Tuesday, August 05, 2008
The Metal Gear Solid 4 Dog Tag Straps feature the following personalities: Old Snake, Raiden, Meryl, Johnny, Vamp, and Liquid Ocelot. Each dog tag measures 50mm or 1.96" in length and is made of metal wrapped inside a plastic frame. A strap is tethered to the top of each dog tag for attachment to your cell phone or perhaps your ring finger. The dog tags are triple wrapped in plastic bags and packaged in plastic capsules which are sold randomly in Japan. To make it as easy as pie for collectors to get all six dog tags without having to suffer duplicates, NCS has sorted out the capsules into complete sets at $22.90 each. «Photo Gallery»
The pillows are colored black and decorated with pixel images of Space Invaders in a shade of drab yellow and drab gray. There's a reason why the pillows are colored black - they provide the perfect contrast for the Space Invaders designs which glow in the dark when the lights are low. Two styles are in stock and shipping today as follows: (A) Two large Space Invaders and (B) Space Invaders logo with rows of invaders.
Each pillow measures 53cm (20.86") in length and 33cm (13") in width which is larger than Taito's original measurements when they started accepting preorders. The pillows are big enough to accommodate human heads, pets, and assorted wide loads.
Due to the size of each pillow, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States or USPS Airmail for our international customers. Using any sort of domestic air service will incur onerous fuel-surcharge-laden shipping charges. «Photo Gallery»
1) Crystal Skull from the recent Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie
2) Golden Idol of a Fertility Goddess from the Raiders of the Lost Ark
The artifacts sit on top of a circular base which holds the batteries and an ON/OFF switch on the back toggles the light on and off. The preorder solicitation depicted the Crystal Skull as a whitish-blue color but the final product is tinted a striking blue color which lights up nicely. Preorders have started shipping yesterday but we're sold out currently. We'll update if additional supplies are made available. «Photo Gallery»
Ibuki made her Street Fighter debut in the SFIII series where she kicked and chopped her way to the top. Ibuki's figure cuts a slender and wispy frame which is in direct contrast to the brickhouse that is Rainbow Mika. In her Capcomaniax turn, Ibuki wears her regulation issue battle uniform and stands on top of a tiny sphere on only the splayed toes from her right leg. Her left leg is slightly raised and never touches the ground. Ibuki is set to 1/8 scale and measures 38cm or 14.96" tall from the base of the figure to the top arc of Ibuki's two strands of hair. The seeming lack of a solid foundation to keep the figure aloft was a concern for us at first but we checked the sturdiness of the mounting rod and Ibuki's pretty well situated and sturdy. «Capcomaniax Ibuki Photo Gallery»
NCS has processed and shipped preorders for both Capcomaniax figures yesterday. We expect to restock Ibuki within the next couple of weeks but Mika is currently in stock and available to ship today.
Whereas Ibuki is a slender reed of a girl, Mika is gorilla-like in both build and muscle mass. Mika was introduced to the world in Capcom's Street Fighter Zero 3 where her bodacious self was on full display for everyone to give witness. Mika's a wrestler who grapples with grabs, slaps, the occasional pile driver, and multiple head butt action. She even has a screen spanning attack where she turns around and literally soars across the screen with her posterior jutting out like some kind of missile.
Similar to the Ibuki figure, Mika is sculpted to 1/8 scale and measures 220cm or 8.66" tall. We weren't sure about Mika's appeal when we first started preorders but the final product is beautifully sculpted and captures the spirit and verve that is R. Mika. Check out Mika's Photo Gallery.
NCS has processed and shipped all preorders for Mika yesterday and stock is currently available for new orders to ship today.
Sale Offer: NCS' remaining inventory of Bakegyamon: Ayakashi Fighting is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$22.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. Product SKU: NTR-P-AB5J. «View larger photos»