Thursday, October 25, 2012

Your Right to Resell is in Peril



October 29th, the Supreme Court is scheduled to determine if you have the right to resell your own property. Depending on how they rule it may become illegal to resell your iPhone, PC, Car or Truck, clothes, or even your home without first asking the manufacture of that product permission to do so, which they may decline to give.

Earlier this year a lower court determined that products made in other countries do not fall under the "right of first sale". The "right of first sale" is what gives you the right to resell your own property. If the Supreme Court upholds this ruling, which Obama and the Entertainment Industry is pushing them to do, then it would become illegal for consumers to do that if any part of that product was manufactured in other countries.

With pretty much every piece of electronics from TVs to iPhones being made overseas you would lose your right to resell them. A large number of cars and trucks are made overseas. Your old clothing could of been made in another countries. Your furniture. Your books. If this is upheld it would put an end to Ebay, Craiglists, even the local yard sell. It would also make it beneficial to manufactures to move all productions outside of the US, and damage our economy.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Harry Potter Wizard's Collection

Picked up the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection last week. Back when the first few movies came out on DVD I purchased them, but realized that after the final film came out they were bound to release some complete collection with a bunch of extras. At the time I was thinking behind the scenes documentaries, outtakes, deleted scenes, and probably some kind of collector's packaging. I didn't expect the massive set of collectibles that this comes with.

More after the jump...


To say the case this came in is big is an understatement as Kuroneko, Mikuru, and Konata can attest.

It's filled with drawers and hidden compartments to hold everything.

Each movie comes in one of this book style cases. It comes with blue ray and DVD versions of each film, and special features related to each film. 

The horcrux locket from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows made by Nobel Collections.

One of the art books and the cloth map of the area surrounding Hogwarts. The set also comes with a couple more art books, a blueprint of Hogwarts, some production art prints. This set was limited to only 63,000 made and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.


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Thursday, August 23, 2012

7 Days Left on Ninostarter


Namco Bandai Games have been holding a pre-order campaign for the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Wizard Edition available from their Clube Namco online store. The campaign is called Ninostarter and is offering extra items to be included in the Wizard Edition depending on the amount of pre-orders received. So far goal #1 has been met and for reaching that goal Namco Bandai will be including 5 Ni no Kuni prints with the Wizard Edition. Goal #2 is at 48% with 7 days left in the promotion. If they reach goal #2 they will add a collectors coin to the set. The promotion ends Aug 31st 2012.

Currently the Wizard Edition includes a Drippy plush doll, a 300+ page hard cover Wizards Companion book, 2 DLC golden familiars, and the game. The Wizards Edition is 99.99.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pop Japan Travel Returns With a Vengeance


After a year long hiatus Pop Travel Japan is once again offering Japan Tours. To kick things off they've planned their biggest tour ever, The All Japan Alpha+Omega Tour. The tour runs from 8/29/12 to 9/7/12 and covers nearly everything you'd want to do while in Japan, anime, fashion, manga, cuisine, music, TV, history, theater, and tradition. The tour starts at $2490.00, but could run higher depending on any options you want to add. The cost does NOT include airfare to Japan, which is the only downside to this tour. The deadline for signing up for the tour is June 29th, 2012.
The price for this tour includes:
  • 6 days, 5 nights in Tokyo; 1 day and night in Kyoto; 3 days, 2 nights in Osaka - all with fully guided tours
  • Full hotel accommodations
  • Transportation to & from tour activities
  • Admission and a booth at the Comitia dojinshi market
  • Admission to the Ghibli Museum and the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum
  • Seats for a Takarazuka Revue show
  • A special two-hour calligraphy experience, with Japanese tea and sweets in Kyoto's Gion district
  • A traditional farewell banquet on the banks of the Kamo River in Kyoto
  • A private bus tour of Kyoto
  • Admission to Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Sanjusangendo Hall, Kiyomizu Temple and Saihoji (the elusive "moss temple")
  • The "Pop Japan Gourmet Course" includes meals every day at culinary hot spots (optional)
  • Professional, bilingual tour guides
  • Customized tour guidebook with maps, descriptions, and Japanese phrases
Price does not include air transportation to Tokyo. We will meet you after your flight at Narita International Airport in Tokyo. We can arrange air travel for you from your closest airport. Contact go[at]popjapantravel.com.

The tour sounds really awesome, but the registration deadline is just to soon for me to get that much money together. But if anyone decides to go be sure and tell them Ziroc's Anime Blog sent you.
 



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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ruruoni Kenshin Live Action Trailer


Warner Bro's Japan has released an english subtitled trailer for their Live Action Ruruoni Kenshin movie. I have to say I like the trailer, and am looking forward to seeing this. The movie releases August 25th in Japan. It stars Takeru Sato as Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei as Kaoru Kamiya, and Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara.



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Monday, March 26, 2012

Doctor Who Series 7 Trailer



The BBC has posted a trailer for series 7 of Doctor Who. There will be 5 new episodes this year, plus a Christmas special introducing a new companion played by Jenna Louise Coleman. There will be 8 new episodes aired next year.

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