Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Blue Dragon Bundle

Preorders were opened overnight for the limited edition Xbox 360 Blue Dragon bundle which ships on December 7. Pricing was set at JPY29,800 and NCS starts preorders at US$335 per bundle. Every preorder will include the following items:

» Xbox 360 Core Unit + Limited Edition Blue Dragon faceplate
» Xbox 360 Blue Dragon Software
» Set of individually boxed Blue Dragon figure dioramas

More Japanese Import Schedule Updates

NDS Gyakuten Saiban 4 Capcom
Kanji Trainer Portable Sega
Naruto Shinobi Retsuden Tomy
Puyo Puyo! Sega
Tank Beat Milestone
Zoids Battle Colosseum Tomy
PS2 Gundam SEED Destiny Rengou vs. Z.A.F.T. II Plus Bandai
Taiko no Tatsujin 7 Doka! Namco
Taiko no Tatsujin 7 Doka! + Tatacon Namco
Wild Arms The Vth Vanguard Square
X360 Blue Dragon Microsoft
Chikyuu Boueigun 3 D3
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 Kasumi Face Plate Microsoft
Lost Planet Extreme Condition Capcom
Oaneechanbara VorteX D3
Zegapain NOT Bandai

Disney Character Clock

Sega has started preorders for three desktop clocks which measure 14cm or 5.51" tall and feature swinging pendulums. From the left of the photo and shuffling to the right, the timepieces are: (A) Black Nightmare Before Christmas with Jack Skellington face and Zero pendulum (B) Red Mickey Mouse clock with black mouse ears pendulum (C) Goldenrod Lilo & Stitch clock with the two rascals on the face and a flowery pendulum. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late February 2007.

Disney Character Cushion

In keeping with the Disney theme, Sega has also opened up preorders for four Disney character cushions which measure 33cm or 12.99" on each side. From the upper left and rotating clockwise, the cushions are:

(A) Blue ▪ Jack Skellington against a silver moon with flitting bats on top
Baby Blue ▪ Thumper and friend with hears and flowers in the back
Aqua Blue Stitch on top of a bubbling background
Orange ▪ Mickey and Minnie against a yellow sun backdrop

Preorders are scheduled to ship in mid-late February 2007.

Bad Boys: Glare of Eyes Vol 1 Trading Figures

Japanese manufacturer Organic is accepting preorders for the first series of Bad Boys: Glare of Eyes trading figures. The bruisers measure approximately 8cm or 3.14" tall and twelve randomly packaged figures are packed in each factory sealed case. The preorder solicitation mentions 5 standard thugs and ? secret figures. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2006 at US$6 each.

He Is My Master Plushes

In the "He is my Master" manga and animation, Mitsuki and Izumi Sawatari are recruited into the roles of maids in the household of a spoiled brat. To pay homage, Sega starts preorders for a trio of maid plushes which measure 17cm or 6.69" tall. From the left of the photo and moving to the right, the girls are Mitsuki Sawatari, Anna Kurauchi, and Izumi Sawatari. Each gal is dressed in a regulation issue maid's uniform complete with hair doily and strappy dresses. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late February 2007 at US$9.50 per plush.

Valkyrie Profile Silmeria Wall Scroll

A couple of weeks ago, a vendor in Hong Kong approached us with an offer for about 100 Valkyrie Profile Silmeria wall scrolls at a nominal cost. The shipping cost would be considerable due to the weight and size of the scrolls and we sat on the offer for a few days. After some more prodding and goading, the vendor convinced us to buy and ship them into the States.

After a delay going through U.S. Customs last week, we finally received the shipment this morning. Each Valkyrie Profile Silmeria wall scroll measures 40 x 27.50" and covers a wall well with the images of Alicia on the left and Silmeria on the right. Note that the scrolls are new but since they were rolled into tubes by the shipper, the paper is slightly ruffled. They can be smoothed out by rolling the scrolls in the opposite direction and storing them like that. Please note also that the ends of the scroll bars feature end caps which may have dug into the paper, causing small nicks in the scroll.

Pricing is set at US$19.00 per wall scroll which includes USPS Media Mail shipping anywhere in the contiguous USA. USPS Media Mail normally delivers in 5-20 days depending on your proximity to our location in New York City. Orders are welcome.