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The Simpsons - Season 6 - August 16th, 2005

Old 08-16-05, 10:40 AM
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So rather than fill out the online form you can call and place your order directly? After my misfortune with the LOTR box I'd rather not take any chances...
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Old 08-16-05, 10:43 AM
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I'm with you slop101, the packaging is fine. I will order the other cardboard box just for shelf and put this head case on top with the other collectable stuff.
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Old 08-16-05, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mzupeman2
Well, I certainly do see what FOX was trying to do with the order form online and I don't mind it at all, but I can certainly see where some people are definitely going to be upset.
Some people, no matter if they have a sense of humor or not, do not care about being joked around with when they're unsatisfied customers.......They DO have a bit of nerve to take that approach after they give us flimsy packaging and expect us to be happy with it.

but you're not entitled to the DVD set....it's not a right....

looks like Fox is hitting the nail on the head with choice of customers...a few here certainly fit each selection!!!!
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Old 08-16-05, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by RichardW
It sure was a lot easier ordering the Lord of the Rings box. No mail-in hassle.
yeah, a box i never got...even after a second game of email tag.

hopefully i'll have better luck this go around.

something tells me this will be the last Simpsons head package we see.
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Old 08-16-05, 11:40 AM
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Damn! I can't buy this thing for a week or two. Hopefully the replacement case is available for a while.

Unless someone has $30 I can borrow.

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Old 08-16-05, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by WestEndRiot
yeah, a box i never got...even after a second game of email tag.

hopefully i'll have better luck this go around.

something tells me this will be the last Simpsons head package we see.
If they've already done the prototypes, I doubt it.
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Old 08-16-05, 11:55 AM
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I picked up mine today. WOW! I thought you guys were just being babies. But everyone complaining has a very legitimate reason to whine. This packaging is absolutely horrible. The picture looked nice but its just so cheap. And the inside DVD holder is just 4 jewel cases with scotch tape holding them together. What the heck were they thinking?

Anyway, i'll do the order form because, even though i'm not anal at all about my dvd collection, i'll open this box enough that its going to break within a month.
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Old 08-16-05, 11:59 AM
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Got my set last night and called the 800#. It had a recorded message that prompted me to go to the www.simpsonsbox.com site. Mailing in the color card with the phone number is all that is required (and the $$$), seemed worth the effort to me. I didn't particularly care for the box and am glad to have the oppurtunity to get a 'standard' box. Yes, I chose anal-retentive as my reason...
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Old 08-16-05, 12:15 PM
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I'm surprised nobody has been begging to know what the traditional style box art looks like. That's what I would really love to know! Especially what color.
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Old 08-16-05, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mzupeman2
I'm surprised nobody has been begging to know what the traditional style box art looks like. That's what I would really love to know! Especially what color.
Based on the "slipcover" spine, I'd say the box will be black.
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Old 08-16-05, 12:26 PM
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Just called the 800 number and apparently it is now correct (maybe Fox bought off the number from the accounting firm?). At any rate, there is a voice (poor impersonation of Homer) that will re-direct you to simpsonsbox.com (a mildly funny bit, but a very very poor impersonation of Homer).
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Old 08-16-05, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mzupeman2
I do feel that FOX has taken the wrong route with trying to satisfy their irritated customers. They should have known that they were likely to annoy some people with that kind of promotional offer for the original packaging. They DO have a bit of nerve to take that approach after they give us flimsy packaging and expect us to be happy with it.
Yeah. I find it really odd that they included a disgruntled customer flyer and website BEFORE they even got the complaints. Maybe if it was included in the 2nd run of the DVD set then it would make sense, but by packaging it in a 1st run dvd it just shows that they knew exactly what was coming. And if they knew what was coming, then why didn't they fix the problem before it shipped?
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Old 08-16-05, 01:00 PM
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I just got mine at best buy, almost all of them had the outside plastic sleeve cracked in some place or another. I will admit that it does grab your attention when you see it... but I think that may be all it has going for it. I had already filled out my order form for the box last night so i opened the head up on the way to the post office and mailed off my 2.95 with the slip.

I hope for the next season they put both versions up on the market. Or at least give one or two retailers the option of selling the normal box.

BTW did anyone else get a "DVD" sticker put over where it was susposed to say DVD Collector's Edition at the top? The sticker is black with a red border and the "DVD" is in yellow. I'm tempted to pick it off and see what's underneath.....

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Old 08-16-05, 01:05 PM
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So do you have to print out the order form out and send it with proof of purchase and a check?

