Book 2 Spirits DVD/Blu Ray pushed back to August 5th (Update Only for Canada)

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Update/ May 20th 2014, it seems that this info is only partly correct, Paramount has specified that the August 5th date is when the sets are coming out in Canada, the USA date is still July 1st. Very odd why they are different.

It has not been reported that much, but this is the most high profile of 3 very recent product delays for The Legend Of Korra Merchandise.

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2 weeks ago we found out that the Dark Horse Deluxe Avatar/Korra merch line was pushed back from an early May release date to June and July, last week we found out that the How To Draw Korra book was pushed back from July 1st to September 1st. And now the biggest delay is that the Book 2 Spirits DVD and Blu Rays sets have been pushed back to August 5th from their July 1st release date. 

This news comes via tvshowsondvd.com, who got word of this from Nick/Paramount. Their article is unsure of why the date has changed, but us here at Avatar The Last Airbender Online.com being on the pulse of everything Avatar have some speculation on why this has happened.

I do not think that it is just a coincidence that we have had so many dates pushed back in such a small period of time with the only things unaffected being the comics. For me this seems to be Nick attempting to line up a bunch of Korra releases to coincide with the premiere of Korra Book 3. Something I have been very critical of Nick about has been that they have so far, 2 books in, completely failed to capitalise on the success of Korra while it airs with merch sales, it has baffled myself and many other fans that any merch release for the show has come out long after the end of a book, nothing during.

Things have changed and so I am giving Nick some credit here, here are the factors that lead me to believe that Nick have a plan

-A Korra/Avatar merch line is confirmed to be happening, we have seem some items, but we have yet to get the statues and figurines revealed
-We have a lot more merch scheduled for release than before, comics, books, dvd and a whole merch line
-Nothing has been said by Nick about the Book 3 date yet
-The merch line, the how to draw korra book and now the dvd/blu ray sets have been pushed back to roughly similar dates (July, September, August) these are the exact 3 months most fans expect Book 3 to premiere in.

I am probably giving Nick way to much credit and reading way to much into delays, but it all seems a bit too convenient to just be random delays.

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Comments - 11 Posts

  1. Troy Said: Comment by Troy on May 13, 2014 at 4:25 am | Permalink
     

    In the months leading up to the book 1 dvd/blu-ray Bryan posted on tumblr about commentary recordings. We haven’t seen any for book 2 meaning the commentaries are behind. I am 75% certain that it is intentional though.

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  2. Troy Said: Comment by Troy on May 13, 2014 at 4:36 am | Permalink
     

    Amazon hasn’t updated yet. http://avatarthelastairbenderonline.com/members/trojanpeople/album/picture/4479/

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    As is stated in the linked source. Could be a few days before it happens.

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  3. Marco Polo Said: Comment by Marco Polo on May 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm | Permalink
     

    Oh, so that’s the cover art, eh? I know Avatar/Korra is not known for it’s mindblowingly amazing cover art for the DVDs and Blu-rays (heck, Book 1 Water had such a generic cover it was later made fun of in Ember Island Players! :P)…
    But… could it at least not spoil the mid-season suprise? It’s like if they had a fully revealed Ozai on the DVD cover of Book 2.

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Context, you only Know that Vaatu is a spoiler and who he is because you have already seen the episodes, people experiencing Book 2 for the first time with this dvd will have no clue who the two spirits on the front cover are until they get to Beginnings.
    Plus they never set him up as a surprise like Ozai, so that comparison is not really apt.
    Reactions will be “Oh so those are the spirits on the cover” not, “URG THE COVER SPOILED THE APPEARANCE OF THESE SPIRITS”

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    Marco Polo Reply:

    I guess you’re right…
    Still, I think I would use a purple colour scheme as opposed to the used yellow-brown. Seemed like purple was the “theme colour” of the season, like blue, green, orange and light blue were for the previous ones.

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  4. Avatar Yangchen Said: Comment by Avatar Yangchen on May 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink
     

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… -.-

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  5. BOLIN(combustion specialist). Said: Comment by BOLIN(combustion specialist). on May 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Permalink
     

    this is bad. Really bad, i dont like this

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  6. HypnoManiac(Amonics Leader) Said: Comment by HypnoManiac(Amonics Leader) on May 15, 2014 at 9:05 am | Permalink
     

    Definitely need that DVD for my project to be complete.

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  7. Thoix Heoro Said: Comment by Thoix Heoro on May 16, 2014 at 12:29 am | Permalink
     

    Honestly, I’m not too disappointed by any of this. I am mostly disappointed in myself for thinking the Book Two Blu-ray was coming out in June.

    But I want some Korra stuff, dang it!

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