Monday, September 08, 2008

Shonen Jump 40th Anniv. Sofubi Toys - New, In Stock

NCS was first introduced to Weekly Shonen Jump back in the 80s. We were just punk kids back then, wandering the wilds of New York City where bookstores like Kinokuniya and Asahiya became occasional haunts. A portly but attractive salesgirl at Asahiya pointed out Shonen Jump and recommended it. Each issue of Shonen Jump was as big as a dictionary but way more enjoyable to read. We were hooked. Shonen Jump celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer and a barrage of merchandising is making the rounds to mark the occasion.

The first salvo is a quintet of Sofubi (soft vinyl) toys featuring Goku, Kinnikuman, Naruto, Ichigo, and Luffy who hail from five of the most popular works featured in Shonen Jump. Each figure measures 10cm or 3.93" tall and is designed by PansonWorks. Pricing is set at US$12.90 each or US$56.90 for the complete set of five figures. «NCS Photo Gallery»

One Piece Portrait of Pirates Neo-6 - Japanese Preorder

Two more characters from the One Piece universe will be getting the Portrait of Pirates treatment this December when Megahouse unleashes Rob Lucci (photo to the left) and Brook (on the right).

Rob Lucci works as a foreman at Dock One and is accompanied by a pigeon named Hattori. In the animated series, Lucci uses ventriloquism to speak through Hattori.

was originally from the "Rumba Pirates Musical Group" but joins Luffy and company to become the eighth member of the Straw Hats. Brook's special vocation is music and entertains his fellow shipmates with gracious melodies.

Each figure measures 25cm (9.84") and preorders will ship in mid-late December.

Persona 4 T-Shirt - Japanese Preorder

Cospa started preorders for a number of Persona 4 products but we're ignoring most of them. Does anyone really need a Kuma grocery bag? Didn't think so.

We are however allowing two Persona 4 products through our filter as follows:

(1) Persona 4 Kuma T-Shirt which features the cuddly character from the game.
(2) Persona 4 "I'm Living in a Television" t-shirt in stark black and white (no yellow).

Both shirts are available in S-M-L-XL and preorders will ship at the end of Sept 2008.

Release Outlook - Arrivals on Mon-Thurs

Japanese Import Outlook

NDS Hoshizora no Comic Garden D3

Princess Maker 4 Special Edition CyberFront
PS2 Sega Ages Vol. 33 Fantasy Zone Collection Sega


One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 Bandai
X360 Infinite Undiscovery SquarEnix
USA Release Outlook
PS2 Cabela's Legendary Adventures Activision
PSP Cabela's Legendary Adventures Activision
Wii Cabela's Legendary Adventures Activision

Shenmue First Print for Japanese DC - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis - Original Update: Dec 29, 2001
«©NCSX» Originally known as "Project Berkley" before it was knighted Shenmue, Yu Suzuki's DC masterwork is the long awaited "Full Reactive Eyes Entertainment" game that showcases the graphical versatility of the Dreamcast. The first print special edition includes a Shenmue Jukebox music CD and slipcase in addition to the game itself. «Larger Photos»

Sale Offer: NCS' remaining inventory of Shenmue is brand new, factory sealed, and in very good condition. Price: $78.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the U.S. by USPS Media Mail Service.