Tuesday, April 22, 2008
In the meantime, assorted toy manufacturers continue to license Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley for toy sculptures. The latest one hails from Kurushima which features the girls in colorful Yukatas (summer kimonos). Rei's kimono is accented with blue flowers to match her hair and Ms. Langley's pink obi and red accents sort of match her orange tresses. The figures measure 20cm tall and the production is limited to 1000 sets only.
Preorders are welcome to ship in late August 2008 at JPY29,400 or US$329.90 per set from NCS.
Merchandising for the Shakugan no Shana property hasn't gone overboard yet so Toys Works opens up preorders for a set of trading figures which feature the female cast members of the animated series. The girls measure 13cm or 5.11" each and are molded and sculpted from a single piece of PVC. In addition to the six figures shown in the product photo which are "normal paint," six additional "repaint" figures are also randomly scattered in the factory cases.
Preorders are welcome to ship in late July 2008 at JPY6800 or US$68.90 per factory sealed case of 10 toys. Jan Code: 4543341131386
To give Marianne mega props, Japanese manufacturer Griffon has started preorders for a fixed-pose Marianne figure where the pink-haired moppet wears a blue swimsuit. Marianne also dons white stockings and lifts up her left leg like a pink flamingo while her mini-skirt hangs perilously from it. Preorders are welcome to ship in late August 2008 at JPY6500 or US$68.90 from NCS. Jan Code: 4582221151335
| Final Fantasy Play Arts: Cloud Strife & Hardy Daytona |
The Japanese version of the Cloud and Daytona Play Arts figure is expected to arrive on Thursday. We'll fill early preorders from the JPN batch but please note that the U.S. version of the toy is expected next week.
| Senjou no Valkyria Limited Edition Update II |
Vendors were noncommittal about the final quantity last night but we think we'll be able to fill everyone's order. However, the shipments may be split up with some arriving this week and the rest next week.
Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of Get Bass 2 is new, factory sealed, and in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$15.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Photos.