Season 5 Best Buy Exclusive Covers Ready for Pre-Order

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Best Buy has released their exclusive Game of Thrones Season 5 sets for pre-order.  There are three covers to choose from and the sets are only available in Blu-ray.  As you can see, one of them is the very creepy Flayed Man of House Bolton -the first cover for Roose’s clan.

More images and details after the jump. 

The sets are on sale for $39.99 when you pre-order, which is 30% off of the normal price. There are three covers from which to choose –House Targaryen, House Martell and House Bolton.  Here’s a peek at the Targaryen cover.

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And the third cover is the Sun and Spear from House Martell.

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Although you can pre-order now, they won’t be released until March 15th, 2016.

So what do you think?

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    1. Don’t like that they’re all the same color: not respective House colors like in past seasons!!!

      Weak Best Buy!

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    2. Why are they all the same color? And where the hell is Stannis’ flaming heart? Ugh. I hope they change the color schemes back to the actual colors like the previous 4 seasons. I’d probably get the Bolton one because I have the other two, but right now I am considering just getting the regular cover.

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    3. Sigh…these are always cool, but nothing more than a tease for those of us waiting for the complete series mega-omni-set-deluxe.

      When the Return of the King extended DVD came out, it matched the previous two and there was an offer to order just the sleeve to turn the three into a proper set. Too bad this doesn’t seem to be a GoT thing, especially now that the coloring isn’t consistent.

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    4. I guess I will echo the others here wishing they would have kept the house colors instead of tinting everything parchment yellow…. Since they all have that “yellow” background I wish they would have done House Clegane like the German or Oz Import last year!

      That said, I am glad to see House Bolton as an option.
      I was hoping for House Tyrell or House Stannis Baratheon honestly though….

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    5. House Martell for me! Why is this releasing mid March? Awfully close to Season 6. These have released in February previous years.

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    6. Grabbing Martell since the packaging color is closest to the actual House color. Agree with others that it’s disappointing they’re not in house colors this year!

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    7. At least I can pretend the Bolton cover is the House colors / human dried skin parchment. Just hoping they dont pull this again next year which would be a bummer.

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    8. Jack Bauer 24:
      House Martell for me! Why is this releasing mid March? Awfully close to Season 6. These have released in February previous years.

      I hear this question everytime, but the answer is simple. It’s about in-store presence. People casually walk into the store, see a big display with new GoT-dvds/blurays, perhaps the older ones with a discount. This jogs the memory, puts the show back in the minds of people. Making them ask questions like: when is the new season going to start? Or: I may get a subscription to HBO this year so I can watch it when it airs, etc.

      Marketingwise, this makes a whole lot of sense. If you release them at christmas, you lose the momentum over the course of jan-march, and thus the oppertunity to create an instore-buzz effect that may trigger subscriptions, because of lacking a new media product placed in that store. Be it Walmart or Amazon..

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    9. I think I’ll give up on trying to get as many different houses as possible. I ended up missing out last year. I figured I could go to the local store to get one of the new houses but they only ended up having Stark and Targaryen, which I already have. So I went online right away but all the new houses were already sold out. I ended up just getting the regular cover. It’s actually not bad. I can pretend it’s a Nights Watch cover. I’m not too keen on the Martell or Bolton covers for this year but that Targaryen cover is pretty dope. Looks like I’ll end up doubling up on Targaryen. This time I’ll make sure I preorder.

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    10. Ser Oromis Locke: I hear this question everytime, but the answer is simple. It’s about in-store presence. People casually walk into the store, see a big display with new GoT-dvds/blurays, perhaps the older ones with a discount. This jogs the memory, puts the show back in the minds of people. Making them ask questions like: when is the new season going to start? Or: I may get a subscription to HBO this year so I can watch it when it airs, etc.

      Marketingwise, this makes a whole lot of sense. If you release them at christmas, you lose the momentum over the course of jan-march, and thus the oppertunity to create an instore-buzz effect that may trigger subscriptions, because of lacking a new media product placed in that store. Be it Walmart or Amazon..

      Yeah but why is this releasing a month later than it usually does. Last year was mid February and now it is mid March.

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    11. RAMS:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      might be becoz of show has been pushed to last week of April..!

      Yeah but it is only 12 days later than the Season 5 premiere (April 12th) and this is releasing a month later than the Season 4 Blu Ray.

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    12. Here’s the order that I bought them:

      Season 1: Stark
      Season 2: Lannister
      Season 3: Targaryen
      Season 4: Tyrell

      For season 5: I’ll go Martell though I hate the new design.

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    13. HanSoloCup:
      How come the dragons have lipstick and painted nails???

      In medieval European heraldry it was quite common for the teeth, nails, even male genitalia of animals depicted on shields/banners et al. to be a different colour. Not that that makes up for the incorrect field & charge colours on the covers.

      Glad my pre-order from Amazon WON’T have one of these faux-vellum covers.

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    14. Not liking these covers, was really looking forward to the woven sigil banner slipcovers they have released the previous 4 seasons, they sell out fast, why best buy would you mess up a good thing, looks cheap with the same background color.

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    15. So like all of you I was disappointed in the change in color last year. This year I fear they may have eliminated the series all together. When I go on the Best Buy website all I see is the regular cover and the new magnet line. This is very disappointing and a disservice to people who collected these from the beginning.

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