UK RT Store: Update & FAQ'Allo, chaps! It's been a few days since we told you about the UK RT Store coming, and I wanted to give you an update.
When will this online store be open? We are trying to get the online UK Store open by end-of-day Friday, but if not, the latest it will open is Monday, December 9th. There are a lot of moving pieces that need to come together for us to open, so we apologize for the delay. Ideally, we'd be perfecting everything and opening later in the year, but we wanted to make sure we got it open in time for you all to buy your Christmas presents.
What will you have in stock? We will not have all the merchandise the International RT Store has quite yet- ESPECIALLY brand new products, since it will take some time to get all the stock we need. As for what we will have; there are a ton of AH, RT and RWBY products to choose from, including many fan favourites.
What about DVDs/BluRays and CDs? Sadly we will NOT have any DVDs or CDs available for sale in this store. We currently don't have the proper permissions, as there are certain regulations in place when selling this type of media in the UK. We are hoping to remedy this as soon as we can. If you really can't wait for one of our DVDs, I suggest buying it from our International RT Store (AKA the US RT Store), as all our movies are Region Free.
Will there be any special sales or items? To celebrate, we're going to be selling a limited amount of Grifball Plushies and will be offering a 10% discount for a week. We will keep you posted on what the code will be once we open.
Where will the UK Store Ship to? The UK RT Store will ship to all of Europe (including all Scandinavian Countries).
Our UK Fan base has always been so amazing to us, and we wish we could have done this sooner. We are so happy to finally be able to offer you guys a way to get RT Merch, and to thank you for the love and support you've been giving us for over 10 years.
I know you're probably sleeping, but I have some exciting news! Rooster Teeth is finally opening up a UK Store next week!
Since it's still new, it won't have every product just yet, so be patient. However, to celebrate, we're going to have Grifball Plushies available in the UK Store for a whole week, AND we're going to be offering a 10% discount during that same week! Stay tuned for details on when exactly that begins, and what the coupon code will be.
We are thrilled to finally be able to give our UK audience a chance to get some sweet RT Merch without the international shipping costs and longer wait times. Thanks for being awesome fans, and remember to stay tuned to the RT Site for details on the opening!
My friend Miles LunaWith the RvB Season 11 finale airing today, I wanted to talk a bit about Mr. Miles Luna.
Miles and I met for the first time at RTX 2011, back when I was a community member and he was interning at Rooster Teeth. He helped me coordinate the volunteers, sang some sweet songs in the tent with other attendees (shoutout to Pokemon) and filmed me for my first Rooster Teeth video appearance. He made the whole experience a blast, and made me feel comfortable in front of the camera even though I was nervous as hell.
It was really cool to see how much he wanted to get to know the RT Community- which, come on, was super easy for him, being the likable guy he is. Miles is one of those people I just bonded with instantly. I was super bummed to leave Austin, not knowing the next time I'd be able to visit, or if my new buddy would even be at Rooster Teeth the next time I could come back.
Luckily, he was asked to stay, and was sent to Fan Expo to help out with the booth. Miles seriously has the child-like sense of wonderment of an 8 year-old boy. It's endearing, really. I was happy to be able to show him around a Canadian city and introduce him to things about a "foreign" culture. It was also the second time I was able to see just how amazing he was with fans- always very upbeat, excited to meet everyone, never rude or cold. Always genuine.
After I got hired at RT, and was finally in Austin, I remember him giving me a giant hug and saying "We're here. We did it". Since we both came to the company after being fans, it felt like we had accomplished something together.
It's no question that Miles was one of the smartest hires Rooster Teeth ever had. In his short time at the company, he's gone from intern to Writer/Director of RT's biggest show, RvB. And of course, let's not forget co-writing RWBY- a brand new series that took off in a major way.
He is one of the most hard-working, passionate people I know, and he still remains humble. My favorite thing is to watch him interact with fans, because he makes them feel so at ease, and treats everyone like a friend.
Miles, I am so proud of you.
We're all so excited to see what the future holds. <3
Extra Life Aftermath I'm going to try to write this without crying. I will also be using the word "proud" a LOT.
This weekend, Rooster Teeth participated in Extra-Life, a 24-hour (this time, 25-hour) gaming marathon to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. We had the initial goal of $20,000, and after surpassing this before our stream even started, we raised our goal to a whopping $50,000.
If you've been following us on Twitter, or watched the stream, you'll know that we raised over $180,000 and sold over 15,000 of a special AH Extra-Life Poster, where all proceeds go to Extra-Life. This means Team Rooster Teeth raised over $300,000.
