Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Princess Crown Gradriel ver 1.5 Figure - New, In Stock

In the Princess Crown videogame for the Sega Saturn, a royal daughter named Gradriel served as the protagonist of the adventure. Despite her frail-looking frame and reserved demeanor, Gradriel swung her broadsword like a champ and proved her mettle against adversity. A couple of years ago, Atlus re-released the game on the PSP and gained a new legion of fans which led to toy merchandising.

Yujin released a Princess Crown Gradriel v1.0 figure on November 19, 2007 which sold well and eventually sold out. For an encore, the company releases Gradriel v1.5 which adds a silvery shield to the princess' repertoire. The posable Gradriel figure appears identical to v1.0 but it's roughly 2cm shorter at 16cm or 6.29" in height. All preorders have shipped as of last week and new orders are welcome. Jan Code:

Star Wars Kubrick Series 8 - New Import, In Stock

The Star Wars Kubrick series outsells pretty much every other Kubrick toy we've stocked thanks to a rabid devoted fan base. The eighth Star Wars Kubrick release seeks to thrill fans once again with fresh faces from the Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace movie. The six standard character featured in the set are as follows:

» Trade Federation Battle Droid with Blaster
» Darth Maul with Double-Bladed Lightsaber
» Anakin Skywalker in Pod Racer Outfit with Tools
» C-3PO Prototype Production Version
» Qui-Gon Jinn with Lightsaber
» Queen Amidala in Red Senator Gown

In addition to the standard figures listed above, rare Chase figures are also randomly packaged in the factory boxes but some Chase figures only appear once in every 4 factory boxes. Good luck in finding them. NCS supplies the Kubrick figures in complete factory boxes of 12 toys.

Revoltech No. 50 - New Import, In Stock

In the Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann animated series, the mechs are known as Gunmen. There's hasn't been enough TTGL toy merchandising in Japan so it's Kaiyodo's duty to induct a Gunman into the Revoltech toy line.

The beauty of the Revoltech toys lie in the "Revolver Joints" which allow for full freedom when posing the figure. Once a joint is positioned, it'll ratchet into place and stay there until you change its position. The Gunman measures 12cm or 4.72" tall and features a total of 19 joints. Thanks to the many points of articulation, the robot may be positioned into battle stances galore or even into thoughtful repose. An extra helmeted head, a golden drill weapon, and four extra hands are included in the product packaging. Preorders have shipped already and new orders are welcome.

Figma Kanu Unchou Figure - Preorder

Ikkitousen's brightest star is a raven-haired warrior named Kanu Unchou. She's been sculpted into many toys as we've chronicled over the past few months. NCS was hoping for Revoltech Kanu or Nendroid Kanu but we're going to be getting Figma Kanu instead. The Figma line-up from Max Factory features articulated PVC-ABS figures which are supported by a mounting stand. They're awfully popular and very well done in terms of construction quality.

Kanu's Figma turn measures 145mm or 5.70" in height. She wields a big honking Blue Dragon spear and wears a blue and white ensemble that hearkens back to old school Kanu. You know, before she became everything to everyone. Max Factory throws in extra faces, chunks of interchangeable battle-shredded clothing, and additional fists inside each package. Preorders ship in late July 2008 at US$30.90 per figure.

General Updates

Nintendo DS Arkanoid Paddle Controller
After selling out last month, NCS has restocked a small batch of the Silver and White NDS Paddle Controllers from one of our Japanese suppliers. Please note that pricing is set at US$26.90 and new orders are welcome.
Hori Real Arcade Pro 3
Another shipment of HRAP3s is expected on Thursday of this week and any backorders will ship once the stock arrives. We'll also post an update if we're able to get another batch of the Hori RAP2 S.A.
Playstation Portable Delays
Suigetsu Portable and Suigetsu Portable Limited Edition have been delayed from June 26 to August 28, 2008. If you've preordered either game, please mark your import calendar accordingly.

Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann Yoko MMS Figure - Preorder

When it comes to posable consumer toys from Japan, NCS is of the opinion that Max Factory's Figma series lords over Kaiyodo's Revoltech and Konami's MMS lines. They're all good but Figma has an edge in terms of quality and ease of posing. It's a shame that Yoko Ritona of Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann fame hasn't been Figma-tized yet but until that happens, we have Yoko MMS. Last year, Konami released a "Multi-Movable System" version of Yoko which sold out fairly quickly but Konami has announced a reproduction of the figure which ships in July.

The MMS version of Yoko measures 15cm tall and features jointed limbs so the figure may be posed in a variety of action stances. If you look to the left, Yoko may be seen aping Rambo. Preorders are welcome to ship in late July 2008 at JPY3500 or US$38.90 from NCS. Jan Code: 4988602134902

Sheep - Clearance

Docile lambs are easily guided by your sheepdog across levels of coercive puzzle-game action. Later levels require a higher level of precision and guidance as you marshall your flock across bodies of water, tricky obstacles and other perilous terrain.

Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of Sheep for the Japanese PS1 is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Please note Japanese PS1 games cannot be played on a USA PS1 unless a circumvention device or boot disc is utilized. Pricing is set at US$13.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Larger Photos