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    I wonder if a copy/prop of it will somehow make it into the film(s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I wonder if a copy/prop of it will somehow make it into the film(s)?
    Its an absolute certainty it will be in the film.
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    I wonder if a copy/prop of it will somehow make it into the film(s)?
    Its an absolute certainty it will be in the film.
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    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardsrainbow View Post
    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    HAS TOO... but only if the movie is good/hit. Which there is a good chance it will be. This could be a good opportunity for Sony and I think they know that. I think you will see all DT books shoot up. When the Lord of the RIngs came out I actively started trying to get the books but alas they were so high I passed. Same with Harry Potter... I think your right David... 25% ish jump isn't crazy by any means...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
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    I wonder if a copy/prop of it will somehow make it into the film(s)?
    Its an absolute certainty it will be in the film.
    Alan, do you really know for certain? Or just a strong hunch?

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    I wonder if a copy/prop of it will somehow make it into the film(s)?
    Its an absolute certainty it will be in the film.
    Alan, do you really know for certain? Or just a strong hunch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardsrainbow View Post
    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    I don't think the movie will have any effect on the price of a 1st Gunslinger. The movie is very loosly based on the 3rd book only, and because it is a long way removed from the actual story, I don't think prices will vary either way.

    Although, the movie might bomb, just like Cell did. What would happen to prices then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
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    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    I don't think the movie will have any effect on the price of a 1st Gunslinger. The movie is very loosly based on the 3rd book only, and because it is a long way removed from the actual story, I don't think prices will vary either way.

    Although, the movie might bomb, just like Cell did. What would happen to prices then?
    I totally disagree with this. They will increase as people will get interested in the source material. They will not go down as the King collecting market will still be there. Supply and Demand will be in effect if the movie is good... 100% and I am willing to bet you on this.
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    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    I don't think the movie will have any effect on the price of a 1st Gunslinger. The movie is very loosly based on the 3rd book only, and because it is a long way removed from the actual story, I don't think prices will vary either way.

    Although, the movie might bomb, just like Cell did. What would happen to prices then?
    I totally disagree with this. They will increase as people will get interested in the source material. They will not go down as the King collecting market will still be there. Supply and Demand will be in effect if the movie is good... 100% and I am willing to bet you on this.
    I don't think that the movie will significantly increase or decrease interest in or the value of collectible editions of the books. If people like the movie, they might go out and buy a used paperback or download an eBook, but they're not suddenly going to want to buy a $1000 edition (thereby increasing the pressure on the market) just because the film did will. If the film doesn't do well, I can't see it having any impact, either, because there'll be no change in interest in those editions. The avid book collectors will still be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
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    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    I don't think the movie will have any effect on the price of a 1st Gunslinger. The movie is very loosly based on the 3rd book only, and because it is a long way removed from the actual story, I don't think prices will vary either way.

    Although, the movie might bomb, just like Cell did. What would happen to prices then?
    I totally disagree with this. They will increase as people will get interested in the source material. They will not go down as the King collecting market will still be there. Supply and Demand will be in effect if the movie is good... 100% and I am willing to bet you on this.
    I don't think that the movie will significantly increase or decrease interest in or the value of collectible editions of the books. If people like the movie, they might go out and buy a used paperback or download an eBook, but they're not suddenly going to want to buy a $1000 edition (thereby increasing the pressure on the market) just because the film did will. If the film doesn't do well, I can't see it having any impact, either, because there'll be no change in interest in those editions. The avid book collectors will still be there.
    I think there will be some impact but small. The movie will open up a new market of people who previously were not aware of the DT books. Unlike LOTR where most people were at least aware of the fact that the films were originally books, a large amount of the the DT movie viewers will have no idea of the books existence and the fact it was based on a story by Stephen King (much like the Green Mile and Shawshank). Some of these will go looking and will, as Bev says, just buy a cheap paperback, but others (and i'm thinking Comicon types) will discover the Limited's and these people are Collectors with a capital "C". I have no doubt it will cause a peak in DT limited sales as people come looking for them.
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    Has anyone we know sold a Choo Choo copy for $1,000+? Anyone here?

    If not, may I suggest that ... they (Sony) are selling the books back and forth to each other and only really losing eBay fees? To build word of mouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Has anyone we know sold a Choo Choo copy for $1,000+? Anyone here?

    If not, may I suggest that ... they (Sony) are selling the books back and forth to each other and only really losing eBay fees? To build word of mouth?
    With who? A few King collectors? I can't imagine it... Ari got $750 for one and I know a chap who sold one (on Ebay) for $999.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Has anyone we know sold a Choo Choo copy for $1,000+? Anyone here?

    If not, may I suggest that ... they (Sony) are selling the books back and forth to each other and only really losing eBay fees? To build word of mouth?
    That seems highly unlikely. Who would they be building word of mouth among? A handful of collectors? That's far too subtle to be effective marketing.

