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Greetings everyone. With all of the fresh blood lurking in the dark corners of the forum these days, I thought that maybe a thread dedicated to member created Box sets would be helpful. So if you have created a box set for the Despecialized films or Fan Edits, post pictures and descriptions of the materials/processes used herein…

And by all means, please repost your creation even if it can be found elsewhere on the boards.

However, please try to refrain from bashing someone’s efforts and let’s show a bit of luv to our fellow OT dudes and dudettes.

With pics to follow, here is the run-down for the box sets I created:

Films with Menus and extras: created by njvc, using Harmy’s Despecialized
The boxes: Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Extended Edition boxes, recovered with Star Wars art.
Cases: Clear 3 disc Criterion cases from Casetopia.com
Discs: Plex Disc Liquid Defense 25GB printable Blu ray discs
Printer: Canon Pixma with direct cd/dvd printing
Burner: Pioneer burner sold under the TDK brand name
Computer: Ancient Windows 7 laptop
Art contributors: Video Collector, Ron Lim, FrankT, phildesfr
Paper for the printables was HP 160 ink jet
Lastly and certainly not least, a very understanding spouse who indulged my delusions of grandeur…

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I have a contact in Spain who can print custom stuff as desired for custom Box Sets. His Digi-packs are pretty neat, but he will also print stuff if you send him the desired files. I had him print the slips for my box set.

His blog:

http://jomasanra-digipack.blogspot.com.es/

Cheers,

rickster

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^ That’s a fantastic quality dvd boxset there mate, and a top idea for a dedicated Boxset Thread too 😃

Some of the work that has gone into the DeSpecialized boxset covers alone are amazing - ronwlim, one69chev, FrankT, phildesfr, detola, G E Predator, Starwhore, natedeug, EyeShotFirst, RoccondilRinon, tommyauck, Mjvmovieman, The Aluminum Falcon, coov, Stealthboy, Morsoth, crpl_hicks, Spheretronic, Harmy himself and anyone else who I’ve forgotten to mention (many apologies) - all quality endeavours.

 

My box set is not quite a dvd cover…

Thought I’d knock up (cannibalise off the superbly talented ronwlim and other folks on here) a very simple USB Box Cover for my Harmy DeSpecialised set…

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^ The USB Box above cost £8.95 + delivery, from here:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Window-Black-Artificial-Leather/dp/B00ULK8ITE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1482502830&sr=8-2&keywords=usb+photo+box

(click on the link above for more pictures - it is also available in white - and you can also get the USB Box for around £5 without the option for a photo cover).

The photo window size is 8.5cm by 8cm - I added an extra 0.5cm all around for the ‘artwork’ to fit in nicely.

It’s a decent quality box - with a magnetic seal, and sponge surrounding to house the all important USB drive.

 

There is also this similar USB Box for £4.60 (plus delivery), here:-

link - https://shop.photomart.co.uk/59168.html

 

I’ve also bought some of these bluray style USB Cases (5 cases for £8 delivered), here:-

link - http://www.leeds10.com/blu-ray-style-usb-case-clear-14mm-spine-with-insert-sleeve/

^ this case is the same size as many bluray cases (14mm spine) - is a good quality build - and the company delivers to many countries around the world 😃

See below for a couple of pictures of this USB Case being used with Rogue One & Harmy DeSpecialized Trilogy inksaver covers…

 

and I also found these smaller bluray/dvd style USB Cases - it measures in at 100 x 95 x 18mm (25 cases for £25 delivered), here:-

link - http://www.jetmedia.co.uk/flashdrives_cases.htm

 

 

For whatever reason there doesn’t seem to be a lot of USB Boxes or USB Cases available online, and the few that are have a minimum order of 100 or so from Chinese-based websites like alibaba.com & aliexpress.com, or US-based websites like shop.sunpack.com & premiumusb.com/ etc.

Some other USB Boxes are also quite expensive as they are often used by wedding photographers - and the magic word ‘wedding’ just seems to add £££s/$$$s to anything associated with one.

