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The Holidays Are Coming: Cool Gift Sets for Batman Beyond, Scooby-Doo
July 28, 2010

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!

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Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics Announced for November 9 » DVDs Worth Watching writes:  

[...] a suggested list price of $24.98. Although it was previously listed as part of the holiday gift set Batman Beyond: The Complete Series, I’m thrilled to hear that this will be available [...]

 
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