Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Evangelion UCC Coffee Beverage - Preorder, Ships May 2K8

Did you know that coffee tastes better when it's dispensed from an Evangelion-branded can? Well, it's true. An image of Rei Ayanami, Gendo, Shinji, or another EVA character can add an illusory ethereal "oomph" to any beverage. We're looking forward to the day when Evangelion branded water is a reality at $5 a gallon.

UCC Coffee's Evangelion stunt has been done twice before. This summer's third reissue will probably be followed by a fourth next year. Preorders are welcome at US$25 per case of 6 cans.

Puchi EVA - Preorder, Ships on March 20, 2008

Far from the battlefields of the original Evangelion serial, Asuka and Shinji are no longer under the daily duress of Angel strikes. No, they're now carefree teenagers who are troubled only by school, hormones, and the occasional spat between friends. In the upcoming Nintendo DS Puchi EVA game, the three main characters of Evangelion are joined by supporting cast members in an interactive adventure game that takes place at high school. Mini games pepper the storyline to break up the tedium of digital conversation.

A bonus school calendar will be given away by Bandai in a 50% ratio. For example, if we preorder a total of 200 copies of the game, we'll only receive 100 bonuses which will be given away to the first 100 preorders.

Kantan! Tanoshii! Okashi Navi DS - Preorder, Ships March 13

In New York City, a few bakeries sell cupcakes for about US$4 each. One cupcake. Four dollars. Before you snicker, please note that they're "artisanal" cupcakes... and the rents in Gotham are bleeding edge. If you want to join the legions of bakers who sell cake, bread, and pastries at prices that kiss the sky, you'll need training. You'll need recipes. You need Koei's Kantan! Tanoshii! Okashi Navi DS.

Learn how to create over 110 types of baked goods by following step-by-step instructions and crisp photos which are provided for every recipe. Preorders are welcome to ship on March 13, 2008.

Mitamekara Yomigaeru: Otona no Kikonashi Training

Are you in your late 30s and still suffering from the indignity of being questioned about your white shoes, brown slacks, and overall sense of style? Have you heard, "Did Your Momma Dress You?" more than thrice in your lifetime? If so, you might need a fashion consultant.

Japanese publisher Success presents a digital stylist which helps users avoid a major fashion faux pas by recommending clothing color matches and advising on pattern cohesiveness. The software also helps buyers pick out a good suit without having to pay the piper for Brioni bespoke. Spend a few hours with Mitamekara Yomigaeru and you should eventually gain a passable sense of style. Preorders ship on April 3, 2008.

Star Wars Anakin Skywalker Premium Format - Preorder

From the Manufacturer
The Anakin Skywalker Premium Format figure is a stunning 1:4 scale museum quality piece. The body and base of the figure is cast in high-quality, heavy-weight polystone, all hand-finished and hand-painted, and dressed in an expertly-tailored scale reproduction of the costume. The figure features an electronic light-up lightsaber effect, glowing bright blue, and each base is individually hand-numbered. Sure to be the premiere Anakin collectible, this figure is a worthy addition to any Star Wars collection!
Limited production of 1000 units. Preorders ship sometime in 3Q 2008.

Ai Majoris Joypad for Saturn - Stock Clearance

A sturdy and reasonably well designed joypad which features a solid D-Pad and a little steering wheel which rings the D-Pad for use with racing games. An LCD screen sits top-center and reads out programming modes, button velocity, etc. Players may program certain moves and combinations into the pad and execute them with a single button press. Unfortunately, this function requires a battery, which the pad does not include. A battery slot on the bottom of the pad takes what looks like a watch battery (flat disc-style CR2032).

The AI Majoris Joypad is packaged in OEM bulk form and do not include instructions or retail packaging. Price: US$9.50 shipped for two pads.