Or do you just fill it out online and send the proof of purchase and a check?
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Old 08-16-05, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by chamfer
BTW did anyone else get a "DVD" sticker put over where it was susposed to say DVD Collector's Edition at the top? The sticker is black with a red border and the "DVD" is in yellow. I'm tempted to pick it off and see what's underneath.....
Yes, that's on mine as well. I think the sticker is just there to include the word "video" on the cover as I guess it's common practice to put "DVD* Video" on proffesional covers.

*Yes, I realize this is an acronym but I'll make an exception.
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Old 08-16-05, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Desslok
So do you have to print out the order form out and send it with proof of purchase and a check?

Or do you just fill it out online and send the proof of purchase and a check?
I printed out the order form, it has a spiffy barcode and everything, don't know if it is unique to me.... I mailed that with the check and the slip with the 1-800#.

To be more specific the stuff you fill out online becomes the order form that you print out.

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Old 08-16-05, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DarthMarino
Yes, that's on mine as well. I think the sticker is just there to include the word "video" on the cover as I guess it's common practice to put "DVD* Video" on proffesional covers.

*Yes, I realize this is an acronym but I'll make an exception.
Well I just took the damn thing off... a lot of sticker residue from that small thing, but I got it all off.
The thing is that it says "DVD Video" underneath it's just smaller and more in line with the rest of the text. It looks much better without it.
I don't know why they felt at the last minute it needed to be bigger..???
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Old 08-16-05, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by geoffy22
The sense of entitlement amongst posters here is astounding....the packaging is not nice- but I am sure the site hits home with some people. I thought the site was hilarious. Anways- Fox, thanks for even offering the alternative packaging..now only if you'd do it for the Alien Quadrilogy!
Didn't read all of my post, did you?
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Old 08-16-05, 02:17 PM
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Good thing that they'll accept just the sales receipt as proof of purchase. I never maul my packaging, and I would like to keep the 800-number slip for historical value.
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Old 08-16-05, 02:20 PM
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Good thing that they'll accept just the sales receipt as proof of purchase. I never maul my packaging, and I would like to keep the 800-number slip for historical value.
Same here. I did call and listen to the Homer message, than a hispanic woman picked up and directed me to the website.

It's in the mail... here's hoping this turns out better than my LOTR box...
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Old 08-16-05, 02:42 PM
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I just got the Canadian version of this DVD, with the only noticable difference being the bilingual English/French packaging. I have a question though;

There's a sticker on Homer's face, that says that it's, "The Complete Sixth Season." It also has some writing in French, about what it is (ie. the same thing in French that is in English.) However, usually these things are actually on the box and are not stickers. Is it supposed to be taken off..?
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Old 08-16-05, 03:27 PM
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Two notes:

a) It's obvious by Fox's response that they don't view their packaging change as a "mistake". They're probably trying to appeal to people who don't have seasons 1-5 with something eye-catching. This is just an attempt to please both crowds, those who care what it looks like next to 1-5, and those who care what it looks like when they show Brother Joe their cool new D-V-D.

b) I'm shocked by some responses...they're doing something nice to prevent burning bridges, and we still hate them for it? Keep in mind all the horrible studio choices that are never corrected...(who thinks they'll fix House?)

side note: How many DVDtalkers that swear never to buy another disc from a particular studio actually do it? It seems that you'd forget after a month or two.
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Old 08-16-05, 03:50 PM
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I don't see how anyone can be mad at Fox. They tried something different, but are still giving you the old style for $3 if you don't like it. If anything Fox should be applauded for the way they have handled this. As far as the website upsetting people. Its obviously meant to have a Homer attitude about things. How can anyone upset by this be so devoid of humor and still want to buy the Simpsons in the first place.
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Old 08-16-05, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by j_sutton
a) It's obvious by Fox's response that they don't view their packaging change as a "mistake". They're probably trying to appeal to people who don't have seasons 1-5 with something eye-catching.
More likely, they had already printed up a bunch of regular boxes before some Fox exec got the brilliant idea of the plastic Homer Head (which would also explain why it's made so cheaply) and now they're just unloading them, and making a small profit to boot.

Not to mention the whole plastic head thing is a ploy to get people to buy the whole "set" from season six to ten, when everyone knows the show started to suck royal after season eight and nobody's gonna buy them otherwise!!! Well, guess what...I, for one, am not gonna waste money on this shameless thing, whereas if they kept the original packaging, I'd be first in line at Fry's this morning!

At least my old VHS tapes from the original broadcast are still in good condition. (Am I allowed to use the V-word in this forum?)
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Old 08-16-05, 04:10 PM
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Fox is not making any money on selling the extra box. The $3 covers shipping charges not to mention the costs of setting up the website, processing the forms, the minor cost of the actual boxes, etc.

They may have had the original boxes made first so they want to use them, but offering the original box is hardly a ploy to make more money off of Simpson's fans.
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