5th Annual Steelbook of the Year '15-7 categories-[Winners]

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digitalbabe

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Hello ninjas!

It's time to share what your favorites in the Steelbook collectibles category for 2015 in our 5th annual member vote for Steelbook of the Year.

Several new categories have been added this year based on member feedback and the evolution of the types of Steelbook releases released over the years. After the nomination period ends on January 15,2016, the individual voting poll threads for each category will be opened after Apollon tallies the nominations by category, and you will be able to vote until January 31,2016.

The winner(s) will be announced early February. Any Steelbooks that was completely released, shipped and in-hand to customers by December 31,2015 are eligible to be included.

2015 Categories & WInners:

  1. Best Steelbook (overall standalone Steelbook only) -Winner: GOTG-Blufans
  2. Best Overall Steelbook "package"(includes extras ie. cards etc)-Winner: GOTG-Blufans
  3. Best Full slip-Winner: Jurassic Park-Film Arena
  4. Best Lenticular slip-Winner: GOTG Ultimate Ed-Blufans
  5. Best Quarter slip-Winner: ZDT-Plain Archive
  6. Best Overall Art-Winner: GOTG-Blufans
  7. Best Finish/embossing or debossing-Winner: Ex Machina (World Wide)
  • Please nominate your 3 favorite picks in each category and respond with your selections in your reply in this thread. Feel free to use pictures, etc to share with fellow ninjas why you've made your selections.
  • The 25 most nominated releases (based on member mentions in this thread), for each of the 7 categories will be included in the 7 voting polls (one for each category) that will be posted mid January. Once the polls are live you can only vote once for your top choice in each category, and you cannot change your vote.
Please kindly keep this thread to nominations for these categories, as always, the nominations and related chat are meant to celebrate the community and collectibles in general. All other general chat should go in gen chat threads, as folks assisting in tabulating nominations need to comb through all unrelated comments.Thanks!

Have fun all!

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rj531

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1. Best Steelbook Only: Ex Machina WWA, GotG Blufans, Ex Machina Mondo

2. Best Overall Steelbook Package: Guardians Of The Galaxy Ultimate Blufans, Avengers Full Slips A/B/C Nova, Interstellar Box Set Zeta

3. Best Full Slip: Ex Machina FAC, Big Hero 6 Geek Tragedy Edition, Kingsman FAC

4. Best Lenti Slip: Avengers Nova, Big Hero 6 Nova, Captain America TWS Blufans

5. Best Quarter Slip: ZDT Plain Archive Quarter Lenti

6. Best Overall Art: Guardians Of The Galaxy Blufans, Ex Machina WWA, Boondocks Saints Mondo

7. Best Embossing/Debossing: Ex Machina WWA, Romeo+Juliet Blufans, Moulin Rouge Blufans

***These are from the steelbooks I have in hand, MR & R+J on the way.
 
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  1. Best Steelbook: The Thing Mondo, Gladiator HDZeta
  2. Best Overall Steelbook package: GOTG Blufans Ultimate, Interstellar HDZeta
  3. Best Full slip: Fury Japan, Alien China,
  4. Best Lenticular slip: GOTG Rocket & Groot Blufans, Jurassic World Novamedia
  5. Best Quarter slip: Gladiator HDZeta,
  6. Best Overall Art: Total Recall Mondo, The Thing Mondo, Looper Mondo
  7. Best Finish/embossing or debossing:
 
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I've only actually bought about 40 steelbooks this year so it won't be possible to nominate 3, or even one, for some categories.
  1. Best Steelbook: Gladiator HDZETA, Ex-Machina (WWA), Whiplash (UK)
  2. Best Overall Steelbook package: Zero Dark Thirty PA
  3. Best Full slip: Zero Dark Thirty PA, The Master PA, John Wick (Nova)
  4. Best Lenticular slip: Eternal Sunshine (Kimchi)
  5. Best Quarter slip
  6. Best Overall Art: Shaun of the Dead (Mondo), Whiplash (UK), American Graffiti (UK)
  7. Best Finish/embossing or debossing: Gladiator HDZETA, Ex-Machina (WWA), Grosse Pointe Blank (UK)
 
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tommyh84

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Guess the Film Arena versions of John Wick and Jurrasic World will have to wait till next years awards (2016) given I won't have them in hand till the end of Jan :(

Shame as they'd no doubt make my shortlist's
 
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I'm nominating steelbooks only once throughout all seven categories, the one I feel they most belong to, otherwise it's no fun: :wacky:

(only nominating steelbooks I have in hand — sorry, Ex_Machina and Terminator 3 FAC full slip, sorry Boondock Saints Mondo overall art, etc.)

  1. Best Steelbook : Ex_Machina (WWA), Whiplash (WWA), Flash Gordon (Mondo).

  2. Best Overall Steelbook package: Guardians of the Galaxy UE (Blufans), Big Hero 6 UE (Blufans), Kingsman (FilmArena).

  3. Best Full slip: Zero Dark Thirty (Plain Archive), Chappie (FilmArena), Begin Again (Novamedia).

  4. Best Lenticular slip: The Master (Plain Archive), Interstellar (HDZeta), Saving Private Ryan (HDZeta).

  5. Best Quarter slip: not voting.

  6. Best Overall Art: Better Call Saul (WWA - @lazylee :thumbs:), Godzilla FullSlip (Blufans), Total Recall (Mondo).

  7. Best Finish/embossing or debossing: The Emperor's New Groove (Zavvi), Jumanji (WWA), Grosse Pointe Blank (Zavvi).
 
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Best Steelbook
- Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans)
- Godzilla (Blufans)
- The Raid II: Berandal (KimchiDVD)

