«©NCSX» Hori recently started preorders on www.horistore.com for the Real Arcade Pro 3 Special Addition joystick which is designed for use with the Playstation 3. The Special Addition designation refers to the authentic Sanwa arcade joystick and buttons which are used in the stick. According to the website, the Sanwa stick is a JLF-TP-8YT-SK which means a mounting plate and dust cover are included. The buttons are Sanwa model #OBSF-30 and OBSF-24. The dimensions of the stick are 412 x 243 x 135mm and weights 2600g. A 3m USB cable connects the controller to your PS3. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around December 18, 2008 at US$189.90. Pricing reflects agent and shipping costs from Japan.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
«©NCSX» Whereas the Static Arts Kingdom Hearts II sculpture of Sora was bright and chipper, Riku's Static Arts rendition is somber. Another descriptor might be "morose" but there's a reason for that. According to Kingdom Hearts lore, Riku was possessed by Xehanort's Heartless and summarily afflicted with Darkness in his heart. As such, Riku is generally a somber and morose kind of hero.
Square Enix starts preorders for a Riku statue which measures 30cm or 11.81" tall. Riku stands on top of a crag and wields a Keyblade called the
"Way to the Dawn" which was his weapon of choice in KHII. The sculpture shows the angel and demon wings around the blade's handle and a Heartless pendant may be seen swinging from the bottom of the weapon. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2009.
«©NCSX» Every time we see Cloud, he seems to look slightly different from his original depiction in the original Final Fantasy VII game. Back in 1997, Cloud was a punk kid with a shock of blonde hair, a boyish physique, and baggy pants. In ensuing incarnations, Cloud either got grungier as seen in Kingdom Hearts or more feminine as shown in the Final Fantasy VII Advent Children film.
For Square Enix's upcoming Static Arts Final Fantasy VII rendition of Cloud Strife, the popular hero is decidedly retro. As in, reflecting the design sensibilities of the original Cloud as sketched and illustrated by Tetsuya Nomura. Cloud's face is sharply cut and his hair is best described as a haphazard sculpture of blond locks. A regulation-issue uniform, brown boots, and a big Buster Sword round out the feature set of the figure. For the backdrop, Cloud stands on wooden planks and is "bathed" in the protective light of Aerith's church. Yellow flowers sprout at his feet while a hazy mist spreads along the planks. Dimensions: 9.24 x 6.5 x 13.25"
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late May 2009 at JPY14800 or US$138.90 from NCS. Due to the size of the Static Arts statue, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States. Please note this item will incur dimensional weight if shipped by any air service.
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Imported from Japan! Over a decade since the release of Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth stands alone as the ultimate villain of the Final Fantasy franchise, reviled for his brutal killing of Aerith, the flower girl. Now, the villain stands revealed in the Final Fantasy VII Static Arts: Sephiroth Statue, which brings the character to imposing life as a 14 1/4" tall PVC statue. The seductiveness of evil is reflected in each carefully wrought line, putting a human face on this symbol of vileness that no Final Fantasy fan will want to miss!
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2009 at JPY14800 or US$138.90 from NCS.
«©NCSX» In the Vagabond manga, Takehiko Inoue recreated the glorified life and times of the swordsman Musashi Miyamoto as told by novelist Eiji Yoshikawa. On his travels, Musashi met and disemboweled many warriors and fellow sword handlers. One of Musashi's opponents was a dandy named Yoshioka Seijuro whose family ran the Yoshioka School for up and coming swordfighters. When Seijuro and Musashi duel, the match ends up with Seijuro's defeat due to a crushed shoulder but he gets to live. The rest of the Yoshioka clan however won't give up against Musashi and he eventually slaughters the entire Yoshioka family including an 11-year old named Genjiro. Since Seijuro survived a battle with Musashi, he gets sculpted into a polyresin statue from SQEX which measures 8.5" tall. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late April 2008.
NCS Synopsis - Original Update: December 16, 1999
«©NCSX» That's Galactic Dancing... Well, sort of. A leggy, red headed Amazon named Ulala with unstoppable energy and more moves than J.Lo, battles invading aliens by dancing great. Mimic alien marauders with up, down, left, right and shoot, shoot, shoot moves to stop their attack. Original Japanese game packaging features shiny cover and spine card.
Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of Space Channel 5 is new, factory sealed, and in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$20.90 per copy which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the continental United States. Media Mail normally delivers within 2-3 weeks.