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TCM spec ed "removable" metal cover

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Erik Pontius, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Erik Pontius

    Erik Pontius Stunt Coordinator

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    So I finally got around to picking up the TCM special edition yesterday. Among the "extras" advertised on the stick on label on the shrink wrap was the words "removable metal cover".
    So I removed the shrink wrap and the "removable" metal cover just falls out, being only held in place with the shrink wrap... I looked for a way to stick the metal cover to the packaging...thinking that the package designers might have actually designed a way for the "removable" metal cover to be stuck back on the packaging cover, such as some tabs or slits or something....but no. So now I'm left with this loose plate... The plate is nice, but hard to keep both together on the shelf...Guess I'll stick it next to the Total Recall tin, another victim of impractical "collectible" packaging.
    I'm curious as to what other owners of the TCM "removable" plate have done to try to keep the plate and the packaging together.

    Erik
     
  2. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    It snugly fits in the inside pocket of the slipcase.
     
  3. Erik Pontius

    Erik Pontius Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the suggestion...Does slipping it in the inside pocket risk bending the embossed metal out of shape with the "evidence" packet in there, and then slipping the slip case it into the dust jacket?
    **grumble** I think I would have prefered some kind of tabs on the dust jacket that would have held this thing in place.
     
  4. Matt Stone

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    I'm going to stick it behind my Sideshow Leatherface once it arrives. I do agree that it's a strange extra. I too was expecting it to be somehow connected to the packaging.
     
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    Something more along the lines of the metal case on the T2 Ultimate Edition, maybe?
     
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    I actually found it a bit tight to put this and the "evidence photos" in the slipcase pocket - they would go in, but it was tighter than I liked.

    I simply put it under the first flap of the digipak before I put it back in the case. You have to put your hand under the packaging anyway when you take it out, or the whole thing will slip out!

    Packages like this can be deadly if you don't remember they bottom-open. I had guests last year when my daughter was born, and they stayed in the room with the DVDs. I remember thinking "I hope they don't pick up my X-Files set" because that could be a disaster too.
     
  7. Erik Pontius

    Erik Pontius Stunt Coordinator

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    Yeah...I brought the set (minus the tin sheet) into work today to let one of my horror affeciado friends borrow and almost dropped the discs out the bottom of the dust cover to the asphalt in the parking lot. Then handing it over to my friend...he almost did the same thing...
    Can't wait 'til I stick this set on my bookshelf...everytime I pull it off the shelf the discs will fall out on the floor..
    I love the design...just not very practical.

    Erik
     
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    That sums up my feelings.
     
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    Bill McA Producer

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    What's on the box underneath the removable metal cover???
     
  10. Erik Pontius

    Erik Pontius Stunt Coordinator

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    im thinking of making slots w/ an exacto knife(razor) to hold it in place on the front cover...
     

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