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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Box Set

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
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As Gift
 56
birthday, christmas, husband, loved, present
+100%
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" ...  This was a gift for my 15 year old.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift and the recipient loved it.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought the books for my granddaughter, for her birthday she lives them, thanks  ...  "
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" ...  My husband has been a huge Calvin & Hobbes fan since he was little, and I got him this as a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a surprise birthday gift for my husband who loved Calvin and Hobbes as a child. ... He was so happy and impressed with this collection and said it was the best gift ever!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for a family Calvin/Hobbs fan.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift and it was well received by the young man.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and large got it as a gift for my son.  ...  "
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For Kids
 49
calvin and hobbes, year old, kid, grandson, books
+100%
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" ...  The jokes remain just as funny now as they did when I read these as a child.  ...  "
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" ...  My grandson loves these books  ...  "
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" ...  My Calvin and Hobbes fanatic son will flip for it on his birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my son's 13th birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  This was such a huge part of my childhood and now I'm sharing it with my kids!  ...  "
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" ...  Loved Calvin and Hobbes as a kid.  ...  "
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" ...  My 10 year old boy loves this.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave to my 28 year-old son for Xmas.  ...  "
Price
 21
worth every penny, well worth, beat calvin, worth the money, worth every
+100%
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" ...  and then suddenly the volumes seemed to come down to a good sale price.  ...  "
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" ...  How can you beat Calvin and Hobbs?  ...  "
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" ...  I already had all of the paperbacks, but if you love C & H, the reduced price make it worth buying.  ...  "
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" ...  Delightful and well worth the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  300.00 value for 50.00.  ...  "
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" ...  The price on this would be unbelievable if I didn't get such a deal myself.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t beat Calvin and Hobbes!  ...  "
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" ...  Well worth every penny.  ...  "
Print Quality
 16
printed, high quality, books, binding, sunday strips
+100%
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" ...  The prints inside are beautiful, as are the books themselves.  ...  "
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" ...  No printing errors or glitches.  ...  "
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" ...  High quality prints and very heavy and sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  And when you read the pages, you can feel how carefully it has been printed, the quality is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The printing is flawless and every page lists the date each strip appeared.  ...  "
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" ...  All the daily and Sunday strips are here with the dates they were printed.  ...  "
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" ...  The binding and ink quality are top notch, and all of the artwork and poems from the previous book releases are included as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The printing is high quality, and so is the binding.  ...  "
Build Quality
 15
books, sturdy, cover version, box, slip case
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Calvin and Hobbes for ever with this beautiful set that is packaged and built to last.  ...  "
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" ...  These creases came in every book in the collection.  ...  "
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" ...  But they are WELL constructed.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the soft cover version and it holds up well.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a boxed set that arrives in shrink-wrap.  ...  "
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" ...  So The Books is safe no damage.  ...  "
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" ...  And I can now confirm: sewn binding.  ...  "
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" ...  The pages are strong and durable, and the colors from the Sundays are very vibrant.  ...  "
Marketplace
 13
thank, shipping, much, advertised, went
+100%
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you so much!  ...  "
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" ...  No big deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Amazon because your work was perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  The best thing I ever bought on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Reassured by this (and Amazon's return policy), I went ahead and purchased after it went on sale.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality, timely shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks so much guys!  ...  "
Fit
 13
sewn, paper, glued, slip case, bound
+85%
-15%
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" ...  The older versions had the pages glued in, causing them to fall out. ... This one, the pages are sewn into the book.  ...  "
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" ...  The hardcover is nicely constructed with the pages sewn in and not glued like the paperback version.  ...  "
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" ...  Still holding up well.  ...  "
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" ...  Love these guys and miss them in the daily paper.  ...  "
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" ...  Always a big fan and has either worn out the pages of those he has, or has misplaced or lost others.  ...  "
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" ...  In comes in 4 volumes handsomely presented in a sturdy slip case, adorned with eye-popping artwork.  ...  "
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" ...  Heavy, beautifully bound (pages are sewn, not glued) using quality paper in a protective slip case.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the soft cover version and it holds up well. ... The pages are nice, but you have to be a little careful with them or they might tear, but it's easily avoided.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
shipping, perfect condition, delivered, condition, box
+100%
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" ...  The box is constructed in the same manner as the hardcover.  ...  "
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" ...  New in box and shipped superbly!!  ...  "
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" ...  It was packed carefully and arrived in good time.  ...  "
