There has been no announcement yet from Nickelodeon or their distributors at Paramount Home Media Distribution, but Best Buy's website over this past weekend was found to be listing a Blu-ray Disc release for Avatar: The Last Airbender
. There are no details listed there, nor box art. As you can see from the screen capture below, it simply says "BD-AVATAR:THE LAST AIRBENDER CS (Blu-ray Disc)
"...with a release date of May 1st
and a cost of $49.99 (we don't know if that's an SRP, or if that's Best Buy's discounted pricing; it's not labeled as one or the other).
We don't know if that "CS" is supposed to stand for "complete series" or maybe something else, like "collector set" or anything different. We've looked rather extensively at websites for other sellers, in both the USA and for Canada, and we haven't been able to find any other listing for A:TLA
on Blu-ray. There's also no listing on wholesaler sites, and our home video retail industry contacts don't have any info about it for us as of this writing.
We should caution you that we're not sure how accurate this info is, without formal word from Nick/Paramount to confirm the title, format and date. We'll also note that there was one recent Blu-ray title listed at BestBuy.com, reported here
, where the listing went up with a March date, was taken down, went back up, came back down, went up again but with an October date, then very quickly came back down and hasn't yet returned. So we're understandably cautious. But so many fans of the show are talking about this item, and thus we had to report what we're aware of right now.
So consider this a "heads-up," and we'll see what comes of it! Our thanks to one of our readers, "Donald," for being the first to email us about this item. Stay tuned, of course, and we'll update you as further developments occur.