UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

Takei Daloui

Adventurer
IIRC the early birds for a few of their vinyl releases have launched on a thursday rather than a friday before, so I'm guessing that's what this surprise is going to be (unfortunately :p ).
I'd like to say that's just overthinking it... but that's a good point. Not sure what I'd been hoping the surprise would be but it may not be what I was hoping for regardless.
 

EmanonMidori

Completely Average High School Student
Not that I really want to try and leave fingerprints but it doesn't seem to.
It was wrapped in bubble wrap then into a thick cardboard envelope which when folded shut meant double layer of cardboard. Tightly packed.
It's in the bin so no photos.
Not that impressed with the extras but rarely am which is why most collector editions I own were deal of the week.

Hey, I just wanted to tell you that my Black Lagoon CE has arrived and I was very disappointed with the packaging. Only slightly better than zavvi's packaging. The cardboard box felt as thick as the slipcase itself. A few dents on the slipcase, but nothing I couldn't live with. What really bothers me is that the slipcase was so squashed in the box, probably heavier packages were placed on top of it, that it is now slightly bent and just stands crooked on the shelf, next to my other slipcase+digipack combinations.

I think it's my impatience that upsets me the most. If I had waited just 2 weeks longer, I could have bought the item from a 3rd party seller whose packaging has never disappointed me until now. And thanks to the elimination of customs duties, the whole thing would have been even cheaper (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
 

Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
My Black Lagoon CE arrived damaged from AOL as well, one of the very few UK anime sets I've imported that hasn't made the trip safely. The slipbox has two deep dings in it, and neither one is a typical corner crush; one is along the bottom edge of the spine, the other is in the middle of the left edge of the front panel of the box. I already own the US Premium Edition ammo box set, so I was double-dipping on the UK release specifically for the box and the digipak. I'm so disappointed. I'll probably end up just re-buying the set at some point, as international returns/replacements are not very feasible.
 

Otomo

Kiznaiver
Hey, I just wanted to tell you that my Black Lagoon CE has arrived and I was very disappointed with the packaging. Only slightly better than zavvi's packaging. The cardboard box felt as thick as the slipcase itself. A few dents on the slipcase, but nothing I couldn't live with. What really bothers me is that the slipcase was so squashed in the box, probably heavier packages were placed on top of it, that it is now slightly bent and just stands crooked on the shelf, next to my other slipcase+digipack combinations.

I think it's my impatience that upsets me the most. If I had waited just 2 weeks longer, I could have bought the item from a 3rd party seller whose packaging has never disappointed me until now. And thanks to the elimination of customs duties, the whole thing would have been even cheaper (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Disappointing to hear this.
I assume I just got lucky. I've not even got wear at the corners.
 

EmanonMidori

Completely Average High School Student
My Black Lagoon CE arrived damaged from AOL as well, one of the very few UK anime sets I've imported that hasn't made the trip safely. The slipbox has two deep dings in it, and neither one is a typical corner crush; one is along the bottom edge of the spine, the other is in the middle of the left edge of the front panel of the box. I already own the US Premium Edition ammo box set, so I was double-dipping on the UK release specifically for the box and the digipak. I'm so disappointed. I'll probably end up just re-buying the set at some point, as international returns/replacements are not very feasible.
Oh man...
And I thought about trying out AOL next time (´。_。`)

I just hope your next Black Lagoon CE arrives intact. I'm probably sticking with mine for now, since international returns are not very cheap and ATA would not refund the costs.
 

Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
Well I've ordered well over 100 CE and UE box sets from the UK, and they all have arrived in undamaged condition except for about three of them, and Black Lagoon happened to be one of those three damaged ones. I just got my Yona of the Dawn CE set yesterday, and the Josee Tiger and the Fish CE last week, and both of those arrived in perfect condition. So I can't complain too much about my shipping record for anime from the UK... :)
 

Matty994

Completely Average High School Student
Disappointing to hear this.
I assume I just got lucky. I've not even got wear at the corners.
Same. I've never had any damage whatsoever from MVM shipped orders. I think its probably a case of stuff within the UK arriving quickly enough to avoid any potential issues rather than stuff going internationally which probably get thrown around a bit in the shipping process.
 

Girls with Guns

Cardcaptor
All three of those releases I mentioned just receiving were shipped in those cardboard wraps with the "wings" on the ends, and most of the time the sets do OK shipping to the US inside them. It all depends on what kind of abuse they get during shipping, and I guess Black Lagoon just got caught being used in a pick-up football game by employees at one of the postal hubs on the way to my house, lol...
 

Matty994

Completely Average High School Student
All three of those releases I mentioned just receiving were shipped in those cardboard wraps with the "wings" on the ends, and most of the time the sets do OK shipping to the US inside them. It all depends on what kind of abuse they get during shipping, and I guess Black Lagoon just got caught being used in a pick-up football game by employees at one of the postal hubs on the way to my house, lol...
Yeah some postal workers are terrible like that. I saw a courier guy in my town after picking up a bunch of parcels just casually throwing them into his van without a care in the world. Its like some staff just dont care. It could be anything inside those boxes.
 

Titan

Chuunibyou
I recently purchased brand new copies of Re:Zero CE parts 1 & 2 from animebluray.co.uk and I was wondering if anybody knows if I can still get replacement discs for part 1, or am I too late. Thanks.
 

SkwigglesWorth

Adventurer
Haven't asked them in a while regarding Re:Zero replacement discs but last time I contacted them I was on the list. I bought from AllTheAnime christmas mystery bundle. And by on the list, still waiting for them to fully return to there offices before they will arrange set up for replacement disc.

So I would say your probably still good, so certainly worth contacting them and asking if you can be added to that list for replacement discs, but will just get you on there list and not really sure when they will get back too there offices (I been on the list for over a year).
 
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