The Little Drummer Girl (Blu-ray SteelBook) (Plain Archive Exclusive No.76) [Korea]

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Strangerbyday

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Release date: November 27 December 15, 2022
Purchase link: BD Full Slip - 4K Full Slip - 4K Collector's Box (pre order September 19, 2022)
Price: $137.49 (Collector's set) - $79.47 (BD Full Slip) - $94.49 (4K Full Slip)


Notes: 4-DISC Blu-ray Steelbook with Full Slip Case & OST

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Real Steel

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Oct 15, 2012
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Received my premium box. Hmm… I must say Plain is taking great risk with its packaging this time. Bubble wrap is scarily only 2 layers thick. A thin layer cardboard is wrapped round the sides in the gap between the bubble and shipping box. This itself is useless to absorb any impact. Plain’s shipping box is soft to begin with. There are extra layers of bubble padded at the top and bottom, but it’s the sides and edges that are most vulnerable.

Fortunately my box wasn’t dropped or dented in transit this time. I’m expecting quite a few damaged ones though if the same packaging is used for all, given that handling drops and knocks are pretty common.
 
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Received my premium box. Hmm… I must say Plain is taking great risk with its packaging this time. Bubble wrap is scarily only 2 layers thick. A thin layer cardboard is wrapped round the sides in the gap between the bubble and shipping box. This itself is useless to absorb any impact. Plain’s shipping box is soft to begin with. There are extra layers of bubble padded at the top and bottom, but it’s the sides and edges that are most vulnerable.

Fortunately my box wasn’t dropped or dented in transit this time. I’m expecting quite a few damaged ones though if the same packaging is used for all, given that handling drops and knocks are pretty common.
I agree about the packaging. It's really quite shocking, coming from Plain. Even my simple amaray Oldboy I got from them a few years ago came wrapped an inch thick in bubble wrap. With this, it's like they just don't care.

The lid of mine has two slightly squashed corners and a big crease that I can see without yet removing the shrink wrap. Looks like it's been manufactured like this though, I don't think it's damage in transit...

Not sure what to do now, I can't see them sending out a replacement for these minor issues, but for such an expensive set, I expected it to be in perfect condition and well packaged.
 

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Jan 24, 2014
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This is the entirety of the bubble wrap they used to package this for international shipping:
 

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Real Steel

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Oct 15, 2012
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There was a small dent in the slipcover of the SteelBook also.

Now I'm having issues with the discs, my player won't play them in 4K, only 1080....
Damn. How bad is the dent? If it wasn’t caused by shipping, then it’s bad QC which we have to worry about.

Plain can send replacement lid and slip box, but then we expect perfect copies in the first place, as you’ve said. :dunno:
 
Feb 29, 2020
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Mine is still apparently stuck at Heathrow, my tracking hasn't updated in weeks now.

Number: RK000952205KR
Package status: In transit (18 Days)
Country: South Korea -> United Kingdom
2022-12-12 10:10 LONDON HEATHROW, Delivered to Destination Post
2022-12-12 09:40 LONDON HEATHROW, Arrival at Destination Airport
2022-12-12 02:20 INCHEON, Departure from the Airport
2022-12-09 23:48 INCHEON, Received by Air carriers
2022-12-09 19:57 INCHEON, Handed over to a transport company, Flight number : OZ793
2022-12-09 12:28 Ready for dispatch, Dispatch number : 81, Flight/Ship No : OZ793
2022-12-07 20:44 INTERNATIONAL POST OFFICE, Arrival at outward office of exchange
2022-12-07 19:31 Goyang Mail Center, Departure from inward office of exchange
2022-12-07 19:26 Goyang Mail Center, Arrival at Office of Exchange
2022-12-07 17:56 PAJU, Departure from inward office of exchange
2022-12-07 16:33 PAJU, Posting/Collection, Posting office zip code : 10915, Transit or Destination country : UNITED KINGDOM

I've tried checking Royal Mail tracking and that has even less info on it, I figured with delays bound to happen and the strikes it'd be late so I wasn't worried, but I haven't received any updates for tracking in 2 weeks now and people are starting to get deliveries.
 

Real Steel

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Oct 15, 2012
1,399
Mine is still apparently stuck at Heathrow, my tracking hasn't updated in weeks now.

Number: RK000952205KR
Package status: In transit (18 Days)
Country: South Korea -> United Kingdom
2022-12-12 10:10 LONDON HEATHROW, Delivered to Destination Post
2022-12-12 09:40 LONDON HEATHROW, Arrival at Destination Airport
2022-12-12 02:20 INCHEON, Departure from the Airport
2022-12-09 23:48 INCHEON, Received by Air carriers
2022-12-09 19:57 INCHEON, Handed over to a transport company, Flight number : OZ793
2022-12-09 12:28 Ready for dispatch, Dispatch number : 81, Flight/Ship No : OZ793
2022-12-07 20:44 INTERNATIONAL POST OFFICE, Arrival at outward office of exchange
2022-12-07 19:31 Goyang Mail Center, Departure from inward office of exchange
2022-12-07 19:26 Goyang Mail Center, Arrival at Office of Exchange
2022-12-07 17:56 PAJU, Departure from inward office of exchange
2022-12-07 16:33 PAJU, Posting/Collection, Posting office zip code : 10915, Transit or Destination country : UNITED KINGDOM

I've tried checking Royal Mail tracking and that has even less info on it, I figured with delays bound to happen and the strikes it'd be late so I wasn't worried, but I haven't received any updates for tracking in 2 weeks now and people are starting to get deliveries.
It says “delivered to destination post”. Wouldn’t that mean it is with Royal Mail somewhere?
 
Jul 22, 2020
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It says “delivered to destination post”. Wouldn’t that mean it is with Royal Mail somewhere?
Nah, that just means it's reached the delivery station within the airport. It hasn't hit, or passed through customs yet. Then royal mail pick it up to enter it into their "network". RM tracking often updates when it hits customs, but they don't physically have it.
 
Jan 24, 2014
13
Damn. How bad is the dent? If it wasn’t caused by shipping, then it’s bad QC which we have to worry about.

Plain can send replacement lid and slip box, but then we expect perfect copies in the first place, as you’ve said. :dunno:
Only very small. That's the thing, it's too small to warrant a replacement really, which is frustrating. I'd pay more money to get guaranteed perfect condition.
 

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