The Hobbit

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The Hobbit

Post by Hedge1970 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:31 pm

I often buy games preferably big box if I enjoy playing the .tzx/tap version. I like the instructions and other peripheral paroiphinalier that came with them.

So I grabbed a big box copy of The Hobbit. But the box is just plain black, so I looked again on eBay and it seems all the big box Hobbits have plain black boxes. However when I search the dB I see covers. Does anyone know the details, did they ship just black or have all the available versions just lost their covers?

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Re: The Hobbit

Post by Mort » Wed May 15, 2019 7:35 pm

From my vague memory , back at the time when I bought the original in Whsmiths it was in a cellophane wrapper with the booklet on the outside of the box showing the cover though the cellophane.

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Re: The Hobbit

Post by toot_toot » Wed May 15, 2019 8:29 pm

Yes, the booklet was on the outside behind cellophane as the inside of the box contained a copy of the book.

You can see an example of a sealed copy here

https://images.app.goo.gl/fQWHvtQB4UWfUQv16
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Re: The Hobbit

Post by Hedge1970 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:01 am

Ah got it so the instruction booklet is what I was mistaking for the front cover. In the picture linked It looks like the paper back book is on the outside which may well be what I saw a picture of and assumed it was the back cover of the box. It’s a shame they did not do a nice box cover.

On a side note I re-ordered a copy of the book to help with the game as I’ve basically forgotten all the detail since I last read it.
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Re: The Hobbit

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu May 16, 2019 2:18 pm

So, If I understood well, there were no inlay, just a black box?

If so, that's why the cover of the booklet appears as inlay.

Check this post, please.
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Re: The Hobbit

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu May 16, 2019 2:21 pm

... and that plain black cover I said it was wrongly scanned by @Mort was finally correct :)
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Re: The Hobbit

Post by Mort » Fri May 17, 2019 11:53 pm

Phew, my fuzzy memory of 36 years ago is still ok :lol:
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