Those that received scratched discs in other like sets, are they actually defective(lock up, does not play) or are they just light, surface scratches.
I own all Wagon Train, and The Virginian sets that are out. I have noticed some scuffs on a few discs, but they all play just fine(of the ones I have watched).
I had a bad experience with Wagon Train. Season One , I got several scratched discs one of which (disc 2) froze, ( I didn't get to the other discs , I returned it a was lucky with the replacement which played and I transferred to plastic cases.Wagon Train Season 2 was s disaster with discs that were jammed into very tight sleeves and with about 4 that were really scuffed up when I was able to get them out of the sleeve. I did't efen watch any of them returning it for a replacement which was just as bad . So I've lived without season 2 or any of the other seasons of Wagon Train . Lone Ranger season 1 & 2 (same packaging) was unscratched and played ok, as was Howdy Doody . I got 2 really scuffed up copies of Essential Laurel and Hardy,finally getting one that I think is ok although I haven't got through it all. On a slightly differant note , this weeek I recieved the Wes Montgomery Complete Verve sessions CD box set on Hippo Select . Similar packaging, with disc 1 right out of the box scratched and would'nt play . So I'm not a fan of this type of packaging. It's great to give fans coffee table books and other nice extras in these expensive packages , but store the discs in some fashion that will help to keep them scratch and dust free. After all we want these discs to last , so we can enjoy them for a long time to come .