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Lighted Up Lithograph Box Cover.
Today I shall be featuring the Best Buy Exclusive Blu-ray Collection of the Marvel Avengers Movie. The Marvel Avengers Blu-ray and DVD were released about a week ago. So since I have been quite a hardcore fanboy of the movie, I decided that I wanted to get a collector's edition.
To my disappointment, most of the common DVD/Blu-ray collector's edition were not really great. Some had a steel Avenger's DVD case which was really nothing much and kinda crappy. After much searching though, I came upon a Best Buy Exclusive Blu-ray Collector's Edition of the Marvel Avengers and I must say, it was FANTASTIC!
Looking at it from the box cover, it showed a lighted up Lithograph of the Avengers' team members. Some may say it is tacky but I thought it was really awesome and cool! It was a pretty neat feature compared to the rather plain looking DVD/Blu-ray editions out there.
Even when not lit up, the cover is a fantastic piece of art with a slight holographic effect to it.
Opening the box up, I was impressed at the amount of goodies they gave. On top of the digital goodies that they have in store for you, the amount of tangible extras include a 208 page Marvel Ultimate Avenger Guide, the DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D CDs, a nice lithograph picture of the Four Main Avengers and a $30 dollar Gift Voucher for Sideshow Collectibles.
I like how they designed the Gift card. With an illustration of Hawkeye, this is the biggest gift voucher you can received from Sideshow collectibles among all the other versions of the Avenger's DVD or Blu-ray Collections. Unfortunately, the card wasn't plastic and was made of hard cardboard paper or something of that equivalent. As such, I didn't really like the feel of it.
However, the other goody like the Lithograph while small and not a poster size, the quality of the picture and the feel of it was really really awesome. I really like how the poses are uniquely different from the Main Poster poses we see for every other DVD/Blu-ray cover. It really does add a nice touch to the already smashing Blu-ray/DVD collection.
Last but not least, it is the Avengers Ultimate character guide. It features more than 200 heroes and villains that have links to the Avengers. It is a pretty great guide that provides basic information on each hero and villain. While the power level and stats on each character does put into question how they rank each of them, it is still a great edition to the DVD and Blu-ray collector's edition.
Finally, the digital content is pretty darn awesome too. This includes the digital copy of the film, its film soundtrack album, a digital concept poster of the avengers and a digital Avengers Comic. Quite a power pack collection for the price of $75 dollars.
Unfortunately, if you are planning to get it, you might want to get to Best Buy near your place asap as they are being snatched up real fast. Furthermore, it is only available in the US as Best Buy isn't really a global brand. So for people who aren't in the US (like me), you could ask a friend in the US to get it for you or order online which could be quite difficult to acquire as Amazon does not have much stock left. I would also like to add that it would also be costlier.
Nonetheless, I feel that this would be the best collector's edition to get for this film. If not, you are better off just getting the normal blu-ray version. Hope you like the review!
Well, that is it for now, stay tune for more collectibles, model kits and miniatures! Cheerios!