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This review is from: Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box Collection (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
I pre-ordered, since I loved the first movie as a child, and my wife, child and I loved the 3rd movie this summer (his recent birthday party was Toy Story themed). However, I want to know, what gives?!? These are children's movies, and they don't give better protection than the discs sitting in foam in a cardboard box? No individual protection, so this set will have to stay out of my child's reach, or I know I'll find an assortment of discs lying around my living room floor. The foam appears to have been made quite lazily, as a couple of the discs don't even sit right. It would've also been nicer if they had either labelled the area where each disc goes or staggered them differently. With the small spacing between discs, it's difficult to select a disc without smudging the others around it, at least if you have fat fingers like yours truly. Also, for an "ultimate" edition, there appears to be a severe lack of special features discs. I guess this is why the price dropped several times before release? I'm pretty sure this is the worst Pixar product I've seen...
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Initial post: Nov 3, 2010 6:59:35 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2010 5:06:40 AM PDT
Michael Donnellan says:
Actually he's SUPPOSED to rate the box set and he is right, it is cheaply made. Amazon sells products. It does not review movies genius. The movie has been reviewed several thousand times if you're unaware. And calling the guy a jerk shows just how ignorant you really are.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2010 5:39:48 AM PDT
Just like Michael said, you are supposed to review the product. If you bought a jacket, you're not supposed to mention it had rips and stains just as long as it kept you warm? Yeah, I don't think so.
Pixar puts out some of the best movies of all time. We should expect more from them. There's a lot of complaints about the packaging and it's a valid complaint.
Posted on Nov 5, 2010 6:54:37 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2010 11:44:05 AM PDT
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D. Mueller says:
Good grief, VideoGuy, that rating was dead on and exactly what I needed. If someone doesn't know about the Toy Story trilogy, they must have been under a rock for the past decade or so. When I read that review, I wasn't looking to find out about the movie itself, but about what was contained in this trilogy package. I will certainly not be buying THIS trilogy package based on this and many of the other reviews on the packaging, but it certainly won't stop me from buying the movies.
Also, he states that he loves the movies, was just disappointed on how they were packaged.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2010 3:39:44 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2010 10:33:51 PM PDT
Ronald Hill says:
Not really, as I loved the movies, and there were two options for acquiring them (as I didn't own them on DVD, so thankfully it's not a re-buy): the box set (cheaper, more convenient), or the movies separately. I've never known anyone to decide whether or not to buy a movie based on its reviews on Amazon. Books perhaps since there aren't many user review sources for them, but given there are far better sources for movie reviews (Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB jump to mind), I'd gauge whether or not to buy a particular edition based on Amazon (i.e. does the film quality justify blu-ray, or is DVD sufficient), the movie itself from the other sources.
By the way, "PETTY!!!"... Uh, you do realize you're moaning about a critique of a kid's movie on the Internet...Just sayin' ;)
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2010 7:36:24 PM PST
Matthew Keefe says:
> "Complaining about packaging is PETTY!!!"
Not really. That is like having a review for a car and mentioning everything EXCEPT how its built structurally. In this case of Amazon selling the box set the reviews should reflect the contents AND the packaging. This isn't the first box set I have seen put together with horrible packaging, which is sad. That being said Toy Story (the movies) are awesome!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2010 7:13:29 PM PST
No, he's rating the overall product. And he's right.
If you want movie reviews go to rottentomatoes.com
The particular criticism is of pressing concern to many of us because we're left with a crappy looking set of DVDs that don't fit on the shelves we have for Blu Rays and overall is a TERRIBLE production value.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2010 7:15:05 PM PST
That you've posted like 15 times here is petty and lame. We're disappointed in Pixar's product.
Disney would be the first to tell you that their Disney SYNERGY includes EVERYTHING about a product, not just a movie.
Unfortunately Disney failed MISERABLY on this.