Monday, April 23, 2007

Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings Sky Pirates Bundle

The first offer from suppliers for the FFXII NDS Lite Sky Pirates Bundle was tabled last night and pricing comes in at US$289. Please be advised that if you submit a preorder for this item today, you will lock into that price. We cannot accept cancellations since we will be buying the item for you tonight. There is every possibility that prices may drop in the next few days if more supplies come to market from different distributors.
The bundle includes a copy of FFXII Revenant Wings and a white NDS Lite unit with an imprint of the FFXII Revenant Wings logo and the four heroes from the game.

Saw Prop Size Doll

The SAW movies have terrorized viewers with wicked scenarios and dire situations via three films since 2004. Medicom has decided to fete the SAW series with a prop size doll which measures a little over 3' tall, weighs nearly 8 lbs, and utters three lines from the first film as follows:

"Hello Amanda"
"You don't know me, but I know you"
"I want to play a game"

The doll's color scheme is black, white, and red. The eyes, cheeks, lips, bowtie, handkerchief, and shoes are red against a bone-white face and black suit. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late September 2007.

Chibi Gallery Super DX Cushion

The Chibi Gallery line of toys consists of cute animal characters rendered into keychains, collectible figures, and other merchandise. Banpresto eschews the trinkets and goes with a sofa cushion shaped like a cat. The grinning feline grasps a scaly fish in its paws and the hapless victim looks perturbed that its ultimate destiny is dinner.
The plush measures 46cm or 18.11" in diameter and approximately 2.50cm or 1" thick. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2007 at US$20 per cushion.

Horror Summer Skull Mascot

Since our last Horror Summer update, Sega has started preorders for another batch of products but none that we were particularly interested in. We're not into the Skull Mascots either but we're adding them to our stock list just to keep the horror rolling.
The skulls measure a middling 6cm or 2.36" in diameter and glow with an eerie light from within. No, it's not hellfire but an LED light that's powered by a miniature cell battery. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2007 at US$3.50 per skull. Three color variants are on offer: a crimson skull, a clear yellow skull, and a transparent white skull.

Elite Banana Motion Plush Toy

Doodle simple facial features on a banana and you have Elite Banana, a recent toy franchise in Japan. Banpresto's Elite Banana Plush toy sits in a sofa and holds a drink. Make some noise and it'll shake and perhaps even do the twist thanks to the sound-activated motor module inside which animates the banana with slight motions. Preorders ship in mid-late August.

Elite Banana Super DX Plush Toy

A banana is a sweet fruit which ships from Mother Nature in its own disposable and biodegradable wrapper. NCS recommends bananas with ice cream in a gastronomical mélange known as a banana split.

An Elite Banana is a sentient piece of fruit with anthropomorphic facial features who enjoys the good life. Elite Banana products sell well in Japan but are unknown in pretty much the rest of the world. To expand the awareness of the majesty that is Elite Banana, NCS starts carrying the product line this summer. Banpresto's EB Super DX plush measures a whopping 75cm or 29.52" in length which is about the size of a small child. The added novelty of the Super DX plush is its removable outer peel which may be stripped down to reveal the fruit within. Preorders are welcome today to ship in mid-late August 2007 at US$49 per plush. Due to the size of this item, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the USA.

Elite Banana Air Bubble Keychain

If a moving banana toy or an inordinately large banana plush is too much to take this early in the relationship, Banpresto is also offering Elite Banana keychains which measure a mere 5cm or 1.96" in length. A little banana figure is encased inside a miniature puffy air-packet. Four styles are on offer and preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2007.

Transformers MP-06 Skywarp

The sixth toys in the Transformers Masterpiece series is Skywarp. According to the preorder details, the package includes the Skywarp toy, two beam weapons, 4 Sidewinder missiles, a miniature pilot figure, and a dislay base. Photos will be updated once they are available. Preorders are welcome to ship in early September.

Transformers Collection Encore 01-04

Four re-releases of Takara's most popular Transformers Collection toys are on the way to market this summer. They're the most popular TFC toys in the series as follows:

TFC Vol. 1: Convoy
TFC Vol. 2: Soundwave
TFC Vol. 3: Starscream
TFC Vol. 4: Megatron

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2007.

Import Release Outlook

NDS FFXII Revenant Wings leads preorders for the week.
NDS Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings Square

Momotarou Dentetsu DS Tokyo & Japan Hudson

Panel de Pon DS Nintendo
PS2 Negima!? Dream Tactic... Maihime Edition Konami

Negima!? Dream Tactic... Utahime Edition Konami
PSP Minna no Chizu 2 Zenrin
Wii One Piece Unlimited Adventure Banpresto

Wii de Yawaraka Atama Juku Nintendo

Domestic Release Outlook

DVD Little Children New Line

Music and Lyrics Warner
NDS SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters Capcom
PSP Generation of Chaos: Aedis Eclipse NISA

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Mumbo
Wii Bionicle Heroes Eidos