Today, I got a few Harry Potter collectibles including this wand. I've always eyed wands that were being sold, and wanted one but the price was always a deterrent. Today, one EB Games had a few wands in boxes that look like those from the movies, instead of boxes with pictures of the characters and heavy marketing features. And while they had an assortment of wands that have been always offered since I started paying attention (Harry, Hermione, Voldemort), there was one I never saw before. Snape's wand. So I finally broke down and got that one. I then got home and realized it has been a year since Alan Rickman has passed away. I always liked him as an actor, for various roles, and I could not imagine anyone else as Snape.