The Lone Ranger - Collector's Edition Set

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  1. Steve...O

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    It's probably a result of the non-existent sales of this set to consumers that expected better, but Costco has reduced the price to $79.99 through 7/28. That's actually not a bad price, but you still get the edited episodes and the other issues that Jeff noted above.

    My local store has sold exactly 1 copy since release date.
     
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    For the Lone Ranger collectors out there, this set's a gem. It's a large box so it may require some creative storage plans.

    14 1/4" H
    11 1/8" D
    1 5/8" W

    The discs are stored in cardboard folders. There are 15 total folders. The sleeves are similar to the Lone Ranger 75th Anniversary set and Wagon Train sets.

    Removing the discs from the sleeves requires care. That's my only "minus" about the packaging in the box set.

    Folder 15 contains a bonus disc and the 2 Lone Ranger movies.

    The insides of the front and back box covers contain misc L.R. comic page prints as well as various pictures related to the series. Each disc folder has the similar photos and pictures.

    The discs are color coded according to seasons. I made an Excel file for my box and printed it out for a quick listing of discs and episode #'s for a substitute to frequently removing the episode guide that's included inside the box in the inner sleeve of the rear cover. I attached the Excel file in this post in case anyone's interested in looking.

    Included in the rear cover inner sleeve is a packet containing souvenirs/collectibles:

    - B/W reproduction signed L.R. picture with Clayton Moore and "Silver"

    - Mini Comic Book titled "The Legend of the Lone Ranger"

    - Reproductions of a post card. It appears to me to be "Join the Lone Ranger Safety Club" application post card, with a 1¢ stamp.

    - Reproduction of a "Lone Ranger Victory Corps" card

    I've only plugged in a few discs in my PC to check video Q. They look the same as the 75th Anniversary disc transfers.

    This set is a good buy for Lone Ranger fans that want the complete series in a collectors nostalgia box.
     
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    I'm still waiting for a "completion set" that just has Seasons 3-5 for those of us who don't want to double-dip on Seasons 1 & 2. I doubt it'll every happen as Classic Media is not the most consumer friendly company out there. If they were the packaging on the new set would be better and the bonus material wouldn't have been all recycled from the 75th Anniversary release. Of course if I wait long enough the price may drop to what I'm willing to pay considering all the duplicate material I'd be purchasing... I'd *really* like to have the episodes but I just can't get past the negatives of the complete set (mostly the packaging, size of the box, and the price)...
     
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    I'm waiting for the "competion set" too, but with DVD cases!
     
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    I'm not jumping in either, especially since these are still the hacked up 22 minute jobs.
     
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    I'll jump when the price is right as it seems likely that this is the best quality we'll ever get. I'm looking for $40 or below. As an aside, this is yet another case where I would have been happier with cheaper and more practical packaging.
     
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    It appears that The Lone Ranger Collector's Edition Coffee Table Book With DVD's and Extras is now out of print, and selling for $250.00 from the Amazon marketplace. Does anyone know if there are any plans to re-release this show -as season sets or in conventional DVD cases?
     
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    Be nice if they did. Right now, only the first two seasons are available on DVD. What makes me nervous is the movie laid such a colossal egg, Classic Media may not view it as a good investment to release the other seasons. Buy them in a heartbeat if they do!
     

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