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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:21 pm Reply with quote
I hope they haven't been discontinued. I still haven't gotten around to Patlabor... Sad Well we know Slayers is going to FUNi, and there was some ad at AX which suggested Tokyo Babylon was going OOP, but I dunno about the rest...

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lledra



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:24 pm Reply with quote
Hmm, I wonder what this is all about exactly?
Hopefully we'll find out a little more information.
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LydiaDianne



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:35 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, that really isn't very clear.

What do they mean "Due to contractual requirements"?

Hopefully they will get back to ANN and clarify the situation. I've been thinking about buying Utena and adding it to my collection (again Rolling Eyes Embarassed ), so I just might have to screw Discover and buy it.
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Area88



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:43 pm Reply with quote
It looks like all these titles are officially out of print.

But i can't understand why they would recall any unsold stock.
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LydiaDianne



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:48 pm Reply with quote
Area88 wrote:
It looks like all these titles are officially out of print.

But i can't understand why they would recall any unsold stock.


You're right. Seems kinda stupid. If I remember correctly they are having money problems, so one would think that they'd want to sell what is on store shelves to make some money at least.
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Abarenbo Shogun



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:49 pm Reply with quote
Area88 wrote:
It looks like all these titles are officially out of print.

But i can't understand why they would recall any unsold stock.


I think Disney does this same act whenever their DVD's are "Sent back to the Vault."
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Ryusui



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:51 pm Reply with quote
Oh hell. *still hasn't picked up the Patlabor boxsets*
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:53 pm Reply with quote
LydiaDianne wrote:
Area88 wrote:
It looks like all these titles are officially out of print.

But i can't understand why they would recall any unsold stock.


You're right. Seems kinda stupid. If I remember correctly they are having money problems, so one would think that they'd want to sell what is on store shelves to make some money at least.


OH DUH!! **Smacks forehead** IT'S A MARKETING PLOY! It's to make us run out and buy their product before it disappears from the shelves! Wink And it worked too, I just ordered the 3 Utena box sets from Right Stuf. I told them that I wanted all three at once or not at all.


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AstroNerdBoy



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:59 pm Reply with quote
Area88 wrote:
It looks like all these titles are officially out of print.

But i can't understand why they would recall any unsold stock.


Legal reasons. Once their license runs out, that's it. They can't continue to sell product, especially if their contracts (licenses) have expired. At that time, they have to recall all unsold product and give those stores credit back in exchange.

Remember, CPM was only able to continue distributing Slayers due to the good graces of FUNimation.

Now to be fair, it is possible that the recent problems CPM experienced are continuing, assuming that they haven't lost all the listed licenses.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:04 pm Reply with quote
Ryusui wrote:
Oh hell. *still hasn't picked up the Patlabor boxsets*

I hope this doesn't affect my netflix queue I have Patlabor coming up in like 2 more dvds.

Still this is troubling news.......makes you wonder about CPM and how their doing.
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AstroNerdBoy



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:35 pm Reply with quote
Deltakiral wrote:
Ryusui wrote:
Oh hell. *still hasn't picked up the Patlabor boxsets*

I hope this doesn't affect my netflix queue I have Patlabor coming up in like 2 more dvds.


It shouldn't affect rentals because those DVD's are actual sales and not credit sales, which is what retailers get.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:36 pm Reply with quote
Damn. Sad Well, at least it only says "Utena #1" because all I've left to pick up is the Apocalypse Saga set. *goes to order*
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:40 pm Reply with quote
Couldn't come at worse time for them though, with all the trouble there in. Did they let these licenses expire or did they sell them? Or is it something else, its a mystery.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:43 pm Reply with quote
At least they still have something
to sell in September....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:51 pm Reply with quote
Damn, I have all of Arislan on VHS, but I was thinking of getting it on DVD, and I should probably swipe Nightwalker if it is going out of print. But I don't care, I have my Lodoss, Utena and Yami no Matsuei DVD boxsets and you'll pry them out of my cold, dead hands.
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