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The Dark Knight Rises Exclusive


#241 bfett9   Stop Looking at Me! CAGiversary!   1775 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Apparently it is the UK version but regardless it should be same stateside.


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#242 thundarr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   553 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

I simply do not understand the reasoning behind steel books and why they are such a big deal. They're just a metal case with the exact same things I side. Could someone enlighten me?

#243 jcp42877   Semper Fortis CAGiversary!   2945 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

Aha...so I'm currently in the BBY customer service line right now picking up FC3, and found this quite funny. I look over to TDKR display stand and see a guy comparing the combo Blu and steelbook Blu...he then attempts to take the slipcover off the combo and cover the steelbook with it. Lo and behold, it doesn't fit and his face seems a bit pissed. He just grabbed the combo and walked away haha
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

My BB has about 35 TDKR steelbooks

#245 MrSneis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   686 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

I simply do not understand the reasoning behind steel books and why they are such a big deal. They're just a metal case with the exact same things I side. Could someone enlighten me?


You're pretty much right. In this case the Steelbook also has a documentary included.

I was at BB this morning and had a change of heart and decided not to get the steelbook. At least not at $25. Wish I had gotten the $10 RZ Certificate some have been reporting.
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#246 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2457 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

Alright, so quick question for some of you...

How is the Trilogy packaged? Is it separate cases, or fold out, or something else?

I'm just a little torn since I have the BB and DK steelbooks but only paid $5 for them. So now I am debating just spending the few extra bucks on the Trilogy and then selling the steelbooks for $5-$10 a piece on Amazon or Ebay (really don't care how much considering I essentially only paid $5 a piece since it was during Upgrade and Save and had the movie cash). Or possibly getting the trilogy now and waiting until another Upgrade and Save and the hope the steelbook drops.
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#247 dchrisd   F.U. Rosalina! ~ Daisy <3 CAGiversary!   1512 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

I simply do not understand the reasoning behind steel books and why they are such a big deal. They're just a metal case with the exact same things I side. Could someone enlighten me?


Because they look cool. Yeah, yeah, yeah, the movie is the same, but some people like having a cool case in their collection. Same reason people complain about gamestop gutting games and selling them with missing manuals, some people just like that type of stuff.
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#248 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   12015 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

My BB has about 35 TDKR steelbooks

Yeah, these aren't rare at all. I was even able to get a PM to Amazon for $17.96 this morning on my steel with no questions asked! :D

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

I simply do not understand the reasoning behind steel books and why they are such a big deal. They're just a metal case with the exact same things I side. Could someone enlighten me?

Collectors buy stuff because it looks cool. No other reason is needed.

#250 ray2dee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1562 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

I wish I didn't have the steelbook collection because Target copy looks awesome and super glossy

Just look:


#251 MrSneis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   686 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

Yeah, these aren't rare at all. I was even able to get a PM to Amazon for $17.96 this morning on my steel with no questions asked! :D


??? Can you explain to me exactly how that worked? Not trying to call you out or anything, never had BB price match a online deal for me, let alone a amazon marketplace deal (not seeing directly sold from amazon)
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#252 nedstark   CAG in Training CAG in Training   106 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

My steelbook has some stupid chip marks and shit I am thinking of exchanging it think best buy will do it, their policy says they can

#253 Trojann   2nd Sucks CAGiversary!   401 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

I simply do not
understand the reasoning behind steel books and why they are such a big deal. They're just a metal case with the exact same things I side. Could someone enlighten me?

Its better than a plastic box because it is steel :D and it comes with an extra Documentary and cool art on the cover and inside cover, it is worth the extra $5 in my opinion

#254 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4481 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

struck out on the Digibook, can't believe they went so fast at Target...then BB said they were only selling the Cowl edition online, so no-go there. Two Wal-Marts said they sold out at midnight with them..Giving up with the hunt, sticking with just the BB SB..guess the bright side is I get to keep $50 in my pocket..but the Cowl edition is already listing for $90 on eBay..would have been damn nice to get.

My steelbook has some stupid chip marks and shit I am thinking of exchanging it think best buy will do it, their policy says they can


yeah, no reason at all why you couldn't do this if the stock is there. Policy is on open movies, you get the same exact copy. They're supposed to open the one they give you, but sometimes they don't..so maybe an extra UV code in it for you!

Yeah, these aren't rare at all. I was even able to get a PM to Amazon for $17.96 this morning on my steel with no questions asked! :D


That may be, but all 5 people in front of me in line had the SB in hand at the store I went to and they were going fast. They won't last past Friday. Take any exclusive BB SB, they aren't there the following week..
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#255 blazenumb1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

struck out on the Digibook, can't believe they went so fast at Target...then BB said they were only selling the Cowl edition online, so no-go there. Two Wal-Marts said they sold out at midnight with them..Giving up with the hunt, sticking with just the BB SB..guess the bright side is I get to keep $50 in my pocket..but the Cowl edition is already listing for $90 on eBay..would have been damn nice to get.



