Anybody get hold of the UK Star Trek TNG packaging?

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  1. StevenA

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    The US set is excellent but the packaging, IMHO, is even worse than it looked in the pre-order images. Looks a bit like the old Columbia House library boxes, very cheap-looking, and doesn't even use the correct TNG typeface.
     
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    The UK outer packaging is very sturdy (hard plastic), and inside you get a CD style version of the X file fold out packaging (ie. half the normal DVD size which opens out revealing all the discs). The booklet includes details of the characters, a map of the Federation, and which episodes are on each disc.

    However, whilst they are distinctive, and will look good with the remaining six seasons, I don't particularly like it - it is took bulkly, and doesn't really go with my other DVDs (which may not bother some, but for some reason it annoys me:b )
     
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    The UK packaging is very sexy. Solid metal effect case, very substantial feeling, hard wearing, slick as hell. Top stuff.
     
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    It is plastic with a solid metal effect. [​IMG]
    I would've liked to get a shot at ordering one of the R2 cases. I am growing more and more displeased with the R1 cardboard box. (The flaps stick up when the case is faced towards the spine. Shoddy looking.)
    A plastic case could not have been all that much more to make, as this set sells at $109 ($149MSRP) with a cost in the high $70s, or there-abouts. Would it have killed them to keep the case like the R1 prototype?
     

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