Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Each game will be serially numbered with a print run of 500 copies. Even though that may seem like a small number, it might be 400 more than today's market can support. In any case, preorders are welcome at 50 Euros per copy or US$79 from NCS. Preorders should ship in early Nov.
Griffon Enterprises throws their hat into the ring and sculpts the impish demon in an impish manner where Etna is apparently crawling towards the throne while peering out with her crimson peepers. The figure is set at 1/7 scale and measures 11cm or 4.33" in length. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late January 2008 at US$58 each.
Etna with Prinny
Manufacturer Toys Works distributes the figures in factory boxes of 10 randomly assorted toys. Based on the preorder solicitation, each box contains a full set of six figures and duplicates. Preorders are welcome today at US$68 per box. Jan Code: 4543341131157
Sega originally shipped them to the Japanese marketplace on March 15, 2007 but Japanese distributors have started another sales campaign for the chicks. Maybe they think the upcoming holiday season will stoke demand. Preorders are welcome to ship in 1-2 weeks.
| PS3 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 |
It's on the way. Apologies for the delay but due to "stock allocations" in the UK, our supplier is shipping our order today. Barring any further delays, our PS3 PES shipments should be in on Thursday.
| Dual Shock 3 Update |
We've received one offer for the Dual Shock 3 from a Japanese supplier thus far but we're not biting yet. The reason? In order to obtain 1 Dual Shock 3, we also have to buy 1 Playstation 3 40GB console. Let's do the math - buy one DS3 at about $43.60 based on this morning's forex spot and buy one PS3 for $420... which we don't need or want. NCS understands the Dual Shock 3 is precious but we don't relish the idea of spending $460 to import each one.
Please wait for further updates from our other Japanese distributors in the next few days but so far, it's not looking good for readily available stock on November 11. Price gouging is also possible per the norms of the import market but we'll post more information in the next few days. If prices ratchet up too high, we'd advise patience since prices should eventually drop to normalcy within 2-3 weeks after the Japanese debut.