My first computer was an Apple IIe just like the one in the video. Mine had the fancy '80 column' card upgrade and I eventually rocked a double floppy drive. Everything was text command prompt driven. A mouse was something you caught in a trap. The net was something you had to get the ball over. A hard drive was a trip you took over a bumpy road. We had Wordstar and Visicalc, and played Wizardry on it all day. We wrote programs in AppleSoft Basic and Fortran. Floppy disks were still floppy and real pirates weren't afraid to touch the shiny parts.
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will be migrating the entire RACS store site to a new server on Thursday Sept 4th. We'll start working on this around 11am EST, and everything should be completed within a couple of hours. While the migration should be 'seamless' and 'transparent' (these are the systems engineers words, not mine), there will be a DNS propagation for the AnimeCornerStore.com domain and depending on where you are this might make accessing the store site inaccessible thru our domain for a few minutes to several hours. If you have any trouble accessing the store site thru the regular URL tomorrow, try this direct link.
While I'm assured the migration will not result in any downtime for the store (hey, you know how these things go), if you are planning to place a new order this week do us a favor and try to get it placed before 10am EST on Thursday. That way we can make sure the warehouse folks have plenty to work on if the site experiences any downtime, and that you won't run into any issues trying to place your order Thursday afternoon.
I'll post back once the migration is finished, and while we don't anticipate any issues, I'd appreciate reports from anyone experiencing any anomalies with the store site once it's all done.
UPDATE [1:15pm, Sep 4th]: Migration complete and should have been totally transparent to everyone on the front end. No down time. Looks like we hit it 100% - a testament to two months worth of planning. Yeah!! :-)
"We are caught in an unhealthy competition, a network of absurd comparisons with others. We do not pay enough attention to what makes us feel good because we are obsessed by measuring whether we experience more or less pleasure than the rest." -Žiže
Update: Since this post has already garnered several angry comments, I'm not going to allow any comments on this one. While a few of Slavoj Zize's ideas are interesting, I'm well aware of his "politics" and couldn't care less about his feelings in that area. Please don't make any ridiculous assumptions from this post outside it's specific context. I just thought the picture was cool and the quote matched up together nicely, and had applications in our arena. Lighten up, OK?
Few notes: Sentai wades into the 'special edition' scene in November with an HSD collectors Edition set. It will include HSD episodes 1-12 plus the Drifters of the Dead OVA on both BD and DVD plus a special book featuring Illustrations and short novels, a bandana, a parking sticker, 4 Postcards, and a premium art box. MSRP is $150, but we're going to offer it for a special pre-order price of $85 for a short time. Also, this month, Sentai rescues the former MB title Jewel Hunter Lime BEM. The new release title Log Horizon gets dub treatment (and in fact, it's the only Nov release getting a dub that didn't already have one), but I Couldn't Become a Hero and My Mental Choices will be sub only. Also, the Amagami SS re-issue collection will be offered on BD for the first time but remains sub only.
I realize they are doing a 'classic' edition of Black Butler Season 2 before Season 1. Not sure what to make of that.
We're FINALLY getting ep #9 and #10 of Hellsing Ultimate - what's it been like 4 years? We're also getting two new Fairy Tail sets on the same day - awesome!
Since Funi has decided to release the Princess Jellyfish S.A.V.E. edition a little earlier than they originally thought, and at a very low price relative to the older edition, we're going to cancel all backorders for old Princess Jellyfish edition. We'll need you to re-order the S.A.V.E. edition if you would still like to have a copy of this title.
UPDATE: It does look like the GiTS Arise 1-2 release will be bi-lingual (Japanese and English), rather than English only as originally reported. Funi's mailer on the title listed it as "Language: English" and we read that to mean English only. Sorry for any confusion that might have caused.
UPDATE: Also, Season 2 of Index will be on DVD/BD combo sets, unlike season 1 which is DVD only. Funi will most likely circle back around for a BD release of season one down the road when they release it in a Classic edition.
Release date for the Vol #3 BD has been set for September 16th, 2014.
This slip-cover imported Collectors Edition contains an
English-translated 22-page guide booklet and a unique cut of the film strip. It will be Limited to 2,400 units
nationwide. We are offering this limited edition at a special pre-order price of only $44.98 ($69.98 MSRP)!
occur and Funi cannot guarantee exactly how many we are going to get, so
all pre-orders will be filled first come, first served. Thanks!
Synopsis: This cyberpunk classic that sparked a phenomenon returns with all new story lines combining breathtaking visual effects and exhilarating action sequences! Ghost in the Shell: Arise sheds new light on the mysteries that have haunted fans for decades – while rebooting the genre it helped define.
Funi has announced a fourth version of the upcoming Attack on Titan Part #2 set today. In addition to the previously announced Standard Edition (FN-07262) and Limited Edition (FN-07263) sets, Funi will also make a Limited Edition + ARTBOX version (FN-07270) available through select retailers like RACS. The Limited Edition + ARTBOX version will include a special artbox that will hold the Attack on Titan Limited Edition Parts 1 and 2.
This Limited Edition + ARTBOX version really will be 'limited' in the sense that Funi is only going to offer a certain number of them to retailers, and each one of us is getting a specific allocation of the number of them we are allowed to order. Once they are spoken for we will not be able to re-order anymore. We're currently offering the SE, LE, and LE + BOX at some very special pre-order prices ($26.98, $47.98, & $54.98). These prices will only be available for a limited time, so book your copy today!
Also, I wanted to note, that anyone who has already pre-ordered the Limited Edition and wants to change to the Limited Edition + ARTBOX version can just let us know and we'll see to it.
For anyone still a little confused by all this, here is a useful break down of the different versions being offered for the AoT Part #2 set and what they will include:
Standard Edition (FN-07626): Includes eps #14-26 of Attack on Titan on DVD and Bluray in standard packaging. MSRP $49.98
Limited Edition (FN-07263): Includes eps #14-26 of Attack on Titan on DVD and Bluray in premium digibook packaging, plus a 3D lenticular art card and Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 2, a 24-page digibook featuring character information, interviews, 4-panel comics, etc. MSRP $89.98
Limited Edition + ART BOX (FN-07270): Includes eps #14-26 of Attack on Titan on DVD and Bluray in premium digibook packaging, plus a 3D lenticular art card and Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 2, a 24-page digibook featuring character information, interviews, 4-panel comics, etc. Also includes the special edition artbox will hold the Attack on Titan Limited Edition Parts 1 and 2. MSRP $99.98
Special Edition (FN-072680): Includes eps #14-26 of Attack on Titan on DVD and Bluray in premium packing, plus a 3D lenticular art card and Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 2, a 24-page digibook featuring character information, interviews, 4-panel comics, etc. Also includes 3 Exclusive Banners (Wall Maria, Wall Rose, Wall Sina), an Exclusive Good Smile Picktam! Strap of Erena, and the special edition artbox which will hold the Attack on Titan Limited Edition Parts 1 and 2. MSRP $129.98
So there you have it, four different versions of the same release - a new record! Frankly I think if I hear the world 'exclusive' used in relation to a Titan release one more time, I'm going to scream! -_^