Sandy is coming. The Weather Channel indicates that we fall squarely in the 'you're fucked' zone...
Well, what else is new.
We'll be running a shift at the fulfillment center tomorrow but we're gonna have to play Monday afternoon and Tuesday by ear. If the power stays on and the roof doesn't come off, we should be fine, but whatever happens we'll try to make sure that any delays in the fulfillment of your orders are kept to a minimum. If possible, I'll post any relevant updates here over the next couple of days.
And if we go offline for a short period of time, don't worry, it just means we're sitting in the dark rubbing sticks together to make fire. :-)
Good luck everyone!
UPDATE: 10/29 12:16hrs - FedEx just sent us a message to let us know that all further outgoing cargo flights in our area have been canceled today and tomorrow, so we will not be able to ship out anymore Air Orders (2nd Day or Overnight) until at least Wednesday.
UPDATE: 10/29 12:51hrs - We'll be closed tomorrow (Tuesday) all day. UPS will be calling in their drivers in early today, so we will be shutting down later this afternoon after our pickups since we won't be able to get anything else out after that anyway until Wednesday.
UPDATE: 10/29 17:22hrs - We're calling it a day and closing up the warehouse. The wind gusts are really starting to pickup and the rain is staring to come down horizontal. I'll post more updates later if I'm able.
UPDATE: 10/30 17:09hrs - Looks like we're finally in the clear. Rain is still falling and we've got heavy snow to the west of us, but the winds have finally died down. Last night we didn't get much sleep as the wind was gusting hard enough into the front of our house to blow some of the rain into our copula vent (right up under the louvers) in front of the house, and that water did find it's way into the attic so we do have a little drywall damage on the front wall in the foyer and in the foyer closets. Should be fairly easy to repair, so I think we got off pretty easy. Jenn went over earlier today and checked the warehouse, and I was glad for the call because she reported everything OK. No roof damage, the power is on, and no flooding. So we'll be up and running again tomorrow morning. I imagine freight and mail delays going out of the area will be fairly minimal except to those areas in the Northeast directly affected by the storm. We'll have a better handle on that tomorrow when all our carriers have reported in.
Obviously some of these are going to cause pre-order folks a few headaches that wanted us to hold an order for one or more of these titles. If you have any of these titles on pre-order and want to make any changes, just let us know.
Since we just got it posted to the site last night I don't think there were any pre-orders that had come in before we changed the price this morning - but if there are we will automatically change your order to the new price. Not sure what happened there, but I guess Funi just had the wrong price on it in the original retailer mailer.
This premium edition contains episodes 1-13 plus a full-color, 36-page hardcover art book full of character information, background illustrations, an episode guide, and personal interviews with the cast, director, character designer, and producer!
The set will, like all NIS releases, be subtitled only. The release date is set for January 8th.
Synopsis: Makoto Niwa just moved to the city to live with his aunt Meme after his parents have been reassigned to work overseas. He is perfectly fine with that, saying it will give him the chance to live the dream life of an adolescent boy. He keeps track of the things he does by assigning "points" to them - positive or negative - and adds them up on a regular basis to grade his adolescent life. Then he discovers Meme has a secret daughter (and self-proclaimed alien) named Erio. He finds her rolling around by the front door of Meme's house wrapped up in a futon. It is then he realizes that his dream adolescent life will not come true, and begins a life of experiences that are out of this world.
Obviously, all of the new dates are about as good as the old ones. I do have some good news though. The date on the Kite BLURAY (Remastered) remains unchanged at Feb 26, and MB is reporting that the three remaining Oct and Nov releases that we haven't gotten yet are in replication and should be shipping shortly. Those include the Ah My Buddha Collection for Oct 23, the Queen's Blade & Queens Blade 2 Complete Set for Nov 13, and the rescheduled Gao-Gai-Gar Collection. Also, it looks like the Kitty (adult) title STEP MILF will also be shipping to us soon after several delays - we'll have that one posted to the store once it arrives.
The folks over at NIS have sent us a quick note to let us know that the recently released Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Premium Edition) is now sold out at wholesale and that no more will be made, so whatever stock we have left on the set is it. More to the point, however, is that they also told us that they are NOT planning to release a standard edition of this title like they have with others in the past, so if you want Enma in your collection it looks like the Premium edition will be your only chance. Get em while you can.
And finally, the folks at Section 23 sent us note to let us know that the DVD version of the Majikoi ~ Oh! Samurai Girl Complete Collection is running behind due to a replication error that was found on the first pressing. They are having the entire batch repressed, and are hopeful the corrected DVD's will still ship to us to still meet the Oct 23rd street date. As many of you already know, the BD version has already arrived (they come from a different factory) and we have started shipping those, so this delay only effects folks that want the DVD. If you have pre-ordered the DVD version and want to make a change, just let us know.