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When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 02:52 pm
by Nobody
Can anybody help with information as to how one can actually get a full set of the football jolly sailor cards?
I bought my copy of the book from Waterstones so had their bonus cards, (which obviously are not exclusive like they claimed) and have just received my album and full set from the shop. But there are still 2 spaces for the substitutes. (The Bolt, and the Other One). But I cant find any information anywhere as to how one can get hold of these?
So from thinking I had a full set, I havent!
Boo hoo, or do I need more P?

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 03:13 pm
by SimonC
The Waterstones cards are different from those in the set of 20, if only in the detail. If you look on the back, Rincewind, the Librarian and Charlie are "from a series of 15" rather than 20, whereas the Luggage is different again.

Paul "the other one" Kidby and Bernard "The Bolt" Pearson are exclusives to the shop. They were added to the standard set in a bundled pack sold over the weekend which contained the cards, album, an LBE and the Football event programme. I believe they are also included with UA if you buy it from the Emporium and finally, if you're really lucky, you might find them in the Jolly Football LBEs.

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 03:29 pm
by Nobody
Thank you for clearing that up.
So will need to stick the waterstones cards in the album, picture side down to show the backs, and was not lucky enough to get the substitutes in the football LBE's, so guess will have to hope that they are sold as extras to get the full set and complete the album.
Pity I couldnt get to the event last weekend but guess thats how it goes.
:( oh well

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 03:46 pm
by Pat
The Waterstones cards aren't quite like the ones you can buy in the shop. When the Waterstones cards were designed, there were to be fifteen cards, so it you look at the back of the cards it says "of a set of 15" but plans were changed and there are now 20 cards in the set - and it says that on the back of the shop-bought/LBE cards.

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 08:37 pm
by Exp. Date, the rat
WAIT! So are you telling me that even thought I ordered the album and the full sheet together I will STILL not have the complete set!!!!
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


Are you telling me that I will ***GASP*** have to spend MORE money to get the 'full set'?!?!?!?!?!?!

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 09:55 am
by SimonC
Pat wrote:The Waterstones cards aren't quite like the ones you can buy in the shop. When the Waterstones cards were designed, there were to be fifteen cards, so it you look at the back of the cards it says "of a set of 15" but plans were changed and there are now 20 cards in the set - and it says that on the back of the shop-bought/LBE cards.


Like I said......
SimonC wrote:The Waterstones cards are different from those in the set of 20, if only in the detail. If you look on the back, Rincewind, the Librarian and Charlie are "from a series of 15" rather than 20, whereas the Luggage is different again.


There were some of the Waterstones cards in the LBEs as well as the Kidby and Bernard specials over the weekend. I know 'cos I found some of them :)

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:11 am
by Darren
Iirc the Kidby card is in the set you can buy from the shop, but that one is missing the Luggage.

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:31 am
by Pat
SimonC wrote:
Pat wrote:The Waterstones cards aren't quite like the ones you can buy in the shop. When the Waterstones cards were designed, there were to be fifteen cards, so it you look at the back of the cards it says "of a set of 15" but plans were changed and there are now 20 cards in the set - and it says that on the back of the shop-bought/LBE cards.


Like I said......
SimonC wrote:The Waterstones cards are different from those in the set of 20, if only in the detail. If you look on the back, Rincewind, the Librarian and Charlie are "from a series of 15" rather than 20, whereas the Luggage is different again.


There were some of the Waterstones cards in the LBEs as well as the Kidby and Bernard specials over the weekend. I know 'cos I found some of them :)
Yeah, got distracted before posting the reply! I haven't actually opened my packet from the shop yet - nor, come to think of it have I opened the Waterstones ones!

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 01:17 pm
by Nobody
Thank you everybody for explaining how the Waterstones cards "are different" from the ones bought from the shop. But I never said they werent!!!! I mentioned how they were not exclusive, as has now definately been proven by the fact they are also to be found in the LBE's. So not exclusive to Waterstones at all. (I loved their "exclusive design commissioned from the artist Paul Kidby...." of the Luggage. To my untrained eye it is exactly the same with different text on the back and their logo, but otherwise the actual image apperas identical (and thus not exclusive) to the one coming from the shop. Yes the text and logo can be defined as the design, but personally I would have thought the design was the actual image.)
But my main point was that I have an Album with spaces, and at the moment no way of filling it, so feel dissapointed as thought i was buying the full set of cards to complete the album.
I have e-mailed the shop, so will await to see if these sub cards can be gained, as hope they are able to be as helpful as they usually are.

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 03:11 pm
by Pat
Nobody wrote:I have e-mailed the shop, so will await to see if these sub cards can be gained, as hope they are able to be as helpful as they usually are.
I think the "sub" cards (if you mean Bernard "The Bolt" Pearson and Paul "The Other One" Kidby) were being given away with the book in the shop

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 05:35 pm
by Exp. Date, the rat
Pat wrote:
Nobody wrote:I have e-mailed the shop, so will await to see if these sub cards can be gained, as hope they are able to be as helpful as they usually are.
I think the "sub" cards (if you mean Bernard "The Bolt" Pearson and Paul "The Other One" Kidby) were being given away with the book in the shop



So if you bought the book elsewhere and want those cards you will have to buy the book again? There is no other way to get those two cards?

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 06:42 pm
by Death
Pat wrote:
Nobody wrote:
I have e-mailed the shop, so will await to see if these sub cards can be gained, as hope they are able to be as helpful as they usually are.I think the "sub" cards (if you mean Bernard "The Bolt" Pearson and Paul "The Other One" Kidby) were being given away with the book in the shop


So if you bought the book elsewhere and want those cards you will have to buy the book again? There is no other way to get those two cards?

There is always the possibility that someone (like me) may have some to swap/give away!!

The Mad Flatalist!
:bounce:

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 07:45 pm
by AshloreDarkShadow
Must have missed the 2 subs bit - :(
So no doubt I'll not bother now - if the so called full set and book arn't really a full set :?:

Thanks for posting the thread - Hope you find/get the missing 2

Cheers
Mark
:D

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 08:56 pm
by Squigglyx
AshloreDarkShadow wrote:Must have missed the 2 subs bit - :(
So no doubt I'll not bother now - if the so called full set and book arn't really a full set :?:

Thanks for posting the thread - Hope you find/get the missing 2

Cheers
Mark
:D



I got 'The Other One' in a LBE, not sure if these will still be available though

Re: When a full set isn't?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:44 pm
by Nobody
Peoples replies have helped in tracking down these, and after dropping Isobel a line they have been top trumps once again in solving the issue.
I always said they were my favourites, but do wish there had been more info available prior for this one.
So everything is rosie with the world once more! :D