Yes it is made of resin rather than Holly, and no there isn't a Phoenix feather within. There is a great amount of detail put into this wand and it matches what you see and read about in the Harry Potter story. The only downside (as is the case with most 'Official' merchandise) is the TM logo on the handle of the wand, it detracts slightly from the realism expected. (i'm still not sure you can trade mark a stick, but there you go)
This is a great collectors item none the less and it seems like you own a part of the world from which it was inspired.
Well, the grip of this fine wand, weilded by none other than Harry Potter himself, is very detailed indeed. Its shape looks very much like wood although the paint on it could have been more intricate. It is comfortable to hold, although there are two knocks of "wood" that stick out. This then stops and goes into the main stick of the wand. I think this is what brings down its rating. It is very plain and one-coloured. I do like that fact that it starts off slightly bigger and then stops halfway down with a thinner part continuing to complete the 15" wand. Over all a very good peice although if anyone knows of a way to add some detail to the thin stick of the wand, please let me know.
Harry potters wand was the first wand i purchased, and i was extremely pleased when it arrived. I would recommend this wand to any harry potter lover! Because harry potters wand was so amazing i now have, ron's, hermione's and Dumbledore's too. They are all fantastic wands! x
i have to say i was extremely happy when i got this (so happy, in fact i bought hermione's as well!) but i do agree that the attention to detail isn't as good as the others, but as it is Harry's wand i think we can overlook that, it certainly is a must-have for all those who regard themselves as completely obsessed harry potter maniacs (and yes i do consider myself to be in that number). I was really happy and i can't wait to collect them all!