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Old 03-01-04, 03:09 AM
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New Battlestar Galactica box

Anyone have this new box of BG ? It looks kinda cheesy looking so want to know if its better than the big head box.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0...1.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

It seems like everything else is the same, but this new packaging costs $107 whereas the old one is now 89 !!!

Am trying to decide whether its worth paying the extra to get a normal looking box!!
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Old 03-01-04, 05:59 AM
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Re: New Battlestar Galactica box

Originally posted by Dazed
Anyone have this new box of BG ? It looks kinda cheesy looking so want to know if its better than the big head box.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0...1.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

It seems like everything else is the same, but this new packaging costs $107 whereas the old one is now 89 !!!

Am trying to decide whether its worth paying the extra to get a normal looking box!!
Wow....that does look pretty bad!!! And people were complaining about the original box? I would much rather have the one that I have now. You can always store the box away somewhere if room is a factor on your shelf.

Looks like a cylon with a hunchback....The Hunchback of........feel free to fill in the blank.
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Re: New Battlestar Galactica box

Originally posted by Dazed
Anyone have this new box of BG ? It looks kinda cheesy looking so want to know if its better than the big head box.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0...1.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

It seems like everything else is the same, but this new packaging costs $107 whereas the old one is now 89 !!!

Am trying to decide whether its worth paying the extra to get a normal looking box!!
I've seen it in person many times. I really disfavor it to the Cylong packaging, which is a really cool display piece. It has a reflective strip for the eyes (red).

What do you mean better? You do realize that there is a box inside the Cylon head that fits on your shelf (granted it has nothing on the spine).
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The new box i great for those of us who don't like oversized packaging which does not fit on shelves. It looks just as good as the oversized packaging. It has the same cylon head represented, only on a smaller scale.
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Originally posted by EPKJ
The new box i great for those of us who don't like oversized packaging which does not fit on shelves. It looks just as good as the oversized packaging. It has the same cylon head represented, only on a smaller scale.
You do realize that there is a shelf-ready packaging INSIDE the head, correct?
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Old 03-01-04, 11:16 AM
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the new slipcover is way uglier than the original cylong helmet packaging. the lenticular strip used for the eyes on the re-release looks particularly tacky.
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Old 03-01-04, 11:48 AM
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I thought the price would go down without the fancy packaging. I was wrong...
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I'm still on the fence on whether to buy this or not. I loved this show when I was a kid, but don't know if it's worth shelling out so much money for.
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Originally posted by Dr. DVD
I thought the price would go down without the fancy packaging. I was wrong...
I'm not really sure why you thought that. Everything posted about it stated to the contrary:

The "Traffic-Stopping Packaging" for Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Epic Series that caught everyone's attention turns out to be a limited-time offer.

This week Universal announced that on Feb. 10th they are re-releasing the DVD set with different packaging, which will not include the very striking (and rather large) outer box that was designed to look like the enemy of the Colonial Warriors in the show. The SRP of the new version will reportedly stay the same ($119.98).
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Either way, I am looking for a cheap used on and cannot find it anywhere. The cheapest I find it on half.com and it is still around $80.00
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When you combine the fact that the original box does have a box that will fit in nicely with any dvd collection I'm glad I decided to go with the original set now.

Looks like I made the right move price-wise as well. I used the DDD coupon and got it from them for $69.10 shipped.

I'd even bet that the original Cylon head packaging becomes somewhat of a collectors item. Not that it will ever be in high demand; but, it's always nice to know you have something that is unique.
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Originally posted by Dr. DVD
Either way, I am looking for a cheap used on and cannot find it anywhere. The cheapest I find it on half.com and it is still around $80.00
Although I got mine from a Forum member, I could have done better on eBay. There are plenty of sealed new copies for $60-$70 shipped.
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If you already have the cylon head package and you want the new slipcover then you can call universal and they'll send you one for free. That's what I did.
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Originally posted by Kinyo
If you already have the cylon head package and you want the new slipcover then you can call universal and they'll send you one for free. That's what I did.
Really? Interesting. I do like displaying the head though. Do you have a #?
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Really? Interesting. I do like displaying the head though. Do you have a #?
Yes a number would be great! When I saw the new box this past weekend, before seeing this thread, I said to my fiancee that I wanted to call. I have the big head displayed, but it would be nice to put the box set with my others...
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I'd be intrested in the number too - but more to see about getting a replacement for a bad Galactica disc.

Well, that and the box too. . . .
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Originally posted by DVD Josh
You do realize that there is a shelf-ready packaging INSIDE the head, correct?
It has no slipcase and would not be as stable.
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i called up the 1-888-703-0010 number, but everyone there seem to be only taking info for the BTTF exchange program. the first rep had NO other number to give me on such an inquiry. called again, and the second rep suggested that i send mail to "universalstudios&[email protected]", which i did. if anyone has a working phone number, that'd be great.
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Originally posted by Kinyo
If you already have the cylon head package and you want the new slipcover then you can call universal and they'll send you one for free. That's what I did.
Another request for more info.
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Hey Darmok,
I have a phone number & a name if you e-mail me. I was able to get a smaller collector's booklet to put in my keep case so this DVD title would fit on my shelf.
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I need this info too!
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I received the following reply to an email to:

universalstudios&[email protected]

Thank you for contacting us. For a limited time only and while supplies last for USA and Canada only, to receive a replacement smaller slipcase and booklet for "Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Epic Series" please return the Cylon head box only WITHOUT the discs and inner packaging trays to the
address listed below. The new slipcase and booklet will be shipped to you upon receipt.

Universal Studios Home Video
P.O. Box 224468
Dallas TX 75260

Please make sure to return the disc using a traceable shipping method, as we cannot be held responsible for items lost in transit.

We appreciate your patronage and hope you continue to enjoy this and other Universal releases.

Regards,
Universal Studios Customer Service
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THAT SUCKS!
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man, that's cheesy of them. oh well.
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Let's see, spend about $10 to ship the thing just to get the slipcover? You could buy an alpha and print out a much better cover for half that.
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