Which Exclusive to get?

  • As some of you already know, FUNimation will be releasing multiple versions of Cowboy Bebop Limited Editions. My question to you is, which version do you want?

    Here's a quick summary of the differences between both versions.

    Cowboy Bebop Complete Series - FUNimation Exclusive

    • Exclusive tri-fold packaging in the style of a vintage record cover
    • Display easel
    • Four exclusive art cards
    • One additional exclusive art card with foil-stamp autograph from series director Shinichiro Watanabe

    See more at: http://www.funimation.com/blog/2014/08/22/cowboy-bebop-funimation-exclusive-details/#sthash.7QZriCw0.dpuf

    Cowboy Bebop Complete Series - Amazon Exclusive

    • Exclusive Limited Edition clamshell art box
    • 140 page black and white art book featuring concept sketches and designs that highlight Cowboy Bebop‘s origins
    • 48 page vibrant, full-color art book

    See more at: http://www.funimation.com/blog/2014/08/15/cowboy-bebop-amazon-exclusive-details/#sthash.yqW2DDPT.dpuf

    I'm a bit torn between the two. What are your opinions on this and which one would you get?

  • You have to ask yourself: What's more important to you? Something that looks nice on your shelf, or something that offers you a deeper experience?

    If you're all about aesthetics, then get the FUNimation set and show it off to your friends.

    If you're more into concept art and production notes to help you understand the mythos behind the show better, get the Amazon set.

    Also, look at how much money you're willing to spend. If you only have so much, the FUNi set is a tad cheaper. If you've got a LOT of extra cash to spend, you could always get both.

    Or you could always just get the cheap standard bluray set on RightStuf for about $35 bucks. It has all the same on-disc special features as the two deluxe editions anyways.

    Whatever you decide, it's all on you.

    EDIT: In case you're wondering which version I'm getting, I decided to go for the Amazon edition. It's just gonna sit on my shelf anyway, so I'd much rather have the extra production material to look through. The vinyl record cover does look neat, but stuff like concept art and production notes hold more value to my eyes. But that's just me.

    Plus postcards. SCREW postcards. Like, for real. >.<

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