Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Transformers Encore 07: Sky Lynx - New, In Stock

In the English vernacular, the word "lynx" refers to a feral feline that sort of looks like your everyday tabby cat. A lynx and the word "sky" are generally never used in the same sentence. The Transformers universe has no such qualms as evidenced by today's offering of the Sky Lynx. Essentially two toys in one which can be merged together, Sky Lynx is made up of the following plastic constructs:

» A white Space Shuttle with shiny gold side panels which transforms into a toothy winged robot that bears a likeness to a pterodactyl. The Autobots logo may be seen on the top of both wings in either operating mode. In pterodactyl mode, a snakelike tail extends from the aft.

» A red and blue "armored" vehicle which transforms into a mechanical lynx who's gold noggin is more reminiscent of a jaguar's head than a lynx. The mech stands on four legs which can be posed to and fro.

The two constructs may be latched together to form a megalithic plastic monstrosity that'll put the fear of God into Megatron himself.
All preorders have shipped as of yesterday and new orders are welcome to ship today.

Tales of Phantasia One Coin Figures - New, In Stock

From the Distributor
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The legendary RPG "Tales" series characters finally are available outside of Japan! Tales of the Phantasia (and subsequent related series) have been enjoying huge popularity in Japan for over a decade, and almost rival Final Fantasy fandom in their home country, spawning manga and anime adaptations. In addition, the Phantasia cast were originally designed by manga master Kosuke Fujishima, creator of Oh My Goddess!

So far, you've been able to experience the Tales characters from Abyss and Symphonia, and now we are going for the same level of detail and craftsmanship with these brand new Phantasia heroes! Each 4" H PVC mini figure is sold in individual mystery box packaging.

The 12-figure assortment includes mystery-boxed Cress Albane, Mint Adenade, Claus F. Lester, Chester Burklight, Arche Klein, Suzu Fujibayashi and a seventh secret character!

NCS Product Offer [Japanese version]

Each factory sealed box of 12 figures is priced at US$68.90 and all preorders will ship today. New orders are also welcome for dispatch this afternoon. Jan Code: 4934054890743

Mario Kart Wii - Preorder Import

Mario and friends ride again in the Wii version of Mario Kart which is bundled with a driving wheel called the Wii Handle. Please note the Wii Handle isn't actually a working controller but rather an ornamental accessory in which the Wiimote is slotted into for tactile driving action. Once the Wiimote is bolted onto the front slot of the Wii Handle, grab the wheel and twist and turn it in mid-air like a steering wheel. Welcome to the magical versatility of the Wii.

In addition to standard karts, players may also ride upon motorbikes for added variety to the racing action. The Wi-Fi online mode allows up to 12 racers to compete against each other. Preorders are welcome to ship on April 10, 2008 at US$73.90 per Mario Kart Wii bundle. Due to the size of the package, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground.

Emblem of Gundam - Preorder Import

Bandai starts preorders for a new and NDS exclusive Gundam turn-based strategy game which follows the events that began in the Gundam 0079 timeline. The five works from which Emblem of Gundam draws its storyline are: Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam 08th MS Team, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, and Mobile Suit Gundam Z.

According to the preorder solicitation, the manufacturer will give away a bonus Gundam guidebook in 50% ratio which we'll include with early reservations. Preorders for the Japanese NDS import Emblem of Gundam will ship on May 1, 2008.

Katekyoshi Hitman Reborn! Fate of Heat - Preorder Import

The cast of Hitman Reborn finds themselves in an RPG game which features card battling action where two sides fight it out in a conventional side-viewed encounters. Think of it as a gritty urban take on the RPG fighting style engendered by the Final Fantasy games. The first production of the game will include a set of five bonus trading cards featuring Hitman characters which will be given away by the manufacturer in 1:1 ratio. In other words, everyone gets the trading card love.
Preorders for the Japanese NDS import Katekyoshi Hitman Reborn! Fate of Heat will ship on May 1, 2008.

Naruto Shippuuden Shinobi Retsuden II - Preorder Import

The original Naruto Shinobi Retsuden for the NDS was released in December 2006 and the game was based on the Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen games from the Gamecube. When Spring rolls around, a cast of 32 characters from Naruto Shippuuden bout it out in a 3D fighting game that runs at a fluid 60fps.
Choose to play as the title hero himself, Naruto who's an all-around well balanced combatant or take control of a specialized fighter such as Gaara who is master of the desert sands. P
reorders ship on April 24, 2008.

Yattaman DS: Bikkuridokkiri Daisakusen - Preorder Import

Yattaman has been part of cartoon culture since the 70s and it's about time that the characters of the series became video game action heroes.
Yattaman DS plays like your average side scrolling platform game but with gadgets and weapons from the popular animated series. The original voice actors also reprise their roles. Preorders ship on April 24.

Bokura wa Kasekihorida - Preorder Import

Take control of a dinosaur hunter who travels to a remote island and digs deep into the Earth to excavate fossils. The NDS stylus is used as a sort of drill to swat away dirt and rocks to get at the bones below. Once all the parts of a dinosaur are recovered, you'll have to clean them within a certain time limit and then assemble the skeleton together to bring the beast back to life. Soon after the monster is alive and kicking, yoke it into battle and pit it against competing monsters. Over 100 types of dinosaurs are featured in the game but we're assuming some are based on fantasy because they're colored bright red. Preorders ship on April 17, 2008.

One Piece: Tony Tony Chopper Plush - Clearance Sale

Prior to joining the crew of the Straw Hat Pirates, Chopper was an outcast reindeer who was shunned by his kind because of the blue proboscis that poked out of his face. Confronted with a lonely existence, the Fates intervened when Chopper gobbled up the Hito Hito Fruit and became human-like in his thinking, mannerisms, and goofy antics. Newly empowered with cognition, Chopper joins Luffy's gang and serves as the Jolly's Roger's on-board physician.

The One Piece franchise is a merchandising superstar thanks to its cast of likable characters. Banpresto played a big part in creating toys and plushes for an eager market. Today's sale offering is but one cog in the monstrosity that is the One Piece merchandising machine. The DX Chopper plush measures 10" tall and is thick. Like a ham hock.

NCS Sale Offering
Pricing per DX Chopper Plush is set at US$12.90 which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail. Inventory is new and ships wrapped in plastic which is then packed in a sturdy cardboard box. [Larger photos]