Monday, August 25, 2014

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1342 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
   The September 4, 2014 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following news and games in the Japanese marketplace.

» Famitsu pays a visit to the ChinaJoy 2014 (
12th China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference 2014) exhibition hosted at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre which ran from July 31 to August 3, 2014.
» Preview for Fighting Climax for the PS3 and PS Vita which ships on November 13, 2014.
» D3 Publisher's Earth Defense Forces 2 is shipping for the Playstation Vita in November 2014. More insects have invaded Earth and soldiers are marshaled to tackle the alien threat.
» Famitsu reviews PS3/PS4 Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition (9/9/9/9), 3DS Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. (8/7/8/8), 3DS Medarot 8: Kuwagata Ver. (8/7/8/8), PSV  Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit (6/6/6/6), PSV Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 2: BiBi Unit (6/6/6/6), PSV Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 3: Lily White Unit (6/6/6/6), PSV Toukiden Kiwami (9/9/10/10), PSV Chou Jigen Action: Neptune U (7/7/7/6), PSV KissBell (6/7/7/6), PS3/PS4 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (6/8/6/7), PS3 Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold (9/8/9/9), PS3/X360 GRID Autosport (8/8/8/8), PS3 Sacred 3 (6/8/7/7), PS3 Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin F - Coffin of the End (6/7/7/8), PS3 Caladrius Blaze (7/8/7/7).
» Special '30 Years of Naughty Dog' article which looks back at the publisher's gameography which started in 1985 with Math Jam.
» DLC for PSV Bullet Girls, Lost Dimension, and Freedom Wars. 
» Interview with voice actresses Minami Tsuda and Haruka Terui. 
Product Specs
Publisher: Enterbrain
Jan Code: 4910218810949
Territory/Language: Japan

 TOY Kantai Collection -KanColle- Destroyer Amatsukaze - Import Preorder US$108.90 each

NCS Product Synopsis
   The silver-haired 'Amatsukaze' of Kantai Collection finds herself rendered into a 1/7 scale figure which measures 22cm or 8.66" in height and is armed with twin 25mm machine guns mounted on a caddy. Preorders are welcome to ship in December 2014.
Product Specs
Manufacturer: Funny Knights
Jan Code: 4905083080757
Territory/Language: Japan

 TOYS Persona 4 The Golden Strap & Cleaner - Import Preorder US$9.90

NCS Product Synopsis
   Characters from Persona 4 The Golden are imprinted onto straps which may be tethered onto smartphones to add Persona flair. Eight styles are on preorder as follows:

First row from left to right
» Narukami Yu
» Hanamura Yosuke
» Satonaka Chie
» Amagi Yukiko

Second row from left to right
» Kujikawa Rise
» Shirogane Naoto
» Marie
» Kuma

   The straps measure 10cm (3.93") in length and 1.5cm (0.59") in width and preorders ship in late October 2014.
Product Specs
Publisher: Surfers Paradise
Jan Code: 4560447717665
Territory/Language: Japan

 HOME Vampire Big Tapestry - Import Preorder US$98.90

NCS Product Synopsis
   Capcom digs into their vault and resuscitates the Vampire (Darkstalkers) brand with three tapestries designed to add color to any wall and enhance a gaming room's decor. The three styles are:

» Morrigan Aensland (Measurement: W110cm (42.90") x L200cm (78")
» Morrigan & Lilith Aensland (Measurement: W110cm (42.9") x L200cm (78")
» Character Visual (Measurement: W150cm (58.5") x L150cm (58.5")

   The full cast of characters in the 'Visual' version are Anakaris, Aulbath, Demitri Maximoff, Felicia, Morrigan Aensland, Sasquatch, Victor von Gerdenheim, Zabel Zarock. The tapestries are made of polyester suede with a PVC bar on top. Preorders ship in late September 2014. 
Product Specs
Publisher: Capcom
Jan Code: 4976219058759 / 4976219058766 / 4976219058773
Territory/Language: Japan

 TOYS Dragon Quest Slime Night Light - Import Preorder US$19.90

NCS Product Synopsis
   Reservations are welcome for a Blue Slime-shaped night light which measures 20cm or 7.87" tall and should prove a worthwhile addition to any Dragon Quest fan's gaming room. Preorders ship in late December 2014.
Product Specs
Manufacturer: Taito
Jan Code: 459856200
Territory/Language: Japan

 CD P's Card Digital Photograph CD-Rom 'Maybe' - Sale US$18.90

NCS Product Synopsis
 Original Update:
March 23, 2004

This product listing is for a new and factory sealed P's Card Digital Photograph CD-Rom 'Maybe' which contains the following items:

 1) Plastic trading card which bears the image of the members of 'Maybe' in swimsuits.
 2) The back of the plastic card holds a square-shaped 8cm CD-Rom which contains photos, a short movie, and wallpaper files featuring the members of 'Maybe.'

