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Rediscover over 35 of the original artists of Magic: The Gathering® reunited to create new paintings for this limited release art book.
Rediscover over 35 of the original artists of Magic: The Gathering® reunited to create new paintings for this limited release art book.
1,509 backers pledged $149,899 to help bring this project to life.

May We Present...

Posted by Full Steam Press, LLC (Creator)
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The Numbered Collector's Edition! 

At last.

Collector's Edition with a Standard Edition for comparison.
Collector's Edition with a Standard Edition for comparison.

 The books themselves were printed months ago but the slipcases have been a veritable thorn in Jeff's side. However! Jeff has received final samples of the slipcases and he's cleared them to be shipped from the manufacturer to the book printer for final assembly of the edition (if you remember from the last update, a third party was brought in to make the slipcases).

Here's Jeff to let you know the latest -

"The slipcases have the weight and heft that we imagined they should have, and the fit to the book is snug but not over-tight.

The slipcases should have arrived at the printers today, (5/1/14) where they'll be paired with books, and packed to ship to me on Long Island, where I will fill each individual Collector's Edition related order. Priority Mail Boxes are being prepped (Stamped, labeled, filled with packing, etc.) so that when the books come in, I can get a good jump in on them right away.

Jeff "

Here's some shots of the slipcase with the regular and Collector's Edition -

Where the standard edition's cover is mostly glossy with some spot "dullcote", the Collector's Edition's cover is mostly Matte with some spot gloss. As you may be able to tell, there's metallic stamping on the slipcase. Here's another shot taken out in daylight that gives a better sense of the treatment given to the "mana palette" -

The approach for the Collector's Edition's book and case is elegant minimalism. Here's a comparison shot of the back of the both editions of the book that really drives home that difference -

Being that the Collector's Edition isn't for sale "on the market", there was no need for blurb, pricing,etc. One other nice little feature that may not be apparent from the photo above is that "Numbered Collector Edition" on the back is in gloss ONLY. Here's another shot for you to compare to the one above.

The books! They are coming!

Sketch Card Sets 

Over 40,000 cards were printed to make 100 sets of this mammoth sketch card edition. A grueling eight days of collation was unfortunately hampered by the discovery of even more card printing issues. We expected to be shipping these sets RIGHT NOW but currently we are talking to the card printer about replacing the problem cards. Hopefully this will be resolved very soon.

Getting There

That's it for now. As ever, we cannot adequately explain how sorry we are that these last few facets of this Kickstarter have been so badly delayed. Here's to getting this project over the finish line.

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      Jason Spencer on

      I agree would be nice to know if mine was mailed.

    2. futurepastimes on

      Not worrying, but an update when all the CEs are out the door would be helpful.

    3. Darren Hoffses on

      I was also wondering how you ship out the numbers.
      Did people who have their books already get all the low numbers, or is it random?

    4. Darren Hoffses on

      Still nothing here either.
      Starting to wonder if there's a problem.

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      robert hacault on

      Ditto. Its been a month and a half and cannot wait. But I would also like a tracking number when mine is shipped. I wouldnt want it to get lost.

    6. Mike Ranton on

      Are people being notified when their book is shipped? If so, is there tracking information? It's been storming a lot in recent weeks and I'd like to prevent any potential water damage.

    7. Jeremy Chien on

      Anyone know the status?? I still haven't gotten mine. :(

    8. Jonas Lee on

      Received mine today! They are abso-freaking-lutely beautiful! Thank you for all the hard work! Well worth the wait!

    9. Full Steam Press, LLC Creator on

      And to clarify, Jeff is inspecting each CE because after the problems we had with getting the slipcases made, he wants to be sure no damage has occurred to either the case or its contents.

    10. Full Steam Press, LLC Creator on

      @Valter Email Jeff at fullsteaminquiry@gmail.com . However, you may have left this a bit late. Only Jeff will know.

      @Massimo Jeff is personally dealing with each package which has to be inspected before shipping. It's not a fast process but it is getting done bit by bit.

    11. Massimo Sansonetti on

      does the international shipments done? i'm really happy to know if i'll receive the book this month!
      Massimo Sansonetti

    12. Valter Cid on

      Jeff,

      I moved recently. How do I change my shipping address?

      Thanks!

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      Jason Rak on

      Jeff, Tina & I want to thank you so much for this book and your vision to bring it to life! Got ours today #25! Awesome! From the bottom of our hearts for Q, thank you!! See you soon.

      Jason & Tina Rak.

    14. Full Steam Press, LLC Creator on

      Shipping on CEs starts tomorrow— 5/22. It will take a few weeks to get out all 500— these are all being done "in house," because I did not feel secure handing over the original sketch cards to a fulfillment service. We'll process them as fast as we can.

      Jeff
      FSP

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      robert hacault on

      What it the expected date for the collectors edition to get out the door?

    16. David L. Orosz on

      When can I expect my True Collector package to be shipped? Thanks, Dave

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      Charles on

      I'm glad I got a numbered collector's edition, seeing these makes me ridiculously happy. Thanks for the update.

    18. futurepastimes on

      I had a feeling word was coming. I've been checking in here almost daily for the last week or so. Great news, thanks. Really looking forward to receiving my package.

    19. Matthew DiPasquale on

      Well worth the wait, this looks awesome! Thank you for the updates!

    20. Frille on

      Thank you so much for the update. They look absolutely stunning! Given how much care that seems to have gone into the project in general, I'll take it for granted that the same care goes into the packaging, so the risk of postal destruction is kept to a minimum. Many thanks again!

    21. Chadwick Saunders on

      They look awesome Jeff, can't wait to get mine. Thanks for the update, and good luck on no more problems!