Monday, December 10, 2007

Toy Shipments Arrive

A large shipment of Japanese toys is slowly trickling in today since they're still unloading the cartons... but we're getting our entire shipment of Yujin's Shooting Game Historica Gashapon and the Kinu Nishimura Mai Shiranui figures today. Please note that most preorders and all new orders for both items will ship tomorrow because we still have to assemble the Shooting gashapon toys into complete sets and we don't have enough sturdy shipping containers for the Mai Shiranui figure. We will ship some early preorders today however and we'll throw up photos of the new arrivals on tomorrow's website update.

All orders for the following toys should be shipped today:

» One Piece Portrait of Pirates Neo-2: Portgas D. Ace
» One Piece Portrait of Pirates Neo-2: Nefertari Bibi
» One Piece Portrait of Pirates Neo-2: Franky
» Vicky the Viking Boat Set
» Dr. Slump Arare Chan Super DX Dekai Cushion

Arkanoid DS Paddle - New Imports, In Stock

Play Arkanoid DS in style with a rotary knob controller that spins in the grip of your thumb and forefinger. Available in four colors: (from the upper left corner and rolling clockwise)

White (TCPP-20018) Jan Code: 4988611207161
Pink (TCPP-20021) Jan Code: 4988611207192
Black (TCPP-20019) Jan Code: 4988611207178 [Sold out this morning]
Silver (TCPP-20020) Jan Code: 4988611207185

Wii Fit - New Import, Restock in 2-3 Days

From the Publisher
The hit combination of Wii Sports™ and the Wii Remote™ brought golf swings and tennis serves into people’s homes. Now Nintendo turns the living room into a fitness center for the whole family with Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board. Family members will have fun getting a “core” workout, and talking about and comparing their results and progress on a new channel on the Wii Menu.

Doraemon Wii: Himitsu Douguou Ketteisen! - New, In Stock

Doraemon and friends find themselves in a board game which features 100 mini-games and robotic feline shenanigans. Four human or computer controlled players participate in each game where a throw of the dice determines the range of movement for every turn. As the characters race around the screen, various gadgets totaling 100 different types may be obtained which affect the conditions of play. For example, one power-up changes the dice for all of your competitors so that it sports a "1" on all six of its faces to limit their mobility.

The mini-games in Doraemon Wii range the spectrum of video interaction and include a wooden cart racing game, fishing inside someone's living room, cowboy quick draw, and one where all four players scrabble around a baseball diamond collecting coins while a robot shoots out electrical discharges. The board game is the main mode but a selection on the menu screen allows players to check out four mini-games but the remaining 96 have to be unlocked before they're selectable.

Some early preorders will ship with a set of Doraemon character bands that's meant to be worn around each player's wrist when playing.

Ryu Ga Gotoku [the Best] - New Import, In Stock

The seedy underbelly of the Kamurocho district fosters all breeds. The ones that stand out in Ryu Ga Gotoku however are the bad seeds; the Yakuza inspired gangsters and killers who use force and devious design to unhinge their fellow man. The protagonist in the adventure is a bruiser named Kazuma who went to prison and summarily broke out. As the game starts, Kazuma is standing in the middle of a neon lit street while throngs of night life seekers stroll and mill about. Accidentally bump into someone and witness his or her stumbling motion and arm waving antics.

Move Kazuma forward a bit and follow the fellow thug who wears a purple and gold shirt to a building. After entering the building, a cinema shows an encounter where a meek subject suddenly turns into a tiger wielding a golf club. This leads to the first battle of the game which is basically a training mission which teaches the various moves and combos that are available. Guide Kazuma and punch and power-punch the thugs in the room and their golf club swinging boss. The fighting is a full-fledged 3D action game where the controls are smooth and the punches rattle off in fluid motion. To grab someone in a choke hold, press the "O" button. To follow up with a head butt while choking someone, hit the SQUARE button.

Ryu Ga Gotoku 2 [the Best] - New Import, In Stock

At the conclusion of the first Ryu Ga Gotoku, Yumi took a bullet intended for her daughter Haruka and the gangster known as Kazuma Kiryu settled all business with the various Yakuza clans. He then left the "life" to live a normal life with the newly orphaned Haruka.

One year after the events of Ryu Ga Gotoku, the Toujoukai mob who ran the rackets in Kantô are weakened by the previous trouble and the assassination of their head dragon, Terada Yukio. Kazuma takes Terada's blood-splattered will and testament to the Kansai region where he encounters a man named Ryuuji Gouda, who is known as the "Dragon of Kansai" and a determined policewoman named Kaoru Sayama...

Ryu Ga Gotoku 2 follows the gameplay conventions of the original game and the loading times are much improved. Kazuma's attacks and movements flow freely which allows him to tackle entire gangs of goons at the same time. At the outset of the game, players engage in two separate training sequences where the basic attacks, heat attacks, and a sweet dodge move are practiced and mastered.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Wed-Thurs

NDS Fujinomori no Let's Tarot ASNetwks
PS2 Spectral Gene I.Factory

Spectral Gene Limited Edition I.Factory
PS3 Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Sony
X360 Shikigami no Shiro III Arc Sys

Smash Court Tennis 3 Bandai
Wii Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon Toki Wasure SquarEnix

Nights Hoshi Furu Yoru no Monogatari Sega