Last week, fans of the beloved 1992 Batman: The Animated Series TV show eagerly awaited the arrival of promised preorders from Amazon. The comprehensive Blu-ray series collection featured a wealth of remastered visuals and bonus items, including a trio of tiny Funko Pop figurines. Excitement turned to anger when an overwhelming number of boxed sets were delivered damaged. Amazon’s hack job of a pack job was clearly to blame here. Instead of shipping these collector’s items properly, the boxed sets were delivered in simple soft-pack bags. Incensed series fans took to Twitter:
May be the worst delivery I've ever gotten from @amazon. They just tossed it in a bag. Gotta wait for a replacement before I can enjoy Batman… @AmazonHelp @RealKevinConroy @HamillHimself pic.twitter.com/bPa1eUh31S
— MarcFBR (@MarcFBR) October 30, 2018
@TheAnimatedBat @worldsfinest @RealKevinConroy My childhood came in the mail today. Sadly, @amazon botched the shipping as it had with so many others who'd purchased this limited edition of #BatmanTAS #BTASonBluray. The outer box is clearly smushed. pic.twitter.com/S0v5nbJWJB
— Tommy (@GangstaMoogle) October 31, 2018
What’s worse, the replacements are being delivered in the EXACT. SAME. WAY. No box, no bubble wrap, just a simple envelope designed to hold T-shirts instead of $100+ collector items.
Yet another victim of @AmazonHelp wonderful packaging of the Batman TAS Blu-ray. Bottom completely dented in thanks to it being shipped in a bag. You'd think with this second wave of shipments they would correct themselves but it seems they just don't care. #Batman #BatmanTAS pic.twitter.com/hQPwUnMVSM
— The Uncaped Crusaders (@UncapedReview) November 5, 2018
Need further proof? Here’s the first preorder we received:
Here’s the replacement Amazon sent, which arrived only two days later…
Still don’t believe me? Want a side-by-side? No problem:
Our show deserves a BOX! pic.twitter.com/Sh2GncYE7H
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 30, 2018
This is a sad blow for those looking to relive their childhoods with the highly anticipated remastered Blu-ray sets. In the meantime, fans trying to pick up the Batman: The Animated Series box may want to look at other outlets instead.
- Chandon, also known as Bawss Sawss, is a sauce aficionado, gamer, writer, musician, and one head of the 2 Headed Hero gaming channel on YouTube. He is now convinced that Amazon hates Batman, and can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
- 2 Headed Hero’s quieter half, Rollinkunz, is the channel’s illustrator, gamer, writer, boardgame designer, He can also be reached on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.