FUNimation began to introduce a new branding to some of its titles in the last couple of solicitations but firm information has been a bit hard to come by. Long time forum regular and contributor WTK began putting all the pieces together recently and has been updating it as new pieces come in as well. FUNimation has introduced various kinds of packaging and release formats over the years, though the one that stuck the most was its Viridian Collection brand, but that underwent packaging changes from the start as well. The latest brand that they're using on very select titles is called S.A.V.E.
What does it stand for?
S.A.V.E. = Super Amazing Value Edition
What is it?
These are a new line of FUNimation releases (not necessarily boxsets) with a new, lower MSRP [mostly $29.98, $19.98, $9.98].
Some of these releases are new SKUs while others are just reprices.
It is a different line from the Viridian Collection releases.
Not all brands and repriced releases will receive a S.A.V.E. release.
What about the packaging?
If it’s a new packaging, there’s going to be a S.A.V.E. green bar on the side. Existing stock will have a S.A.V.E. sticker.
They will be very recognizable. Think like the used textbooks sticker, but only green. Another example would be like Playstation's Greatest Hit.
List of S.A.V.E. Releases Not Officially Solicited / Waiting for Repricing? (Subjected to Change)
BALDR FORCE EXE*
Release Date: 5/18/10
Venus Versus Virus: Complete Collection*
Release Date: 5/18/10
Galaxy Railways: Complete Collection*
Release Date: 5/25/10
You can find extended discussions on this topic and titles here. Thanks to WTK for compiling the information as it was slowly coming out from retailer and studio sources over the last couple of months.
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