Warner has announced two new cartoon gift sets due out in November.
First, Batman Beyond gets a Collectible Complete Series Gift Set.
The nine-disc set has all 52 episodes, new bonus features, and a booklet containing “artwork from the DC Archives”. It’s due out November 23 with creator commentaries (carried over from the previous sets), three new featurettes, and a copy of the “Secret Origins: The Story of DC Comics” documentary created to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary. Suggested retail price is $99.98 US. Note that they mean it when they say “available for a limited time” — they did a similar Batman: The Complete Animated Series set in 2008 that went out of print quickly.
Update (8/23/10): The three featurettes have been announced:
“Tomorrow Knight: The Batman Reborn” — The Batman Beyond creative team gives you a peek into the character of Terry McGinnis, and what made him worthy to become the new Caped Crusader.
“Gotham: City of the Future” — A look at Gotham City, circa 2039, and how the team built a realistic vision of the near future while remaining true to the city they created in Batman: The Animated Series.
“The High Tech Hero” — Explore the technology behind the Bat-suit, its amazing powers, and the real world science that inspired it.
Then there’s the best packaging I’ve seen this year: this Complete Scooby-Doo Collection comes in a plastic Mystery Machine!
Eight discs hold 41 episodes for $79.95 US on November 9, with a promised two hours of “new and archival special features” (no details available). It’s so cute!