First of all... a lot of people tend to comment on the packaging, so, the packaging is nice, though the texture of the cover to the box doesn't really add the the...Read complete review
First of all... a lot of people tend to comment on the packaging, so, the packaging is nice, though the texture of the cover to the box doesn't really add the the "harry potter experience". The colour is also not as shown on the imagage, it is actually an odd green charcoal colour (not very nice), though once you take it off, it's quite a pleasant display. The ribbon is quite deilcate and the red felt makes it feel special.
Now the important bit... the wand. Admittedly I'm not sure I like it. The reason why I chose to get this one was - apart from my allegence to Sirius Black- because it looked unique in that I thought the lower end was indeed silver or silver in colour. BIG mistake! must be a trick of the light when they took the picture, the whole wand is the plain wood colour. Which would have been fine if thats what I ordered, but I was mistaken. The detailing on it however- despite the lack of silver- is impressive. Its a very beautifully crafted wand.
It has a good weight to it, though being made of resin it is not incredibly durable so do take care. It is not a toy you can use to dual with people- and if you do, do not be disarmed! ......
Other disappointments... the copyright/trademark image painted on the wand takes away a bit of its magic, though if you hold it correctly then you won't be able to see it. The tip of the wand is blunt- it looks as if someone has just the tip/end of it off... I had expected it to be more rounded so that it would look better- but no... blunt cut.
Overall though... if you know what your buying, and you like it go for it. If you expet to see silver then prepare to be disappointed.
It is however a very nice wand in comparison with others I have seen and if I could go make and make my choice all over again I would still get this wand.
Also note: it is not magic :)