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My vote for worst packaging ever goes to Gallagher..Watermelon collection

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Matt Butler, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Matt Butler

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    It has to be the worst piece of crap package ever. The shows are OK but the container is flimsy and cheap. Its made of paper and styrofoam...no joke. Im probably going to buy a multidisc amray and take my "Sledge-O_Matic to it.

    Did anyone else pick this set up?
     
  2. Mike Williams

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    I read a review on DVDTalk in which the reviewer praised the packaging. I had read the review to see if he hated it as much as I did after only seeing it on store shelves. He thought it was so creative. The packaging alone prevented me from buying it, and then I read the review that said the picture ranged from fairly poor to merely average across the 11 specials. I would love to have gotten this set, but there isn't much there to want, I suppose. I definitely agree that the packaging is the cheapest-looking, worst piece of crap ever put out on DVD.
     
  3. Nigel McN

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    Come on, we need pictures! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lars Vermundsberget

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    "Sledge-O_Matic"? We need pictures! [​IMG]
     
  5. Scott Simonian

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    This thread is worthless without pictures.
     
  6. Matt Butler

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    Sorry guys. I dont have the resouces to take pics and I cant find any on the web.

    I just needed to bitch and see if anyone else bought the set.
     
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  8. Matt Butler

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    Yes Chris thats it.
     
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    I'll try to take some pictures this week and get them posted here.

    I bought it before word of the packaging got it (it looked somewhat neat in the shrink wrap and the 19.99 price at best Buy seams to be a bargain even with the cruddy packaging), but after I unwrapped it it wasn't long before outer paper shell started pulling away from the styrofoam. I'm also concerns that the rubber hubs that hold the discs in place are going to pull awat from the cardboard watermelon slices soon.

    It's going into a plastic 3-4 disc case as soon as I can find one.
     
  10. Chris S

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    It could be worse. Maybe... no, wait, it probably couldn't. [​IMG]
     
  11. DonRoeber

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    Keep in mind you are paying for Gallagher DVDs.
     
  12. Bleddyn Williams

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    I'm not interesting in this item, but after reading this, I picked it up to look at in Best Buy. I was amazed at how light and flimsy it was.

    And ugly too![​IMG]
     
  13. MikeEckman

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    Comparing this to the original "babboon's arse" packaging of the Total Recall SE, which is what I consider to be the worst DVD packaging ever...how would it rate?
     
  14. Bleddyn Williams

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    Having the baboon ass myself, it seems this is far WORSE.
     
  15. Ronald Epstein

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    Normally, this DVD would have gone on my
    shelf and sat unopened for a few months. This
    is how far behind I get in my viewing habits.

    After reading this thread I immediately grabbed
    my camera and opened the box....

    [​IMG]

    The packaging is indeed very flimsy. I was most
    concerned about removing the shrinkwrap around the
    bottom straight legging of the box as I was certain
    I would bend it.

    The discs are placed on very flimsy cardboard.

    While this is absolutely the most cheaply constructed
    DVD packaging I have seen to date, nothing compares
    to the Munsters Season II packaging when it
    comes to removing discs.

    I'll be happy to submit both these titles to
    the Digital Bits BITSY AWARDS for worst packaging.

    P.S.: After I posted the above, I attempted
    to put the discs back in the packaging and close it
    back up. What a struggle! You need to align the
    cardboard DVD housing tabs perfectly to place the
    top part of the watermelon. In fact, you really
    can't piece this perfectly together once opened.

    This packaging certainly is a strong contendor
    for the year's worst.


     
  16. Ravi K

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    Saw this yesterday at Best Buy, and it looked incredibly fragile. From the photo that Ron posted, it looks like the discs are housed in those cheap-ass plastic CD cases. Hard to believe that people actually designed this case, other people approved it, then it was put into production.
     

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