They all look like shit if you ask me. I'll get the regular box.
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They all look like shit if you ask me. I'll get the regular box.
I'd hate to turn this discussion into a "Bigfoot in a Freezer" photo analysis, but...
But take a look at the upper left hand corner of the Krusty head cover in the ebay photo. The corner is rounded, not wrapping around the edge as if it were a slipcover over the standard box, but rather looks like a sheet adhered to the box itself. The plastic with the words The Eleventh Season slides off, but after that its a usual standard box with a Krusty head glued to the front. No welcoming Krusty in a tux underneath. Think of it as a mashup of the head box and standard box.
UP AND ATOM!
I found another picture on another ebay listing.... yeah it definitely looks like a cardboard removable front.... because you can see the dark blue box underneath in this picture....
Wow! This really IS like the Bigfoot in a Freezer. Hopefully we'll know what the real thing is when the press conference, I mean release date, hits. I'd be surprised if the standard art is right behind the plastic head. If you're buying a "Collector's Edition" at the same price as the standard, why would you essentially also receive the standard? I've seen more of those heads left on racks than I have the standard boxes.
Edit: Nutty, guess I'm wrong, you can see a bit of the standard box starburst art behind the plastic head. But really, whats the point of getting the head when i'd just remove it, stick it in the closet and place the standard box on a shelf. Waste of precious season 12+ space.
Yeah, I've ordered the standard edition, I didn't buy the season 6-10 heads because they were pointless, and the same with this one. If they want to do a special edition make it a metal tin and put more extra features on it or something rather than following a head theme. There is a fatal flaw in a companies plan when they release a special edition that's WORSE than the std edition.
Are there any online retailers where you can order the Standard edition?
I'd have loved if the heads followed the straight forward facing look, but the way they turned out is a little scatter shot. A blue marge, Maggie to the side with her full face, 3/4 of Lisa to the side and then Bart facing forward.
Now we have a Krusty head, but its really just a piece of embossed plastic over the normal DVD box. Not to mention, the six of these would take up almost twice the shelf space.
Hence why I ditched the head boxes after Season 8 and got Season 6 in the standard box also.
I might buy seasons 6-9 or 6-10 on standard dvd box set and i might think again before i buy season 11 it was a pretty much a bad season with crappy episodes but still i will get it later on dvd.
^ Woh, all that in one sentence.
I disagree that Season 11 sucks, there are more than a enough good to great episodes to balance out the bad. Yes we get "Saddlesore Galactica" and "Kill the Alligator and Run", two of the earliest awful episodes, but look at all the good we get:
Beyond Blunderdome - The dog with the shifty eyes made this one a classic post-classic era to me. Plus, wasn't South Park five years late in THEIR wacky Mel Gibson episode?
Treehouse of Horror X - The Collector! Wizard did it!
E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) - Homer's old home returns! Tomacco (wacky at the time, but has since become a popular happening in the Simpsons mythos)!
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder - A very sweet Homer/Maggie ending to a wacky (but good wacky) episode.
Eight Misbehavin' - A big change for the character of Apu.
Grift of the Magi - An excellent Christmas special, I love Springfield covered in snow.
Faith Off - One of the last great music moments of the show, IMO.
Alone Again, Natura-Diddily - Controversial change for the character of Ned Flanders, can't wait for the commentary.
Pygmoelian - A (brief) big change for Moe, always loved this one.
Last Tap Dance in Springfield - A rare wacky LISA episode, Frink gets more screen time!
Behind the Laughter - A great breaking the fourth wall episode that plays off of the real Simpsons. Simpsons Christmas Boogie is a wonderfully awful tune.
You gotta admit, these look classy lined up!
Notice they dropped "DVD Collector's Edition", makes sense as the Head box is considered the special collector's edition. Also it makes sense to drop "Complete" from the title as it should be assumed the season is complete. Also, the written numbers will begin to have more words, "The Complete Eighteenth Season" would just look cramped.
Here's hoping for Burns, Apu & Moe covers!
Last edited by Captain Squid; 10-02-2008 at 05:54 AM.
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Hey Captain Squid, how'd you make that sweet apu box?
LOL I actually imagined the apu box to have that holographic shine like the Hindu posters you find in Indian buffets. No offense, but thats the only place I've ever seen them.
Last edited by Captain Squid; 10-03-2008 at 06:47 AM.
Whoa, massive post. Thanks for that. That set looks awesome! I can't wait to get it. Still have to wait a month here
It looks good with the rest of the seasons also which is sweet.
Niiiice. That looks really good, thanks for showing us!
Although, it seems it's a little bit thinner than previous seasons? Though, that could just be my eyes playing tricks on me...
Nah, I noticed that as well. I'll be getting the head box to match my others though, so it shouldn't be a problem there.
But the inside of that standard box looks awesome...
Very nice design on the box. Consistent with the seasons episodes and TONS of new art! Awesome. You can tell they're tying this into the Simpsons Ride. I had thought it was a Kursy show theme, but its Krustyland. That region 2 design isn't too consistant on the spines! I forgot how many certificates they have to display. Yowza! Thanks for the scans!
Nice inside artwork, fits the season very well. I'm not quite sure why now they're using a white Fox logo on the spine as the first 10 seasons weren't. I'm aware that they're white in America, but here they haven't been so I'm not too happy with the consitancy being changed...
Last edited by Otis P Jivefunk; 10-04-2008 at 07:48 AM.
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Can anybody confirm that the Krusty Head box is simply the standard box with a removable sleeve and Krusty head (preserving the Krusty in a suit starburst art)?
If so, even a standard box man like myself wouldn't mind having the Krusty head (even if its removed and stored in the closet)
The only other thing I'm a bit annoyed about is that the discs just slide into pockets, and to get them out it's a bit awkward and I can see them getting scratched/damaged quite easily.
Last edited by Bento; 10-04-2008 at 10:13 AM.
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