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mrhomiec



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:46 am Reply with quote
that totally sucks. their bags were always the coolest and best made ones out there.
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Kireek



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:47 am Reply with quote
Shame i have an eva wallet by them............is there any other company out there that does simuler products?
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Dargonxtc



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:50 am Reply with quote
Wasn't this reported like 6 months ago here on ANN?

Or was that a different apparel company???
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Kireek



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:08 am Reply with quote
It was probebly reported that the website had gone down or somthing but we wasnt sure what was going on.
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Kyjin



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:09 am Reply with quote
I knew they had dissapeared last year, but I wondered what happened. :/ I have an older Kenshin bag that I bought several years ago from Myth that I use all the time. It's a shame they're gone; the bags were really nice.
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Batman3777



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:09 am Reply with quote
Dargonxtc wrote:
Wasn't this reported like 6 months ago here on ANN?

Or was that a different apparel company???


Their website suddenly closing was reported, but no official reason was available at that time. Now we have confirmed reasons why the site closed down about 6 months ago.

This is a shame. It seems like the places who produce the best quality stuff are almost always the one's who lose out.
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britannicamoore



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:15 am Reply with quote
heres hoping great eastern can get their stuff together, unless they bit the dust and I didn't know.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:19 am Reply with quote
mrhomiec wrote:
that totally sucks. their bags were always the coolest and best made ones out there.


Welcome to the business world. Remember Geneon, Working Disigns and other notable companies?

If you want to place the blame on someone, I'd be blaming the people who liked the items, but never bought any.
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Hagaren_Otaku726



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:30 am Reply with quote
Ah, I had one of their Fullmetal Alchemist messenger bags as a backpack for high school. It was really good quality and it lasted for 3 and a half years carrying tons of stuff before it finally bit the dust (Anime cry) My brother has two of their bags, and they're still working, somehow.

It's too bad, really. I was looking forward to what they'd do next...
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tygerchickchibi



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:12 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
mrhomiec wrote:
that totally sucks. their bags were always the coolest and best made ones out there.


Welcome to the business world. Remember Geneon, Working Disigns and other notable companies?

If you want to place the blame on someone, I'd be blaming the people who liked the items, but never bought any.


EH...?

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ean-Binh Valente mentions that two major reasons for Mythwear's failure were the bankruptcy of the Musicland group of companies, which owed Mythwear a significant amount of money, and his own health issues.


I don't see anywhere that says that consumers were to blame for this one.... *sigh.*
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daedelus



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:32 pm Reply with quote
Yes, it seems the anime community is still feeling the ripples in the wake of the Musicland debacle. All anime related companies lost lots of money and unfortunately some couldn't survive. That's business for ya. Confused
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Tofusensei



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:39 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
If you want to place the blame on someone, I'd be blaming the people who liked the items, but never bought any.


I think you've spent too much time in the fansubs/piracy threads Very Happy

-Tofu
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kokuryu



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:35 pm Reply with quote
I never heard of them before this announcement...

Lack of advertising - that is the one thing that always gets me - if I find something it's because of luck....

It's too bad - I would have liked to have seen what they made for Kodocha...
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Kiyoko



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:14 pm Reply with quote
kokuryu wrote:
I never heard of them before this announcement...

Lack of advertising - that is the one thing that always gets me - if I find something it's because of luck....

It's too bad - I would have liked to have seen what they made for Kodocha...


I just came back from a con not too recently, and there were at least 3 tables selling Mythwear bags. So even though they may be out of business, there still seems to be quite a bit of pre-existing stock still circulating the market. So if you want something, you should be able to still find it.
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CakeStealer



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:16 pm Reply with quote
Aww, I loved Mythwear shoulder bags. Sad
I guess there just won't be anymore stylish anime bags from here on out... =/
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