Friday, April 18, 2008

Space Invaders Tumbler - Medium - Preorder

Taito continues to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Space Invaders with yet another product announcement. This time, it's tumblers which measure 20cm or 7.87" tall and hold 16 oz of liquid. Pour yourself a hot or cold beverage and slurp it noisily from an eye-catching Space Invaders-themed tumbler. Three styles are on offer but we've got dibs on the (C) variant which features the blackness of space where invaders dance amongst the stars. Our second choice would be the red tumbler with black invaders which is stark and visually striking.
Preorders are welcome to ship in late August or early September 2008 at US$10.90 each from NCS.

To Love-Ru: Lala Animal Kisaten Version - Preorder

In the To Love-Ru manga and animation, a princess named Lala invades the home of a lad named Yuuki Rito and decides to marry him. As the story goes, Lala is destined for marriage with suitors from her home world of Deviluke but she ain't going out like that. Lala would rather settle for a scrawny stranger who's still in high school. When Lala's father finds out about her plans, he decides to test Rito's worthiness by pitting him against Lala's other suitors.

Japanese manufacturer
Shueisha has started preorders for a Lala figure which is sculpted at 1/8 scale and measures 17.50cm or 6.88" in height. Lala is dressed in a leopard-print ensemble which helps to accentuate her playful nature. For the voyeurs in the room, Lala's top and bottom may be removed so she can stand au natural. Preorders are welcome to ship in late August 2008 at JPY6200 or US$65.90. Jan Code: 4530430137817

Dragon Quest Smile Slime - Clear Blue - Preorder

Blue Slime plushes are a dime a dozen in Japan but Slime Air-Balls are uncommon. Square rectifies the scarcity situation by opening preorders for inflatable Blue Slim air-balls which measure 28cm or 11.02" in diameter when fully filled with air. We envision using them as beach balls, flotation devices, and perhaps party favors. Fill them with helium and they'll work nicely as premium carnival balloons that sell at premium prices.
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late June 2008 at JPY1000 or US$13.90 each from NCS.

Hyper Sports 2002 Winter - Clearance

Winter sports are realized on the Gamecube with 10 events ranging from Speed Skating to Curling. Fans preparing for the next virtual Olympics may train in the following events: Bobsleigh, Curling, Downhill, Figure Skating, Half-Pipe Snowboarding, Moguls, Slalom, Ski Jumping K90, Ski Jumping K120, and Speed Skating.

Region-Lockout: Please note that Japanese Gamecube games require the Gamecube version of the Freeloader in order to boot on an American or European Gamecube console.

Sale Offering
: NCS' remaining inventory of Hyper Sports 2002 Winter
is spanking new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. When games are stored in secure warehouse containers, they tend to stay fresh and tidy. Pricing is set at US$12.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Larger Photos.