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    Just spitballin' here, because its ridiculous, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardsrainbow View Post
    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    I wouldn't think that the film will impact the collectible market too much. Regular sales will definitely spike, but IMHO collectibles will see only a small bump. At least for the first film.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Has anyone we know sold a Choo Choo copy for $1,000+? Anyone here?

    If not, may I suggest that ... they (Sony) are selling the books back and forth to each other and only really losing eBay fees? To build word of mouth?
    That sounds like the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. They already had 500+ people stand in line to receive 150 copies at the SDCC (or are you suggesting that in addition to hiring Beryl Evans, they hides 500 day actors to stand in line?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
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    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    I wouldn't think that the film will impact the collectible market too much. Regular sales will definitely spike, but IMHO collectibles will see only a small bump. At least for the first film.
    IDK - Game of Thrones (although a TV show) has significantly impacted the sales/prices of collectible books. I saw Hunger Games and Twilight do the same (signed 1st trade editions). At least for a short time, whether the movie does well or not, I think there will be a demand for the DT sets - S/Ls and trade/artists editions.
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    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    I don't think the movie will have any effect on the price of a 1st Gunslinger. The movie is very loosly based on the 3rd book only, and because it is a long way removed from the actual story, I don't think prices will vary either way.

    Although, the movie might bomb, just like Cell did. What would happen to prices then?
    I totally disagree with this. They will increase as people will get interested in the source material. They will not go down as the King collecting market will still be there. Supply and Demand will be in effect if the movie is good... 100% and I am willing to bet you on this.
    I don't think that the movie will significantly increase or decrease interest in or the value of collectible editions of the books. If people like the movie, they might go out and buy a used paperback or download an eBook, but they're not suddenly going to want to buy a $1000 edition (thereby increasing the pressure on the market) just because the film did will. If the film doesn't do well, I can't see it having any impact, either, because there'll be no change in interest in those editions. The avid book collectors will still be there.
    I think there will be some impact but small. The movie will open up a new market of people who previously were not aware of the DT books. Unlike LOTR where most people were at least aware of the fact that the films were originally books, a large amount of the the DT movie viewers will have no idea of the books existence and the fact it was based on a story by Stephen King (much like the Green Mile and Shawshank). Some of these will go looking and will, as Bev says, just buy a cheap paperback, but others (and i'm thinking Comicon types) will discover the Limited's and these people are Collectors with a capital "C". I have no doubt it will cause a peak in DT limited sales as people come looking for them.
    but then look what the movies did to the prices of the collectible Harry Potter books. Never know...

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    I agree with those saying the movie can only help the collectible book market or, at worst, have no effect. I was thinking of the same examples already mentioned - Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, etc.
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    Might have been asked before.....what do you think this movie will do to prices of Dark Tower books etc? I mean, will we see a 1st Gunslinger go from $700 to $1000 for example?
    I don't think the movie will have any effect on the price of a 1st Gunslinger. The movie is very loosely based on the 3rd book only, and because it is a long way removed from the actual story, I don't think prices will vary either way.

    Although, the movie might bomb, just like Cell did. What would happen to prices then?
    Agreed that the movie will not effect the price of the book.

    I think the movie will be a bomb....probably a bigger bomb than the recent Ghostbusters remake. Dont get me wrong...I want to like the movie and probably will, but I just do not see it being a commercial success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
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    That sounds like the dumbest thing I've ever heard of.
    C'm'on, you've surely heard something dumber. I know for sure that I've read dumber ideas and opinions on this site.
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    I meant that Sony doing that type of marketing was/would be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Shannon's post only ranks in the top 10, not actual 1st place.

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    I agree that the movie will have limited effect on the collectible market.

    The movie will make for a boost in READERS, but the jump from reading to collecting is a big jump - and the number of people who go from "hey, a movie about a book I never heard of" to "and now I'll spend $5K on a signed/limited edition of a book from 1982 I never heard of until Idris Elba played him in a movie" will be very, very small. And if you'd already read the book, you're not going to be like "a movie? Oh, well, now I'll def. spend $5K on a book!"

    The difference in Harry Potter is that the books and movies generated the collector's market within the same window of time - you could be a contemporary fan of the book and THEN grow up to collect a high-end memory from your childhood. It was all happening within a few years.

    In the Dark Tower case, the 40-somethings with money are ALREADY collecting SK books or they aren't - I just don't see the movie inspiring a 20-something to become a collector...especially when there's so many books to buy. Obviously, there will be a few individuals who do jump in, but not enough to do anything but create a little blip in the market and then it will fall back to the normal range.

    On the other hand, since we're not the ones spending this crazy money for these Choo-Choo books, apparently some people are jumping in with both feet - so something's going on!

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