My wife has got me Mitchiko and Hatchin for my b'day and I already have Time of Eve from Kickstarter.
What, being limited? That's kinda the point of them being made, so that people grab them quickly and at higher prices before they're gone. I'm annoyed I missed out on the Perfect Blue LE, but there's no-one to blame for that but myself.Agent-347 said:I consider this a huge flaw with "limited editions"
Seriously, anime licenses go to up to 10 years with a possibility to extend licenses ... A lot of distributors do only one Limited Edition (or as Anime Ltd calls them: "Collector's Edition") and none after.ayase said:What, being limited? That's kinda the point of them being made, so that people grab them quickly and at higher prices before they're gone. I'm annoyed I missed out on the Perfect Blue LE, but there's no-one to blame for that but myself.Agent-347 said:I consider this a huge flaw with "limited editions"
The thing about Funimation Limited Editions is that they are pretty hard to predict sometimes. Last year I took a safe route and added pre-orders to about 80% of the LEs that they put out (the ones I didn't bother with were Code:Breaker, Kamisama Kiss Goddess Edition, Karneval and Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash. All of which are still in print thankfully (and I then managed to pick up SK:NF last January). The only way I can know that a certain title would sell out would be the reception and the fan base. Devil is a Part Timer for example was a show I knew was really popular and since I always wanted to see the show and patiently waited 15 months since it aired to legally view it I pre-ordered it, and it sold out in a couple of days (and then got a reprint. It's still available on sites like Rightstuf). The only LEs/PEs that sold out last year for Funimation were Attack on Titan Part 2 Ender Box Edition, Haganai NEXT and High School DxD New (Psycho Pass Season 1 PE sold out this year which I thought sold out last year huh).Agent-347 said:Most unacceptable to me is what happened with Haganai Next though. It was basically sold out on day 1. I didn't even stand a chance.
But in general, if a limited edition or collector's edition isn't capable of being around one year (and not even a pregnancy long), then not enough got printed in my opinion.
Of course they need to be out before the title goes OOP, so essentially before they decide to not do another print of standard editions.
But if a company will hold a license for 7 years, then having an edition only available for 3 or less months is just not enough in my book.
One of the reasons I mention in one of the other posts I posted today that I need to mail UP1 is because Good Luck Girl has been out since late 2013 .. I think it's about 18 months out now.
So it is nearing the point I could say "ok, it ran out because it ran out of its fair share of stock" although I feel if you have a 7 (or even 5) year license you should have your collector's edition available for easily half that time.