If you do come across any quality or cheap USB Boxes & USB Cases please post them up in here - thank you 😃

 

Some covers I made for the USB Box (mainly for ideas etc)…

(when I say ‘made’ I mean found on google or other places, resized them, edited them and then added some text to them using MS Paint with a few Star Wars fonts 😉)

 

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Similar to the above USB Box covers, but with ‘Harmy’ text added…

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Some early McQuarrie style logo USB Box covers…

 

Some McQuarrie style logo USB Box covers…

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Some more McQuarrie(-ish) style logo USB Box covers…

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Some generic black and white SW logo USB Box covers…

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Some more generic black and white SW logo USB Box covers…

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Some generic Faces-based USB Box covers…

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Some Faces USB Box covers - with ‘DeSpecialized Edition’ text…

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‘The Force Awakens’ style logo USB Box covers…

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a ‘MagnoliaFan Edits’ USB Box cover…

 

a Palitoy/Kenner-based ‘ADigitalMan Edits’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Adywan’s Revisited’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Jambe Davdar Filmumentaries’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Hal9000 Prequel Edits’ USB Box cover…

 

an erm… ‘USB Collection’ USB Box cover…

^ big thanks to Carbonite Solo for the The Last Jedi logo 😃
 

another ‘USB Collection’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Complete Saga’ USB Box cover…

 

another ‘Complete Saga’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Digital Movie Collection’ USB Box cover…

 

a USB Logo Box cover…

 

a ‘distressed’ red logo USB Box cover…

 

a red logo on white background USB Box cover…

 

a 35mm Restorations Original Trilogy USB Box Cover…

 

an ‘Animated Adventures’ USB Box cover…

 

an ‘On The Small Screen’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Rebels’ tv series USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Clone Wars’ tv series USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Rogue One’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘Supplemental Material’ USB Box cover…

 

a ‘The Music Of’ USB Box cover…

 

 

The artwork above (and below) can also be found on a googledrive here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByfjLkYDj7bRcFo4RHkzbmV6RU0?usp=sharing

Please feel free to view, download, edit and vastly improve upon any of it 😃

 

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Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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v1 inksaver 3-in-1 dvd cover for the DeSpecialized Editions…

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v2 of the dvd insakver cover posted above…

 

v3 of the dvd insakver cover posted above…

 

a USB Case / Bluray-sized Case cover for the DeSpecialized Edition…

 

Some inksaver disc art to go with them…

SW - http://i.imgur.com/85k9r15.png
ESB - http://i.imgur.com/HpK0HnL.png
ROTJ - http://i.imgur.com/lNrSElL.png
Template - http://i.imgur.com/g3DfVym.png

 

Massive credit and thanks to…

(Massive, massive credit and thanks to talented one69chev, ronwlim, njvc and Rikter - all of whom I borrowed/stole the premise, text, and artwork from - especially one69chev’s top quality Bonus Materials cover - as part of his fantastic DeSpecialized Boxset - https://imgur.com/gallery/3trXO and http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Box-Set-and-materials-used-thread/id/53169)
 

It does look better on a dvd case than on here (honest) - even when printed in ‘draft quality’ settings on some cheap semi-glossy photo paper…

As before, it should be quite easy to cannibalise or resize for other size covers etc - and for those of us stingy inksavers out there 😉

 

my USB Box, USB Case, and DVD Case all together…

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Links to some Rogue One inksaver USB Case (same size as Blu Ray cases) covers…

v1 - http://i.imgur.com/Q6JrCL9.png
v2 - http://i.imgur.com/yPrjb2K.png
v3 - http://i.imgur.com/cimYutw.png
v4 - http://i.imgur.com/J94LGNs.png
v5 - http://i.imgur.com/AOKICnm.png

 
Links to some Rogue One inksaver DVD Case covers…

v1 - http://i.imgur.com/9HnR0qS.png
v2 - http://i.imgur.com/q9z7K9A.png
v3 - http://i.imgur.com/psL7c84.png
v4 - http://i.imgur.com/lYbl2UL.png

