Monday, August 13, 2007

Horror Summer Vibrating Pen

If you're the type that doesn't get mad but gets "stabby" instead, Sega's Horror Summer Vibrating Pen might just be what the doctor ordered. At its core, the strangely shaped contrivance is a ballpoint pen but its exterior is designed to look like a medieval dagger worthy of any Goth-loving urban warlord. That's not all however. The pen also accepts a single AA battery in its barrel and is fitted with an ON/OFF button. When pushed, the whole thing begins vibrating energetically like a pen possessed. Fiends, werewolves, and vampires alike will cower before its fake-silver-metallic vibrating might.

The Heart Pen measures 8" in length and the Skull Pen is 8.5" long. Despite their seeming weight and girth, we found the Horror Summer pens to be comfortable to use and easy to grip. We just don't recommend using the pens inside an airport since they'll be confiscated and you'll definitely be incarcerated.
Two styles are on offer: The first pen is topped by a heart wrapped in barbed wire and is colored silver. The second one features a skull on the top of the pen and a silvery patina. «Photo Gallery and Videos»

Disgaea H.O.D. One Coin Figures

The demon spawn named Laharl and the leader of the Prinnies known as Etna leads a cast of characters in Kotobukiya's One Coin line of non-scale toy figures. According to video game lore, Laharl is the rightful heir to the throne of the Netherworld but has to fight, bite, and backstab pretenders who would usurp Laharl's birthright. The colorful cast of characters hail from the Playstation Disgaea video games and each figure measures approximately 6cm or 2.36" in height.

The figures are randomly packaged 12 per factory case and each box will contain a full set of 6 figures, 1 secret figure, and duplicates. NCS is only supplying this item in factory boxes of 12 figures. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2007.

Excellent Model Core Tsukasa Bullet 02 Holstein Hanako

A "Holstein" generally refers to a dairy cow with a black and white color scheme. A "Holstein Hanako" refers to an attractive cat girl with a healthy bosom who wears white and black cow decorated apparel.
MegaHouse's 1/8 scale Excellent Model Core figure features a sculpt by Jun Tsukasa where the "cow" girl in question is on bended knees and lifts her left hand. She's not waving to anyone but is rather providing a perch for a butterfly that alights upon her hand. Her face beams with childlike marvel as she looks at the insect and perhaps reminds us that there is wonderment in the smallest things. The Holstein Hanako figure is set at 1/8 scale and measures 14cm or 5.51"" in height. The figure is fully assembled, painted, and ready for display.
Pricing is set at JPY5250 or US$60 from NCS and preorders will ship in mid-late December 2007.

AVC Juicy Honey 7 Trading Cards

The seventh Juicy Honey trading card collection was announced a few weeks ago and distributors in Japan have finally started preorders over the weekend. Four JAV models are featured in the new set with Sasa Handa returning from her appearance in Juicy Honey 6 to give an encore performance of sorts. The four models featured in Juicy Honey 7 are:

» Kotono Higashi
» Yuko Sakurai
» Mai Shiina
» Sasa Handa

Kotono Higashi is a new comer to the JAV wilds who made her debut in April 2007 with a movie titled "Kotono: Debut," followed by "First Experience" and "I Will Help You Masturbate." A lot of thought goes into the movie titles. NCS will supply the Juicy Honey 7 cards in complete factory cases of 12 packs at US$58. Each pack contains 8 cards for a total of 96 cards per case. Preorders ship on or around September 24, 2007.

Japanese Import Outlook

We consider this week to be vacation time in Japan since there's only two releases scheduled. We'll make do with restock such as the Alter 1/8 Scale Ignis figure which arrived last week and NDS Dokidoki Majo Shinpan which was reproduced by the publisher last week and is still doing brisk numbers. Frisking for witches makes for considerable trade.
NDS Onsei Kanjou Sokuteiki: Kokoro Scan Sega
PSP Snow Portable Nintendo

USA Release Outlook

PS2 SMT: Persona 3 finally ships this week.
NDS Heroes of Mana SquarEnix

Luminous Arc Atlus

Madden NFL 08 EA

Operation: Vietnam Majesco

Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Natsume
GC Madden NFL 08 EA
PS2 Madden NFL 08 EA

MetropolisMania 2 Natsume

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Atlus
PS3 Madden NFL 08 EA
PSP Madden NFL 08 EA
Wii Madden NFL 08 EA
XBX Madden NFL 08 EA
X36 Madden NFL 08 EA