    The card and CD are packaged in a cardboard holder. The CD-Rom can be played on a Windows (98, ME, XP, Vista) PC and contains images that measure 800x600 in size. The P's Cards were originally released in 2004 and featured gravure idols and actresses but they're no longer being produced. The manufacturer's website used to be at psworld but they went out of business so the P's Cards are somewhat difficult to find nowadays.

Japanese Product Name: 小林恵美 P's CARD
Product SKU: 7-pca3
 Retail Price: JPY1500
 Jan Code: 4

New, mint condition inventory

 TOYS Ghostbusters III Video Game: Minimates Box Set - Sale US$12.90 Free Shipping in USA

NCS Product Synopsis 
Update: October 23, 2009

   Featuring all-new characters from the Ghostbusters III Video Game, this set contains the Chef Ghost, the Architect, Azetlor and the Black Slime Monster! Each two-inch Minimate features 14 points of articulation plus additional interchangeable parts and accessories!

New, mint condition inventory
Jan Code: 699788809839

 TPB Cromartie High School Vol. 12 - Sale US$20.90

Product Synopsis
   Takashi Kamiyama is an average high school student who wouldn't hurt a fly. But after becoming friends with a motley crew of thugs, a gorilla and a trashcan-shaped robot, Takashi won't just learn his ABCs - he'll learn everything there is to know about being a juvenile delinquent!

    Summer has descended upon Cromartie High, and the students are lining up to take off their clothes... join the school sumo club. Masked Takenouchi becomes the club's rising star, and the Four Great Ones (all five of them!) find
themselves impromptu goodwill ambassadors, explaining the finer points of loincloths to a series of foreign guests. You know you're curious.

New, mint condition inventory
 Paperback: 168 pages
 Publisher: ADV Manga (November 6, 2007)
 Language: English
 ISBN-10: 1413903606
 ISBN-13: 978-1413903607

 PS1 Metal Slug PSone Books - Sale US$29.90

NCS Product Synopsis
At one time, Contra was king. Konami's fast moving side scrolling jump 'n shooter ruled the arcades and spawned a number of variants on the venerable 8-bit Famicom and the 16-bit Super Famicom. It made it to the Playstation a couple of months ago in the incarnation of Contra Legacy of War from Apaloosa but it's attempt at 3-D was sorely lacking. Metal Slug represents one of the finest Contra clones in recent gaming history. Slug hails from the Nazca company and was originally released on the Neo-Geo and Neo-CD lines of consoles. The Playstation version is a faithful reproduction of the classic game and pulls it off with it's limited system ram.

    On the Neo-Geo, Slug was one of the better Contra clones in recent memory. Contra gave you the role of a freedom fighter of sorts who raced from left to right and shot everything and everyone in sight. Along the way, you would pick up weapon power ups and go through hordes of resilient enemy grunts. Metal Slug is Contra but with an extreme attention to the smallest of details. Quite simply, the level of detail in Metal Slug is nothing short of amazing. Nazca did an incredible job on the Neo-Geo with Slug and the Playstation version does it's predecessor justice.

    We can start by looking at the detail afforded to the main sprite in the game - the blonde soldier that serves as your character. Upon starting the game, you will notice that the soldier wears a headband, silver bracelets, green fatigues, pointy boots, a vest with no sleeves that covers a white shirt, and finally a knapsack. The knapsack is occasionally filled to the brim with ammo and missles that are picked up along the way. Another accessory that our soldier hero likes to carry around is his gunmetal colored piece and any power-up pieces that he might pick up along his travels.


Product Details
Product SKU: SLPS-91516
 Jan Code: 4964808300440
Publisher: Playmore
 Japan Title:【PSB】メタルスラッグ
 Compatibility: Playstation (Japan Only)
 Language: Japanese

 Region Incompatibility
Please note that Japanese PS games will only play on Japanese PS systems.

 ETC Dragon Quest Monsters Pencils - Sale US$9.90 Free Shipping within USA

Product Synopsis
   Set of three Dragon Quest Monsters-themed pencils and three plastic pencil grips packaged in a plastic sleeve and ready for retail sale.

New, mint condition inventory
Manufacturer: Enix
Jan Code: 4988601205504 / EP0550

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