Here are some pictures and a brief video of The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition if you’re still on the fence. Read on for the review!
You can get a better idea of the quality, feel and texture from these photos.
The book has a hard and fairly tough cardboard slipcase. The slipcover has a gold mockingjay embossed prominently on either side.
While it’s embossed, the printing is done on a full-color skin that wraps the cardboard slipcase, rather than directly onto the case. The durability tends to be lower in the long term as the skin can fray at the edge and separate from the cardboard. The metallic ink makes it feel high quality, though, and most won’t notice the difference.
On the edge of the slipcover “The Hunger Games” is embossed in silver and “Suzanne Collins” is embossed in red. There is also another, smaller, gold mockingjay. All three of the mockingjays have a very slight reddish-brown tint for shadow and edge detail.
The hardback is black and has a silver arrow traditionally pressed onto the front cover. Along the binding edge the book information is printed in silver ink.
I wish there were more special features, but this is an excellent and swanky-looking version to give as a gift during the holidays. It’s also great for, as the name suggests, collectors.
This is the most definitive version of the book yet.