt like the weight of a small, flat-pack cupboard.

It's very well packed as befits the quality of the product. The box is cardboard but looks like wood and has the title embossed in gold on the lid. On opening the box you find some spacers and loose leaves to keep the package in good condition in transit. And it worked.

The main book is excellent for fans of the series and the books with profiles of all characters, family trees of all the houses, design details of sets and costumes, it's a feast indeed. The cover of the book is mock leather with gold lettering, it really feels good quality.

From a designer/film makers point of view the storyboard book is brilliant and inspirational.

The maps are rolled up paper sheets but I think they are better quality than they look on first inspection.

The overall package is brilliant for anyone interested in Game of Thrones and really good value at the current price.
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on 5 April 2014
The Collector’s edition of this is truly exquisite, the box is well covered in Faux leather emboss with gold print. You truly do know you’re holding a very well thought out item and it really does looks magnificent.

Upon opening the box you’re greeted with a container holding two rolled up maps of the continents and another holding two very exquisite and opulent looking books.

The first you’re greeted with is a padded and emboss book titled Inside HBO's Game of Thrones, which contains some magnificent photos, descriptions, and actor/actress quotes and comments, as well as house trees and brief histories.
The second book titled Storyboards, looks more in keeping with the maps and can only be described as an artist’s un-bleached hardback sketch pad with a ribbon tie to secure it. Contained within are the storyboard sketches and brief series descriptions.

All this allows you a glimpse into the thought and effort HBO have put into depicting George R R Martins “A Song Of Ice And Fire” series of books into a fascinating and captivating T.V series. Any fan of the series would be very happy to own such a beautiful and fantastic collector’s edition.

I would be more than happy to recommend this product as an addition to a collection or as a gift for any fan of the T V series.
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on 20 March 2013
Inside HBO's Games of Thrones: The Collector's Edition, is a lavish and beautiful item if you are a huge fan of the series. Since I am a fan, I had to have it of course and inside the book the actors tell lots of stories around their character and events which you can hardly find elsewhere.I am proud to have it. It is awesome!
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on 7 June 2013
Bought this for my boyfriend's birthday and he's a hardcore fan so he fell in love with it straight away!

He's a fan of maps so I thought this was brilliant for his collection.

You get extra information about the show in the books too and it's well worth the money for a beautiful keepsake :)!
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on 31 March 2014
First of all the package arrived in time and was very well packaged.

The quality of the books is amazing and so are the maps! A must have for Game Of Thrones fans!
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on 22 March 2013
i decided to write this review as i was hesitating if i should buy this item (due to price £20.00 ) at the time but having received the item it was well worth it and more besides i would have happily paid double that as the item is a pair of books (inside HBO'S game of thrones and underneath that was a story boarded each episode from 1-20 plus the two maps beside

the box is a well presented as a collectors item
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on 19 April 2013
If you like anything to do with the series or books then i highly recommend this ! The quality of this product is amazing, the box has a nice leather effect and the gold paged book has so much information on characters and family tree's etc. The maps are really high quality and the screenplay book is really interesting......

GO BUY IT !!!!
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on 11 April 2013
If you enjoy the HBO TV series Game of Thrones then you should buy this.

It is presented in a lovely box which immediately give you that feeling of quality.

The two books are brilliantly detailed, well made and a good read.

The map's are presented on scroll paper to give them a realistic scroll feeling in your hand.

All in all i'm very happy with the purchase, particulary at the current price.
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on 11 April 2013
Essential purchase for fans of this Terrific tv series.

The 2 books are of high quality, plus lovely maps. All presented in a nice box.

I hope they make another for the new seasons coming.
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