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Old 01-20-2018, 04:56 PM   #1
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USA Most Difficult U.S. Steelbooks To Acquire

During the Blade Runner 2049 4K Steelbook fiasco a few days ago, I made a post ranking/listing all the Best Buy steelbook snafus over the years. The post seemed to catch on with numerous forum members, so I figured it was worth creating its own thread. In the BR2049 steelbook thread, I listed solely BBY steelbooks, yet I figured here we can debate, discuss & argue what U.S. steelbooks were the most arduous to acquire.

What should be added or removed?


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Old 01-20-2018, 05:05 PM   #2
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Dunno, when i got there at opening, I never had an issue getting any of the steelbooks that I ended up purchasing listed there and our sole local store is smaller than the home theater department of some of the bigger Best Buys.

I bought Hurt Locker, BR 2049, GOTG Vol.1, Thor: TDW, Furious 7, and ZDT all pretty easily. The others were still in stock days after release (aside from Mad Max because knew was going to buy the HDZeta release before the US steel came out so didn't bother looking).

I will say that a number of the Target DCAU steelbooks were super limited, stores only getting 1 or 2 and never a restock but that's about it.
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:10 PM   #3
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I still have that Zero Dark Thirty and Mad Max sealed. ZDT was such a great movie, this makes me want to watch it again.

I'd personally take Furious 7 off the list, and replace it with either the Best Buy Captain America: The Winter Soldier or the Target "The Thing" Mondo Steelbook.
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:13 PM   #4
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I hope that some of these are reprinted, with 4K.
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I hope that some of these are reprinted, with 4K.
I don't see any of the MCU ones ever getting reprinted, with the exception of the full sets at the end of each phase. Even then, those aren't even Steels.
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:33 PM   #6
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Logan has a reprint, although it's not the B+W version. In fact it's available for purchase through bestbuy.com right now.

From my experience, almost all 4K+3D steelbooks sold out within an hour of store opening and are hard to find afterward.
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Why does this need a separate thread?
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If by most difficult you mean most expensive, I'd add:

Justice League War
Son of Batman
War of the Worlds
The Ring
The Godfather
The Godfather II
Jack Reacher (original)
Cloverfield
Life

Plus several other of the DCAU Target steelbooks.

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Old 01-20-2018, 05:45 PM   #9
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Why does this need a separate thread?
Blade Runner 2049 just came out and some didn't get it.
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:18 PM   #10
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Why does this need a separate thread?


Because it was showing up enough times in the BR2049 thread, that I figured it would be an interesting topic of conversation.
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:21 PM   #11
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That Hurt Locker steelbook is G1, so I never considered it a real Blu-Ray steelbook. I stopped buying G1 steelbooks many years ago.
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That Hurt Locker steelbook is G1, so I never considered it a real Blu-Ray steelbook. I stopped buying G1 steelbooks many years ago.
Never even knew that had a release. In any case G1 is a deal breaker for just about everyone here.

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Why not?
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:58 PM   #13
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what about the original Deadpool steelbook from bestbuy.. i know they reprinted it but it looks different now than the original
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Old 01-20-2018, 06:58 PM   #14
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Really wish I got that Kong 3D/4K steelbook.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:40 PM   #15
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Why does this need a separate thread?
I like the idea of knowing which steelbooks have value and which don't. I like my collectibles to maintain or go up in value as time goes on.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:02 PM   #16
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I was one of the members who wrote in the BR2049 thread. I remember all of these releases except for Hurt Locker and Moana. I wasn't collecting when Hurt Locker was released and I wasn't interested in Moana. But to me, GOTG was by far the worst experience I had.

GOTG was unavailable for store pick up for me. So, I was the first person in line at BBY. But before they opened the doors, the line went to hell and everyone barged in. So I ended up being the 3rd person in the store. The 2 dudes before me grabbed 2 GOTG steels each. Then they were sold out. The employees just threw up their hands. Incredibly frustrating. So I felt like I did my due diligence and still missed out.

Zero Dark Thirty and Logan were pretty bad too. Thanks for walking me down memory lane! Haha
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:06 PM   #17
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What about The Hateful Eight BB exclusive?
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Really wish I got that Kong 3D/4K steelbook.
I have an extra one
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What about The Hateful Eight BB exclusive?
That's true. I remember that one being pretty rare. I was only able to get 2. One for me and one for a friend. Coincidentally the one for my friend was dented. lol, he didn't care though. Haha
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As someone who doesn't know about any of these it'd be good if you provide a little backstory of whatever happened with each to make them so difficult to get. Unless the general idea is that "they didn't make enough of them."
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