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Old 05-14-04, 04:57 PM
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Go Speed Racer Go!

I got my hands on the new speed racer limited edition volume 2 And all I can say is Coolist slipcover EVER! I have been playin with this thing for hours!
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Uh, care to, say, describe the slipcover? Or give us any hint at all what's so cool about it?
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Originally posted by Walter Neff
Uh, care to, say, describe the slipcover? Or give us any hint at all what's so cool about it?
I belive the Mach 5's headlights light up and the case plays the theme song.
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I belive the Mach 5's headlights light up and the case plays the theme song.
That's it - well, it plays a clip of the theme song. Saw it in Walmart last night and about drove the girlfriend crazy when I hit the button a few times. Its catchy
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picked one up a few days ago at bestbuy as well for $17.99. it's neato...even better than the first set's rubber packaging.
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It's currently $12.22 at DDD. I wonder if anyone will sell it cheaper?
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Old 05-18-04, 01:41 PM
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Talk about being suckered in by gimmicky packaging.

I'm sold

Seriously though, it's a no brainer at $12.22 as I am a big fan of the series.
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bah, I don't care about silly gimmick packaging... how is the quality of the discs themselves?
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thanks for the heads up.
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Originally posted by sracer
bah, I don't care about silly gimmick packaging... how is the quality of the discs themselves?
Yeah. I wanna know too...
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yeah, how???
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I just bought mine today, and the episodes look great.
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Could you grab us a screenshot?
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thanks for the tip in DDD, I went ahead and ordered. It might be cheaper than $12.22 shipped somewhere else, but frankly, I got more than $12 worth of enjoyment out of the 1st one, so I dont care! I love speed racer and thought the 1st disc was well done. Personally, I like the packaging, and I think its cool that they did something different, but still gimmicky, with each disc released thusfar. Looks like there are 4 seasons of Speed Racer (total, old school and newer version)... hopefully we'll get a similarly cool release of all of em...

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I got mine at Best Buy for $14.99 (price match Circuit City) and then used a $5 reward zone coupon. For $10.49 I walked out the door with it.
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i'm just a newbie so heres a dumb question... whats DDD?
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DDD=Deep Discount DVD

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/index.cfm?referral=y

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I own Limited Edition 52 Episode Boxed Set that was offered at SpeedRacer.com a few years back and now I bought these 2 new FHE releases with the cool packaging.

I've owned ever single release of Speed Racer(both official and bootleg on both VHS and DVD) and these new FHE releases are SO MUCH CLEANER and CRISP than the LE boxed set that I bought for over $300 from SpeedRacer.com .......I know because I played them one after another on my Dad's HD TV and WOW...what a difference. Colors are now brighter, the details and lines are much more defined and there is hardly any dirt on the print. EXCELLENT TRANSFER

For animation this old they did a great job restoring the prints and the sound is mono but thats good enough for me. The only thing that the LE boxed set has over these new FHE releases are the extras. The boxed set has some rare making of footage of Peter Hernandez as well as several interviews with the voice actors. Would I have waited had I known these new cheaper/better quality releases were coming out?? Nope. I bought the boxed set because of I am a Speed Racer nut and I wanted to have a signed boxed set with the whole certificate of authenticity stuff.

The new packaging BLOWS AWAY the LE boxed set. Infact the boxed set packaging is VERY delicate and flimsy and the dvd cases themselves have no inserts.

So go buy the new discs! They are worth it!!
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