Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Heroes DVD; to silly for words ...

I have never watched an episode of "Heroes". I think I may have recorded it on our PVR (if you don't have a PVR you need to get one right now - go ahead, run out to Futureshop and get one - I 'll wait for you ...).

Okay, now that you've done that, I can continue.

So. Never watched an episode of "Heroes". Why? Don't know. Didn't have the time is most likely the only reason I can think of. Anyway, many people have been dumbfounded at this, seeing as it is pretty much right up my alley. Nonetheless, I knew that when it came out on DVD Diana and I would jump onthe bandwagon, try to watch as much as possible before the second season started, and then go from there.

This week the DVD came out. I did web-research and eventually determined that the place that had it for the best price was, unfortunately, Best Buy. I do not enjoy dealing with Best Buy. I have pre-ordered a number of items from them (as they often have the best price, and also often have cool bonus stuff - like the DVD of 300 that came with a Spartan helmet), but there have always been problems and I end up getting it at the store, completely defeating the purpose of buying over the internet. So I don't like 'em. Never have. Just a feeling.

Anyway. Best Buy had the best price for the Heroes DVD. Not only that, but they had a collector's version (for the same price as the regular version) that included an exclusive comic. So I didn't really have much of a choice.

Well, they had something even more: the Heroes World Tour (http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/heroesworldtour/). If you were one of the first 100 people buying the DVD you could get a wristband that would get you access to the actors on August 31 and get your DVD signed.

If anyone reading this knows me, then you know that I am a collector. Occasionally an obsessive collector. I call them "Quests". When I find a Quest, I have a difficult time doing anything other than the Quest. The Quest can be for an item (a bottle of Sam Neill's wine), or a service (getting my sympatico high speed working properly), or whatever. It's not always logical - okay rarely is it logical - but there's not much I can do about it. But I try not to have to many Quests.

So I was thinking about this wristband. Did I want it? Yes. Did that make sense? No. Would I be able to get it? Most likely not. I have full time job, I've been off a few days sick (feeling better now -thanks), and I couldn't really justify coming into work late just so I could get a wristband that would entitle me to get signatures from actors in a show I've never watched. So I let it go. No big deal.

Tuesday morning, August 28, 10:20 AM. Best Buy has been open for 20 minutes. I'm at work, and decided to call them. Finally (five minutes of transferring) spoke to someone:

"Do you still have copies of the DVD with the comic?"
"Yes."
"By chance, are there of those wristbands left?"
"I don't think so."
"Would you mind checking? - I'm just a few minutes away."
"They're at wristband number 72. If you can get here in a few minutes, you might be lucky."
"Okay. Thanks."

I'm out the door. I get there in about three minutes. Get my DVD with a comic. Woman approaches me, asks if I'd be interested in a wristband. "Yes, thanks."

I'm number 74.

What a geek. I've never watched the show, but I'm going to get my DVD autographed by actors I've never seen. Does any of this make sense?

But Jeph Loeb (co-executive producer/writer) and Tim Sale (graphic novel artist) are also supposed to be there - the writer and artist for the Batman Long Halloween series. I've got an original page of artwork from that series, and I'm going to try to get them to sign it.

I'll let you know how it all turns out.

2 Comments:

Blogger Diana said...

Awesome! I can't wait to get the signed DVD...

8:19 PM, August 29, 2007  
Anonymous wendy said...

I feel your pain - I too live with someone with a collector's brain. It's great that you are bringing an additional item to get signed.

10:25 AM, August 31, 2007  

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