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Disruptions at West Coast ports have delayed the arrival of the 1/100 scale toys from Toynami.
The slowdown in the West Coast ports has been a much bigger deal than people think,” said Fred Smith, chief executive of FedEx Corp. The package-delivery giant has added flights from Asia to the U.S. as desperate retailers send more goods by air, and it has even had to cap volume for some. On the other hand, the port delays contributed to lower-than-expected U.S. ground volumes for the company last month.
For retailers, the disruption upsets schedules that have been planned months in advance. Generally inventory decisions are made in the spring and shipping plans for the holidays are put in place by the summer. Retailers, like Tommy Bahama, which is owned byOxford Industries Inc., could pay the price in lower sales and weaker margins if goods don’t arrive in time, Mr. Wood said.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 4:06 PM
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Friday, July 11, 2014
CrowdfundInsider.com has an article on Robotech Academy
A week after the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Harmony Gold Productions’ new project “Robotech Academy” has raised over $100,000 from close to 1,700 backers. The entertainment company started the campaign to seek $500,000 to bring the animated series to television.In 1985, the animated series known as “Robotech” hit the airwaves in the U.S. and became an overnight sensation. Combining fast-paced giant robot action with some genuinely mature drama, it was a different kind of show for many children who were tired of the usual cartoons. For many fans, it was their first exposure to Japanese animation, and is often credited with starting the anime industry in the U.S.Carl Macek, the producer of “Robotech,” was recently working with Harmony Gold on “Robotech: Academy.” The new series is set in the Robotech universe and follows several new cadets in their adventures around the universe.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 3:58 PM
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Earlier today the Robotech Academy Kickstarer moved past $90,000 USD in funding from over 1,600 fans.
Today also announced a whole bunch of new Ad-Ons for backers.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Robotech Academy!
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 5:08 PM
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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This very rare video has surfaced of Robotech's creator, the late Carl Macek predicted the eventual existence of crowdfunding all the way back in 1995.
Here is the video.
Here is the video.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 5:58 PM