Monday, April 07, 2008

Shooting Game Historica Vol. 2 - Preorder

Japanese toy manufacturer Yujin has started preorders for the second volume of Shooting Historica gashapon which features starships from another five shooting games as follows:

R-Type III - R90 Ragnarok
Fantasy Zone - Opa Opa
Raystorm - R-Gray1
Star Luster - Gaia
Star Blade - Geo Sword

Since Yujin appears to be releasing the ships in some sort of chronological order, we might not see the Judge Spear or the Silvergun until SGH Vol. 4. Preorders are welcome to ship in late July 2008 at US$20.90 for the complete set of five ships as listed above. Jan Code:

Bleach The 3rd Phantom - Preorder

Fighting games based on the BLEACH franchise have peppered the Japanese retail landscape for a few years now. There's only so much Shinigami slashing action that a player can take before apathy sets in. To alleviate the tedium, Sega tries a different tack with their upcoming Bleach The 3rd Phantom release on the Nintendo DS. Instead of outright fighting, the cast of Bleach find themselves immersed in a tactical strategy game where the movement is on grids and the attacks are selected from a menu. As a preorder bonus, Sega will give away a set of Bleach postcards in a 50% ratio. Preorders are welcome to ship on June 26, 2008.

They are My Noble Masters: Benis 1/8 Scale Figure - Preorder

In the Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de (They are my Noble Masters) property, the Kuonji household is run by a ginger-maned maid named Benis. She's fiery-tempered, brash, and snarky. She's also a fantastic cook and extremely loyal to her employers. Toy manufacturer Alter celebrates Benis by announcing a 1/8 scale PVC figure which measures 22cm or 8.66" in height. Benis is dressed in her regulation-issue maid's uniform which drapes downwards in a natural manner. Preorders are welcome to ship in late August 2008 at US$68.90 per figure.

Kanu Unchou 1/6 Scale Summer Vacation - Preorder

Toy sculptors have generally given Kanu Unchou a short leash when molding her from scratch. She's either in a battle stance, a stoic pose, or more recently, in a passive position. The latest Kanu toy announcement fits in the last category where the woman-warrior takes on the role of a Bikini Model and a Race Queen. A Race Queen who's on summer vacation.

The wave of Kanu Unchou toys gains strength with another figure that examines the softer side of Kanu. To emphasize Kanu's femininity, three sets of bikinis are included in the toy package which may be changed to fit the setting or situation she's in. Kanu is set at 1/6 scale and measures 17cm tall in her sprawled seated posture.
Satoshi Ishiyama provides the sculpting work and Orchid Seed releases it this summer. Preorders are welcome to ship in late July 2008 at US$73.90 per figure.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Wed-Thurs

NDS Oshiri Kajiri Mushi no Rhythm Lesson DS Sega
PS2 Battle of Sunrise


Ohokuki Global A

Shinkyouku Soukai Polyphonica 0-4 Hanashi Prototype
Wii Milestone Shooting Collection: Karous Wii Milestone

Mario Kart Nintendo

Neo Geo Stick 2 SNK

USA Release - Arrivals on Tues-Thurs

The USA localization of Arcana Heart leads preorders for the week.
NDS Fab 5 Soccer Destineer

Plushees Destineer
PS2 Arcana Heart Atlus

Baroque Atlus

Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 SNK
PSP World Championship Cards [Delayed to April 29] Crave
Wii Baroque Atlus

Mini-Copter Adventure Flight Aksys

Summer Sports: Paradise Island Destineer

Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey - Clearance

A malicious spirit tricks the ethereal body of Mickey into a magic mirror while the mighty mouse sleeps. When the Mickster attempts to escape, the mirror bursts into a mass of shards. Trapped like a rat in a trap, Mickey needs your help to locate the twelve broken mirror pieces, reassemble them, and help Disney's decades-old mascot escape back to reality. Solve puzzles, explore, and point 'n click your way to salvation.

Sale Offering
NCS' remaining inventory of
Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse is new and factory sealed. Please note that Japanese Gamecube games require the Gamecube version of the Freeloader in order to boot on an American or European Gamecube console. Pricing is set at US$13.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S.
JAN Code: 4902370506006
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