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Are European WWA Steelbooks usually identical to UK ones?


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Hi all, couldn't find a better section to ask this question. All of the WWA steelbooks I currently own have been the UK edition - I've been looking on eBay and noticed some EU imported steelbooks are available and are usually a bit cheaper than the UK version. Some of these I am only interested in for the steelbook itself, and so don't mind if the disc / J-card is in another language.

 

My question is: is the steelbook itself identical to the UK version (e.g. the corresponding WWA release from Zavvi), or is it likely the small writing on the back would be in another language (assuming the title and spine appear to be identical)? As always I guess there might be exceptions but am interested if this is usually the case.

 

Thanks for the help in advance.

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In my experience FNAC steelbooks are usually very similar to Zavvi steelbooks but you really need to check the pictures or unboxing videos before buying as sometimes French is on the steelbooks (usually it isnt). The only major difference usually is just the French on the j card and French on the disk.  The same might not be true for Italian releases and German releases.  I know the Zavvi Cars 3 steelbook had a debossed border on the front of the steelbook and the title, but the Italian one has no debossed border and no title on the front.  The Spiderman Homecoming Zavvi steelbook has a gorgeous gloss finish, but the Italian one is just spot glossed.  I have bought a few duplicates from FNAC and Zavvi.  Infinity War FNAC and Zavvi are identical except the FNAC one has characters on the spine instead of the title.  John Carpenter 4k steelbooks are all glossy but the color is slightly different between the Zavvi and FNAC versions.  Most the time I will buy interchangeably between Zavvi and FNAC.  Always try to see an unboxing if you can, but if FNAC doesn't show French on the steelbook it usually is in English just like the Zavvi one.  Feel free to reach out if any further questions about this. 

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