 

a 1982/84/86 CBS/Fox-based 3-in-1 Trilogy dvd cover…

^ many thanks to the very talented Jonno for letting me base this off his far superior CBS/Fox OT set, found here - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/347811#post347811

 

a 1995 ‘Faces’-based 3-in-1 Trilogy dvd cover…

 

There are some more alternative Faces covers I made in here (and also polished up by the very talented LordStarkiller):-

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-THX-Faces-DVD-Covers-Finished/id/11481/page/3

 

a 1995 Japan Laserdisc ‘Collectors Set’ 3-in-1 Trilogy cover:-

^ The back cover art is from Video Collector’s excellent http://www.swonvideo.com/ website

 

a 3-in-1 dvd cover template for a SNES / Famicon Super Star Wars set…

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^ the image has been somewhat squashed a little by photobucket - and the cover does need some further work… 😉

 

a 1986/87 ‘Special Collection’ 3-in-1 Trilogy simple inksaver dvd cover…

^ very much based on the Dark Jedi’s covers for the ‘Dark-Saga’ collection.

 

a 1992 ‘Special Widescreen Edition’ 3-in-1 Trilogy dvd cover…

 

This is a template for a generic 1992 Special Widescreen Edition set - no mention of the Technidisc release - and a blank slot left open for anyone to put their own text in… (maybe for the Mitsubishi or original sets?)…

^ based on AvP’s superb dvd cover and disc art, as seen in here - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/STAR-WARS-Special-Widescreen-Edition-Technidisc/id/13263.

 

a 3-in-1 / Trilogy template dvd cover with logos on back cover…

 

 

A Star Wars USB Box, Case, Tape, Wallet, Tin & Cover Thread…:-

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-USB-Box-and-Cover-Thread/id/53879

 

 

The artwork above (and any of my stuff) can also be found on a googledrive here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByfjLkYDj7bRcFo4RHkzbmV6RU0?usp=sharing

Please feel free to view, download, use, edit any of it - and also vastly improve upon 😃

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Thanks for posting your work. It looks great. I especially like the usb box, it’s really cool.

For me, this is one of the best parts of the community–being able to enjoy and appreciate one another’s talent and creativity. Plus, we need something to help kill time at work…

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i think this is a great thread! a lot of you have been saying that you print your discs with a canon pixma printer, but i am not sure what pixma printer is the best/actually prints on a disc. could someone please point me in the right direction?

“You can’t polish a turd. But you can shape it to look like candy.”

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Jackpumpkinhead said:

i think this is a great thread! a lot of you have been saying that you print your discs with a canon pixma printer, but i am not sure what pixma printer is the best/actually prints on a disc. could someone please point me in the right direction?

I recently got a Canon Pixma MX922. So far for me it is working out great. I have printed about 20 labels right on disc already and it’s perfect. I am on a Mac.

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Jackpumpkinhead said:

i think this is a great thread! a lot of you have been saying that you print your discs with a canon pixma printer, but i am not sure what pixma printer is the best/actually prints on a disc. could someone please point me in the right direction?

A good friend lets me print dvds on her Canon Pixma iP7250 printer - am very happy with the results. It is just a printer though - no scanning or copying.

My old Epson Stylus R300 Printer still does a good job for printing to discs - despite being around 10 years old (it’s just out of ink - inksaver covers are the future 😉).

 

Good thing to remember when purchasing printers - the cost of the ink. Printer manufacturers make their money from the ink they sell - and hardly make any money on the actual printers

(this is why some printers seem flimsy, don’t have a good ‘build quality’ or decent components inside - and can be problematic when things go wrong - when compared to printers a from a few years ago).

So always remember to factor in how much the ink will cost for the printer you are thinking of buying…

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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I have the Canon iP7200 and except for the software not being the most user friendly, I have been really impressed with the overall look of the print jobs. However the Canon models in the U.S. have different part numbers, so some digging around on their site should yield some success.

