The following maybe a rumor but on the topic IF it is true, how will it affect the K-On! fan?
Rumor has it that someone bought over K-ON! Ownership in Japan and someone within our region is bidding for license for K-ON! products which maybe airing the anime in our region channel. If that happen, some of the toys may have to pay royalties to the right owners resulting on collectors to pay a higher price for the products. So far there was a delay in the latest K-ON! Nendoroid, I wonder if it has to do with this rumor.
On the topic. is rights and licensing really a good thing? It's not like there are bootleg toys or any piracy going on here. All this happen because K-ON! fever is catching up. Is this monopolization for momentary gain?
If such things can come true, I fear the future of Anime, cosplay and other Anime related mechanizes. End of the day, the poor "Otaku" fan gets to bite the bullet.
How will this affect the collectors and lover of K-ON! Anime? I hope this is just a rumor.