Possible picture of Trek:TNG box set at German site....

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  1. todd s

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    and at the 2.2 and change exchange rate that works out to about $121. Boy, I sure hope Best Buy and the like come in a lot lower than that......
     
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    Ummm...I'm not so sure. I see a BIG problem with that picture.
    The imprint on the case is of a badge communicator: [​IMG]
    Unfortunately, it is NOT the style of badge communciator used on TNG. It's the kind that ORIGINATED on STV, AFTER TNG went off the air. DS9 converted to the new style after STV came on the air, and TNG converted in the movies. But during the 7 seasons that TNG was on-air, they never had the rectangular background. It was always the oval background.
    If this rather nice-looking metal case represents TNG and is official, then it is a mistake on the badge imprint. If it represents the eventual case for STV, then there's no problem. If it represents DS9, then I still call bullshit.
    More than likely it is a fake, but maybe not. Martin Blythe, are you monitoring? Any input on this one? If so, thanks.
    And my thanks to Randy Duncan, high priest of Trek, for pointing it out to me when I showed him the pic. Randy lurks here, but hasn't posted...yet. [​IMG]
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    I would be willing to pay up to $100 per season, if done right... (just don't tell that to Paramount [​IMG])
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    Hmmmmm.... those custom cases won't be easy to replace, if they get damaged somehow...
     
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    Of course, Paramount could have said....."Well, since we're going to do sets for TNG, VOY, and DS9, then let's use one standard design using the most recent emblem, and not have to "design" multiple sets of case designs".....
    or something to that effect....
    Will be very cool nonetheless if it is real....
     
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    The issue of the communicator aside, I have to say that is one nice looking set. I hope it's real and we get something similar. I wonder if season 2 will be distinguished from season 1 with a different departmental color on the seam.
     
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    I'm not sure what I'm looking at here. Does each of these cases hold one disc, meaning each season is seven of these cases (and a hell of a lot of room on my shelf), or does each case enclose all seven discs (probably in an accordian foldout like the "X-Files" sets)?? Curious to hear your interpretations.
    Not sure I like it. Cool looking, but I'm not even sure if they'll fit on my shelves. I don't think we've heard anything official on these sets, including number of discs. Hopefully Paramount will have an announcement soon.
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    It looks to me like each disc has its own plastic case, which then fits in the larger satchel-sized case. I wouldn't doubt this is the real deal, as Martin said something in another thread about "unique packaging."
     
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    Actually, a stronger possibility is that the thing on the left is a blow-up of a single disc's case, and the thing on the right shows how the seven discs will look together. I wonder if they will lock together. . . .
     
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    oh man... am I going to have to invest in a new shelf or what?? [​IMG]
    I would prefer something along the lines of the 'Sopranos' box set for ST:TNG... one inch of space for 4 discs... that's what I am talkin' about!
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    If I was not such a big a Trek fan I would probably boycott these releases. I am getting real put out by these nonstandard cases. Perhaps I should become a DVD case insert designer & throw these nonstandard cases in the trash where they belong.
     
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    If Woody is correct, I don't see the problem. Assuming the large case is true scale and the smaller cases are a reduced insert, it looks like a single season will be roughly the size of a typical dual amaray. Seven of those linked together won't take up too much space at all. Plus, it looks extremely durable.
     
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    I am right there with you Jeff. I couldn't agree more.
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    As long as the boxes are no taller and/or deeper than a standard keep case, there's no problem. They'll fit on my shelving, even if they look a little funky. It's really hard to get any sense of scale from that picture.
    Taken on its own, having those 7 season boxes linked together like that is VERY cool looking.
    Woody's interpretation is kind of what I was thinking/hoping. I can live with that. I mean, who am I kidding? I'm buying these no matter what!! [​IMG]
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