Today, let's go with my DB/Z/GT media collection. These are all of my DVDs, blu-rays, and Playstation games. Heck, there's even my only VHS, the one that was only available through Burger King by collecting all 7 of the pewter figures and then mailing away for it. It has the driver's ed episode as well as another one, I believe the one where Yamcha tries out 300G in the ship Vegeta trains in. My PS1 game is the Japanese version.
I wish I had Dragon Box DVD sets, but they are out of my price range and the orange bricks are pretty good anyway. I do love Saiyan Saga the most though, so I own both blu-ray Level sets Funimation made, and they are basically the same as Dragon Box but higher quality. The three individual movie DVDs you see there are the Ocean/Pioneer dubs of those movies, and I actually prefer them over Funimation's dubs. The Rock the Dragon box set has those movies included, but they are the broadcast versions that were on Cartoon Network and have a few word changes, visual edits, and scenes removed. Incidentally, the Rock the Dragon box set is my favorite thing in this picture, and I highly recommend it. You just can't beat the excitement that Saban (who did the music for the 1990s Power Rangers show) brings to DBZ with their awesome music! That thick blu-ray case is something I made, and it has copies of DB and DBZ stuff that was never dubbed into English on the disks.
Nah, I hated Season 1 on blu-ray. It has major audio problems (everything hurts my ears) and the cropping looks horrible. I sold my copy on ebay after painfully watching two episodes. There's a topic on here where I was bitching about how much I hated it.
Gonstead says season 2 is better, but IDK... that first season was garbage.
I haven't watched much of the season 1 orange brick yet, but when I tested it, it didn't have messed up audio. The season 1 blu-ray was like some idiot who was encoding it just said "I'm going to turn the bass and treble to the maximum and then encode the video... oh... test it to make sure it sounds alright? Screw that... I don't need to test it... it'll be fine!"
Oh man those are some DVDs! But you're missing Dragon Ball Evolution! JK, when I bought that movie I had never heard of it and it was $5 so I said to myself "Sure I'll spend $5 for some DB movie I never heard of" and after watching it I wish I had kept my $5. But anyway, really liking your collection Bran!
Do you notice if the Blu-ray movies are way better than the DVD versions, enough so to warrant a buy, or is it negligible?
My guess is that unless you have a fairly large TV you won't notice the difference. The price difference is MAJOR. You can get all of the movie packs for under $100 and have everything on DVD, but the Blu-rays you are still lucky to nab one at a time for $20 to $25 each.
Lol Killian, I rented DB Evolution from Blockbuster after it came out and I wanted my money back
Ok, I've finally taken some more photos. I bought a different camera and had to wait for it to come and wait until this part of my collection had enough natural light to take decent pics. I hate using the flash in photos because it flattens everything. I still don't know enough about using this camera to take great pics in bad lighting, but these aren't bad after about 20 minutes in Photoshop.
This is my bootleg Ichiban Kuji Shenron cmakhk was awesome enough to help me get for a good price. Newer members won't know this, but I didn't like the base, so I made one out of wood and used extruded acrylic rods to support him. He's a bit tall for this shelf, so the rods are flexed as I just have him wedged up there. He still smells like death, so I'm glad I have him away from my bedroom now. I'm still curious if the legit one has a smell. The figures below it are a painted MFS Oolong and Puar I spent a long time painting. The orange lamp is a Himalayan Salt Lamp I have plugged into the USB port on the back of my DVR... to help clean the polluted air this guy puts off. iami2eapei2 does your bootleg one smell?
These are my DVD diorama sets I got from Dark Gohan. The one on the right was missing Chi Chi, so I added a Unifive Posing Figure Yamcha, and he fits in pretty well despite not being painted as detailed. Both sets are missing the cardboard backgrounds, but that's ok, because I didn't care. I already had the palm tree pic behind my blu-ray player so it's just a background that happened to be there.
The announcer and dog guy are a painted MFS gashapon I bought off ebay. I didn't paint it. It's fairly well done though. I removed them from their base and have the base elsewhere.
This set I like a whole lot. These characters look really, really great and so does their diorama. Bright, colorful, and happy.
Last Edit: Jul 21, 2014 11:18:12 GMT -6 by Branjita
Post by Adrenaline on Jul 21, 2014 12:48:54 GMT -6
World Tournament Chairman Dog guy....sweet!
If I had that diorama, I'd paint Tien with his yellow shirt leggings, then get that same diorama-Hero and put him where Yamcha is. Afterall, they were the four strongest fighters on Earth at the time. You could argue that Popo was stronger than Tien though, but I'll stick with Tien.
Collection Goal Update: 501 Characters Down, 499 To Go
Yes, they are the same as the Dragon Box set 1 as far as I know, but in bluray quality (and missing about 4 episodes to complete the same amount of episodes as Dragon Box). Like I probably said earlier, they are a thousand times better than that awful season 1 bluray.
The orange lamp is a Himalayan Salt Lamp I have plugged into the USB port on the back of my DVR... to help clean the polluted air this guy puts off.
lmao, I usually like the smell of plastic, even bootlegs, especially vinyl, but thing must really stink. I wonder if it's giving off something like propane and then you light a match or something and... summon the dragon for the final time.
I really like that Bulma in the green outfit in the little diorama. I don't really remember that outfit from anything though, but it's a nice vibrant green.