Not what I expected.
I was really excited to own a harry potter wand. I have been a long time fan, and for one reason or another didn't order one in the first booklets that came in my ...Read complete review
I was really excited to own a harry potter wand. I have been a long time fan, and for one reason or another didn't order one in the first booklets that came in my DVDs. I have since purchased all the Blu-rays. But this wand....just does not seem right. I remember my first booklets showing a wand that looked different. Also in my head I picture the wand Harry having as being the way J.K Rowling described and the way it was shown in the first films. This wand looks older, and squared of edges in the handle. Where as the original wand was more rounded on the handle and without the look of "veins" or knobs. I feel that this wand seems to be a hybrid of Dumbledore's Elder wand and Voldermort's wand. Also it is packaged in the original Olivander's box, which I understand why and is a great touch, but doesn't seem right. A wand wouldn't change appearance and since it was filmed looking different in the original films why has it changed? I even feel film 4 and 6 have shown the wand looking differently. Despite my words I am happy with it because it is a great product though, it is of very good quality and hey its what they say is the official product so.... I say yes to recommend because I feel most people may not be as picky as me and because it is very nicely made, shipped, and presented in the box. I inserted a picture of what the original wand looked like to me and that I made on my lathe.