Tuesday, June 17, 2008
1) Two PVC figures in a bowl (shown)
2) 2008-2009 desktop calendar
3) Holographic flick-action card
Preorders ship on August 7, 2008.
An androgynous hero named Yuri Lowell serves as the protagonist who teams up with a assortment of fellow travelers including a pink-maned girl named Estellise, a knight who goes by the name Flynn, and a pipe-clenching pooch named Rapido.
Early preorders for Tales of Vesperia will include a bonus Special DVD courtesy of Namco. Preorders are welcome to ship on August 7, 2008 at JPY7800 or US$73.90 from NCS.
The latest Aya toy figure is proportioned at 1/7 scale and hails from Alter. When NCS makes buying decisions for Japanese toys, we generally look for action heroes or heroines that are sculpted in dynamic poses. Alter's Aya isn't dynamic but she nevertheless possesses that special mix of presence, verve, and charisma that forces us to open the corporate coffers and buy her in bulk quantities. Preorders are welcome to ship in October 2008 at JPY8800 or US$83.90 from NCS. Jan Code: 4560228201796
The characters in the new set are:
» Yuko Asao - in full armored regalia with broadsword
» Valna - sedate pose with staff weapon
» Yuko Asao - wears a skimpy ocher costume with two weapons
» Cham - redhead in pink and yellow body armor
Pricing is set at JPY500 per gashapon from Millennium but we’re going to bundle the figures into complete sets of four and supply them that way. Preorders are welcome to ship in Sept 2008.
Miki Hoshii of Id@lMaster fame has apparently gone to the Wayne Newton school of showmanship because she also points. A lot. So much so that Max Factory has sculpted good ol' Miki (20cm) in two different figures where she pounds one fist on her hip while her other hand points. On the left, we have the "New Star" version and on the right, it's all about the "Awaken" version of Miki. Preorders ship in September 2008.
| Transformers MP-07 Thundercracker |
Takara has opened up preorders for the seventh Transformers Masterpiece figure which is scheduled to ship in November 2007. If we recall correctly, Thundercracker is a blue G1 Decepticon that looks like Megatron except that he's... blue. Thundercracker can also transform into a jetfighter. That's all we remember. Takara didn't release any photos with their preorder solicitation last night but we'll throw some up once they're made available through the usual channels. Preorders are welcome and pricing is set at JPY10000 or US$108.90 from NCS.
| Aquapict - Haven for Mosquito Babies |
We've been using our Aquapict on and off for the past year or so. Today, we noticed mosquito larvae in the tank. We're not sure how they got in there since the Aquapict is a closed system. Maybe a skeeter got in during a water change and deposited some eggs. Those eggs appear to have hatched over the weekend. If time permits, we'll post some photos.
Sale Offering: NCS remaining inventory of Charge 'n Blast is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$16.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail service. Orders are welcome.