By Sam on February 10, 2015
This is a pretty awesome set, and the price is a bargain. I’m generally very pleased with things from the Noble Collection, but I was a little skeptical of these. I wanted to get this set for ages, but felt a little wary. The Noble Collection is generally rather pricey, so thirty dollars seemed kind of cheap for what was being advertised. But I just received these today and I’m very pleased.
I wasn’t planning to use them as bookmarks, I just thought this was a great set of the horcruxes to add to my HP collection. But they are well made and I definitely believe they would hold up if someone wanted to use them. I think some make better bookmarks than the others, though. These are sturdy, but that means they’re also kind of heavy and probably awkward to slide onto a book page and have it stay. (Unless you’re the type to put a bookmark in and then leave your book on the nightstand. I bring my books everywhere with me, and tossing a book with one of these in my purse would probably result in me losing my page.) The lightning bolt and ring seem like the best to actually use.
This set is lovely to look at. The details are great as well. I have an official replica of the locket and the design on this one looks nearly the same. (Many lower quality versions of the locket don’t really look like the one from the films. You could actually get away with stringing a chain through this and wearing it, and I doubt anyone would realize it was a bookmark.) Nothing about these bookmarks says ‘cheap’ and this would be great for younger or older fans. These look much nicer in person than they do in the photo.
The bookmarks without visible tabs have them on the back. The cup says “Hufflepuff” on the back, the diadem says “Ravenclaw” and the lightning bolt says “Harry Potter.” They come in a plain, black cardboard box, which says “Harry Potter” in gold tone on the front. They are a bit tricky to get out of the box, but that’s actually better if you want to display them in it.
All in all, a great set for fans of the movies, books or both. They look fantastic, would hold up well with use, and are easy to display in the box they come in. And the price is a steal. If you’re on the fence about these, go for it.