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July 05 2007

Dark Horse's Serenity lunch box cancelled? A products/shipping update over at MillarWorld mentions the following: "The Lunchbox Serenity (MAY070071U) has been cancelled".

Curiously the item is still listed at the Dark Horse site but it does not appear on the site's release schedule and can not be found using the site's search engine.

NOOOOOOOOOO...
Huh...

I went to Dark Horse's Site, and it's not in their Inventory.

Several Retail Sites still list it as available for preorder, but some (Alter Ego Comics, for one)say "not currently available".

Time to say "Uh-Oh".... among other things.

[ edited by TDBrown on 2007-07-05 02:35 ]
Aw, man! I was going to get a few and give them as holiday presents this year.
: (
I hope they decided to carry it after all.
Does anyone think it'd be a good idea to send Dark Horse e-mails to tell them how much we'd like them to have this item available?
No star for Joss AND no Serenity lunchbox on the same day?

*wail*
*weep*
*moan*

I actually ordered the Serenity lunchbox.

Today kinda blows.
I preordered it too. :( I heard last week that there was a licensing issue, such as them not having one.
Nooooooooooooooo!

I was totally gonna buy this...
In Serenity lunchbox thread at www.serenitycollectors.com that says
I was talking with my dealer and she said that the lunchbox was cancelled. Can anyone confirm this? Something about not getting the rights for Fruity Oaty Bar??????????


Universal doesn't have total rights to everything in Serenity?
I especially loved the Alliance money bordering the whole thing.

I pre-ordered too. This kinda sucks, if it really is the end of the box.
MUST. HAVE. LUNCHBOX.
The real horrible thing would be if Dark Horse already produced them all and cannot sell them.
I pre-ordered this item from my comics supplier, Westfield Comics, several months ago, and on my most recent statement, received a full refund, with the note "Item cancelled by publisher/distributor." They gave me my money back! I, of course, would much rather have the lunchbox... Maybe it'll be resolicited? This sometimes happens; the item is "cancelled", because of a production or delivery delay? Or am I well in to the realm of Browncoat Wishful Thinking?
It's still listed on the TFAW site, and both of my pre-orders are still showing...
Being cancelled makes it more true to the TV show.
worst day ever

I preordered and was SO looking forward to getting my lunchbox
Man, if a cancelled lunchbox qualifies as your "worst day ever" I wanna be you rivergirl!
Universal doesn't have total rights to everything in Serenity?

They do, but could charge extra for it, which would make things not profitable. Really, though, I've no idea.

Suffice to say, this is not going to make my day bad. But they're still many hours left for other things to go wrong -- gotta think positive, after all.


Being cancelled makes it more true to the TV show.


Snort!
Could be worse. Could be raining ;).

(wasn't intending to get one but it's a shame for those that were and as these things go, 'twere a pretty box)
I have the PERFECT solution.

Simply print up the picture of the lunchbox as it should have looked, glue it onto your standard Walmart lunchbox, and cover with clear gloss spray.

There you have it- a genuine Serenity Lunchbox!
Bummer! I've got this pre-ordered too.

And that makes two "coming attractions" that we promoted at our CSTS screening that didn't come to pass as advertised. First there was the "Drive" burnoff that was supposed to be yesterday but was moved to the 13th, and now the lunchbox. Grr argh.
Pure speculation: It may be that Universal licensed the Fruity Oaty Bar image to a T-shirt company and Dark Horse isn't allowed to use it on the lunchbox. Maybe based on pre-order interest, DH will go ahead with a lunchbox with another image soon, like a cast photo.

Hope they didn't get stuck with any production which would probably discourage them.
Ok, here's the word from Dark Horse:

The lunchbox indeed has been cancelled (they didn't go into the reasons why), but they are still looking at offering some version of one at some point down the road.

So don't give up on the notion of actually having a Serenity lunchbox. They just have to take another look at it.
Guess I'll be brownbagging my lunch awhile longer. A shame actually. I was looking forward to the questions about that lunchpail...hmmm, thinking again.
Come to think of it, has anyone heard any more about the pvc Figures that were supposed to be coming out? I couldn't find those in the DH catalog, either.
My Serenity action figures were going to live in my Serenity lunchbox.

I thought about taking lunch to work in it, but then it would smell like, you know, food.

Simply print up the picture of the lunchbox as it should have looked, glue it onto your standard Walmart lunchbox, and cover with clear gloss spray.

Hmmm. Why does this plan sound vaguely familiar...
Hmmm. Why does this plan sound vaguely familiar...

Hah.
Thank you, Bix. Any idea when we're going to actually see those?
I thought they were supposed to be out already...
Browncoats = Brownbags

It just kinda works
I just got an email from TFAW and they are not cancelling the preorders yet. They said they have not heard anything from their distributors and are taking a "wait and see" attitude. So maybe this is just a big hoax.

Why can't things ever go smooth...

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