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Old 03-01-2016, 01:26   #461
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I buy very few of these. I find em bulky. Last one i got was for WWII warplanes.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:41   #462
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If you hammer them out flat they take up a lot less space.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:10   #463
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If you hammer them out flat they take up a lot less space.
I would be ruining the box or tin if i did.

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Old 03-01-2016, 10:58   #464
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I'm sure Tim wouldn't mind.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:02   #465
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Old 07-02-2017, 13:42   #466
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Is anyone still bothering with steelbooks? I'm guessing as it's over a year since anyone has posted I'm guessing not

Zavvi seem to be reissuing the same old stuff, which I guess is the distributors trying to shift old discs. New releases are often overpriced, Blair Witch for example was £20 but the amaray could be had for £13.

The hardest to swallow was the Independence Day remaster, which was £15.99 in a steelbook but £4.99 on release when bought with something else in HMV!

This coupled with the fact that whenever I buy ones that sell out I seem to get dented copies (Fright Night and Suicide Squad are recent examples) that can't be replaced, I'm wondering why I bother.
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Old 07-02-2017, 13:53   #467
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I'm still buying Disney releases from around the world
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Old 07-02-2017, 15:12   #468
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Just been looking at this Flight Of The Navigator SB and it looks wrong. Call me a pylon nerd but that looks like a UK pylon

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Old 07-02-2017, 16:27   #469
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I still buy the odd one but not as much as before. You have to resist picking up steels just because they look nice or as "upgrades" to the Amaray versions.

I did get three this month, which is unusual: the new Eureka! Metropolis and Dr Mabuse, and Heat. None of these were upgrades!

I also sold some titles last year; most sold for less than I paid, with the notable exceptions of two Ghibli ones - one went for £30 and Totoro for £50

If they'd done the Ghiblis in a different way I could've ended up buying them all, but the standard releases in their slipcases look great lined up on the shelf anyway
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Old 07-02-2017, 18:57   #470
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At one point about 18 months ago, I had around 200 steelbooks. I now have around 20. Zavvi totally oversaturated the market, releasing any old ****.

I very rarely made profits on steelbooks I sold. The only two I remember were Zombie Flesh Eaters and Big Trouble in Little China, one of which I didn't even get any feedback for (not that I'm bitter ).

Last one I got was Heat, and I want to get rid as soon as and just buy the amaray instead. Not a great improvement on the last release.
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I sold some as I replaced them with 3D versions or better discs but the only ones I made money on were Captain America, Thor and Army of Darkness. All the others I got less than I originally paid, so I guess I broke even

Mad Max Black and Chrome is on the way but the only reason I didn't cancel is because it appears to be the only release at the moment.

That just leaves me with Rogue One pre-ordered but past Star Wars steels haven't exactly had amazing artwork so for £25 I'll probably end up cancelling.
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I certainly still buy them but I'm quite selective now. It completely comes down to how much I like the cover art, and I generally won't pay much more than £15.
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Old 08-02-2017, 16:32   #473
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I gave up when they started releasing any old crap in a steelbook for £10+ more than the standard version. I decided I had better things to spend my money on.
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Old 13-02-2017, 16:46   #474
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I buy them occassionally but only if it's a film I like and I like the artwork as I buy them to keep not sell on, and unless it's a film I particulary want I wait till its under a tenner.
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This looks nice (if expensive)
https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/4k-ult...(hmv-exclusive)
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https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/4k-ult...hmv-exclusive)) maybe?

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Old 12-12-2017, 09:40   #478
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Blu-ray steelbook thread #2

Yes very nice but stupidly expensive, I ‘member when HMV sold reasonably priced steelbooks.
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:07   #479
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Yes very nice but stupidly expensive, I ‘member when HMV sold reasonably priced steelbooks.

They still do (I very recently got Atomic Blonde for £17.99 from them). The exception here is that this is a 4K release.
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