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Yay/nay to "toys" coming with your DVDs?

Old 07-31-07, 12:51 PM
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Yay/nay to "toys" coming with your DVDs?

I used "toys" for lack of a better word, I refer to the collectible extras that sometimes come with DVD sets such as the Blade Runner briefcase, the Keanu bust that came with The Matrix, the helmet that comes with 300, etc. What do you think of these?

Personally, I'd be kinda embarrassed to display something like this on my shelves, and I certainly wouldn't wish to pay extra for something that's just gonna gather dust sitting on a shelf anyway.
Old 07-31-07, 12:57 PM
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I love 'em. You can't watch the movies 24/7, but if you have the collectibles on display, you can always be reminded of the things that make you like the movie.

I'm 33 years old, a Trekkie and a Star Wars fan (and a nuBSG fan). I'm past being embarrassed.
Old 07-31-07, 01:04 PM
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I don't know why you are embarrassed to display movie collectibles wilky61, If you love movies why are you so embarrassed?

Anyways, my answer is "Yay", I like the toy collectibles that come with some DVD releases. It's cool because it at least shows that the studios care about the customers at least a little.

Considering my whole living room has been turned into a movie theater, I welcome the "Free" (they jack up the price a bit, who are they fooling) toys with the DVD.
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I like them. Most of them end up in the hands of my kids anyway.
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I love them (and even moreso when they're well made).
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They're not for me, but it's nice that they're available for those who want them. Usually you can choose to get all the disc content without them anyway.
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I love them! Just as long as they don't cause the price of the set to skyrocket. Like with the 300 BB set it only went up $10-$12. I wanted the special Da Vinci code set with the codex, but that was $20-$30 more. Overall, I really love it when DVDs come with extra toys
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I like them too. Too bad they don't make 'em like they do with other regions.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....ctors+editions
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Fine with them, but dont have an interest in paying more. I have a hard enough time finding spots for single dvds. I do like artbook type things.
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I love 'em, as long as it's nothing cheap (looking). If the collectible looks like a McDonalds HappyMeal toy, then I'm most likely going to pass it up. With something awesome like the 300 Gift Set, it's part of the DVD package to me, and I think it enhances a collection.
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Yay to fun packaging like the briefcase.

Nay to things like busts. Though I do like action figures, statues, and props that are sold separately.
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Too many variables: size, quality, scarcity ...
(BTW there have been some great Happy Meal toys ... .)
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Too many variables: size, quality, scarcity ...
(BTW there have been some great Happy Meal-type toys ... CA raisins, for instance.
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I absolutely love them!
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It depends on the dvd collectible for me and how much I like the movie. The 300 helmet is nice looking and the movie rocks, but I didn't think much of the V For Vendetta mask or the Keanu Reeves/Matrix bust. Unfortunately, many of the best collectibles are for other regions which makes no sense to me.
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Nay. While I do enjoy special packaging, I'm not gonna pay extra for a toy. If I want the toy, I'll buy it. For example, the 300 spartan helmet, I'd much rather have the Leonidas figure from NECA.
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As tofferman mentioned, it all depends on the extra.

I don't care too much for most of the extras/collectibles that are offered at most stores.

I have to mention I loved the figure that came with the Hellboy: "Blood and Iron" DVD at Best Buy.
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I would prefer companies focus more on the content of the DVD's than on the frivolous statues and other assorted mish-mash that comes with these giftsets. The only "toys" I have are the statue(s) I received with the Fellowship Of The Ring and Two Towers giftsets. I use the bookends because they are practical. However, the Gollum statue is not my kind of thing. (Keep in mind that I bought these for cheap because I wanted the bonus discs.) If the set and DVD's are good, throw in a collectible or two, but preferably, I'd rather we get more DVD special editions with thorough content than "limited collector's edition" boxes with statues and the like. That's just my opinion, anyway.
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Most of the movies I like and care to own don't get "toys" packaged with them. But, if Taxi Driver gets packaged with some Best Buy exclusive Travis Bickle figure, yeah, I'll be the first on line to buy it.
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I don't obsess over them, but there have been some that make the extra $$ seem well worth it. I appreciate clever marketing/packaging options, as long as standard versions are available.
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yay
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Yay, of course. As long as they make a "standard" edition (without the "toy") available at the same time. In case it just happens to be a "toy" I don't want/need. Including a nice bonus gives me an excuse to pick up the title on release day, instead of waiting on the price drop; and it also allows me not to feel stupid for buying it on release day when the price inevitably drops on the "standard" edition.
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for the most part i like them. one of my favorite bonus dvd "toys" was the Hellboy figure from best buy that came with 'Blood and Iron' plus i got 'Sword of Storms' for $5.00 with it.
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I picked up the cool Hellboy one and the Forbidden Planet set. Bring on the cool toys.
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I like them, I'm just not usually willing to pay extra for them like Best Buy wants you to for the 300 set. Free toys are great though.

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