Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Persona 3 Fes Mitsuru Kirijou 1/8 Scale Figure - Preorder

As far as gingers go, Mitsuru Kirijou of Persona 3 fame is one of the more exotic creatures this side of Nihon. There are exactly zero ethnic Japanese folk who possess the recessive gene that engenders red hair but there she is. Maybe she's Ainu. Throw in a pair of blood red pupils and Mitsuru is almost otherworldly except she's just your average girl with a penchant for slaying demons...

Kotobukiya's Mitsuru Kirijou figure from last year was one of our best selling toys next to the Kinu Nishimura Mai Shiranui figure and CGC Poison. It's the kind of figure that stokes the fan base and forces buyers to flick open their wallets. Similar to Koyori and KOS-MOS, you can never have enough Mitsuru so Alter announces a new 1/8 scale PVC figure which features the redheaded heroine in fixed pose grandeur. The new Mitsuru measures 21cm tall or 8.26" tall and ships with extra parts so her pose can be changed somewhat.

Preorders for the Japanese territory Mitsuru Kirijou figure are welcome to ship in mid-late June 2008 at JPY7000 or US$68.90 from NCS. A domestic version of the toy distributed by Diamond Comics may also be available in September 2008 at US$58.90 from NCS but we're currently only accepting preorders for the Japanese version.

Phantasy Star Complete Collection Sega Direct - Preorder

Preorders are welcome for the Sega Direct version of Phantasy Star Online Collection which includes the following items:

» Phantasy Star Online Collection Game CD for PS2
» Phantasy Star Complete Album [Four CDs]
» Phantasy Star Metal Pinbadge

Due to the special arrangements required to order and import the Sega Direct edition of PSCC, pricing is set at US$120 per copy. Please note that Sega Direct is shutting down on March 31, 2008 and Phantasy Star Complete Collection will be the last Sega Direct edition of a game ever. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around March 27, 2008.

Dairantou Smash Bros X - Update

Our initial shipments of Smash Bros X are scheduled to arrive on Thursday of this week. We were able to obtain more copies than we originally expected after receiving the bad news from suppliers on Sunday night. We'll notify customers by email today if your order is shipping on Thursday. The remainder of our Smash Bros X shipments are scheduled to arrive no later than Wednesday or Thursday of next week and we'll be able to fill all remaining preorders and any new orders at that time.

So, was there really a "shortage"? Some of our suppliers in Hong Kong won't be getting any copies until this weekend which makes it more of a delay than an actual shortage. We also note that most of our Japanese vendors will receive the bulk of their supplies on February 2 and February 4 which is a few days later than the official street date. We'll update further if anything changes but everything looks good for next week.

In related news,
a gouger vendor in Japan noticed our Smash Bros update yesterday and asked if we were interested in paying JPY8500 per copy for their Smash Bros supply. They informed us that they would be "very pleased to supply you." Our usual suppliers have kept their prices at regular levels so we'll hold off on buying any Smash Bros at ¥8500.

DC Cho Hatsumei Boy Kanipan VMU - Stock Clearance

All the way back on April 22, 1999, Sega released a game called "Cho Hatsumei Boy Kanipan" which featured a boy inventor and his invention which was a cantankerous and emotional robot. In addition to the DC game, Sega also released a special clear green VMS unit that contained a mini game starring a robot which needed guidance and support to become a better automaton. This VMU also linked to the Cho Hatsumei Boy Kanipan Dreamcast game for added functionality.

Sale Offering
Our remaining stock of the Cho Hatsumei VMU is new and factory sealed. Pricing is set at US$19.90 per VMU which includes USPS Media Mail shipping anywhere in the contiguous USA. Please note that our shop does not process transactions in real time and orders will be charged US$19.90 only.
Please ignore the shipping quotation on our shop. [Photos]