Best overall Steelbook:
- Interstellar (HDZeta Box Set)
- The Raid I+II (KimchiDVD Sextuple Pack)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans Lenticular Groot/Rocket)

Best Full Slip:
- Godzilla (Blufans)
- Spring (Steelarchive)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (Novamedia)

Best Lenticular Slip:
- Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans Groot/Rocket)
- Big Hero 6 (Blufans)
- Jurassic World (Novamedia)

Best Quarter Slip:
- Zero Dark Thirty (Plain Archive)

Best Overall Art:
- Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans)
- Godzilla (Blufans)
- Interstellar (HDZeta)

Best Finish/embossing or debossing:
- Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans)
- Godzilla (Blufans)
- Ex Machina WWA
 

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  1. Best Steelbook - Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans)
  2. Best Overall Steelbook package - Guardians of the Galaxy Ultimate Edition (Blufans)
  3. Best Full slip - N/A
  4. Best Lenticular slip - Guardians Of the Galaxy Ultimate Edition (Blufans)
  5. Best Quarter slip N/A
  6. Best Overall Art - Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans)
  7. Best Finish/embossing or debossing - Jurassic Park 1, 2, 3 (Zavvi/Amazon DE)
 
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tommyh84

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Ok then here goes
  1. Best Steelbook - Big Hero 6 (Blufans WEA), Thor (Blufans WEA), Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans WEA)
  2. Best Overall Steelbook package - Terminator 3 (Film Arena), Avengers (Nova Media), Avengers Age of Ultron (Nova Media)
  3. Best Full slip - Avengers Type A/B/C (Nova Media), John Wick (Nova Media), Big Hero 6 (Nova Media)
  4. Best Lenticular slip - John Wick (Nova Media), Avengers Age of Ultron (Nova Media), Avengers (Nova Media)
  5. Best Quarter slip - Thor The Dark World (Blufans), Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans), Thor (Blufans)
  6. Best Overall Art - Dredd (Mondo WEA), Avengers (Zavvi WEA), Guardians of the Galaxy (Blufans WEA)
  7. Best Finish/embossing or debossing - Big Hero 6 (Blufans WEA), Thor (Blufans WEA), Jurassic Park 1-3 (WWA)
 
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tommyh84

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Presumably we can edit our picks based on any deliveries between now and the 31st Dec? Nova's Dredd I suspect could make its way into my picks...
 
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Ok

Best Steelbook- Ex Machina Zavvi, Big Hero 6 Blufans Hollow Slip, Guardians of the Galaxy Blufans

Best Overall Steelbook Package - Big Hero 6 Nova Fullslip, Dredd Nova Fullslip, The Raid 1&2 Kimchi sextuple pack

Best Full Slip - Avengers Type A nova, Big Hero 6, Dredd Black PET Nova

Best Lenticular - The Raid 1 or 2 Kimchi, John Wick Nova, Big Hero 6 Nova

Best Quarter - Night Crawler Nova, Thor Blufans, Guardians of the Galaxy Blufans

Best Art - Dredd Mondo, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy Blufans

Best Finish - Ex Machina, Big Hero 6 Blufans, Avnegers Nova
 
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  1. Best Steelbook - Good Morning Vietnam
  2. Best Overall Steelbook package - Whiplash Kimchi
  3. Best Full slip - Haven't bought any
  4. Best Lenticular slip - Haven't bought any
  5. Best Quarter slip - Grand Budapest Hotel
  6. Best Overall Art - Whiplash Kimchi
  7. Best Finish/embossing or debossing - Jumanji
 
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So the 7 categories can really be condensed down to 2. Best steelbook and best bit of cardboard. Do you really need separate categories for full slip, quarter slip, partial slip, implied slip, partial lenticular, reverse lenticular, inverse lenticular, 3/19ths slip and slip slippety slip?
 
1. Best steelbook: Ex Machina, The Master Plain, Boondock Saints mondo

2. Best overall Steelbook package: Big Hero 6 Blufan U.E, GOTG blufan Rocket /Groot, Avengers Nova Full slip

3. Best Full slip: Big hero 6 Nova, Begin Again Nova, Avengers Full slip Nova,

4. Best Lenticular: John Wick lenti Nova,Rocket and Groot blufan lenti, Big Hero 6 UE Blufan

5. Best Quarter Slip : Moulin Rouge Blufan, The Master Plain, Zero dark thirty Plain

6. Best overall art: Ex machina WWA, Boondock Saints Mondo, The Master Plain

7. Best Finish/Embossing : Ex machina, Big hero 6 blufan, Romeo and Juliet blufan
 
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digitalbabe

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So the 7 categories can really be condensed down to 2. Best steelbook and best bit of cardboard. Do you really need separate categories for full slip, quarter slip, partial slip, implied slip, partial lenticular, reverse lenticular, inverse lenticular, 3/19ths slip and slip slippety slip?
Previously there was only 1 category. Many collectors do appreciate the extras and seek packages that have items in addition to the Steelbook. So based on feedback over the years, and the the increased variety of types of Steelbooks released by all kinds of companies, our categories were expanded to meet the collector base, as a whole, not just set of preferences. If you are not interested in extras, that is your prerogative, but there is a category for "Best Steelbook" (standalone) that you are free to use. As a community of all types of collectors and collectibles released, it was time to expand categories to be even more inclusive. Thanks all.
 
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Presumably we can edit our picks based on any deliveries between now and the 31st Dec? Nova's Dredd I suspect could make its way into my picks...
As far as the deadline, technically, as long as any member receives it, then it can be counted for this year. Your delayed parcel that might be stuck in customs won't be penalized. Live pics would validate a member having received it before the 1st of the year.
The steelbook doesn't have to be in your collection to nominate it.
 
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