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2013-10-01 08:25:33 AM  
Even if most of those were cheap, I'd still not buy them anyway.

I hate not standard disc holders.  I want my Blurays and DVDs to sit uniformly on the shelf.

I can deal with different colored cases, but even that is pushing it.
 
2013-10-01 08:30:56 AM  
I buy all my box sets in the bay
 
2013-10-01 08:37:37 AM  
AKA: The 9 most expensive toys accompanied by a few DVDs. Plus a cool Star Trek boxed set.
 
2013-10-01 08:38:25 AM  
To be fair that Dark Shadows box set contains 131 DVDs with the entire 1,225 episode run on them.

Mind you, all of those are cheap compared to the $100,000 Residents box set with a copy of everything they have ever released in any medium plus an eyeball mask and mystery bonus something packed into a fridge.

http://vimeo.com/53441332
 
2013-10-01 08:40:14 AM  
the Alien one is pretty cool, but that's a bit more than I'd want to spend on only 2 good movies. The Quadrilogy (ugh) boxset is good enough and only set me back like $25.
 
2013-10-01 08:44:22 AM  
It would be nice if they just sold a swag bag with all the cool toys and promo items without the DVDs for those of us that don't collect physical media.
 
2013-10-01 08:44:38 AM  
I actually wanted to get the Avengers Phase One last year but after it got delayed due to lawsuits I said fark it and saved my money.
 
2013-10-01 09:04:01 AM  
that T2 skull was never MSRP that high,
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Terminator-2-Judgment-Day-Blu-ray/4025 /

 and better yet was on clearance sale from WB for like $50 a year or so ago.
 
2013-10-01 09:12:38 AM  
'Friends' did it best - ten seasons of individual boxed sets that STAYED CONSISTENT with the package sizes, designs and artwork regardless of changes in popular packaging as time went on, and even a final collectors box to house them in made available to those who supported future season sets being made along the way, instead of making those same people buy the majority of them over again to get the cool completed boxed set.

I am also not a fan of the ridiculous sculpted, all-but-useless packaging some sets (like most of the ones in the article) come in - it's cool to have some extra thing(s) like the game box with the 'LOST' set, but for Pete's sake, put the DVD's in some sort of nice box that you can put on the shelf with the rest of your DVD collection. Make the sculpted 'thing' a bonus, not the actual packaging you have to keep your discs in. That's just dumb.

/my two cents
//you're welcome
///yay, slashies
 
2013-10-01 09:12:59 AM  
Damn that Scarface box set is interesting. Even the DVD box set release of Scarface is nice, which I bought years ago. Box is covered in a fake snakeskin cover. Inside the cover is a montage of scenes from the film. The DVD case itself sits in a red satin like holder. The box set includes a money clip, movie still I guess were given out in theaters during the film's run, and a DVD of the original black and white Scarface from 1932.
 
2013-10-01 09:14:06 AM  
I'll admit, I bought the Lost one.  It's a pretty cool packaging that even has a hidden compartment in it with an extra bonus disc.

Generally, I hate non-standard DVD cases.  The worst one I have is from an older release of Total Recall.  It's just a round metal tin with no identifying marks whatsoever and doesn't even have a flat end to stand on a rack.  Right behind that on bad packaging is the first season of Sliders.  All the discs are shoved edge-first into a block of foam.
 
2013-10-01 09:16:09 AM  
Sure it may not fit on a DVD shelf, but I still want this:
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-10-01 09:19:40 AM  

NeoCortex42: Sure it may not fit on a DVD shelf, but I still want this:
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 850x552]


Is that a pog?
 
2013-10-01 09:34:03 AM  
The 10 most embarrassingly expensive sex bots ever, for those who have a) spare cash and b) crushing loneliness

^ How I read the headline.  Still would have made sense - just confusing for this article though.
 
2013-10-01 09:36:17 AM  
 
2013-10-01 09:40:26 AM  
Only boxed set I ever bought:

shop.history.com

I am not crushingly lonely, just a giant dork. I watch these with my teenagers.  Also this one seems like a bargain at  $66.99  .
 
2013-10-01 09:45:15 AM  

The Dynamite Monkey: Only boxed set I ever bought:

[shop.history.com image 275x275]

I am not crushingly lonely, just a giant dork. I watch these with my teenagers.  Also this one seems like a bargain at  $66.99  .


It was well over $150 when it was released a decade ago or so.
 
2013-10-01 09:46:32 AM  
That DS9 box set is rubbish. It's not only standard, while some of the others are interesting designs, it also seems to have an advert for DS9 on the box set. Why? "Bring home all the seasons"? That's what the idiot who bought it just did, put something interesting on there.
 
2013-10-01 10:06:56 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: The Dynamite Monkey: Only boxed set I ever bought:

[shop.history.com image 275x275]

I am not crushingly lonely, just a giant dork. I watch these with my teenagers.  Also this one seems like a bargain at  $66.99  .

It was well over $150 when it was released a decade ago or so.


