Hooray! At all good online retailers now. It looks very similar to the V Giftset, but, erm, orange and with a skutter. It’s obviously a mock, as evidenced by the fact that the skutter piccy used is the same as this one, but it looks professional enough to be a proper BBC one. March 27th can not come soon enough.
Sadly, with VIII still not listed on any of the USA or Australia online shops, we can’t tell whether the Giftset going to be a UK-only release or not yet.
Oddly enough, whilst browsing Amazon researching this, I also found the BBC Cosmic Comedy Collection – a Region 1 boxset containing Series III-VI of Dwarf, and Hitchhiker’s. Released on the 24th (that’s this coming Tuesday), it seems a bit of an odd package (the middle four series? I mean, why?), but good value if you’ve not got any of the DVDs I suppose. Anyway, the set is clearly missing Come Back Mrs Noah. (Note: that was a cheap joke, I’ve never even seen the show, and I actually suspect it’s really good given the pedigree, but I just couldn’t resist it.)
UPDATE (22/1/06): Friday’s TOS update reveals that the the skutter giftset will be making it to Regions 1 and 4 – and that the skutters themselves are currently winging their way to distributors now. Hooray!