We received the final Longclaw approvals back from GRRM today. This means we’re really really close. There are a few changes we need to do, just minor things, but as soon as those are done and we have a proof we’ll get some photos taken, put them up, and start taking preorders.
The main change that I think you all may be interested in is that we’ve decided to make the plaque white on gray. As you may recall the idea is that a bastard will use his father’s colors in reverse, however originally we were doing white on black instead of white on gray, as would be the case since the Stark colors are gray on white. Once we had the first prototype though we noticed a mockup of a gray plaque looked better, and well, since it was technically more accurate GRRM agreed and we decided to go with it instead.
On the topic of preorders, for our International customers, could you please respond with what country you are from? We need to compile of list of shipping costs for Longclaw to various International destinations and I’ll make the countries of fans that post here a priority so that those ones are done when we first start taking preorders.
In Non-Longclaw news, the Needle concept art is nearing completion.
Hi, I’m from France, maybe some of the people here will be interested.
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to seing more of Longclaw soon, good luck with the neraly released sword!
I’d be interested in seeing Canadian pricing
Looking forward to seeing the pics! Shipping costs to Australia will be nice….
Whoo. How long will it be until preorders are actually taken? I don’t want to miss out on this :
I’m from France too !
Shipping to Australia would be great
I know myself and a friend both want a longclaw, a needle, an ice, an oathkeeeper, a dornish spear… ok 1 step at a time, we’re in the UK
Shipping cost to The Wall would be appreciated!
Send some Valyrian Steel to ireland! I’ll take 7!
i’d love to see shipping cost for Italy
Thank you very much !!!!
Wondering how the shipping to the North would be, in Alaska
Hi, London (UK) Calling!
Belgium here and highly intrested!
One more to Canada, please!
May 2nd, 2008 at 9:20 am
Shipping cost to The Wall would be appreciated!
“The Wall”, eh?
If you could make shippings to Spain, that would be awesome.
Another for Canada!
Ireland here. It’s good to see plenty of Irish ASoIaF fans out there!
Great to see Longclaw coming together at last. I’ve been here since the start!
well i’d like to know the shippings for Germany.
Wahey! You don’t know how excited this makes me! *happy dances*
Hey folks, I don’t need to know how many people from a country want the sword, just which countries have fans. So, if your country has already been mentioned, you do not need to mention it again.
Here’s a different sort of request for ya… I live just 20 or so minutes away from Lansing and was wondering if I might be able to pick Longclaw up and skip the shipping time/costs all together?
As long as you’re able to do it during business hours, it shouldn’t be a problem for you to come and pick one up from the warehouse sure.
We in Russia too in awaiting ;P
Shipping to GERMANY, please
Count one more for Ireland
I had no idea you guys were based out of Lansing! I’ll definitely be making at least one appearance while I’m up north. As soon as Ice and Dawn are available, most definitely.
A fan here from the Netherlands. I see all our neighboring countries are already represented, but I’d still like to know shipping costs to Holland.
Germany too! I’d like to feel the steel in my hand!
yes, since you guys are in America, can you go ahead and post shipping costs on that one?
Yet another for Canada
mexico would be nice…in case ive left before getting one…
I’ll have to doublecheck, but Mexico, I believe, forbids the import of swords. So there may be such shipping problems.
Great to hear that you are making wonderful progress. Longclaw sounds fantastic. Keep the updates coming. Fan from downunder!
dat sux…in that case ill take it with me when i go back…but please hurry up…
Okay, okay, technically it’s not a foreign country; but I think the mail takes just as long to get over the mountains.
Can’t wait to get my hands on Longclaw. My wife is keen on the Needle sword as well.
nobody mentioned it before, so: Luxembourg!
little country with some nice castles
I am just looking forward, running with Longclaw through one of these
greetings to the world an to all the sword-lovers
Im from Australia and I’d LOVE to get my hands on a Longclaw replica. I’m dying to read the next book.
I’d personally love to see the Lightbringer concept. I have a guilty pleasure for Stannis.
Highlands of Scotland, or just Scotland.
How much to my holiday hovel in Flea Bottom?
I may be down here at the arse end of creation but it would be good if New Zealand was in there. Pricing and shipping costs would be great.Thanks
Im from America, new england
Please include shipping for Germany! am excited to see pictures of that awesome sword!
I’m from America, mid-west, and I’m interested in pre-ordering.
Hi, so how close is ‘so close’??
From the UK here, most certainly interested in pre-ordering.
Ireland, might as well start a factory over here. We need to see more pics though and that concept art wouldn’t be terrible to look at either…
I’m sure Spanish folk would be interested and grateful for the opportunity. I know at least five friends looking forward to hold Longclaw!
In Italy there are many people interested to buy LongClaw. Thanks
I’m from Russia
Another for Canada
So close…so close…I’ve waited and waited and waited and waited and waited. Now, it’s almost here! Hurrah!
I’m from the UK. So looking forward to these things shipping!!
I´m from Austria
Hey guys, this sounds really really great. My friends and I in Greece can’t wait (if you’re gonna do Italy, might as well go for Greece)! Needless to say we’ll buy ‘em all, because frankly, Valyrian steel is something you can’t have enough of.
So it’s been a month…. not to sound so impatient, but can we at least get a picture? Please?
I buy all swords from Lord Of the Rings Series and now hope to buy swords of another great novel . I’ live in Italy
will this be available for shipping in the Philippines? really, really interested.
Well, some consider Texas a foreign country…
I’m from Isreal, and really looking foreword to this.
Please, do make a shipment to my country.
Please add Japan too!
Are we ever going to get pics?