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Pre-Order Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series DVD

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Aug 22, 2008.

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  1. Yva Minstrel

    Yva Minstrel Well-Known Member

    I broke down and ordered the AUS version, it cost an arm and two legs, but knowing that it wasn't a bootleg helped and knowing that it is shipped here domestically was a nice plus. That was my main concern. Thanks Redsonga for letting me know that it's not one. It's muchly appreciated. :D

    Now I'm not only waiting for it, but also for the Muppet Show season 3. :)
  2. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    I will wait for the complete series.
  3. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna order the Australian set as well. However I will wait to see if they come to their senses and realease the regular season 4 boxset with the bonus disc. If they haven't done that or said anything of a release date in December at the latest I will buy the AUS set and search for a dvd rip of the bonus disc, in my eyes HIT has given me permisssion for getting a dvd rip of the bonus disc for doing this stunt.
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Hey yall don't bad mouth Wal- Mart if it where not for them I would not have a job.
  5. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    But Wal-Mart's not all that it's cracked up to be.
  6. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    But Wal-Mart is all some of us have...It's ether that or nothing :sympathy:
  7. Yva Minstrel

    Yva Minstrel Well-Known Member

    Wal-Mart in Germany went under about two years ago. They didn't have the lowest prices either, and I got into a serious row with someone who worked at our local store about that too.

    The people at the store that used to be Wal-Mart were very rude to me, and I ended up writing a grievance letter to the headquarters for the German affiliate. The fact is, they did not want to keep with the guarantee they boasted in their sales papers, so no, they did not have the lowest prices. I think when the store's founder passed on, the quality went way down, at least, that's what happened here.

    I don't know how it is in the States, but our local media store (the German version of Best Buy) was a lot better pricewise on CDs and DVDs than that store was. :( I'm not knocking Wal Mart, I'm just saying that they do not have the lowest prices.
  8. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    They do where I live, it's hard to afford to shop anywhere else now..and we have no best buy :o
  9. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Point taken.
  10. Quazimoto

    Quazimoto Well-Known Member

    Ah, I just buy everything (besides groceries) online anyhow, so no need to worry about Walmart vs. other retailers. They're all souless corporate machines anyhow...

    Anyway, I do have some news you all might be interested in regarding a stand alone Fraggle Rock Season 4 set.

    I can't confirm it to be true, but I heard some news from my cousin the other day who has a friend who has a friend that works in HIT Enterainment's corporate offices and she says that this friend of a friend says the HIT is planning to release a stand alone set afterall. Apparently, they are focusing all the Fraggle Rock efforts on the full (advertising and what not) sereis boxset for the time being and plan on quietly releasing a stand alone season 4 just a month after the full series (in other words, before christmas 08). At least she says that her friend's friend said that was the initial plan. The stand alone could get pushed back depending on sales of the full series set, but according it is planned to be released eventually.

    As I said, I can't confirm it and it has kind of telephoned through four different parties, so there's no real telling if someone was mistaken in the relay or outright lying. Just thought I'd pass it along to you fine Muppet Forum people. It's just a rumor at this point, so take it for what it's worth...
  11. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Indeed. It could go either way.
  12. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Has anyone in the UK seen a UK site with this to pre order yet?


  13. Quazimoto

    Quazimoto Well-Known Member

    Amazon has it available here in the states... Perhaps the UK Amazon site may as well.
  14. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    We'll just have to wait and see.
  15. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Yes, it seems like it.
  16. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    So it's worth a grain of salt? XD
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I hope the Fraggle sets are sold everywhere including Wal-Mart. They are a powerful store that helps steer buying trends through having some of the lowest prices. I do know they would make HIT pay for prominent placement and eat the cost of any discount.

    Wal-Mart makes things cost less by influencing its product suppliers to make cuts (that end up in a loss of blue collar jobs that get outsourced to cheap exploitive labor) in order to supply inexpensive goods to blue collar patrons. There are many upsides and downsides to it, but it is the way of the world and modern commerce.

    I will list a Muppety example for Muppet fans. Target gave the Palisades Muppet figures a shot. So did Toys R Us, but not Wal-Mart. They would have likely wanted the figures to be made with cheaper materials and not care about the accuracy of character likeness. But hey, empty a crate of Bratz dolls on the shelves.

    Wal-Mart used to be a good company that took good care of its employees, its vendors and its customers equally. Sam Walton died and that all changed. No more commercials about being "Made in America" or the like. Now, I'm not saying the company is evil; it just used to have a higher standard when I was a kid. That's unfortunate.

    Anyway, back to topic. I really agree that a stand alone set will be released eventually for season 4. It's good to hear some other whisperings about it.
  18. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    That it did.
  19. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Very true and it's a travesty how they treat their workers. I have no love for that place. I'd wish for any other store to have more influence. ;)
  20. wwfpooh

    wwfpooh Well-Known Member

    Too bad that it is the only place convienant (sp?) for people in this busy society it seems.

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