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I forgot to post the link to my printables…sorry about that. Feel free to print and use them as you want.

https://mega.nz/#F!dpgA1A7S!u0mbavsFOZiV0bdsBVAQXg

And if you think about it, share some pics of your handiwork when you are finished—but projects like this are never really finished are they…always in process.

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oojason compiled this awesome list of resources and boxed sets. Thanks for the hard work:

"A list of box sets and 3-in-1 / Trilogy covers by ot.com users…

The list of users on here who have done box sets or 3-in-1 / Trilogy covers below is obviously incomplete - and apologies to anyone I’ve missed anyone out - though hopefully it’ll help people find some the various superb box sets etc… whether for ideas, inspiration or just to print out & use 😃

Please note - not all listed below are single box dvd covers - and some links have their own threads, others are just pictures or downloads links, and some people listed below have done a lot more covers and box sets than are linked below…

AvP (for Dark Jedi?) - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Dark-Jedis-Star-Wars-Trilogy-Cover-GOUT-sourced/id/11380

coov - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/574713 & http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/559458

crpl_hicks - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1028458

danielb - https://forums.fanedit.org/archive/index.php?thread-144.html

detola - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Detolas-Custom-BluRay-Set-Pic-Heavy/id/52558

EyeShotFirst - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/753397 & https://www.dropbox.com/s/safche2r2d7sl8p/Star Wars Despecialized.rar?dl=0

FrankT (various sets) - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Franks-Star-Wars-DVDBD-Covers/id/47698

G E Predator - http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k309/startanica/StarWarsTrilogy_Blu-Ray Cover Slip_002_zpsi6rcqbfo.png

Harmy - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V25-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

Mjvmovieman - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/886888

Morsoth - http://morsoth.deviantart.com/art/Blu-ray-Star-Wars-Trilogy-Despecialized-Editions-586240062

natedeug - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/4-simple-custom-blu-ray-and-DVD-covers-to-hold-I-III-IV-VI-VII-and-Bonus-Materials/id/50901

njvc (by Stardork, based on phildesfr’s covers) - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/980073

one69chev - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Box-Set-and-materials-used-thread/id/53169

oojason - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1023049 (usb box) & http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1031574 (dvd)

parallel - http://s192.photobucket.com/user/maplefootball/media/parallel_starwars_trilogy-cover_zpstwybwcbz.jpg.html

phildesfr - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Custom-blu-ray-setfor-the-Despecialized-Editions/id/18201

railerswim - http://imgur.com/a/Vneb6

RoccondilRinon - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/985785

ronwlim - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ronwlims-custom-bluray-casesbox-set/id/47474

Spheretronic - https://uloz.to/!VEaY9jiKw/swdebrb-zip or http://uploaded.net/file/jqzamr52

stardork - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Editions-Custom-Bluray-Set/id/49995

Starwhore - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Criterion-Cover-art/id/18059 & http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Minimalistic-cover-art/id/18058

Stealthboy - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Criterion-like-box-set-for-njvcs-custom-blu-ray-set/id/53517

toasterboy - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/907906

tommyauck - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/DVD-Version-of-1990-VHS-Box-Set/id/48408

vadersdad69 - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/My-Custom-Blu-Ray-box-set/id/53497

video collector - http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/528862

and…

unknown - http://s192.photobucket.com/user/maplefootball/media/parallel_starwars_trilogy-cover_zpstwybwcbz.jpg.html

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The Rikter Cover Collection Disc…

Box sets and 3-in-1 / Trilogy covers by the top man Rikter (and many other users at ot.com from back in the day) from his superb 2004-ish 1.42gb cover collection disc, are available here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByfjLkYDj7bRd3A0WWFhSGNyRjQ?usp=sharing - anyone can view and download 😃

^ featuring the likes of Chrysophylax, Coffey, Fritzdog, FusionAddict, Laserschwert, Prillaman, Scaramanga, Stealthboy, and many by Rikter himself.

