Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Square Enix Master Arms

Square Enix has started preorders for four "Master Arms" toys which are scaled replicas of recognizable weapons from Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. The four weapons are as follows:

» Cerberus (15cm length)
» Keyblade (18cm length)
» Squall's Gunblade (23cm length)
» Seifer's Gunblade (26cm length)

Pricing is set at JPY3800 each or US$39 from NCS. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late May '07.

Chocobo Cushion

If you're bipedal and not standing, you're probably sitting or sleeping at any one moment. A biped can opt to plop down on a chair or a stool but we'd recommend a bright yellow Chocobo Cushion which measures 41 x 45 cm (16.14 x 17.71") in area. That's enough space to accommodate most posteriors and may even serve double duty as a mattress for a cat, dog, or a pet ferret.
The Chocobo Cushion is filled with a soft yet resilient material that
should provide years of service. If you're afraid of scuffing up Choc's brilliant yellow patina, we'd recommend wrapping it in plastic before squatting down upon it. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2007.

Transformers Music Label Convoy

Takara jumps on the iPod bandwagon by announcing a diecast Transformers Convoy + audio speaker for use with the ubiquitous iPod music player. In normal mode, the Convoy looks like a rig hauling a big load in back. Pop the top however and two speakers are revealed along with a receptacle which the iPod slides into. Once in position, play some James Brown and shuffle your feet across the linoleum like the man himself. The Music Label includes an AC adapter. Please note this item is NOT compatible with the iPod Shuffle. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2007.

Transformers Music Label Soundwave

In the Transformers animation series, Soundwave was a high-level Decepticon who specialized in communications. To parallel his abilities, Soundwave was able to transform from a boxy robot to a cassette deck. That's right, a cassette deck which was the music player of choice about 30 years ago. In the Transformers Music Label Soundwave product, the Decepticon skips the CD-Rom generation and leaps right into SD Memory. Pop a SD mini card filled with MP3s into the center slot and Soundwave will play them in either robot mode of cassette mode. Batteries not included. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2007.

Japanese Import Preorder Update

On the heels of last week's preorder update, the NCS import schedule has been updated again. Some notable new listings:
Nintendo DS
3/22 Crayon Shin-Chan DS Banpresto

Custom Beat Battle: Draglade Banpresto
3/29 D.Gray-Man: Kami no Shitotachi Konami

Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! DS Takara

Tamagotchi no Appare! Niji-Venture Namco
Playstation 2
3/29 Taito Memories 2 Vol. 2 Gekan Taito
4/19 Persona 3 Fes Append Edition Atlus

Persona 3 Fes Complete Game Atlus
Playstation 3
3/01 Gundam Musou Namco
3/22 Mist of Chaos I. Factory