I'm in the same boat, but are these really that rare or did people just buy them like crazy? I was looking on Wal-Mart.com and noticed they have the limited edition Dark Knight Blu -Ray that came with the bat-pod for $25. Huge Batman fan but and would love to have this, just not sure if it will be super rare or not.

#256 v0yce   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   380 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Pretty disappointed in the digibook. I should have researched better. The lenticular is really nice and there's a couple of shots from the film that are printed very nice, but then there's just a few prints of pretty crappy concept art and the comic which is a lazy comic version of the Bane plane scene. No essays or character bios or new info on the film that I appreciate and expect from other digibooks.

I wish I would have gotten the steelbook. :(

#257 junghu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

Bestbuy nearby my house has tons of steel book version of DKR

#258 jcp42877   Semper Fortis CAGiversary!   2945 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

That may be, but all 5 people in front of me in line had the SB in hand at the store I went to and they were going fast. They won't last past Friday. Take any exclusive BB SB, they aren't there the following week..


Are you so sure? I am a bit skeptical, seeing as how pretty much any movie that came out with an "exclusive" steelbook at BBY, is still at my local store: Wrath of the titans, green lantern, Inception, gran Torino, etc..
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#259 blazenumb1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Are you so sure? I am a bit skeptical, seeing as how pretty much any movie that came out with an "exclusive" steelbook at BBY, is still at my local store: Wrath of the titans, green lantern, Inception, gran Torino, etc..



They still have the Batman Begins and Dark Knight Exclusive Steel Books in stock online as well.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

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Well thats it for me. No need for Batcowl version. Stopped by Target 30 min after they opened and they had only 1 Digibook in the electronics section and about 12-15 copies on a display in the front lanes. Drove over to BB and they had a LOT of steelbooks (probably about 30-40).

#261 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4481 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Are you so sure? I am a bit skeptical, seeing as how pretty much any movie that came out with an "exclusive" steelbook at BBY, is still at my local store: Wrath of the titans, green lantern, Inception, gran Torino, etc..


They still have the Batman Begins and Dark Knight Exclusive Steel Books in stock online as well.


jcp - first, you are referring to what I believe were mass produced SB's to be sold at a low price ($9.99) to entice 'suckers' to come in and grab them, I even believe they were generated for Fathers Day / graduation. Sure hardcore collectors picked them up, but the titles were so 'meh' that they didn't fly off the shelf.

blazenumb - again, there was the first round of the two Batman films with the aforementioned titles with movie cash, then I believe they put even more out last month, without the movie cash (even a different sku for both) to generate hype for DKR and pump them out at $9.99 all day long.

My comments are generally towards the big blockbuster Tuesday BB Exclusive SB releases, Amazing Spiderman, Men In Black 3 are gone and haven't been out for a month (hell MiB 3 just last week). I remember the very first was Hurt Locker, went to 3 stores to find one and now goes for $100 on eBay. Then came Salt which was off the shelf by the days end. Since then, its been stuff like Safe House, Underworld Awakening, a few others that were all gone by Tuesday the next week, I guarantee it. This DKR is blowing up so fast, I really don't think the copies will last, especially since its at a nice price point and pretty sweet cover..
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#262 mvp828   It's not CAGers Dammit CAGs CAGiversary!   2457 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

jcp - first, you are referring to what I believe were mass produced SB's to be sold at a low price ($9.99) to entice 'suckers' to come in and grab them, I even believe they were generated for Fathers Day / graduation. Sure hardcore collectors picked them up, but the titles were so 'meh' that they didn't fly off the shelf.

blazenumb - again, there was the first round of the two Batman films with the aforementioned titles with movie cash, then I believe they put even more out last month, without the movie cash (even a different sku for both) to generate hype for DKR and pump them out at $9.99 all day long.

My comments are generally towards the big blockbuster Tuesday BB Exclusive SB releases, Amazing Spiderman, Men In Black 3 are gone and haven't been out for a month (hell MiB 3 just last week). I remember the very first was Hurt Locker, went to 3 stores to find one and now goes for $100 on eBay. Then came Salt which was off the shelf by the days end. Since then, its been stuff like Safe House, Underworld Awakening, a few others that were all gone by Tuesday the next week, I guarantee it. This DKR is blowing up so fast, I really don't think the copies will last, especially since its at a nice price point and pretty sweet cover..


