As promised, HBO has removed an image of former President George W. Bush’s severed head on a stake from copies of its award-winning fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”

As outrage over the image began to spread online earlier this month, the network quickly apologized. HBO called the use of the prop “unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste” and immediately pulled shipments of the DVD. The episode was also yanked from streaming outlets such as iTunes and HBO GO.

Digital artists have since altered the chin and nose of the prop, and the network has cleared the edited episode for release. For collectors, though, the revision brings with it some confusion:

Yes, indeed. There’s no official word yet on how to tell exactly whose severed head you’re getting with your purchase (a tasteful sticker, perhaps?), but for now, what was a political hot potato has quickly turned into a quaint collectable, a digital version of a misstruck Lincoln penny.

Can it be that bashing Bush isn’t the game it used to be? Many missed the image the first time around, and the controversy cooled off quickly over the two weeks it took to alter the episode.

Do you care? Do you buy that Bush’s cameo was an honest mistake, or was it a cheap shot? Will a revised “Games of Thrones” find its way onto your DVD shelf?