Wednesday, November 08, 2006

New Playstation Portable Colors

Sony goes beyond black and white with an impending expansion of PSP color variants. Preorders are welcome for three new Playstation Portable colors which are scheduled to ship in the next few weeks. Pricing is set at US$215 per Playstation Portable which is packaged in a regulation issue PSP box and contains the handheld unit, an AC adapter, and user manual. The new hues are:

» PSP Pink - Shipping on November 22, 2006
» PSP Silver - Shipping on December 14, 2006
» PSP Metallic Blue - Shipping on December 21, 2006

Please note that the new PSPs are loaded with firmware v2.81.

Bomberman Catch the Dots

When the Bomberman Catch the Dots toys ship in March of 2007, Tomy will have missed Bomberman's 20th Anniversary by 2 years. Still, the delayed toy homage is better late than never since lesser known games have already made it to the Dots league. Measuring 7.5cm tall and part of the miniature Dots series, two Bomberman kits are on offer - one for creating the recognizable helmeted Bomber and another for creating bonus pick-ups such as expanded blast radius and quickness. Preorders are welcome.

Real Action Heroes: Ghost Rider

Nicholas Cage is Johnny Blaze when the Ghost Rider movie bows on February 16, 2007. To tie into the cinematic debut, Medicom has announced a Real Action Heroes figure which features the flaming Ghost Rider who is, as the comic book declares, the Spirit of Vengeance. Ghost Rider wears leather duds with chains hanging haphazardly over him and sports spikes which are mounted on his shoulders, wrists, and boots. Taller than most other Real Action Heroes figures, GR measures 32cm or 12.59" tall and the leather should be authentic and not pleather nor vinyl.
Pricing is set at JPY16800 or US$155 from NCS. Preorders are scheduled to ship on or around March 29, 2007.

Tales of the Abyss One Coin Figures

Luke fon Fabre and Tear Grants lead a cast of six characters in Kotobukiya's Tales of the Abyss One Coin Figures which feature high production values at relatively reasonable prices. The figures measure 8 cm to 11 cm tall and are priced at JPY600 per randomly packaged figure. From the upper left and rotating clockwise, the characters are: Luke fon Fabre, Guy Cecil, Tear Grants, Anise Tatlin, Jade Curtiss, and Natalia Luzu Kimuelasca Lanvaldear. Preorders are scheduled to ship in mid-late February 2007. A factory sealed box contains 12 figures at US$65 per.