Give these Cute Murlocs a Home

Blizzard continued their rich tradition of making things that all World of Warcraft players want at Blizzcon when they unveiled  murloc plushies. These plushies are not based off the normal in-game ones that tend to aggro you from half-way across the screen, but rather on the cute murloc pet Murky that was given away at the first Blizzcon.

These plushies were originally only available at this year’s Blizzcon, but Blizzard just put two of them up on the store today. Knowing the amount of WoW fans who weren’t able to attend Blizzcon, I would be willing to bet these will sell out within a short amount of time. So get them to sell before they show up on Ebay!

Murky and Lurky Plushies via Blizzard Store

Farewell ADV, we hardly knew ye…

ADVFilmsAnnounced on ADVFilms’ website today, was a static press release announcing the completion of the transfer of its assets to different companies.  The ADV library was sold to AEsir Holdings, LLC, while the distribution rights for that library were sold concurrently to SXION 23.  The Anime Network is now a subsidiary of Valkyrie Media Partners.

Those of us who grew up watching AD Vision remember their debut on the scene with the memorable Mamono Hunter Yohko, but I will always remember such titles as Bannou Bunka Neko Musume Nuku-Nuku and Kido Senkan Nadesico, and who could forget their big budget rollout of Shin Seiki Evangelion.  As the ADV label has now officially gone the way of Geneon/Pioneer LDC, I will continue to prize their products within my DVD library and now I’ll be hunting for used DVDs on eBay and Amazon.com.

I guess I’ll say what everyone else is thinking: Who’s next?

Post your memories of ADV titles in the comments.