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The Pros and Cons of the Deluxe E.T. Blu-Ray Packaging

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PROS: It’s not shaped like E.T. itself, meaning you don’t have to remove the discs from the alien’s scrotum-like torso or his malformed head. Additionally, there’s no glowy, predatory finger, threatening to touch you, your loved ones or your pets.

CONS: It’s shaped like E.T.’s spaceship, which is happily not scrotum-like, but which I was 100% certain E.T. would kidnap me and take me to under the misguided notion I was his friend like Eliott. I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND, E.T. YOU SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF ME. YOU GO PUT ON LADY’S CLOTHES IN SOME OTHER KIDS’ CLOSET. 

At any rate, the case — which also plays a bit of the haunting-in-a-bad-way E.T. theme — is a limited edition item, due out probably before the end of this year, so if you want it, you’d best pre-order it for $140 here. Just know that if you do pre-order it, I’m staring at you through my computer with an extremely disapprovinglook on my face. (Via Nerd Bastards)

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.