Monday, May 19, 2008

Xenosaga Episode III Hakaku Katariki Gashapon - New

The girls and androids of Xenosaga III are revealed in Bandai's new set of gashapon. A total of four characters are featured in the new collection but each figure is molded in an original form and a variant form for a total of eight styles. Due to an unequal ratio of some figures, NCS will only be able to fill our original preorders for the complete sets of eight.

Please note that we are only supplying the toys in sets of four for new orders. This means that you will receive an original or variant of each figure. The characters featured in the gashapon are: KOS-MOS ver. 3, KOS-MOS ver. 4, M.O.M.O., and Shion. Each figure measures approximately 110mm or 4.22" tall and is constructed of PVC. «Additional Details»

UFO-One Indoor Flying Toy - Preorder

Have you ever spied an unidentified flying object in the sky that you couldn't make rhyme or reason out of? Maybe it was a bird or perhaps it was a plane but you couldn't confirm it either way. In New York, we've seen parachute jumpers, acrobatic planes, and we once watched a guy in a hot air balloon sail across the Adirondacks. We've never seen a UFO however but maybe we'll be able to prompt "sightings" and news reports of UFOs by unleashing Taito's UFO-One toys in downtown Manhattan.

The UFO-One is a classic saucer-shaped vehicle with yellow or red lights that circle its perimeter. Two rotary blades are mounted on top of the saucer which creates the air lift required to send it flying into the air. The control of the UFO is handled through a hand-held remote control which is fitted with an analog thumbstick. Taito's preorder literature specifically states that the UFO-One is designed for indoor use but we're going to try flying them outdoors anyway once we get them. Preorders are welcome to ship in September 2008 at US$22.90 each.

Space Invaders X Dokodemo Issyo - Preorder

Taito and Sony collaborate on the latest Space Invaders 30th Anniversary product which features Toro and Kuro of Dokodemo Issyo fame. The cats are rendered into plush form and wear Space Invaders-themed sweat-shirts. That's not much of a tie-in but they're at least different from the Space Invaders X Hello Kitty towels and straps from a few years back. Preorders are welcome to ship in September 2008.

Dragon Quest Slime Stylus - Preorder

When the Nintendo DS was first released and became a worldwide phenomenon, manufacturers flooded the market with touch pen replacements. At one point, NCS juggled preorder offers for 20-30 different ones each month. We stocked some but ignored the rest. Square Enix is a little late to the party but they've opened up preorders for a NDS Lite touch pen that sports the jolly visage of a Blue or Orange Slime. The stylus is styled sleek so that it pops into the touch pen receptacle on the right side of the Nintendo DS Lite handheld unit. Preorders ship in July 2008.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Wed-Thurs


13-Sai no Hallo Work DS


Genmu no Kiri to Ken no Okite Success

Hercules no Eikou: Tamashii no Shoumei


Ochaken no Heya DS 3


PSP Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 Konami

Valhalla Knights 2 Marvelous

USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Tues-Thurs

NDS Top Spin 3 2K Games
PS3 Haze Ubisoft

Singstar Sony

Singstar with Microphone Bundle Sony

Top Spin 3 2K Games

UEFA Euro 2008 EA
Wii Top Spin 3 2K Games
PSP UEFA Euro 2008 EA

Touch de Zuno - Clearance

After witnessing the success of Nintendo's Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training, Sega released Brain Trainer Portable for the PSP. The company followed up with another mind game collection earlier this year in Touch de Zuno which contains an assortment of pattern recognition exercises, numerical sequence tasks, and even a mini-game that tests your ability to gauge the firing of a laser at the right time to hit moving objects.

Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of NDS Touch de Zuno is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$21.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Photos