And Hachette do listen. The big complaint about the Who one was the incredibly inept proof reading. Sentences cut off in the middle, repeated information, the format of the cover text (is it "Story" or "Stories"), enough people moaned though that they did sort the problem out and for most of this year have paid the intern who checks these things a bit more to do a better job of it.
Sorry to take this thread off topic, but at what point do the problems with the Doctor Who collection cease? I slightly regret not subscribing to it, as I would have loved the "bonus" Graphic Novels that were part of the enhanced subscription, but I've just been cherry picking the 2nd & 6th Doctor ones instead. Reason I ask and hijack this thread temporarily is I notice that the Hachette website is having a 50% off sale at the moment and so all the Who, Marvels and Dredds are only £5 each. I might grab some of the Who ones but I'd sooner avoid the ones that have problems.
Bringing it back on topic - those of you who aren't bothered about subscribing to the TF Generation 1 collection might want to wait until next January. Not sure if Hachette do this every year, but you might be able to pick up everything (so far) half price if you do!
Thanks for any info.
IIRC the last book (in publication order) to have a really notable error was the Spearhead From Space book (cutting out the start of a paragraph about what Derrick Sherwin did next that now makes it look like Spearhead filmed months after the rest of the season). And they were on the decline before that.
It's either poorly distributed or selling like hot cakes in Edinburgh. Still not seen it anywhere other than 3 badly water damaged copies in one Asda. Yes, I have checked all areas in the likes of WhSmith etc.
I see the new MIND BODY SPIRIT, YOUR MATHEMATICAL WORLD and BUILD YOUR OWN RSD2 partworks everywhere though! Eaglemoss' Star Trek comic only seen in one newsagent.
I've got stock of 1, 2 and 3 in the shop for the signing on Saturday.
However! #1 is misprinted, with the wrong spine image. So not sure if it's a mistake across the board and everyone will need their #1s replaced, or if they mistakenly sent me the test version of #1 instead of the proper release. I don't have a proper release #1 to compare it to.
Proper release has a different spine art to the trial issue.
Proper release of issue 2 has half of Optimus head on the spine, I can't remember what the test one had on it, but I'm assuming all 4 test issues will have to have different spine art from the retail releases since issue 1 does.
On a related note I saw somewhere on facebook someone said there had been 30000 subscriptions and Hachette only produced 10000 of each volume. If that is the case I wonder if it led to them bumbing up the initial length of the series to 80 volumes (the back of the issue 1 backing card still show 74 volumes of spine art)
It says that all shop copies of #7 comes with copy of #1 & us subs get replacement copy with #7. The different spine is test Grimlock arm real Grimlock face. #2 Megatron real Optimus. They must be making enough money then for an error this size if the print runs are 40000 - if 10000 for shops. But most shops I've been in had 10 copies of #1.
I received the email about the spine too. Issue 1 that I received today long with the key rings does have Grimlock's face on it, but looking at the picture on the poster the entire spine art work it may have supposed to be part of an arm. though the same poster art work does have Grimlocks face being split over two spines 4 & 5, while it is mostly 3/4 of his face on the actual spine.
The Autobot key ring I received had half of the paint missing from one of the eyes, but that will probably happen over time on it being ion a set of keys anyway.
I may have missed it, but they seem to have got Jazz and Prowl mixed up.