August 15th, 2013 by Jason William Ward
I am torn about buying Star Wars: The Clone Wars 1-5 (Collector’s Edition).
The first and most pressing is the $134.99 price tag (as listed on Amazon.com right now). It is a lot of money to spend on a show I already own. If it had the bonus content, which will be a few unreleased episodes and a few unfinished episodes, there would be no conflict. But it doesn’t. I don’t blame them for that, and I’m glad this is no longer being sold as “The Complete Series,” as it is “complete,” and it does not come with the 2008 film either.
But there is a lot to be said about having the entire set altogether, in one nice box. It really annoyed me when they changed the packaging for The Clone Wars Season IV. When they did that, the sets just did not reside together very cleanly. Seasons I-III all sit next to the Star Wars Complete Saga Blu-ray set nicely (which is no longer the complete set once Episode VII hits!). So that really is a big incentive to get this set, as I can then gift my extra Blu-ray sets, or lend them out to spread the word about how fantastic the series was.
The set hits on October 15th, 2013 (the same week our son will be born!). It will feature all five seasons of the series and have a total of 14 discs in one box.
On the flip side, I can save a lot of money by purchasing Season V as a single set for $53.98 ( as listed on Amazon.com right now). This set is 3 discs, and releases on the same date as the box set, October 15th, 2013 (still the same week our son will be born!)
Either way, I hope to watch Season V when the new baby hits. It will be our first father/son activity. But I’m still torn.
Let me know in the comments if I should buy the complete series, just pick up Season V, or trade in my current sets to Amazon for a discount on the box set. There is much conflict in me. Either way I’m getting one or the other and I cannot wait for Season V on Blu-ray!
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Jason William Ward – is editor-in-chief of MakingStarWars.net @MakingStarWars