LOTR giftset question

 
Old 07-27-04, 09:22 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 59
LOTR giftset question

Is the EE dvd inside the giftset sealed? just curious
thanks
pomodoro is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 09:23 PM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: NY NY
Posts: 622
Yes.
Rusty James is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 09:27 PM
  #3  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 59
Thanks alot.
pomodoro is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 10:20 PM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 59
To any that own it, is it worth it? How is the extra dvd? Any good?
pomodoro is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 10:24 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: NYC * See da name? Go get me some coffee...
Posts: 4,665
FOTR:EE gift set = MUST GET!
TTT:EE gift set = Skip. The statue looks like s hit!
ROTK: EE gift set= MUST GET!
Get Me Coffee is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 10:35 PM
  #6  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 59
Actually the statue looks pretty good, but what about the extra dvd, how is it?
pomodoro is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 10:37 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 3,817
Originally posted by Get Me Coffee
FOTR:EE gift set = MUST GET!
TTT:EE gift set = MUST GET!
ROTK: EE gift set= MUST GET!
Fixed
caiman is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 10:44 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: NYC * See da name? Go get me some coffee...
Posts: 4,665
No way! That gollum statue looked like complete crap!

Oh yea that extras DVD is awesome! You can spend a week watching them and still not finish them.
Get Me Coffee is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 10:46 PM
  #9  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 59
Whats the extra dvd about exactly?
I don't think you understand, I mean the dvd exclusive to the giftset.
pomodoro is offline  
Old 07-27-04, 11:16 PM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 836
Some of the gollum statue's have washed out color's. Mine is like that so some look like crap. I saw some in the store and the color was much better on them. Also the disc for TTT is nothing more then an ad. It shows some of the other statues wata has done for LOTR. So that gift set is a skip unless you must own the best. The first set is great and comes with a nice extra disc. It's a disc that if you buy by itself sells for $15. It's a nice disc about token and this is what I love about it. It talks about where token got some ideas for LOTR.

I know some geeks hate to say it but get this token did rip off some story idea's from other stuff. Gandulf was based allot of some Norse(SP) story's. Most of the time geeks are saying how people are ripping or copying token it's nice to see he also got some ideas from other story's.

The First gift set is great and you must own it. The 2nd is a big maybe if you don't want the gollum statue don't waste your money. I'm thinking about the 3rd gift set I may get it I may not I'm not sure yet.
TOPDAWG is offline  
Old 07-28-04, 12:34 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 423
The "Smeagol" statues only look like crap if you got a dud. I picked mine out myself from a pile at Best Buy on release day- for anyone who thinks they are all pretty consistant in quality you are dead wrong! I'm glad I didn't get mine shipped from a retailer, I'll say that much. Of course I picked the best looking one out of the pile

Here's a pic of mine:
http://chucks888.freeservers.com/gal...taSmeagol.html

Looks pretty good to me.......

Here's a pic I took of the ROTK set at comic-con:
http://chucks888.freeservers.com/gal...SDCCMinas.html
chucks888 is offline  
Old 07-28-04, 12:55 AM
  #12  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 139
Who is this token you speak of ?
Father Merrin is offline  
Old 07-28-04, 01:10 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 3,817
Originally posted by Get Me Coffee
No way! That gollum statue looked like complete crap!
Well, I guess I can't argue with logic that sound.
caiman is offline  
Old 07-28-04, 01:12 AM
  #14  
dgc
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,584
Originally posted by chucks888
The "Smeagol" statues only look like crap if you got a dud. I picked mine out myself from a pile at Best Buy on release day- for anyone who thinks they are all pretty consistant in quality you are dead wrong! I'm glad I didn't get mine shipped from a retailer, I'll say that much. Of course I picked the best looking one out of the pile

Here's a pic of mine:
http://chucks888.freeservers.com/gal...taSmeagol.html

Looks pretty good to me.......

Here's a pic I took of the ROTK set at comic-con:
http://chucks888.freeservers.com/gal...SDCCMinas.html
ditto, what chuck said. I hand picked mine from a B&M as well.

You've got to remember. These statues are hand painted by large number of different painters, some more talented than others.

As a collector of the sideshow weta line of statues, I struggle with trying to get the best possible paint job for all my statues. I do this by buying multiples and picking the best of the lot and selling off the others. In the case of the gift set, it's easy to hand pick a good one.
dgc is offline  
Old 07-28-04, 02:51 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 423
You can bet me and DGC will be at a B&M on release day to pick through the pile! It's actually a rare opportunity to be able to pick through a dozen statues to select the best one. Why more weta collectors didn't take advantage of this is beyond me. The only normal statue that I had the luxury of doing this with was Saruman (I had 4 or 5 of them and sold off all extras).
chucks888 is offline  
Old 07-28-04, 05:14 AM
  #16  
eau
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 9,379
Originally posted by dgc
You've got to remember. These statues are hand painted by large number of different painters, some more talented than others.
Very true!

I hand picked mine from a B&M too, digging through almost all of their existing stock
eau is offline  
Old 07-28-04, 09:17 AM
  #17  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 59
Thanks guys!

I thought the extra dvd was an indepth look at the creation of gollum but I guess I was wrong. I'll save my money for Minas Morgul!!
pomodoro is offline  
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.