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16th Apr '16 3:48:57 PM BulletproofLlama
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* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' shorts "Marshmallow's Last Stand" and "A Jumping Jack Contest" were removed from the site for unknown reasons, but they have been recovered on numerous other websites, and on the Homestar Runner: Everything Else Vol. 2 DVD.

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* The ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' shorts "Marshmallow's Last Stand" and "A Jumping Jack Contest" were removed from the site for unknown reasons, reasons (some sources state the Brothers Chaps consider them both [[OldShame old shames]], but they have been recovered on numerous other websites, and on the Homestar Runner: Everything Else Vol. 2 DVD.
7th Apr '16 3:19:08 PM SamMax
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* The ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' anime went into the limbo for a few years after Creator/ADVFilms went under. Time went on and the old ADV sets started increasing in price. However, Creator/SentaiFilmworks eventually got the license and gave it a DVD release in 2016.
19th Mar '16 4:24:15 PM twilicorn
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* Music/{{Negativland}}'s single ''U2'', where both tracks were essentially {{Voice Clip Song}}s featuring Casey Kasem having obscene temper tantrums between takes of an episode of ''American Top 40'' set to instrumental covers of Music/{{U2}}'s "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". It was quickly pulled from record stores due to a lawsuit by Island Records (both for unlicensed samples and the fact that the cover misleadingly had "U2" in much bigger letters than the band name). It then continued to stay out-of-print due to Casey Kasem, who understandably was embarrassed by his ranting. Averted in that the band themselves put both sides of the single up for free download on their website, and later [[RefugeInAudacity started distributing a bootleg album containing 11 different versions of the song]], which is surprisingly still available.

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* Music/{{Negativland}}'s single ''U2'', where both tracks were essentially {{Voice Clip Song}}s featuring Casey Kasem Creator/CaseyKasem having obscene temper tantrums between takes of an episode of ''American Top 40'' set to instrumental covers of Music/{{U2}}'s "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". It was quickly pulled from record stores due to a lawsuit by Island Records (both for unlicensed samples and the fact that the cover misleadingly had "U2" in much bigger letters than the band name). It then continued to stay out-of-print due to Casey Kasem, Kasem himself, who understandably was embarrassed by his ranting. Averted in that the band themselves put both sides of the single up for free download on their website, and later [[RefugeInAudacity started distributing a bootleg album containing 11 different versions of the song]], which is surprisingly still available.
18th Mar '16 11:57:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''AmericanGothic'' was one of the most campaigned-for shows for a while, until it was finally released on DVD in 2005 (R1) and 2006 (R2).
* ''AllyMcBeal'' fans in the United States either had to trade tapes, import the British DVD series set from the UK, or be content with a five-episode "Best Of Season 1" compilation for many years because of a flop of a syndication deal where FX took a nearly $2 Million bath every time they aired an episode (they stopped after two years and nobody else dared to air it again), and the sheer fact that all the music rights used on the show were not negotiated at all before the rise of TV on DVD, not to mention that Vonda Shepard would be looking at quite the sweet DVD royalty check for being the house singer on the show. Thankfully, the long wait was worth it in October 2009, Fox released the full series in a Region 1 box set with no music cuts whatsoever.

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* ''AmericanGothic'' ''Series/AmericanGothic'' was one of the most campaigned-for shows for a while, until it was finally released on DVD in 2005 (R1) and 2006 (R2).
* ''AllyMcBeal'' ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' fans in the United States either had to trade tapes, import the British DVD series set from the UK, or be content with a five-episode "Best Of Season 1" compilation for many years because of a flop of a syndication deal where FX took a nearly $2 Million bath every time they aired an episode (they stopped after two years and nobody else dared to air it again), and the sheer fact that all the music rights used on the show were not negotiated at all before the rise of TV on DVD, not to mention that Vonda Shepard would be looking at quite the sweet DVD royalty check for being the house singer on the show. Thankfully, the long wait was worth it in October 2009, Fox released the full series in a Region 1 box set with no music cuts whatsoever.
3rd Mar '16 11:09:46 PM jag140
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* The retail copy ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' was fairly expensive to obtain. Its expansion pack, ''Alien Crossfire,'' cost a pretty penny and was rather difficult to find due to the game being by far the least selling of any in the civilization series. However, its release on several digital distributors such as GOG.com has averted this trope.
27th Feb '16 5:50:50 PM Pred3000
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* ''Series/CopRock'' will be finally getting a release from Shout Factory in May 2016.
24th Feb '16 1:40:43 PM ooh
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* While ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' has been available on DVD, the earlier ''These Three'' was unavailable on video from 1997 until a 2016 DVD-R from the Warner Archives was released.
19th Feb '16 7:55:11 PM Market43Fan
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* The debut album of ChristianRock recording artist [[Series/{{Roundhouse}} Benny Hester]]; 1972's ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Benny]]", saw only a handful of copies survive a fire that broke out shortly before it was scheduled to be release that destroyed the masters; resulting in the few surviving copies selling for quite a few pretty pennies. However, in February 2016; Hester announced that album would be [[http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bennyhester released in a digitally remastered form taken from Hester's own promotional copy]]
19th Feb '16 9:17:52 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* For nearly 20 years, a copy of ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun'' was fairly difficult to acquire. Why? Well, Music/{{Metallica}} wanted to use footage from the movie for their video of "One" back in 1988, and found it simpler to just purchase all the rights to the movie...and then do nothing with it. Only in 2009 was a DVD release made.

