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Terrier 04-08-14 09:37 PM

Annoying glue to the plastic wrap of boxes.
 
The go to uttermost efforts make a perfected product. And then, in the end, they make some totally crazy choises, like gluing the plastic wrap onto the DVD/Blu-ray box. So very unnecessary! Nothing is ever allowed to stay just perfect. Why?!

And where do they put it? On the spine of course, where title is displayed. On the spot where you least of all want glue.

Do they hire some retard for this job? Reminds me of the bear in Song of the South, "Yeeea, I am gonna put some gluuue here, . . . righte here! on the spiiiine! . . . yee, that's what I'ma gonna doo, . . . put glue on thee spiiiine."

This may seem of inconsequential unimportance. But if so, then why did they have to put it there in the first place?! I keep scratching at it, like on some scabby old wound. But it won't come off!

popegregFKAgoblin23 04-09-14 01:10 AM

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I am with you in your anger.

My guess is that the studios just don't care and go with the cheapest packaging they can get away with.

Hazel Motes 04-09-14 02:02 AM

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add to that price stickers put on slip cases. Either make a sticker that easily comes off or put the plastic wrap AROUND the slip case. I'm tired of picking them off and then trying to smooth them out with goo gone.

TheDuke 04-09-14 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Chadm (Post 12072469)
add to that price stickers put on slip cases. Either make a sticker that easily comes off or put the plastic wrap AROUND the slip case. I'm tired of picking them off and then trying to smooth them out with goo gone.

That's why I always buy slipcover releases on Amazon. They never put stickers on their slipcases.

E Unit 04-09-14 12:04 PM

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Fuck you Best Buy for putting those stickers on the slipcovers that are nearly impossible to remove, even with Goo Gone.

jjcool 04-09-14 12:43 PM

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I don't know. I find the stickers on the slipcases very easy to get rid of.
That stupid cellophane glued to the spine is annoying though.

E Unit 04-09-14 01:55 PM

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I do too for the most part - except the Best Buy ones.

HellTrack 04-09-14 02:00 PM

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That is extremely annoying. Because no matter how hard you try, you never manage to get all the little pieces of the plastic off of the spine.

HellTrack 04-09-14 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by jjcool (Post 12072927)
I don't know. I find the stickers on the slipcases very easy to get rid of.
That stupid cellophane glued to the spine is annoying though.

It all depends on what kind of slipcover it is. Some of the shiny Disney and Marvel ones can lose some of the shiny stuff if you're not careful with them. I've lost some of the shiny stuff on movies like Pinocchio and Toy Story because I wasn't careful. Now, I tend to leave most stickers on blu-ray and dvd covers. I try to get them off using the corner of the sticker and some of the time, they come off really easy. If I can tell that it's going to leave stuff behind, I leave it.

PhantomStranger 04-09-14 02:23 PM

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Everything done at retail is done to minimize the production costs. The American consumer has proven over and over again they prefer cheap, cheaper and cheapest when it comes to product pricing. That is why most entertainment providers are drooling over digital delivery and the dream of cutting out middlemen retailers. That 10 cents they spend on glue for each unit could go to the fifth producer on a film.:lol:

asianxcore 04-09-14 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jjcool (Post 12072927)
That stupid cellophane glued to the spine is annoying though.

^
This

I wish our BDs were wrapped they way they are on (most) UK releases. Never a problem there.

TerryW 04-10-14 08:17 AM

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What I don't get is why the paper info sheet that is wrapped around steelbooks have to be glued on when they shrinkwrap them anyway. Yes, for the most part those globs of glue come off without a hitch but sometimes they take off some paint with it. I'm sure they'll say the sheet needs to be secure before it can be shrinkwrapped, blah, blah, blah. Customer always gets screwed.

Also, those black security stickers inside BD cases can be impossible to remove and leave endless sticky residue behind.

riotinmyskull 04-10-14 08:31 AM

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i replace all my eco-cases and since most releases now come in eco-cases i don't really deal with much glue....and if i do i just replace that case as well.

Alan Smithee 04-10-14 05:25 PM

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If you replace Eco-Cases with real ones, you should then send them back to the studios who put the discs out. Maybe that'll give them a hint.

Disc-Flipper 04-13-14 01:51 PM

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That melted plastic stuck to the spine will eventually harden and crack after many years, needing a case replacement. The Disney DVD ones are a pain because white blank cases are especially hard to find.

JimRochester 04-13-14 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by trespoochies (Post 12072877)
Fuck you Best Buy for putting those stickers on the slipcovers that are nearly impossible to remove, even with Goo Gone.

Those price stickers are old school, from the days before barcodes. They needed the price tags to stay there because devious people would switch prices if they came off easily. Apparently no one told them they haven't needed to do that for a good number of years.

Mike86 04-13-14 10:33 PM

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It seems like without fail every time I get a Blu-ray from Fox I spend a bunch of time trying to peel off the plastic wrap that sticks to the spine and sometimes the spine ends up looking like shit as a result. Other studios don't seem as bad usually.

Arthur Dent 04-13-14 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike86 (Post 12076848)
It seems like without fail every time I get a Blu-ray from Fox I spend a bunch of time trying to peel off the plastic wrap that sticks to the spine and sometimes the spine ends up looking like shit as a result. Other studios don't seem as bad usually.

Fox is indeed the worst when it comes to this. In my experience, 9 out of 10 instances of this problem end up being Fox-distributed titles.

Terrier 04-25-14 08:31 PM

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I returned my copy of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad that had glue on the spine. And received another copy instead that was free from glue.

BUT WHY in the nine hells, did they have to put a big black sticker on the front of the box (right over the skeleton) of this copy, informing us that this blu-ray can be played on "blu-ray players and playstation 3"? Furthermore the sticker can't be removed without damaging the box. The glue is of a vicious chemical nature that has already warped the surface. THEY COULD HAVE put the sticker on the plastic wrap instead, so that it would've come off easily in the unwrapping. BUT THEY WOULDN'T. THEIR stupidity reaches ASTRONOMICAL PROPORTIONS! -screwy- :doh: :wacko: :yack::johnwoo::johnwoo2:

Deadman31 04-26-14 09:30 PM

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because they want all consumers to indulge their ocd.

Jory 04-26-14 09:45 PM

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What's really bad is when the fucking disc is glued to the packaging. Happens any time you have cheap cardboard box sets, like the Universal Monsters Blu-ray set.

Jory 05-01-14 03:44 PM

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