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" ...  Excelente product arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Fine product delivered on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality, timely shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast shipping and perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered 2 of these for my brothers for Christmas, and they were delivered on time, and were in good condition.  ...  "
Storage
 8
collections, collection, put, paper, nicely
+100%
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" ...  So glad to have a complete collection and all the same size for easy storage!  ...  "
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" ...  There are even the extras that Watterson put in as material for the previous collections.  ...  "
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" ...  Aside from that issue the collection is very nice and the paper is perfect for a set like this.  ...  "
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" ...  They are extremely well made and come in a really nice carrying box with artwork on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Big fan of Calvin and Hobbes, and this saves so much space over having the myriad of collections.  ...  "
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" ...  The case that holds the books is very well made.  ...  "
Size
 8
paperback, books, book, weighs, ton
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Great quality among paperback books.  ...  "
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" ...  If you love Calvin and Hobbes, then treat yourself to the paperback collection!!  ...  "
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" ...  They are extremely well made and come in a really nice carrying box with artwork on it.  ...  "
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" ...  It weighs a ton!  ...  "
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" ...  Beautiful production, but be aware that the books, although paperback, are VERY heavy!  ...  "
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" ...  Only downfall would be that each book is quite heavy and on the large side, which doesn't make them very portable or easy to hold up for long periods of time.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice quality heavy stock paperback books.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
last, years ago, ten, reread, random
+86%
-14%
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" ...  every comic in order for ten years .  ...  "
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" ...  It's built for the long haul and should last many, many years.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this over 3 years ago for myself.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband was so excited as he has been asking for this collection for years!  ...  "
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" ...  These will last a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  No printing errors or glitches.  ...  "
Volume
 6
volumes, set, calvin, books, 4
+83%
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" ...  I hear him giggling from the other room, reading.  ...  "
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" ...  This 4 volume set claims to be a complete collection, and it appears to be accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  I have absolutely no regrets buying these wonderful volumes.  ...  "
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" ...  I own a few softcover Calvin and Hobbes books, but this three-volume set is incredible.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice volume of books.  ...  "
Capacity
 5
whole, books
+100%
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" ...  I have to admit that this is now a cherished family treasure.  ...  "
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" ...  I hear him giggling from the other room, reading.  ...  "
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" ...  Calvin and Hobbs will always have a warm place in our family hearts.  ...  "
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" ...  Will bring hours of enjoyment to our family.  ...  "
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" ...  Our whole family is enjoying this set of books.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
heavy, cover version
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" ...  I purchased the soft cover version and it holds up well.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter keeps reading it again and again .  ...  "
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" ...  I was super excited to get my hands on these but alas my joy was short-lived.  ...  "
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" ...  A smile from ear to ear on a young boy who loves the antics!  ...  "
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" ...  The recipient loves these, he actually cried.  ...  "
For Fun
 4
books, read, hobbes, calvin
+100%
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" ...  The full page illustrations are fun.  ...  "
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" ...  My whole family is having a ton of fun with these books! ... Additionally, it's fun to read the history of Calvin and Hobbes as Bill Watterson explains it at the beginning of the books.  ...  "
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" ...  Bring on the fun memories and laughter.  ...  "
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" ...  The set is beautifully made, the case is substantial, and it's absolutely HOURS of fun!  ...  "
For Travel
 3
books, well, trip, place
+100%
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" ...  The books go on road trips and the binding has been able to take alot of wear.  ...  "
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" ...  The books are in perfect condition, and now I can't wait to go and a nostalgic trip from my childhood!  ...  "
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" ...  He is constantly carrying them around place to place (car rides, school) and they have held up well so far.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 3
hold, set, quite, paperback set, heavy
+100%
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" ...  I'm glad to finally have the complete works and all in all, I prefer the paperback set because each book is lighter and easier to hold.  ...  "
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" ...  Only downfall would be that each book is quite heavy and on the large side, which doesn't make them very portable or easy to hold up for long periods of time.  ...  "
Returns
 3
went, sale, amazon
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Grandkids come over and start reading them and take them home never to return!  ...  "
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" ...  Reassured by this (and Amazon's return policy), I went ahead and purchased after it went on sale.  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
set, described
+100%
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 3
+100%
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" ...  I plan on keeping it out on display as it looks that nice.  ...  "
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" ...  We miss having Bill Watterson's art, vision, wit and kindness on display every week, but extremely pleased to have this collection of his work!  ...  "
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" ...  The box is quite cute to have on display too :)  ...  "
Design
 3
looking, look, classy, books, beautiful
+100%
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" ...  Would look amazing in any kind of library.  ...  "
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" ...  But more importantly, it looks like the fixed whatever problem a few people had with the binding.  ...  "
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" ...  That's one gorgeous box.  ...  "

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