Most Disappointing Steelbooks

98matmic

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Mar 12, 2019
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Anyone preordered a steelbook that looked great in photos but when they received it, it was truly disappointing?
 
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Noodles

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Too many to mention, but one that immediately springs to mind due to me just recently picking it up... It (1990) - dull matte finish and no artwork on the back. :wtf:

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98matmic

I Riddle In The Dark
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Mar 12, 2019
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One comes to mind. Hellboy Best Buy Steelbook.
Truth is it was a Blind buy that I had high hopes for but I personally was disappointed with it.
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Mar 24, 2013
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Yes, loads, as someone already mentioned - mostly let down by a poor (streaky matte) finish . . . apart from that they would've been perfectly fine.

Another thread for steelbooks that turned out better in the flesh than expected would be interesting too.
 
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The Zavvi Maleficent that was white until it started shipping and then the art changed. The front is fine, the back looks like the forgot that’s two sides to a Steelbook.
 
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The Zavvi Maleficent that was white until it started shipping and then the art changed. The front is fine, the back looks like the forgot that’s two sides to a Steelbook.
The Zavvi "Maleficent" steelbook is magnificent . . . the white wouldn't have come close and certainly no chance of twin-bossing with that design:-
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