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RabbitRevolution



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:17 pm Reply with quote
Man, that's rather unfair to have to go to two different stores to get two different limited editions of the FMA movie. I'll have to see what this lenticular cover looks like, but I'll probably end up buying the Best Buy edition for the documentary instead.
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Deltakiral



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:08 pm Reply with quote
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He went on to describe the company’s upcoming Trinity Blood box, which includes brass hinges and a 20-page booklet of art.
Good news, I am really looking forward to my Trinity Blood Artbox now that I have heard that.

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Heiskell also announced that the Fullmetal Alchemist movie will be available with a special limited edition lenticular cover at Waldenbooks, with a special 30-minute documentary included only in the Best Buy edition.


God aweful news.......what the hell Funi? Lets screw all the fans that preorder the movie, and then they will have to buy the special lenticular cover at one store.....and then they are going to go to bestbuy to get the special documentary. What nexts.....you going to tell me that my version doesn't have movie. This is just great, way to ruin my Saturday.
Till next time,

Delta Kiral

P.S. Thanks Funi! For this super cool new........
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The Naked Beast



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:29 pm Reply with quote
Jeez, what is with the two version releases these days? You have your ordinary not-so special release and you have your ultra-mega-deluxe-special-collector's edition-limited release version.Think Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Final Fantasy XII, and others to come. Sorry if this is a little bit off-topic.

I'd go and buy the Best Buy assuming that it is cheaper. As much as I like Waldenbooks, the movie may be priced higher than its Best Buy couterpart. It feels like a cop out to me having to pick one edition of the movie.

I am looking forward to Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid this fall and School Rumble next year. I have seen the first and read the latter and look to purchasing the DVDs in the near future. I probably can see Luci Christian as Eri Sawachika in School Rumble. But that is just my thought on it.
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HitokiriShadow



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:57 pm Reply with quote
That FMA movie stuff is stupid. So I guess those of us that order online are SOL, huh? I'm not the biggest FMA fan (actually, it wouldn't even make my top 5 at this point, probably not even my top 10) but I still like my extra crap.
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MeggieMay



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:20 pm Reply with quote
Well this doesn't make me happy at all Mad. Just what are the people who pre-ordered online getting for their special edtion FMA movie, anyway? When I pre-ordered the film a few months ago from Right Stuf I didn't know Funi was going to start playing games with the SE. As it is, I don't live within 300 miles of a Best Buy or 400 of a Waldenbooks, so these supposedly "special special" version aren't a option for me (OK, I admit I could order them (particuarly the one from Best Buy) if I really wanted to but I won't (plus I could care less about the lenticular cover to begin with)).

Now I just want to know what I'm supposedly going to be getting from Right Stuf.
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Primus



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:07 pm Reply with quote
I don't even think we have this Waldenbooks thing in Canada.
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Deltakiral



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:27 pm Reply with quote
HitokiriShadow wrote:
I'm not the biggest FMA fan (actually, it wouldn't even make my top 5 at this point, probably not even my top 10) but I still like my extra crap.


FMA ranks in my top 10, top 5, and top 3, and if in last year it would of been my favorite had it not been for Monster/and a renew interest in NGE.

That said I am still a huge fan of this series, I've bought every tin and i've been buying the volumes as they are being released. I don't understand why Funi thinks it's ok to leave the fans that have supported their show, and to screw them over.
Till next time,

Delta Kiral
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AstroNerdBoy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:59 pm Reply with quote
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Heiskell also announced that the Fullmetal Alchemist movie will be available with a special limited edition lenticular cover at Waldenbooks, with a special 30-minute documentary included only in the Best Buy edition.


This is the biggest, stinking pile of smeg I have heard today! I pre-ordered what was supposed to be a special edition version online from RightStuf (or at least, it was the more expensive of the two RightStuf had). Now FUNimation says, "Hey! We can get more money out of these smegging FMA fanboys/girls by making TWO limited edition versions. Yeah, that's the ticket to success!"

Guess what? I'm not changing my order. After being so excited about the pickup of all three School Rumble titles, this is a big let down.

Sad to see that FUNimation had no news on Slayers (typical) and no explaination as to why TM!R OAV 3 was pushed back a month.
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Steventheeunuch



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:41 pm Reply with quote
I'm honestly doubting the FMA movie documentary included with the special edition for that paticular store will actually be of any use or insight aside from being able to say 'lol, I have it".
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Deltakiral



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:31 am Reply with quote
Steventheeunuch wrote:
I'm honestly doubting the FMA movie documentary included with the special edition for that paticular store will actually be of any use or insight aside from being able to say 'lol, I have it".


Yeah more then likely you are going to be right about that. But it's still the fact that there are many fans of the series who have already spend money preordering the movie from a different location. I for one could pass on the Documentary but I would like to have the lenitcular case, because I love good artwork on my dvds. I'm not sure what I am going to do with my order at the moment, but I am leaning toward that cover.
Till next time,

Delta Kiral
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nenene



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:56 am Reply with quote
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Now FUNimation says, "Hey! We can get more money out of these smegging FMA fanboys/girls by making TWO limited edition versions. Yeah, that's the ticket to success!"

Guess what? I'm not changing my order. After being so excited about the pickup of all three School Rumble titles, this is a big let down.

Sad to see that FUNimation had no news on Slayers (typical) and no explaination as to why TM!R OAV 3 was pushed back a month.


And we're not used to this from the movie studios?
I'm just glad that they were upfront about the two editions, unlike so many movies that you buy it when it comes out and then BAM two months later there's a freakin' special edition.
Was it the first Hellboy dvd that actually came with a card that advertised the special edition?
Seriously...they know they have collectors and sometimes it's just business.
FMA is a big title, and I wouldn't be surprised if they HAD to offer both places a type of limited ed. to keep them happy.
I like my making of more than a lenticular cover, so I know what my choice will be.

(Also, I'm just glad it's not something like they LOVE to do in Japan. There was a Larc~en~ciel (and a PLC too, I just remembered) CD that came out with a different figure of each member of the band. If you wanted all 4 figures (or 5 in PLCs case) you had to buy the same CD four times!)
*head asplode!*
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AstroNerdBoy



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:30 pm Reply with quote
I already ordered a "special edition" of the movie. Now there are two others apparently. Either that, or my special edition got shifted back to the regular edition from RighStuf.
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