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Offline Muchi Muchi Spork

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Cave online shop updates
« on: April 19, 2012, 03:34:12 PM »
http://www.cave-shop.jp/

Update 5/15: there is a notice that there will be a final online festival this weekend.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 05:01:14 PM by Muchi Muchi Spork »

Offline Kingau

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Hello everyone I'm new here,
I know the sale is over but I was just wondering
 what was in those cave goods grab bags ?

Thanks

Offline MikeNeko

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Kingau: only those who bought know...
it s just worth that many, but not sure what you ll get.
I guess the most expensive had some dakimakura.

well... i don t know where to post this...

an update, with the saidaioujou and maximum OST preorders 4500 yens
http://www.cave-shop.jp/fs/caveshop/cvst0023

Offline Kingau

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thanks for the reply mike.
I just got the package and ...... well let just say well
I got two dodonpachi cosplay outfit .
a buch of cd's
one art book
two dvd
three art set
and a Ketsui light up display
when I saw the cosplay out fit ....lol...they are well made but not my size  :(..lol
and 4 small marquees two are from the new 2012 dodonpachi game.

well I hope this helps any one who thinks of buying grab bags from cave ...the 30,000 kind!!! :)

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Seeing this really saddens me...

Offline EOJ

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It says the Cave online shop will permanently close at the end of the month. Selling of goods at events will also cease.
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It almost feels as if cave are starting to give up...

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Wow....that's saddening.  Are they even going to bother with events anymore?  Seems like the swag was half the reason people went.  Seems kind of odd for them to be doing this, especially when their business seems to be bigger than ever...but of course I can only speculate not having a copy of their bills in front of me.



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I seriously wonder how much it costs them to run a few t-shirts or keychains. At the prices they've listed for some things, I can't imagine they aren't making money back.

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I seriously wonder how much it costs them to run a few t-shirts or keychains. At the prices they've listed for some things, I can't imagine they aren't making money back.

Recall that Rancor has seen full blown Cave merchandise in Japan retail stores recently.  Perhaps they are going to pursue this means of selling higher volume.

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There's a recent update on the site about some physical store there that sells their goods with a link to pics. It looks like a corner of a store dedicated to it. I've heard rumors that they even have new pcb kits for sale but I can't confirm it as true. They probably want to offload the distribution hassles.

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Seeing this really saddens me...

But on the plus side, if you look closely they've acknowledged Uo Poko's existence!   >:D

Offline MikeNeko

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If you don t massively sell, i bet running an online shop is not worth it for the investors, they d rather invest the IT costs to making mobile/community games quick ROI.

Stopping matsuri sales, on the contrary, i don t understand, this is important PR... sad.

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Snip

Seeing this really saddens me...

But on the plus side, if you look closely they've acknowledged Uo Poko's existence!   >:D
I've seen them use that cat quite often on the cave store site.

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There's a recent update on the site about some physical store there that sells their goods with a link to pics. It looks like a corner of a store dedicated to it. I've heard rumors that they even have new pcb kits for sale but I can't confirm it as true. They probably want to offload the distribution hassles.
It's in Akihabara across from Super Potato and behind HEY, in a big store that has lots of mainstream merchandise for stuff like Evangelion and Monster Hunter. In the back is a fairly sizable Cave corner with all of the junk you could get online, but I didn't see anything about PCBs.

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Thanks for the info. I have a friend in Tokyo so this probably won't affect me much other than not having a list of what's new/available but I was hoping they were just going to open up the Japan sales site internationally instead of further closing themselves off. Maybe this store in Akihabara will open an international website or am I dreaming?

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It's the Kotobukiya store in Akihabara that I think everyone's talking about - I remember coming across it by chance when I was there and getting a little bit over excited. They already have a significant web presence but it's selling their own stuff rather than all of the various other bits and bobs they carry in the store.

Shame to hear about the store closing, certainly raises panic levels about the company's future in general :(

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Re: Cave online shop updates
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2012, 05:01:29 PM »
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Shame to hear about the store closing, certainly raises panic levels about the company's future in general :(

I think it definitely shows that overkill is not a good thing.  Sometimes you gotta fuck her gently... her being us.

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Re: Cave online shop updates
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2012, 05:34:20 AM »
Cancelling games, closing shops, stock going down, people resigning....     :-\

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Re: Cave online shop updates
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2012, 06:52:19 PM »
I know! I....REALLY don't like this... :'(

It'll be the equivalent of Sega pulling out, SNK's initial departure and Hudson to me in terms of devistating gaming events.