Friday, May 16, 2008

Mario Galaxy Plushes - Preorder

Mario will never die. Two decades hence, Mario will still be traipsing around some virtual universe in search of some elusive objective. The plump plumber's got staying power in spades. That's why NCS is fairly certain that all things Mario will be valuable in time since tweens growing up today will feel nostalgic when they're coasting towards middle-age and feeling weepy over lost Mario toys. Toys like today's Mario Galaxy plushes which measure 19cm in height. Preorders ship in July 2008 at $21.90 each.

Kanu Unchou Neko Mimi Version - Preorder

A few years ago, our toy mantra was, "You can never have enough Koyori." Replace the name "Koyori" with "Kanu" and you have the overbearing toy mantra for 2008 thus far.

Preorders are welcome for yet another Kanu Unchou PVC figure dubbed "Neko Mimi Version" which is set at 1/7 scale and measures 11.50cm or 4.52" in height and 25cm or 9/84" in length. This time around, Kanu is a cat girl with a wily tail and cat ears that poke out of her blue tresses. Kanu is garbed in a blue and white ensemble with a skirt that affords gratuitous views of her posterior. Two matching miniature cat-girl figures of Chouhi Ekitoku and Ryuubi Gentoku are also included to keep Kanu company. Akio Akiyama provides the sculpt work and preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2008 at JPY8500 or US$89.90 from NCS. «Big Photos»

Aoi Shiro Limited Edition - New Import, In Stock

Love is in the air but instead of male to female attraction, Aoishiro is all about the relationships between women and the love that sprouts between them. In Japan, the social phenomenon is known as Yuri which has been featured in light novels, manga, and animation.

At the outset of the game, players take on the persona of a young woman who interacts with other members of the same sex. By choosing certain actions during the course of the adventure, characters will converse, bond, seek solace within each other, and fall in love. Note that Aoishiro is a digital novel so that your participation is mainly relegated to reading and viewing still images as the storyline unfurls. Every once in a while, you'll be presented with a selection of options that'll affect the storyline and change the outcome of the game. Publisher Success touts the use of 200 computer-generated images to enhance the story and 30 possible endings which are the result of your choices at different junctures.

The limited edition of Aoishiro includes a bonus paperback novella that's bundled inside the game package and a soundtrack CD that's shipped loose and outside of the limited edition slipcase.

Nanatsuiro * Drops Touch de Hajimaru Hatsukoi LE - New

In the Spring of 2006, Aquaplus released Nanatsuiro Drops for the Japanese PC and found a willing and receptive audience. Since then, the game has made the round trip to novellas, manga, animation, and back to video game conversions on the PS2 and now, the Nintendo DS. The adult content from the PC original has been wiped out but the main characters, storyline, and themes remain.

Nanatsuiro Drops follows the story of a glasses-wearing lad named Masaharu Tsuwabuki who's a withdrawn and congenial middle school student. Through a conspiracy of events, Masaharu is transformed into a plush toy that looks like a ram. The NDS adventure follows the events of the animated series and features five mini-games as follows: Gardening (watering plants, whacking moles, and weeding), Counting animals as they fall from the top screen to the touch screen, Math problems administered by
Natsume Kisaragi, Falling Star rhythm action, and a Fishing Trip where Masaharu and Sumomo cooperate to catch brown-colored fish.

Sega Rally 2 - Clearance

A nigh seamless Naomi arcade conversion which brought home a racing sim with top-notch graphics and proper vehicle handling. Sega Rally 2 joined the library of a young Dreamcast back in the day (January 28, 1999) and it was at that point that we were assured of the DC's potential. Sega Rally 2 features an arcade racing mode as well as a championship mode to provide a well rounded experience. For tuner fans, the vehicles in the game may be customized for added gaming depth.

Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of Sega Rally 2 is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$16.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Photos