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Amazon listing shows that Shout! Factory will release this in mid-February

Posted by David Lambert
Last Friday we reported about an upcoming DVD release of The Hardy Boys - Season 3, the final episodes of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries program that ran in the late '70s. In that story we had a link to an Amazon pre-order listing, showing that title and its February 12th release date, and a mis-input price of $243.97 SRP (obviously a typo!).

Now that listing at Amazon has changed, for a DIFFERENT release from Shout! Factory, happening on the same date. That link, which still shows the way-too-high price (UPDATE: a few hours later the listing has been updated to show a $14.97 SRP) and the 2/12/13 availability date, is now for the title Slugterra - Return Of The Shane Gang. If you don't know, Slugterra is an animated show produced in Canada, which debuted exactly one month ago on the DisneyXD channel in both the USA and Canada. Like Pokemon, Beyblade and other cartoons, it's not just a TV show but also a game that kids can play.

Shout! hasn't formally announced this item yet, but if the Amazon listing is to be believed, they've acquired the rights to this program, and intend to bring out a single-disc (110-minute) release on that mid-February date. Details and package art aren't available at this time, but here's a description of what the show is like, taken from the official website:
    Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest Slugslinging hero of them all! Only by collecting, training and dueling with little critters called SLUGS can Eli and his team hope to defeat the forces of evil. Did we mention the part where the slugs transform into powerful magical beasts? That part's awesome.

    Slugterra is an epic sci-fi comedy adventure set deep underground, where the ammo's alive and only the quick survive! In this luminous, high-tech, underground world every cavern holds a new adventure, new battle and weird little slugs to be discovered!

    The story follows Eli and his crew as they explore the caverns, challenge rivals and each other to friendly duels, upgrade their cool gear, and generally have a blast in this never-before-imagined underground world! But there is a very real threat to the world and the slugs; Dr. Blakk is seeking to "ghoul" the slugs, transforming them into feral mindless weapons! No one has been able to stand up to Blakk's powerful slugs and army of henchmen...until now.

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