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Old 2010-11-08, 01:44   Link #561
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Um, those of you who were able to snatch this Horo
http://www.hlj.com/product/GSC96516 (originally 7,143)

*might* want to think about insuring it. Going prices on Internet auction sites are currently running between $325 and $390 US.

The only figures I have multiplying in price anywhere close to that are the Nanoha series figures.

I need to create safer spaces for these things o.O (or kill the cat, decisions, decisions)
Since the link is dead, may I know which one we are talking about? Is it the one by Goodsmile?
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Old 2010-11-08, 13:21   Link #562
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I guess it is this one :

http://plamoya.com/en/spice-and-wolf...cPath=143_1032

Am I right ?
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Old 2010-11-08, 15:06   Link #563
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I guess it is this one :

http://plamoya.com/en/spice-and-wolf...cPath=143_1032

Am I right ?
Indeed it is.

So glad I have mine... so glad I have a complete "official" collection (including all variants.

I needs me a new Holo figure to be released... even though new book material is making its way to my possession soon!
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Old 2010-11-08, 19:35   Link #564
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This one is pretty neat.

http://plamoya.com/en/spice-and-wolf...ed-p-5282.html

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Old 2010-11-09, 06:03   Link #565
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One of my favorites... I have both of its releases.
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Old 2010-11-10, 12:57   Link #566
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Since the link is dead, may I know which one we are talking about? Is it the one by Goodsmile?
I just checked the link and it worked fine (so ????, Hobby Link has never taken down pages but they do take them off their inventory lists, I can pull up pages from items discontinued for years by direct query) but yes it is the one listed at Plamoya.

  • Manufactured by: Good Smile Company
  • Release Date: Monday 11 May, 2009


I see Plamoya is listing it for $258 US... I've noticed a trend in general of the japan figure exporters to drop prices and shipping recently in response to the terrible yen/dollar ratio (which is currently down to 80yen/$ from the 120yen/$ of a couple of years ago). Their overseas sales must be taking a tumble.
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Old 2010-11-10, 16:45   Link #567
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New Holo figure means more money for me to waste... I mean invest.



It's only a draft, so hopefully there will be some tweaks to her smile, and maybe they will make her tail cover a little more of certain areas and make it look a little more fluffy.

I can't wait for the pre-order!
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Old 2010-11-10, 21:39   Link #568
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Definitely gonna look out for pre-orders on that one.
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Old 2010-11-13, 06:11   Link #569
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Ooh new figures. Thats good news, they'd only be designing new figures if there's still demand for the series in Japan.

Come on S3!
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Old 2010-12-11, 16:17   Link #570
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I heard the dvds from FUNIMATION are of poor quality.
Anyone to confirm this?

And damnit. Those japanese blu-rays are expensive...
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Old 2010-12-11, 18:51   Link #571
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They're not bad, but the sub translations are not quite up to snuff... and the trailers are a pain... so, so many trailers!

Would love to see English Blu-ray some time soon!
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Old 2010-12-11, 22:46   Link #572
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They're not bad, but the sub translations are not quite up to snuff... and the trailers are a pain... so, so many trailers!

Would love to see English Blu-ray some time soon!
I agree. The picture quality is pretty good, or at least I don't see anything wrong with it. Some of the subtitles have a weird translation. The wording is off, or there are problems with grammar and such. Still pretty good, I think.
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Old 2010-12-12, 15:07   Link #573
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I heard the dvds from FUNIMATION are of poor quality.
Anyone to confirm this?

And damnit. Those japanese blu-rays are expensive...
The Funimation DVDs are just as good as most R1 anime exports. That is to say, not as good as Japanese R2 DVDs and much less than Blu-ray (going to be interesting to see how R1 Blu-ray distributions look).

Japanese DVDs only encode 2 episodes per disk as a rule whereas most US/Canada DVDs have 4-7 episodes per disk. The US distributors don't think their customers value that extra quality detail (and the historical numbers generally prove them right).

And of course, the subtitle standards for DVDs are prehistoric, so even the lamest fansub subtitling generally runs circles around it. The translation/dialog itself is okay, I don't cringe very often (as I often do when I hear something far different than what the subtitle says).

Yes, after winning the lottery: 1) upgrade my house and computers ... 2) I'm going to buy all future releases directly from Japan.
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Old 2010-12-15, 13:38   Link #574
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Ok, thanks.
How come it hasn't been released in Europe yet?
Weird, really.
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Old 2010-12-15, 14:45   Link #575
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You'd have to ask Funimation for a real answer... I suppose you could buy it overseas from the US (I have bought BBC radio series CDs directly from amazon.co.uk, for example). You'd need to watch them on computer or have a US-style player (NTSC region 1) though.
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Old 2010-12-26, 16:43   Link #576
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I highly doubt Funimation will answer me. This is not their concern...
The novels/anime were very well received in Japan and USA.
And the series takes place in a medieval universe...
I sent a mail to a famous anime editor in my country and still no answer.
Do they think this series is too difficult to understand?
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Old 2010-12-26, 17:29   Link #577
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It's not even been released in the UK yet, and the english dub has been finished in a release state in the US for a year. Its a real shame, I'd have loved to have bought a UK copy, as the pictures is sometimes a bit better; but right now its US imports or dodgy copies

Ironically Spice and Wolf seems to be set it a fantasy pseudo-Europe. Kinda ironic that it's the territory it's not licensed in!

I dont know why it's not been licensed for the UK/Eur, as everything I've read suggest the series, both in book and animated form has been well recieved, and they're opening themselves up to piracy for no reason.
They wonder why shows get downloaded....I wonder if massively behind and not available in your region could possibly contribute to it...nahhhhhhh
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Old 2010-12-26, 23:38   Link #578
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It's not even been released in the UK yet, and the english dub has been finished in a release state in the US for a year. Its a real shame, I'd have loved to have bought a UK copy, as the pictures is sometimes a bit better; but right now its US imports or dodgy copies

Ironically Spice and Wolf seems to be set it a fantasy pseudo-Europe. Kinda ironic that it's the territory it's not licensed in!
Yeah in the middle ages it seems.
(At least it's pretty simmular from what i've read in world history. I love the fact that I learned more from Spice&Wolf than the actual textbook when it comes to economics )
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Old 2010-12-27, 17:43   Link #579
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Given the weather and some of the language used I'm rather suspicious that if you had to give it an area of occuring, it'd be a fantasised northern Germany or thereabouts.

Some of the names in use (such as Lowen Trading Guild, Lowe being German for Lion), the descriptions of the area and also of Holo's origins and the direction of where she came from, compared to the geography of Europe would seem to allude to this, not to mention the countries north of Germany were always traditional hotspots of Pagan activity throughout the late Roman empire and beyond into the Dark Ages, which again would fit the setting and story.

Would seem to fit , and in lieu of a proper answer works for me
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Old 2010-12-27, 20:43   Link #580
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Almost all faerie tales that involve royalty are usually set in a fake-Germany environment. Or rather, fake-Holy Roman Empire, since they still hadn't unified/split into the various other countries--Germany included--by then. It was basically a conglomerate of people calling themselves either nobility or royalty, so it's ripe for the picking when it comes to Prince Charmings in Western faerie tales. In Spice and Wolf, the fact that there are so many kinds of currencies that various royal families are backing, and in such close proximity, also strengthens that locale as the likely inspiration.

So Spice and Wolf is licensed in the Holy Roman Empire, and they get first dibs, but not the rest of Europe. That's the way it goes.
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