I would agree with you to an extent... Amazing Spiderman I definitely wouldn't say is rare though. As of last week, they had about 30+ at one of my stores. As for Safe House, I'm not sure how many stores had to begin with, but I know the store closest to me only had 5 or so for starters, so being sold out of those isn't saying much. Underworld I am still seeing in stores as well. The others I either haven't seen. I think it has more to do with the actual stock than the rarity. It should be a given that any movie released in a SB where the store only gets 5-10 is going to be out quickly... Highly doubt that will be the case with DKR.

Oh and as for the titles being 'meh' for mass produced SBs back in June... I would definitely have to disagree with that. Especially considering 6 (7 if you count Dark Knight) of them are IMDB top 25 movies.
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#263 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4481 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

I would agree with you to an extent... Amazing Spiderman I definitely wouldn't say is rare though. As of last week, they had about 30+ at one of my stores. As for Safe House, I'm not sure how many stores had to begin with, but I know the store closest to me only had 5 or so for starters, so being sold out of those isn't saying much. Underworld I am still seeing in stores as well. The others I either haven't seen. I think it has more to do with the actual stock than the rarity. It should be a given that any movie released in a SB where the store only gets 5-10 is going to be out quickly... Highly doubt that will be the case with DKR.

Oh and as for the titles being 'meh' for mass produced SBs back in June... I would definitely have to disagree with that. Especially considering 6 (7 if you count Dark Knight) of them are IMDB top 25 movies.


haha, I knew I'd take some flack on the 'meh' part, especially with Inception and the Batman movies being on there. Maybe I should have phrased it like 'older movies being re-released' or something..

and you raise all good points on the rarity issue! I guess its different for all parts of the country..
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#264 jcp42877   Semper Fortis CAGiversary!   2945 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

jcp - first, you are referring to what I believe were mass produced SB's to be sold at a low price ($9.99) to entice 'suckers' to come in and grab them, I even believe they were generated for Fathers Day / graduation. Sure hardcore collectors picked them up, but the titles were so 'meh' that they didn't fly off the shelf.

blazenumb - again, there was the first round of the two Batman films with the aforementioned titles with movie cash, then I believe they put even more out last month, without the movie cash (even a different sku for both) to generate hype for DKR and pump them out at $9.99 all day long.

My comments are generally towards the big blockbuster Tuesday BB Exclusive SB releases, Amazing Spiderman, Men In Black 3 are gone and haven't been out for a month (hell MiB 3 just last week). I remember the very first was Hurt Locker, went to 3 stores to find one and now goes for $100 on eBay. Then came Salt which was off the shelf by the days end. Since then, its been stuff like Safe House, Underworld Awakening, a few others that were all gone by Tuesday the next week, I guarantee it. This DKR is blowing up so fast, I really don't think the copies will last, especially since its at a nice price point and pretty sweet cover..


Well, I suppose you are def right on a few points. I might go back later today and just pick up a SB for safe keeping until my WBShop exclusive gets here since I KNOW it's just the combo Blu with the exclusive figures. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep that one or sell it, since it only had 1,000. I have the other 2 Batmans on SB, so might as well get it for this one too...just in case I want to sell it one day, they'll be in a SB set.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Sad to say this place is a breath of fresh air compared to the game section it seems everyone is an adult in the movie area and everyone in the gaming area is a whiny baby. Thank you all

Picked up the last SB today from my BB very happy to have the entire collection in SB form.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

Sad to say this place is a breath of fresh air compared to the game section it seems everyone is an adult in the movie area and everyone in the gaming area is a whiny baby. Thank you all.


Which is mostly why I hang out here now :)

#267 cbulas1   John 3:16 CAGiversary!   828 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

Just returned from my local Walmart- they had one Cowl Blu-ray left, so I snagged it for $25. Too bad they won't adjust the price of the first Cowl set I bought from them last week on walmart.com for $10 more!

#268 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   9590 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Aha...so I'm currently in the BBY customer service line right now picking up FC3, and found this quite funny. I look over to TDKR display stand and see a guy comparing the combo Blu and steelbook Blu...he then attempts to take the slipcover off the combo and cover the steelbook with it. Lo and behold, it doesn't fit and his face seems a bit pissed. He just grabbed the combo and walked away haha


lol what a tool

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

Just returned from my local Walmart- they had one Cowl Blu-ray left, so I snagged it for $25. Too bad they won't adjust the price of the first Cowl set I bought from them last week on walmart.com for $10 more!


Congrats. This morning I checked Walmart, Best Buy, and Target, and all three said they never got any of the cowl limited edition blurays in stock. I'm happy with my BB steelbook, but I would have bought both. I should have held on to my Amazon preorder of the cowl edition.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

Had to go to Wal-Mart and luckily they had one sitting on the top shelf of the new releases of the BatCowl LE. Obviously grabbed it even though originally I was going for the steelbook at BB. Thinking I may still get the steelbook since I have the other two in steelbook form as well. Spending $50 for a movie, blah...