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* For nearly 20 years, a copy of ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun'' was fairly difficult to acquire. Why? Well, Music/{{Metallica}} wanted to use footage from the movie for their video of "One" back in 1988, and found it simpler to just purchase all the rights to the movie...and then do nothing with it. Only in 2009 was did Shout! Factory snatch the rights for a DVD release made.release.
12th Feb '16 11:09:20 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''[[VideoGame/TacticsOgre Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together]]'': The SNES version of this classic game never made it to the West due to it being released around the same time the Playstation came into existence, and the PS1 re-release (which did get localized) was super-rare even at launch, not to mention being a notoriously shoddy port (and for English-speaking gamers, a notoriously even-worse translation). Sixteen years later, Creator/SquareEnix released an enhanced remake of the game, overjoying fans and enraging speculators the world over.

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* ''[[VideoGame/TacticsOgre Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together]]'': The SNES [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] version of this classic game never made it to the West due to it being released around the same time the Playstation UsefulNotes/PlayStation came into existence, and the PS1 [=PS1=] re-release (which did get localized) was super-rare even at launch, not to mention being a notoriously shoddy port (and for English-speaking gamers, a notoriously even-worse translation). Sixteen years later, Creator/SquareEnix released an enhanced remake of the game, overjoying fans and enraging speculators the world over.



* UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole (for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, and UsefulNotes/{{Wii U}}), XboxLiveArcade, and PlaystationNetwork have sections for games from previous systems. Games that sell for ridiculously high prices on eBay and Amazon are available for far less on these services, such as ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and games that are very hard to find in retail (like ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'') can easily be found here.
** Virtual Console (Consoles): Games for the {{NES}}, {{SNES}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} in the case of the Wii and Wii U; and additionally games for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis (Mega Drive), TurboGrafx16 (PC Engine), and even a few arcade games in the case of the Wii.

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* UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole (for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, and UsefulNotes/{{Wii U}}), XboxLiveArcade, UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade, and PlaystationNetwork UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork have sections for games from previous systems. Games that sell for ridiculously high prices on eBay and Amazon are available for far less on these services, such as ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and games that are very hard to find in retail (like ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'') can easily be found here.
** Virtual Console (Consoles): Games for the {{NES}}, {{SNES}}, [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]], [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], and UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} in the case of the Wii and Wii U; and additionally games for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis (Mega Drive), TurboGrafx16 (PC Engine), and even a few arcade games in the case of the Wii.



** Virtual Console (Handhelds): Games from [[UsefulNotes/GameBoy Game]] [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor Boy]] [[GameBoyAdvance systems]], the UsefulNotes/GameGear, TurboGrafx16, and NES for the Nintendo 3DS.
** Xbox Live Arcade: Games for the original {{Xbox}} in the case of the {{Xbox 360}} and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox One}}.
** [=PlayStation=] Network: Games for the original PlayStation in the case of the {{PSP}} and PS3, and additionally PlayStation2 in the case of the PS3.

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** Virtual Console (Handhelds): Games from [[UsefulNotes/GameBoy Game]] [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor Boy]] [[GameBoyAdvance [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance systems]], the UsefulNotes/GameGear, TurboGrafx16, and NES for the Nintendo 3DS.
** Xbox Live Arcade: Games for the original {{Xbox}} UsefulNotes/XBox in the case of the {{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/XBox360 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox One}}.UsefulNotes/XboxOne.
** [=PlayStation=] Network: Games for the original PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation in the case of the {{PSP}} [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] and PS3, [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]], and additionally PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in the case of the PS3.[=PS3=].



* ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' sold poorly on the PS2, and are some of the rarest games on the console. But then in Fall 2011, Sony released a compilation pack for the PS3 containing both games on one disc, with loads of bonus features, and the UK release of ''ICO'' instead of the American release (which had easier and altered puzzles than the UK/JPN versions). This pleased both those who had played the games before, and those who never got to play them due to their rarity.

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* ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' sold poorly on the PS2, [=PS2=], and are some of the rarest games on the console. But then in Fall 2011, Sony released a compilation pack for the PS3 [=PS3=] containing both games on one disc, with loads of bonus features, and the UK release of ''ICO'' instead of the American release (which had easier and altered puzzles than the UK/JPN versions). This pleased both those who had played the games before, and those who never got to play them due to their rarity.



** ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' goes for notoriously high prices, hardly ever going below $50 in the US. There was a DVD re-release in Europe, but it too has gone out of print, though it's somewhat cheaper ($30 onward). Frustratingly, this almost wasn't the case -- [[https://twitter.com/TimOfLegend/status/385237807230230528 some sources report that an HD remake was 80% done before it was shelved, never to be greenlit.]] Like ''Grim Fandango'', a remaster for the [=PS4=], PS Vita, and PC was announced by Double Fine to be in the works at Sony's PlayStation Experience keynote held in December 2014.

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** ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' goes for notoriously high prices, hardly ever going below $50 in the US. There was a DVD re-release in Europe, but it too has gone out of print, though it's somewhat cheaper ($30 onward). Frustratingly, this almost wasn't the case -- [[https://twitter.com/TimOfLegend/status/385237807230230528 some sources report that an HD remake was 80% done before it was shelved, never to be greenlit.]] Like ''Grim Fandango'', a remaster for the [=PS4=], PS Vita, and PC was announced by Double Fine to be in the works at Sony's PlayStation [=PlayStation=] Experience keynote held in December 2014.



* For the longest time, {{Suikoden2}} was one of the rarest games for the PS1 owing to its very limited print and low initial sales, much to the chagrin of fans as it is often citied as one of the greatest JRPGs ever. Thankfully in late 2014, it was finally uploaded to the PSN, to the joy of fans worldwide.

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* For the longest time, {{Suikoden2}} was one of the rarest games for the PS1 [=PS1=] owing to its very limited print and low initial sales, much to the chagrin of fans as it is often citied cited as one of the greatest JRPGs [=JRPGs=] ever. Thankfully in late 2014, it was finally uploaded to the PSN, to the joy of fans worldwide.
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