Amazon has now listed a 10-disc Toy Story Trilogy Blu-Ray/DVD collection for pre-order on their website, but before you are sure that this is the epic trilogy box set you have been waiting for, you may want to wait for them to release additional details. No images or details accompanies the listing, except for the fact that it will include 3 discs for Toy Story, 3 discs for Toy Story 2, and 4 discs for Toy Story 3.
UPDATE 1: The trilogy listing is beginning to show up on more websites, and we have some more details on what the box set will include.
UPDATE 2: Amazon.com has lowered their price to be more in-line with Walmart’s.
UPDATE 3: Best Buy has also lowered their price now.
UPDATE 4: Price adjustment at Best Buy, listing shows up at Barnes & Noble.
UPDATE 5: We have box art!
UPDATE 6: There’s been a price-matching war going on recently. I have all the recent updates below.
In actuality, this collection is likely the Toy Story 1 & 2 sets that recently came out, along with the 4-disc set for Toy Story 3 coming out on the same day. The 10 discs are comprised of Blu-Ray and DVD versions for each film, as well as a digital copy for all three. The actual asking price is $100, while Amazon has it listed for $69.99 (EDIT: Amazon has lowered the price to $65.99). It is set to be released on November 2, along with the Blu-Ray and DVD sets that have already been announced. We await further (and more concrete) details. (via Stitch Kingdom)
UPDATE 1: The 10-disc Toy Story Trilogy box set set is now showing up in additional online stores, namely Walmart and Best Buy. You can pre-order it from Walmart for $65.96, or pre-order it from Best Buy for $114.99 (EDIT: Best Buy has lowered the price to $65.99). The price from Best Buy is a bit of an anomaly as Amazon and Walmart listed the “suggested retail price” as $100. Best Buy may adjust that price listing in the future (EDIT: and it did!).
Walmart has also listed a description of what the Toy Story Trilogy will include:
- Toy Story (Blu-ray + Standard DVD + Disneyfile Digital Copy)
- Toy Story 2 (Blu-ray + Standard DVD + Disneyfile Digital Copy)
- Toy Story 3 (2-Disc Blu-ray + Standard DVD + Disneyfile Digital Copy)
For their full product description, click here. As I said above, this complete set does not seem to hold any “exclusive features” for those who have already purchased the Toy Story 1 & 2 BD/DVD box sets that were released earlier. However, for those who have not yet picked those up yet, this box set may be the perfect thing!
Other interesting tidbits about the box set:
- The box set is listed as 7.4 x 7.4 x 7.4 (inches), giving it the shape of a cube. If accurate, this means that the box set will have special packaging. Box images, when released, would confirm this. (EDIT: I no longer think that this is accurate, as Walmart seems to have the same measurements for standalone sets as well.)
- Combined, the Toy Story films are 277 minutes long.
Stay tuned as we unearth some more info. We’re looking forward to the box art.
UPDATE 2: Amazon.com has lowered the price of the box set to $65.99, a four dollar difference. This is likely a response to Walmart, which has had the set listed at $65.96. The difference between the two retailers’ prices is now much smaller, which Amazon hopes will increase sales for them.
For those that had already pre-ordered with Amazon, they offer a “Pre-order Price Guarantee”, which assures those who have already pre-ordered that if the site lowers the price before its release, they will give it to you for the lowest price they listed. This also means that if they decide to drop the price again before November 2, early buyers will reap the benefits again.
UPDATE 3: Best Buy has lowered their price to $79.99 (EDIT: Now $65.99) from the astronomically high $114.99. They may have received wrong information or simply made a mistake when they first posted the trilogy for sale on their site. Either way, it is corrected now, and brings it much closer to the competition’s prices. Now, where’s that box art we’re eagerly awaiting?
UPDATE 4: Now, Best Buy has lowered their price to match Amazon’s $65.99. Let the price wars begin! All it takes is for one retailer to make a price adjustment, and all of a sudden others follow suit in order to compete. It’s great because it is a win/win for consumers.
Additionally, Barnes & Noble listed the set on their site recently. You can currently pre-order from them for $85.49.
As more retailers are still jumping into the fray, the pricing game may not be over just yet. Oh, box art, where art thou? Seriously, we should be seeing something in the near future.
UPDATE 5: Here we go. The moment we’ve been waiting for. Check out the amazing looking box and box art for the Toy Story Trilogy Box Set:
If you didn’t think of getting it before, after seeing this, you may have reconsidered. Seems like the set will be a great collector’s item. One thing to note is that it looks like the official name for this set will be the “Ultimate Toy Box Collection”. The original collector’s edition box set of Toy Story 1 and 2 released in 1999 was called “The Ultimate Toy Box”.
When I can grab a larger resolution picture, I will post it here. (EDIT: I’ve updated with a higher resolution picture)
Special thanks to reader RaceDriven for the tip.
UPDATE 6 (10/31/10): As we get closer to the release date, there have been several pricing updates. Amazon and Best Buy have lowered their price for the box set to $64.99, while Walmart has lowered their price to $64.96. The prices will now likely stay at these points for the foreseeable future.