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#31 Post by shogran » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:57 am

Two hours to get in :shock: , well just got DVD's and The Grudge, on the Wii :D , but i could not find a single Tachikoma model :cry:

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#32 Post by Project-2501 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:42 pm

Right, a bit more in-depth review of the Expo.

Firstly, thanks to engineering works on the main-line to London the train was about 45mins late getting in. There were no signs at the station about this nor does the network rail website tell you when you look for train times. Meh!

Thankfully the tube and DLR were working in the areas I needed. No such luck for Kodama!

The organisation seemed even worse than usual. The ticket hall was opposite the expo hall so there was a constant stream of people blocking central area. There were no 'entrance' or 'exit' signs, no indication of which side of the entrance was for re-entry or first entry and nothing to indicate that you should be queuing in a certain place. After lunch we got yelled at for supposed queue barging but there was no queue, just a mass of people trying to get back in.

Its no fault of the people on the ground, it seems that they were simply not provided with the required stuff.

All the usual suspects were there:

Revelation films: still flogging the same old series on the same old stand for the same old prices. The upside is they do a BOGOF offer. But I have everything I want from them.

MVM: Still no offeres, still selling at over Amazon/Play prices. C'mon people, give me SOME reason to buy from your stall! In all the expos I've been to I think all I've got from them was FLCL and a Himeko key ring.

ADV/Lace: Still there, still nothing new to offer :( Lots of oldish box-sets at silly prices. Dragon Half for a fiver. All the staff a bit worried about the future, can't blame them. Hugh David was there as well but on the stand next to ADV, he is now selling cult horror and random b-movie type films. Not quite my cuppa.

Manga: Quite a bit of new stuff, some good prices (GiTS 2.0 on BD for £15).

Beez: Good offers as always, got the Freedom BD box-set for £25, its £65 on Play and Amazon. Got the whole of Eureka Seven in singles for £40, Play have the box sets for £40 each. Half the price but takes up more shelf space, not too worried :) Didn't get a chance to talk to Andrew, he was busy with the guys from Studio Bones.

Optimum were also there (busy pushing 2 new live action films) but they had a stand giving away some Ponyo stuff and posters of the 'Ghibli collection' DVDs. I queried the guy about possible Ghibli BD releases and he mentioned that a BD box set may be on the cards next year. WOOO!!

The Studio Bones interview was quite interesting, the usual inane questions though. Got my copy of Sword of the Stranger signed by them :)

Came home with a fair haul:
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Mostly R2s, some BDs this time as well.

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Some freebie stickers and postcards, mostly from ADV (the Anime Network stickers are leftovers from 2007) and a Haruhi mousemat with squishy boob wrist rest. Kodama was not impressed. I thought about taking it to work but its going to be used for my home PC instead.

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Sword of the stranger, Masahiro Ando in silver, Masahiko Minami in gold.
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#33 Post by shogran » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:27 pm

I see you got a fair bit from the manga stand, i can understand the, it was , can i have that one and that one, and that one , how mush is that, oh, can i have that one as well :lol: , i missed out on darker than black, they were selling the last one as i got there :( , and i almost got a mouse mat, but decided i was not that perverted :lol:

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#34 Post by CastorTroy81 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:31 pm

Well nice to see you got a good haul.

Have to laugh at the fact that you have a few complete series there that will take up space but then they manage to fit the complete series of NHK into a standard dvd case size box
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#35 Post by Project-2501 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:34 pm

Yeah, go figure on the packaging!

The sword of the stranger pack is very good, its got overlapping discs but they are clipped in by the edge rather than the centre and you press a 'press' tab and the disc pops out easy as that. My sis says there have been some recent patent disputes over overlapping disc DVD cases.
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#36 Post by BT » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:51 pm

The Code Geass DVDs come packaged like that (no centre ring to hold the disks). But they don't have a simple release mechanism.

Squishy mousemat... still need to get one of those. :lol:

No exciting news from the expo? New releases and licenses etc.

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#37 Post by Project-2501 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:05 pm

There was no specific anime panel this time (or at least not one anyone knew about).

I didn't see Andrew or Jerome so didn't get to ask. Saw some wall scrolls you'd love, almost nekkid girlies ;)
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#38 Post by CastorTroy81 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:22 pm

Any word on when new shows start on AC? :P
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#39 Post by Project-2501 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:30 pm

Next week ;)

I talked to Emma Vieceli and she is fed up of people asking why TAN etc.. doesn't come back to UK TVs.
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#40 Post by CastorTroy81 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:01 pm

But is she fed up of kodama's indecent proposals yet?
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#41 Post by Project-2501 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:20 pm

He is the one claiming that I'm stalking her :)
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#42 Post by kodama » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:23 pm

Project-2501 wrote:I didn't see Andrew or Jerome so didn't get to ask. Saw some wall scrolls you'd love, almost nekkid girlies ;)


Whadya mean almost naked, they had stickers on to keep with the family show ethos?

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#43 Post by Project-2501 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:29 pm

That was the only thing keeping them from being just nekkid :)
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#44 Post by Howard Beale » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:10 pm

Glad you came good on your promise in the Lucky Star thread and got the Genshiken complete box, Project.

Christ, looking at that picture doesn't half make me nostalgic for Dragon Half though. I wish I knew where my copy was...

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#45 Post by kodama » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:13 pm

I picked up Genshiken too. :D

Enki probably stole it.

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