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I am very disappointed in the Volume 1 Box Set... The way you guys did the packaging for the set is horrible...

Should of done a gatefold like your other shows... The way the discs are in this packaging are hard to get out... Now I gotta worry about the discs getting bad scratches... I'm a shoutfactory fan, I bought many of your other shows such as Super Mario Bros, Sonic, Transformers, GI Joe, Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, and many others.. This was just unexpected cuz you guys are known for top quality... I hope that if there's a second volume box set that you go with the usual gatefold packaging...

 

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Are they ever going to release this in a non-disc scratching format rather than the junk they used?  It might help sales.

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As much as I hate the cardboard packaging, I can overlook it for a good show. I don't own this set yet, but hope too in the coming months. I just hope they continue to release the rest of the seasons. I haven't watched this show is so long, but loved it when I was little!

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The packaging must be approved by outside licensors.  It must be eco-friendly.  And plastic--even recycled plastic--must be below a certain percentage of the total packaging.  That percentage is too low for a tray.

Brian


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What's eco-friendly about the packaging? And what's wrong with the packaging used for, say, the GI Joe or Transformers sets?

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This is a excellent suggestion! Shout Factory should look into this...

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by Xaeldz at 4/26/2011 7:48:32 PM

On the subject of the packaging, why not for future releases make the standard box-set packaging, but with 100% recycled plastics?  It would still be in the spirit of the good old Captain, since recycling was always a big thing in the series!  Not to mention it would stop any worries people have of discs getting ruined. It's a win/win, right?

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I have to agree packaging can effect the dvd's, my sister got me the complete Alias series for Christmas one year, the discs were packaged in a book of carboard sleeves, I have never seen dvd's so scratched and alot of them did have problems playing, I find this common with pretty much any dvd's that come in cardboard sleeves which is why I hate them and don't understand why companies keep using them it's like I'm paying full price for a new product that looks like it came used from someone who didn't no the proper way to handle them. I like Captain Planet and was going to get it but hearing about the packaging I guess I won't bother. 

 

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by MagicalWingLT at 4/26/2011 5:24:27 PM

I'm sorry but I'm not misinformed... I have two other shows with this kind of packaging.. Upon removing the discs from the cardboard they already had alot of scratches and wouldn't play right... When you remove or put the discs in place they scrape against the cardboard which causes scratches, it's the sameway as if you were putting them in paper sleeves.. If you put the dvds in a regular case, slim case, or gatefold there is less risk of the dvds getting scratched...

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by B Ward at 4/26/2011 4:28:44 PM

People complain about scratches, but these are people who've been fed a lot of misinformation.  Gashes in the plastic will affect playability.  But due to the nature of how a DVD's manufactured, a surface scratch will not destroy your DVDs.  Furthermore, scratches won't occur, if you know how to remove the DVDs from their packaging.  Lift and pull away from the cardboard.  It's not difficult and doesn't require an "Operation" world champion.  Surface scratches also won't occur while your sets are sitting idly on your shelves.

We went through several different types of eco-friendly packaging.  This is what was approved by Turner and Cartoon Network, but we're behind it 100%.  Due to the manufacturing process these discs go through, I can assure you that a simple scratch will not harm the disc.  Just take care of the DVDs to prevent deep grooves and gashes, neither of which will occur by simply removing them from a cardboard sleeve.

Brian


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On the subject of the packaging, why not for future releases make the standard box-set packaging, but with 100% recycled plastics?  It would still be in the spirit of the good old Captain, since recycling was always a big thing in the series!  Not to mention it would stop any worries people have of discs getting ruined. It's a win/win, right?

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I can certainly understand people's frustrations with the box packaging.  But, at the same time we have to remind ourselves this is Captain Planet were talking about.  This is not a normal packaging standard for Shout's other releases, it was something that felt right to do for Captain Planet.  Personally, I couldn't imagine Captain Planet being released in anything but an eco-friendly packaging.  Although, I did expect the actual box to be a little thicker for some reason.  Either way, Brian stated that they tested several different eco-friendly packages and Shout! as well as Turner and Cartoon Network were behind this one 100%.  I sympathize with people's unhappiness with the packaging but at the same time Shout! goes to great lengths to give fans a quality product and in this case if they did several tests and decided upon this one then I truly believe this is the best packaging we could have been given using eco-friendly materials.  Perhaps, for future seasons, Shout! will attempt a different design for protecting the discs.  Overall, I can't complain with this set. 

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I'm sorry but I'm not misinformed... I have two other shows with this kind of packaging.. Upon removing the discs from the cardboard they already had alot of scratches and wouldn't play right... When you remove or put the discs in place they scrape against the cardboard which causes scratches, it's the sameway as if you were putting them in paper sleeves.. If you put the dvds in a regular case, slim case, or gatefold there is less risk of the dvds getting scratched...

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by B Ward at 4/26/2011 4:28:44 PM

People complain about scratches, but these are people who've been fed a lot of misinformation.  Gashes in the plastic will affect playability.  But due to the nature of how a DVD's manufactured, a surface scratch will not destroy your DVDs.  Furthermore, scratches won't occur, if you know how to remove the DVDs from their packaging.  Lift and pull away from the cardboard.  It's not difficult and doesn't require an "Operation" world champion.  Surface scratches also won't occur while your sets are sitting idly on your shelves.

We went through several different types of eco-friendly packaging.  This is what was approved by Turner and Cartoon Network, but we're behind it 100%.  Due to the manufacturing process these discs go through, I can assure you that a simple scratch will not harm the disc.  Just take care of the DVDs to prevent deep grooves and gashes, neither of which will occur by simply removing them from a cardboard sleeve.

Brian


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One problem is that they don't sit idle when they are being shipped from warehouses to stores or people's houses.  Not all scratches lead to playability difficulties, but they sure do increase the odds of problems.  I don't return DVDs just because of scratches, but if they don't play correctly, then I return them to a store.

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People complain about scratches, but these are people who've been fed a lot of misinformation.  Gashes in the plastic will affect playability.  But due to the nature of how a DVD's manufactured, a surface scratch will not destroy your DVDs.  Furthermore, scratches won't occur, if you know how to remove the DVDs from their packaging.  Lift and pull away from the cardboard.  It's not difficult and doesn't require an "Operation" world champion.  Surface scratches also won't occur while your sets are sitting idly on your shelves.

We went through several different types of eco-friendly packaging.  This is what was approved by Turner and Cartoon Network, but we're behind it 100%.  Due to the manufacturing process these discs go through, I can assure you that a simple scratch will not harm the disc.  Just take care of the DVDs to prevent deep grooves and gashes, neither of which will occur by simply removing them from a cardboard sleeve.

Brian


Follow me on Twitter! (@BWard028)

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Any packaging's first concern should be to protect the discs.  Scratched up discs just lead to more returns.   Companies sometimes are too clever (like this case) or too cheap (like Mill Creek) for their own good.  You don't reinvent the wheel.  Protect the discs.

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This reminds me of all the people who whine about mill creeks packaging.

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