Got mine for around $115 about 5-6 years ago. Money well spent.
 
2013-10-01 10:15:45 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: NeoCortex42: Sure it may not fit on a DVD shelf, but I still want this:
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 850x552]

Is that a pog?


It's a "challenge coin".

Yeah, I think it's stupid, too.  Just give me the apron.
 
2013-10-01 10:23:39 AM  

NeoCortex42: Sure it may not fit on a DVD shelf, but I still want this:
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 850x552]


I want it too. I want the hell out of it, but not for the price. I can get the individual seasons on DVD for half that.

I wish they'd release a basic set of discs for the complete series.

The Dynamite Monkey: Only boxed set I ever bought:

[shop.history.com image 275x275]

I am not crushingly lonely, just a giant dork. I watch these with my teenagers.  Also this one seems like a bargain at  $66.99  .


Yeah, that one for me as well, but it's not my only one. I also have Twin Peaks and The Prisoner.
 
2013-10-01 10:25:41 AM  
And for $250 more you can get the Star Trek set without Enterprise.
 
2013-10-01 10:25:42 AM  
 
2013-10-01 10:29:15 AM  

Slaxl: That DS9 box set is rubbish. It's not only standard, while some of the others are interesting designs, it also seems to have an advert for DS9 on the box set. Why? "Bring home all the seasons"? That's what the idiot who bought it just did, put something interesting on there.


I believe that's just on the wrapper. That comes off when you unwrap it, and then it's fairly normal.

I have all of the Trek series on DVD, but I didn't pay $3800 for it. Not sure where this list is getting its prices.
 
2013-10-01 10:34:13 AM  

flaminio: Slaxl: That DS9 box set is rubbish. It's not only standard, while some of the others are interesting designs, it also seems to have an advert for DS9 on the box set. Why? "Bring home all the seasons"? That's what the idiot who bought it just did, put something interesting on there.

I believe that's just on the wrapper. That comes off when you unwrap it, and then it's fairly normal.

I have all of the Trek series on DVD, but I didn't pay $3800 for it. Not sure where this list is getting its prices.


Star Trek DVDs were insanely priced for MSRP when they first came out.  I was working at a Suncoast Video when Voyager and Enterprise were coming out on DVD.  I think the original MSRP for each season of Voyager was $140.  No store sold them at MSRP, but they still weren't cheap.

Hell, each season of TNG on Blu-Ray right now has an MSRP around $120, but if you pay more than $70, you're getting horribly ripped off.
 
2013-10-01 10:36:00 AM  
I love you long time for Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp Authorized Version.

I already loved long time for Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp Un-authorized Version but it wasn't complete.
 
2013-10-01 10:42:24 AM  
The Blade Runner set was pretty awesome.
 
2013-10-01 10:54:02 AM  
The Star Trek set is a FAIL for missing this. Hell, with a price like that they should just throw it in for free.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-10-01 11:01:18 AM  
The West Wing complete series box set is both attractively packaged and reasonably priced.
 
2013-10-01 11:14:42 AM  
They missed one:

www.funimation.com

/i smash this list with the power of ORANGE BRICK!!
 
2013-10-01 11:18:46 AM  
The only box set I ever bought was the Black Adder one. Roomate got a hold of it when she was sick and watched it all in 4 days.
 
2013-10-01 11:18:51 AM  

trotsky: The Blade Runner set was pretty awesome.


CSB: I bought a sealed, never opened Blade Runner briefcase version for $20 at Goodwill about 5 years ago.  Now I think someone who works there GIS's everything that comes through the door.  Their prices are insanely high now.
 
2013-10-01 11:30:17 AM  

groppet: The only box set I ever bought was the Black Adder one. Roomate got a hold of it when she was sick and watched it all in 4 days.


What took her so long?!
 
2013-10-01 11:37:45 AM  

apt311: The 10 most embarrassingly expensive sex bots ever, for those who have a) spare cash and b) crushing loneliness

^ How I read the headline.  Still would have made sense - just confusing for this article though.


Glad to see I wasn't the only one.
 
2013-10-01 11:38:34 AM  
I've bought quite a few of these:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-10-01 11:40:47 AM  

Gordon Bennett: To be fair that Dark Shadows box set contains 131 DVDs with the entire 1,225 episode run on them.

Mind you, all of those are cheap compared to the $100,000 Residents box set with a copy of everything they have ever released in any medium plus an eyeball mask and mystery bonus something packed into a fridge.

http://vimeo.com/53441332


Yep. The DS box set is a tad spendy, but you're getting every episode. And it was originally priced at $599.99. Current price on Amazon is $329.99, but there are also private sellers on Amazon offering unopened DS box sets at $290.
 
2013-10-01 11:45:33 AM  
Damn.  Makes me miss Megaupload...
 
2013-10-01 11:49:59 AM  
Are we including music? Because I'll insist that Some Girls is one of the high points of the late seventies and the last great Stones album, but this is going too damn far. Egregiously so.
 
