Full Throttle W/HB?

Discussion in 'Full Throttle' started by Tseki, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Tseki

    Tseki Guest

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  2. omar

    omar Member

    Have you tried comparing the weight of it to a standard release... Most releases that I've seen with this label appear to have the full Strategy guide included... but it could just be a coincident.

    At least my bet would be that this was a batch for a large retailer that came "With Hint Book".
     
  3. Tseki

    Tseki Guest

    I can't weight them because I don't have a scale :( Impossible (at least for me) to "weight / compare with hand". Of course there is no hint book for Full Throttle but in this case hint book could mean Official Player's Guide. Usually if there is something extra included there is a sticker saying "now with XXX or includes XXX" right?

    Did you notice that the other Full Throttle is the Standard Edition and the other is Limited Edition and that "W/HB" is on the Standard Edition. I was thinking maybe that "W" in the "W/HB" means without something instead of with something? How about without The Mini Official Player's Guide? Do you have this "W/HB" sticker in your Standard Edition with ComputerLife sticker?
     
  4. omar

    omar Member

    I looked over couple of opened copies of this version (appear to be identical).

    They appears to contain:
    Standard IBM CD in case.
    Reference guide.
    "Read This First" (orange) flyer.
    Adventurer #12 + Registration card.
    "Any Questions?" card.
    Full Throttle Strategy guide.

    But no paper CD tray or mini strategy guide...

    When you hold it up and rotate do you hear the CD case move around inside?


    My copy does not have this ISBN sticker (It has the Limited edition sticker).
     
  5. jacuzi

    jacuzi Moderator Staff Member

    There is also a release of Full Throttle with the Strategy Guide wrapped with the box, similar to Curse of Monkey Island and maybe for The Dig also. I dont remember if the box was shrinkwrapped under the outer plastic that held the box and Strategy Guide togeter. Could this one be that, with the Strategy Guide already removed?
     
  6. Tseki

    Tseki Guest

    Yes I think I hear it moving. Could also be something else that is moving inside. So might be that here is no white cardboard tray included and jewel case is free inside the box?
     
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  7. Tseki

    Tseki Guest

    Everything looks so "intact" and I don't think that anything is removed from this package.
     
  8. omar

    omar Member

    I was intially thinking the same thing jacuzi.
    I used to have some good reference photos of a sealed one, but can't find them at the moment... I only found photos of opened copies that may or may not have contained the ribbon when they were still sealed.

    If I remember correctly BigPetr has a sealed copy of the ribbon version in is collection and could shed some light on this.

    But the only way to tell for sure without opening it is to weigh it, if it is about 200g heavier than the standard one it's safe to say the guide is included inside the box.
     
  9. omar

    omar Member

    If it's freely moving odds are there is no paper tray, even when ripped free it should prevent the CD case from sliding around as easily as without it.
     
  10. Tseki

    Tseki Guest

    Thank you for the thoughts. Too bad I can't open the game :/
     
  11. Tseki

    Tseki Guest

    I have sold this W/HB copy but I believe the best answer is that it came with official hint book / Official Player's Guide.
     
  12. Ahenobarbus

    Ahenobarbus Member

    This is old thread but I just found it and because I now own sealed Full Throttle + Official Strategy Guide box, I decided to post a picture and share some thoughts.

    My box has the same "The Best of Everything Computer Life" sticker and the same "upper bar code" 1076012 like it was in Tseki`s box, so it might very well be an original FT + Strategy Guide package box, and it`s now missing the Strategy Guide.

    I only wonder why Tseki`s box was still sealed... It seems to me that there is only one shrink wrapping around the game box and the strategy guide. If I remove the guide, the game will also lose the plastic :confused:


    FT W HB.jpg
     
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  13. omar

    omar Member

    @Ahenobarbus, do you know how much this release weighs?
    Just got an opened copy and want to check what (if anything) might be missing from it . :)
     
  14. Ahenobarbus

    Ahenobarbus Member

    Sure, my scale says 740 g
     
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  15. Ahenobarbus

    Ahenobarbus Member

    When you have time, tell me what your result was and is there same 1076012 W/HB bar code in your box? :)
     
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  16. omar

    omar Member

    Will do, my box has the same ISBN sticker, just a different sticker on the front of the box.
    I.E. this one on the bottom left:
    https://imgur.com/oDGlKV5

    Going to do some measurement. I'll keep you posted :)
     
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  17. omar

    omar Member

    Thanks for checking the weight for me.

    It's a bit strange, my copy is about 50g lighter than yours (with ribbon and the plastic seals), so something must be missing.
    It contains:
    Standard IBM CD in case with manual.
    Reference guide.
    "Read This First" (orange) flyer.
    Full Throttle Strategy guide.
    Paper CD tray.
    Ribbon

    According to my docs, it looks like the Adventurer #12 was common with this release but when I add it and the corresponding registration form its 20g heavier than yours....

    Think I'll try a different scale and see if it's the problem... otherwise it looks like I need to do some more research. :)
     
  18. Ahenobarbus

    Ahenobarbus Member

    Yep, I have pretty accurate kitchen scale, so the result should be pretty reliable.

    Can we compare our scales some other ways? My CIB FT box (in the picture) weighs 328 g.

    Box + inner cd-tray + cd weighs 229 g
    My box contains The Adventurer #10 = 58 g
    The Mini Official Player`s Guide = 29 g
    and the rest of the paperwork is 14 g, so the end result is 330 g this way, when I`m weighing them separately.

    FT signed 1.jpg
     
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  19. omar

    omar Member

    Thanks for checking the weight on these.

    I weighed this signed copy I have that appears to have the same content.
    https://imgur.com/TrRFcnp

    It was 331g (with the plastic seal I store it in.)

    Also did some of the other items and they were the same.
    The Adventurer #10
    The Mini Official Player`s Guide

    So the scale might not be the issue...

    I'll have to look better over my docs, do some more measurements and try to figure out why the numbers don't add up... :)
     
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  20. omar

    omar Member

    I did a few tests and weighed different copies of the Strategy Guide.
    There was up to 8g difference in weight between them. When I used one of the lighter ones and the content I listed above along with the ribbon and the seal it was exactly 740g.

    I.E. this content:
    Standard IBM CD in case.
    Reference guide.
    "Read This First" (orange) flyer.
    Adventurer #12 + Registration card.
    "Any Questions?" card.
    Full Throttle Strategy guide.
    But no paper CD tray or mini strategy guide...

    Why my copy would contain the paper tray but not yours is beyond me... I did buy this from an old game collector, maybe he or a previous owner added it to mine?...
    I've never seen it in an open W/HB copies with the same sticker as yours on the front... but that doesn't mean they weren't included in any...

    That's at least my theory on the content, any other thoughts would be appreciated. :)
     

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