Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Getting Ready for Sandy

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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Funimation Date Changes Roundup for Nov-Jan

Funimation has made quite a few date changes to their Nov, Dec, and Jan schedules pushing several titles into next year. Here's our roundup of the changes so far:

Black Lagoon Season 1 & 2 Complete DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-24) - Nov 6 to Dec 4
Serial Experiments Lain Complete Series DVD/BD Combo Set - Nov 13 to Nov 27
Tenchi Muyo Movie Collection BD/DVD Combo Set (All 3 Movies) - Dec 4 to Dec 18
Tenchi Muyo! OVA Series Collection BD/DVD Combo Set - Dec 4 to Dec 18
Tenchi in Tokyo Complete Collection DVD Box - Nov 13 to Nov 20
Level E Complete Collection BD/DVD Combo Set (Eps #1-13) - Dec 4 to Dec 11
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Complete Collection BLURAY - Dec 4 to Jan 15
Shana (Shakugan no Shana) the Movie BD/DVD Combo Set - Dec 4 to Jan 22
Shana (Shakugan no Shana) OVA BD/DVD Combo Set - Dec 4 to Jan 22
Baka and Test Season 2 Complete Collection DVD/BLURAY Combo Set (Limited Edition) - Dec 11 to Jan 15
SteinsGate Collection Part #2 DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #13-24) - Dec 11 to Dec 18

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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Only Political Post of the Season

Posted without commentary...

Yeah, that's about right. HEH.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Yo girls - how'd you like to checkout my dakimakura?? Huh? Huh?

(Thanks to Sean for sending over!)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Funimation Reduces the Price for Toriko

One day after sending out their January schedule, Funimation sent over an update to let us know that they have changed the price for the first Toroki boxed set.

The original MSRP was $64.98, but the new MSRP is now $39.98. Quite a price drop. We've reduced our pre-order price accordingly to $26.98:

Toriko Collection Part #1 DVD (Eps #1-13)

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.

Monday, October 15, 2012

NIS Announces Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl DVD/BD Premium Edition for January!

NIS has sent over the paperwork for their Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl DVD/BD Collection and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order:

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl Complete DVD/BD Combo Set (Premium Edition)

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.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Funimation Adds Steinsgate Part 2 BD/DVD Combo Set Release for December

Funimation sent us over a note this morning that they are adding the DVD/BD combo pack release of Steinsgate Part 2 to the December schedule:

SteinsGate Collection Part #2 DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #13-24)

The release date is set for Dec 11th at an MSRP of $64.98. We'll have box art for it posted shortly.

Section 23's January 2013 Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Section 23 has sent over their January 2013 release schedule, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order.

Here's what's coming:

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion DVD (Directors Cut) - Jan 1
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion BD (Directors Cut) - Jan 1
Bodacious Space Pirates Collection 1 DVD - Jan 8
Bodacious Space Pirates Collection 1 BLURAY - Jan 8
Persona 4 - The Animation Collection 2 DVD (Eps #13-24) - Jan 15
Persona 4 - The Animation Collection 2 BLURAY (Eps #13-24) - Jan 15
Saiyuki Gaiden Complete Collection DVD - Jan 22
Fate/Stay Night Collection 1 BLURAY - Jan 29

Look closely everyone - every Section 23 release for January has a dub. Sweet!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Item Updates Roundup

I always love coming back from a 3 day weekend to find a pile of product updates stacked up in my inbox, but trust me, we ALWAYS pay for it when we take 3 days off.

Let me see if I can get all these sorted out for ya here.

Media Blasters

First, Media Blasters has sent over another round of date bumps and additions to there Anime and live action lines. Here's the date bumps that directly effect us:

Gao-Gai-Gar Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Eps #1-49) - Oct 9 to Nov 27
Fushigi Yugi Season 2 Collection DVD - Oct 23 to Feb 12
Ai no Kusabi (OVA) DVD - Dec 4 to Mar 12

In addition to these, they have also added:

Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl Complete Collection DVD - Jan 8
Shamanic Princess DVD - Jan 22
Fushigi Yugi, the Mysterious Play OVA DVD Collectors Boxed Set - Feb 26

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.

Section 23

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.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Funimation Adds Panty & Stocking BLURAY Release for December

Funimation sent us over a note this morning that they are adding a BD release of Panty and Stocking to the December schedule:

 Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Complete Collection BLURAY

I guess the folks in Japan finally signed off on a BD version. The release date is set for Dec 4th at an MSRP of $69.98. We'll have box art for it posted shortly.