2013-10-01 12:26:37 PM  

Slaxl: groppet: The only box set I ever bought was the Black Adder one. Roomate got a hold of it when she was sick and watched it all in 4 days.

What took her so long?!


She is a tad slow at times and a little young it took me a while to prove to her that good movies were made before 1990.
 
2013-10-01 12:27:39 PM  

NeoCortex42: Star Trek DVDs were insanely priced for MSRP when they first came out.  I was working at a Suncoast Video when Voyager and Enterprise were coming out on DVD.  I think the original MSRP for each season of Voyager was $140.  No store sold them at MSRP, but they still weren't cheap.

Hell, each season of TNG on Blu-Ray right now has an MSRP around $120, but if you pay more than $70, you're getting horribly ripped off.


I think this was the case for most DVDs. i recall the X-Files boxsets being around $80 or $90 at first. My wife bought the first season of Twin Peaks DVD (sans the pilot!) for about $50, but I bought the full series boxset for like $30 (though it looks like the price has since been raised, albeit still cheaper than an incomplete boxset for one season.)
 
2013-10-01 12:35:23 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: NeoCortex42: Star Trek DVDs were insanely priced for MSRP when they first came out.  I was working at a Suncoast Video when Voyager and Enterprise were coming out on DVD.  I think the original MSRP for each season of Voyager was $140.  No store sold them at MSRP, but they still weren't cheap.

Hell, each season of TNG on Blu-Ray right now has an MSRP around $120, but if you pay more than $70, you're getting horribly ripped off.

I think this was the case for most DVDs. i recall the X-Files boxsets being around $80 or $90 at first. My wife bought the first season of Twin Peaks DVD (sans the pilot!) for about $50, but I bought the full series boxset for like $30 (though it looks like the price has since been raised, albeit still cheaper than an incomplete boxset for one season.)


There's usually a difference in price between MSRP and what it actually sells for, but the Star Trek DVDs went above and beyond that.  Even when you looked at the actual sale price, they were crazy expensive compared to other TV series seasons releasing at the same time.  Right now, they're at least selling for comparable prices, although still on the high side a bit.

Also, speaking of X-Files, today's Amazon Gold Box deal is the entirety of X-Files (whole series, plus movies) for $90.  That's insane.
 
2013-10-01 12:38:30 PM  
Of course, what do I know? I prepaid $400 over a year in advance for the Kimagure Orange Road laserdisc box set.
 
2013-10-01 12:49:36 PM  

groppet: Slaxl: groppet: The only box set I ever bought was the Black Adder one. Roomate got a hold of it when she was sick and watched it all in 4 days.

What took her so long?!

She is a tad slow at times and a little young it took me a while to prove to her that good movies were made before 1990.


I hope your using protection
 
2013-10-01 01:05:41 PM  

meat0918: apt311: The 10 most embarrassingly expensive sex bots ever, for those who have a) spare cash and b) crushing loneliness

^ How I read the headline.  Still would have made sense - just confusing for this article though.

Glad to see I wasn't the only one.


*raises hand*

/disappointed
 
2013-10-01 01:55:48 PM  

mcreadyblue: groppet: Slaxl: groppet: The only box set I ever bought was the Black Adder one. Roomate got a hold of it when she was sick and watched it all in 4 days.

What took her so long?!

She is a tad slow at times and a little young it took me a while to prove to her that good movies were made before 1990.

I hope your using protection


Oh no she is just my roomate I love my penis too much to get it near that crazy hot mess. I love her like a sister but good god at times I think about setting up web cams and turning it into a real reality show. But its been kinda boring the past month all she has been sittin on the couch watchin the voice.
 
2013-10-01 02:43:54 PM  
Damn, if I just had some spare cash, I could get in on these sweet DVD box sets!
 
2013-10-01 04:17:31 PM  
At first I read that as "most embarrassingly expensive sex bots." I keep telling myself it doesn't mean anything.
 
2013-10-01 04:47:39 PM  

Slaxl: That DS9 box set is rubbish. It's not only standard, while some of the others are interesting designs, it also seems to have an advert for DS9 on the box set. Why? "Bring home all the seasons"? That's what the idiot who bought it just did, put something interesting on there.


Nice to know as a box set it's meh, but the reasoning the author listed was completely dumb. He hated the series, not that the boxset failed to meet the standards by which we judge box sets.
 
2013-10-01 04:50:52 PM  

The Dynamite Monkey: Only boxed set I ever bought:

[shop.history.com image 275x275]

I am not crushingly lonely, just a giant dork. I watch these with my teenagers.  Also this one seems like a bargain at  $66.99  .


I've got that one too but not the thin boxes. It was slightly more expensive too, but not by much.

Anyone who owns the I, Robot one should be avoided at all costs unless it was an expensive gag gift.
 
2013-10-01 05:36:48 PM  
Hey, I'd pay good money for a Sex Bots Box Set. Also to hear it said five times fast.

...by a sex bot.
 
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