Word to those Spookies 😉

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Willarob and Depheros have also uploaded the Rikter cover collection disc up on myspleen (with higher-resolution covers) - and with even more covers also added. It is also available at the superb:-

http://thestarwarstrilogy.com/starwars/page/The-Star-Wars-Trilogy-Box-Set-Cover-Archive

^ It’s a great site, easy navigation and lots of thumbnails and artwork - well worth checking out for all the other content on there too.

Well in, lads 😃

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A few useful links…

It’s always worth checking out this section of the ot.com for covers etc, as well as…

the dvd covers thread - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-DVD-Covers/id/741

the bluray cover thread - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Blu-Ray-and-other-HD-box-size-STAR-WARS-covers/id/11843

Harmy’s DeSpecialized thread(s) - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V25-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/id/12713

njvc custom bluray thread - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Despecialized-Editions-Custom-Bluray-Set/id/49995

video collector’s superb website here - http://www.swonvideo.com/ (for a comprehensive list of many releases - with photos - on various formats down the years)

the Random “Star Wars” Pics & GIFs thread - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Random-Star-Wars-Pics-and-GIFs-Thread/id/46819/page/1

the Awesome Star Wars Art thread - http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Awesome-Star-Wars-art-pic-heavy/id/47273

and also google images, deviantart, and the other great dvd cover sites out there for more quality covers…

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If anyone sees a decent, different, interesting or unique boxset or 3-in-1 / Trilogy cover out there, please post or link to it below - thank you.

(and also let us know if you spot any mistakes on here, or if you find more quality work done by any of the posters listed above 😃)"

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Bolstered by the Kind comments of oojason, I’m posting some of my “creations”. Believe me, compared to what I have seen, mine are amateurish @ best. but @ least I have the satisfaction that I made it & it’s 1 of a Kind! Sorry for the sizes…too much effort to resize! I am disappointed with Photobucket.

Boxset

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I was going for the look of something they might have Shipped the movies in? Old school Reels.

Boxset

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Remember, short controlled bursts.

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Wow, awesome work. The creativity of this community never ceases to amaze. The film reel shipping design idea is killer. Thanks so much for sharing.

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^^ Really cool idea with the old school shipping boxes - love the logos as stickers too 😃

That’s a cool OT pic you have for the back of the black boxset too - doesn’t seem to many of them around that encompass the whole of the OT so a nice find there too.

Quality work mate - and a great new take for your shipping boxset!

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Just a couple of Notes. First I give a lot of credit to FranKT for the use of his lightsabers for the insert of the Carrying Case Set. FrankT really inspired me.

Secondly, I would say I just assembled pieces I have found on the internet into an idea. Example the Transfer Case, I got from gleaming this forum…

http://originaltrilogy.com/user/rsortor/id/6843

Puggo Grande?

Third…it goes without saying that I intentionally made the “mistakes” on the Transfer case to make it look like someone had changes their minds on what the films should be called & that it has seen better days, being tossed around!

I’m not as Creative as others, but I tried to create something unique & not too cluttered. I will say the Black Set is “bullet Proof” I might have used a little too thick card stock! LOL

Again thanks for the kind words.

Remember, short controlled bursts.

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No problem at all, thank you for sharing your work. I hope that it will inspire more members to share their creativity…

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If you are looking for something a bit different, I came across this gentleman’s work on the Blu ray boards: http://jomasanra-digipack.blogspot.com.es/2016/04/star-wars-episodio-iv-una-nueva.html

I purchased his Bond stuff and will be looking as picking up the OT Digi-packs shortly. He lives in Spain does his products in Spanish as you can see, but will also produce them in English. I also asked him about creating some ‘extras’ for me to go with my set and he was happy to oblige. Please be aware that any transaction will be handled solely by him and his potential customers and that I cannot speak for his pricing/schedule, but my buying experience was without issue.