Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Range Murata PSE Collection CDB Chair - Preorder

Back in 2004, Japanese artist Renji Murata aka "Range" illustrated the cover of a Japanese hobby magazine titled Character Design Bible (Vol. 3) and it appears fans still savor that issue's cover artwork. To bring the character featured on the magazine to life, Beagle commissions Range Murata to sculpt a 1/10 scale recreation of the cover artwork. The sculpture features a scantily clad young woman who lounges on an orange chair. She's wearing a bikini, black gloves, and white/black thigh-highs. The black cap on top of her head hangs on for dear life. Preorders are welcome to ship in June 2008. Jan Code: 4571275070389

DBZ Super DX Nagai Real Shenron Plush Doll - Preorder

Shenron of Dragonball Z fame is a green dragon that appears when the seven Dragon Balls are commingled. You can make him appear sooner however with Banpresto's upcoming Super DX Nagai Real Shenron Plush which measures a prodigious 70cm or 27.55" in length. That's almost as long as your arm. Due to the size of the plush, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States or USPS Airmail International for customers outside of the USA. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late May 2008 at US$49 per plush.

Mizuiro Splash: Toyonaka Haruna 1/7 Scale Figure - Preorder

Mizuiro (Umeiro) Splash is a manga that's serialized in Monthly Dragon Age magazine which features buxom beauties in assorted escapades. One of those beauties is a ginger named Haruna Toyonaka who apparently has the "credentials" to be immortalized in a new PVC/ABS sculpture from Japanese manufacturer Movic.

Haruna is set to 1/7 scale figure and measures 19cm or 7.48" tall. Her pose is reminiscent of a race queen where she leans forward slightly to allow gravity to take hold of her considerable bosom. The red swimsuit is skin tight. We know this because of the eye-popping details that can be discerned with merely a cursory glance. Haruna is a very healthy girl.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late April 2008 at JPY5800 or US$65.90 from NCS.

Mario Jigsaw Puzzle - Preorder

The portly plumber known only as "Mario" is master of his domain. That domain being video games. However, Mario has occasionally strayed into other forms of gaming as exampled by the Crystal Maze and Mario Tower games from last year. Soon, he'll appear in a series of jigsaw puzzles presented by Ensky.

Six styles of puzzles are in tap including themes from Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros, and Mario Party 8. Each puzzle contains a mere 56 pieces and measures 257 x 182mm (10.11 x 7.16") in area so they're
fairly big but simple to put together. Pricing is set at JPY1600 per puzzle or US$15.90 from NCS. Preorders ship in late March 2008.

Juicy Honey AVC 8 Trading Cards - Preorder

Mint has started preorders for the eighth Juicy Honey AVC Trading Cards which are winging their way to market in late April 2008. The four JAV idols featured in the new set are as follows (from the top of the product photo and heading downwards):

» Rio aka Tina Yuzuki - Juicy Honey veteran who's been in a few sets
» Karen Hasumi - Karen turned 20 years old this past weekend
Azusa Itagaki - Former gravure idol turns to the world of JAV
» Ai Takeuchi - Seasoned performer makes her Juicy Honey debut

Juicy Honey 8 features a total of 72 regular cards and over a hundred special or limited edition cards including Autograph cards, Photograph Cards, Jersey Cards, Kiss Cards, Nipple Stamp Cards, and the highly sought-after Actress DNA Cards which contains a strand of hair. Preorders are welcome to ship in early May 2008 at US$60.90 per box of 12 packs.

Yuka Hirata Official Card Collection - Preorder

Fans of the Juken Sentai Gekiranger television series will discover another side of actress Yuka Hirata when Sakurado's new trading card collection ships on April 26, 2008. Some vital stats:

DOB: September 15, 1983 (24 years old)
Sign: Virgo
Blood: Type A
Origin: Hokkaido
Height: 158cm (5' 2")
Measurements: B88-W60-H85
Hobbies: Reading, photography, basketball

The Yuka Hirata Official Card Collection contains 72 regular cards but it's the limited edition cards that'll count the most in the trading card aftermarket. Yuka appears in special serially numbered Costume Cards, Autograph Cards, and Photo Cards which are randomly scattered in each box. Preorders are welcome to ship in early May 2008 at US$60.90 per factory box which contains 12 packs of cards.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Sleeve - Clearance

When Square Enix released Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix in April of last year, they also shipped a Special Edition of the game which included a transparent plastic DVD sleeve. NCS sold a lot of copies of the regular game and the Special Edition but the regular edition sold better.

As our inventory of KH2 dwindled, we started taking the game out of the Special Edition sleeves to fill vendor and retail orders. Both versions of Kingdom Hearts II have since sold out a while ago but we still have a bunch of transparent sleeves. They look nice and pretty but we don't really need a few hundred of them lying around and taking up space. So, they must go. All of the sleeves are in mint condition and packaged in a plastic wrapper. We'll ship them in sturdy cardboard boxes so they'll arrive intact and suitable for inclusion in your Kingdom Hearts shrine.

NCS Sale Offering
Pricing per Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Limited Edition Sleeve is set at US$12.90 which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail. Inventory has been pulled from the Japanese version of the game.
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