*Note: I have not yet watched the set and am only reviewing the packaging of this set. I may add to my review once the discs have been watched.
First off, I will say that when I see "Original Series Collection," I think "Complete Series." I must stop assuming things. Second of all, when I see "Original" I think of the DIC Care Bears... they appear nowhere I can see on this set.
Basically what you get are the first 12 DVDs released of the Nelvana series (Adventures in Care-a-Lot, Kingdom of Caring, Gift of Caring, Magical Adventures, Festival of Fun, Season of Caring, Hearts at Sea, Friends Forever, Share a Scare, and Fitness Fun) on double-sided discs, which means the last 2 DVDs that complete the Nelvana series, Give Thanks and King of the Moon, are missing. That in itself is a disappointment. Why not just do the complete Nelvana series. You also get the movie Care Bears Nutcracker. I feel they should have just omitted the Nutcracker movie and instead give us the true complete series of Nelvana Care Bears, if it's even all there, since the episode listing sheet seems to be missing a few episodes. However, since some of the episodes aren't even named correctly, there may be more than are listed. After all, if all they did was re-copy the first 12 DVD releases I mentioned above, all of the episodes should match.
All in all, it's not a horrible set, as it saved money as opposed to buying them all separate, and will save alot of room on a dvd shelf since it is definitely much thinner than 12 dvd cases. I am contemplating buying the last 2 DVDs that are not on this set and finding an 8-disc dvd case (if I can find one the same width) so that the entire Nelvana series can be all together. And luckily the DIC Care Bears set can be bought in a box set, so that I can hopefully have the entire collection (excluding Care Bears Adventures in Wonderland, which I really really wish they would bring to DVD already). However, I still feel Lionsgate should be ashamed of themselves for releasing an incomplete collection when it would've only taken one more double-sided disc to complete this set.