Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Kaikan! Juicy Series Mikan - Preorder

Last summer, NCS imported Juicy Tomatoes from Japan which were indestructible. We gave some tomatoes to people in our office building and told them we'd pay a bounty of a dollar per tomato if they crushed them with their bare hands. We watched hapless office workers strain, curse, and sweat as they worked hard to earn that wretched dollar. NCS never paid out. Not even a nickel for their troubles.

When the summer of 2008 rolls around, Taito will ship another indestructible fruit - the Mandarin Orange and we'll get to make merry with the people in our office building once more. Two colors are on offer - green and orange - and all preorders will ship in mid-late August 2008.

Domokun Petit Mascot Strap - Preorder

Eikoh has started preorders for a quartet of Domokun plushes which are topped with straps for tethering purposes. One of the Domokun monsters is lying on its side and we imagine it to be drowsily watching bad television in Usaji's living room. The three upright Domokuns measure 9cm or 3.54" tall while the lazy one is half that height.
Preorders are welcome to ship in late July 2008 at US$21.90 for the complete set of four as shown in the product photo.

Piyo-Chan Mini Mini Clear Mascot - Preorder

In America, the rubber ducky toy accompanies bathers in their daily ritual. In Japan, the duckling toy of choice is Piyo-Chan which is a rounded animal designed to be sweet, adorable, and non-threatening. Eikoh's new Piyo-Chan Mini Mini Clear Mascot toys capitalize on the good graces of Piyo Chan by being all three descriptors listed above.

Each mascot toy measures 3cm or in 1.18" height and they'll fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Five varieties of Piyo Chan are featured in the Mini Clear Mascot set and NCS will gather them together in complete sets of five for US$10.90. Preorders ship in late July 2008.

Ochaken no Heya DS3 - Preorder

The leaf-eared canines of Ochaken no Heya are back and ready to romp in another collection of 36 mini-games. Challenges include:

» Help puppy swim by swishing the stylus in a circular motion
» Create hamburgers by stacking ingredients to match a target burger
» Grab the maracas and play a rhythm action game where dogs dance

Players may also help an onscreen dog decorate a house with various items and furniture from a virtual inventory of over 550 different adornments. Preorders are welcome to ship on May 22, 2008.

Tokutei! Metabo Juku - Preorder

Problem: You need to watch your caloric intake.

Scenario: The waitress at the diner doesn't know how many calories the cheeseburger with a side order of fries contains. She doesn't give a hoot.

Tokutei! Metabo Juku which contains a database with calorie counts for 9000 kinds of foods and dishes. A diet diary function also allows users to record each meal and tally the total calories consumed over the course of a day. For those who tend to plan in advance, a monthly eating schedule may be created and (hopefully) followed by calorie-conscious consumers. Preorders are welcome to ship on May 29, 2008.

Biohazard 4 Wii Edition [Best Price!] - Preorder

Leon Kennedy sits in the back seat of a vehicle as it speeds through a forlorn road somewhere in Europe. In the front seat, two local policemen banter a bit as they motor towards their destination. Leon has been given an assignment to locate the President's daughter who's been kidnapped. Unsure of what awaits him, Leon carries a gun as well as a communication device to receive intel from a fellow agent named Ingrid Hunnigan. Once Leon reaches the target village, gamers will notice that the police aren't too anxious to investigate with him. That should be the first clue that something is amiss...

The Wii version of Biohazard 4 features nunchuk + Wii remote control which makes for a new interactive experience. Early in the game, Ingrid sends Leon a communiqué which contains a few pages of Wiimote controller functionality to shoot, kick, and otherwise beat back enemies in expeditious fashion.

The "Best Price" re-release of Biohazard 4 Wii Edition is the same game as the original albeit at a lower price point. Preorders are welcome to ship on May 29, 2008 at JPY2,990 or US$30.90 from NCS.

Tales of Symphonia 8M Memory Card - Clearance

A blade-wielding, bright-eyed Lloyd Irving peers out from the front of Hori's officially licensed Tales of Symphonia 8M Memory Card. In addition to the card, the following items are also included:

Memory card storage case which holds four PS2 memory cards
A foldout map with Tethe'alla on the front and Sylvarant on back
Four memory card stickers which feature the main characters

The memory card is encased in a see-through shell so you'll be able to scope out the colorful silicon inside.

Sale Offering
- NCS' remaining inventory of TOS 8M Memory Cards is new and packaged in the original factory cardboard-backed blister pack. Please note the warehouse box that we stored the TOS memory cards in was slightly banged up so there may be some denting on the cardboard backing or blister packaging. Pricing is set at US$30.90 per card which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Photos.