Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Father's Day gift for myself

So, a week or two prior to Father’s Day (Which I spent on the Cape at my niece’s wedding) I was shopping with (the ball and chain) my lovely wife; and we were at CostCo picking up a couple of things. Well, as we passed the DVD aisle, I spotted an eight-pack of Marvel films (X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, Elektra, Daredevil, Fantastic 4, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which were packaged together with Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes — volume one (containing four episodes from the Fox FF animated TV show).

Also packed in this slipcase, were some “exclusive” Marvel collectibles: Two X-Men mini comics (a single flip book, actually), a Silver Surfer digital comic, and a custom-designed lobby card.

What made this package extra-cool, was that it was $29.99. I mentioned how cool a package this was (given that I really only had two of the films on DVD) and my wife mentioned that “Father’s Day was coming.” So I put the package back on the shelf.

Well Father’s Day came and went (with me at the Cape) and no Fox DVD Film package. Needless to say, the other day I found myself at Costco’s again, and low and behold, the boxed set was still there, so I snagged one for me.

I haven’t had time to watch them yet, but, well, I have time.

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