First, I want to talk about our amazing crew here at RT. Everyone (who was able to) showed up at some point during our 25 hours of streaming, and helped make it fun, entertaining, and one of the best times I've ever had with this company. From Michael shaving his head (and eating 12 lava cakes), to Gavin nearly killing himself with hot sauce, Matt matching all donations for 15 minutes (which, by the way, was a ridiculous $20,000!), and Jack doing the truffle shuffle, our crew gave it their all this weekend, and I am so proud of them.
Secondly, to our community. This is the part I'm tearing up at, and did at various times this weekend. You guys are. Wow. Not only did you dedicate the time to watch and participate in our stream, but the amount of donations we received from you all is unfathomable. Whether you donated $5 or $500, every penny made a difference. You guys bought posters, tweeted about our stream, and gave us words of encouragement. You took screenshots, archived special moments for us, and made us feel so excited for what we were doing. You are the real heroes, and you should all feel so proud of what you've helped us accomplish.
I've never been more proud of our community. I'm absolutely overwhelmed by your support and generosity. We all are. We tried to talk about it at our all-hands meeting this morning, but we were all too emotional. This is an amazing time to be here, and I cannot thank you enough.
And lastly, I need to thank our leader, Mr. Jack Pattillo. This whole event was his brainchild, and he pulled it off flawlessly. He brought us all together for an amazing cause, and his passion and dedication is what made us stick through it. Not only is he a great friend, entertainer, and creator- he has one of the biggest hearts out of anyone I know. This would not have happened without him.
9 YearsYesterday (Oct 24) was my 9-year anniversary on RoosterTeeth.com. While I started watching RvB when I was 14, I only signed up on this site when I was 15- User number 47871.
I know I don't have to explain how my life has changed since joining, but I'm still in disbelief that this is where I ended up. At 24, I've spent a third of my life with Rooster Teeth. There's not a day that goes by that I don't appreciate the friends I've made here, and the opportunities I've had because of this place. I can't think of anything else I've spent 9 years of my life dedicate to.
Every time my anniversary rolls around, I reflect on what has happened in the last few years. This community has changed so much since 2004, and although it isn't the small, close group of people it used to be, it's grown to be something that has touched the lives of so many people, and has given a lot of us a place to call home. There are a lot of times when I miss the old days, but I know things need to change in order for us to keep going, and I am so thankful that we can.
We'll be live streaming the whole thing from the RT office, and various RT staff will be popping in and out throughout the whole event. My goal is to raise $100, so if you'd like, you can help support Team Rooster Teeth and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by donating. Anything helps (and is very much appreciated) and we hope to see you during the stream!
Come see us at NYCC!Are you heading to the Big Apple for NYCC this weekend? If so, read on! Rooster Teeth will be at the Cinedigm Booth, #2309, where Miles, Kerry, and Monty will be signing throughout the weekend. We'll also have a RWBY panel on Friday at 6:45 PM in room 1A15!
There are a ton of cool promotions that Cinedigm will be running at the booth:
We’re going to be giving out four RWBY stickers—one for each character—on each of the days of the Con [Ruby Thursday, Weiss Friday, and so on] - If you collect them all, post your photo (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) of all 4 RWBY stickers to win a copy of the RWBY Blu-ray or DVD. (use hashtag #RTatNYCC)
- If you preorder RWBY or RvB Season 11 in-booth, then you’ll receive all four stickers without having to come back each day
- If you post a photo with one of the guys, it also enters you to win a copy of RWBY or RvB S11. Hashtag all posts with #RTatNYCC
And lastly, we’re going to have a greenscreen setup with RWBY and RvB backdrops for fans to take photos with. These will be posted on Cinedigm's Facebook page.
We recently experienced unauthorized access to our website, in which information had been illegally accessed from our database- this was limited to email addresses and encrypted passwords from a number of accounts. As a safety precaution, we'd like to advise that you change your password on RoosterTeeth.com. Note that our other domains, AchievementHunter.com, RTXEvent.com, and RedvsBlue.com are all linked to the same database, and changing your password on one domain will be sufficient.
Rest assured that no other information has been compromised.
We thank you for being part of our community, and for calling this place home with us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Your security and the integrity of RoosterTeeth.com remains our top priority, and we are doubling our efforts to ensure we do not experience any issues like this moving forward.
The Rooster Teeth Team
EDIT: To change your password, click on your username at the top right of the page, click "settings", then "account settings", and the option to change your password will be at the top. You will NOT need to change your password if you log in with Facebook.