Monday, June 09, 2008

Elite Banana Banao Massager - New Import, In Stock

Work the kinks out of aching muscles with Banpresto's battery-powered Elite Banana Banao Massager which is shaped like a pudgy... banana. Painted yellow and imbued with simple facial features, the massager will relieve tension, release stress, and impart other forms of muscle-soothing magic thanks to its energetic vibrating energy. The massager runs on a single "AA" battery and we found it to be quite vigorous when powered up.

All preorders have shipped as of last Friday and new orders are welcome to ship today. Pricing is set at US$19.90 from NCS. »Photos and Video«

Indiana Jones Pocket Watch - New Import, In Stock

The adventures of Henry Jones Junior (they actually named the dog Indiana) resumed last month when Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull bowed on the silver screen. Since the new Indy movie is BIG, a merchandising barrage is sweeping across North America but Japan gets in on the hype as well.

For their entry in the Indiana Jones phenomenon, Taito dabbles in the time telling trade with an Indiana Jones pocket watch. The style is that of an old school pocket watch which flips open to tell time. The top of the lid features an engraving of the Indiana Jones logo and a length of chain is attached to the top of the watch which can be linked to a loop that's on your person. Three types are available as follows:

A = Tan face
B = White face (Shown in the photo to the left)
C = Gold face

The watch is analog and a windup mechanism on the top keeps the hands ticking. Preorders have shipped as of last Friday and new orders will ship today.
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Mario Galaxy Funyu Funyu Mascot 3 - New, In Stock

Representations of rascals and rotund fungi from Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy game are the featured subjects in Bandai's new mascot keychains. You might be wondering what the heck "Funyu Funyu" means so we're going to school you. When you mash or completely crush an innocent rubbery object only to have it regain its shape and composure, the object is described as Funyu Funyu. Remember, squeeze and release.
The Mascot toys are normally sold through gashapon dispensers in random fashion but we'll gather them up and portion them into complete sets of seven. New orders will ship today.
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Space Invaders Keychain Set - New Import, In Stock

We know a guy who used to listen to Art Bell and frequents websites where "aliens" from outer space are a common subject. He scoffs at Taito's Space Invaders because in his words, "They don't look like that!" and "The real aliens are only one part of a big galactic conspiracy!"

Gee, thanks. The next time we see one, we'll know. In any case, we prefer the aliens in Space Invaders because they're colorful. They're also keychain friendly fodder as seen in Taito's new collection of crystal clear acrylic keychains which hold a pixel alien within its confines.

Gradius II Vic Viper 1/100 Kit - New Import, In Stock

The Vic Viper from Gradius II soars into the toy market, courtesy of Atelier Sai. Proportioned at 1/100 scale, the Vic Viper Plamodel kit features parts and chunks of plastic that have to be painted, fitted, and snapped together before the ship is complete and ready for abject admiration. Our estimate for total construction time is between 18-36 hours depending on your diligence and attention to detail. A display stand is included for mounting purposes.
All preorders have shipped as of last Friday and new orders are welcome to ship today. Pricing is set at JPY4500 or US$46.90 from NCS. »Photos«

Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold Konamistyle Special - In Stock

The special Konamistyle exclusive version of Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold includes the following items in addition to the game software:

» Gold-tinted Beatmania slipcase which holds two DVD cases
» Beatnation Summit: Beatmania IIDX premiumLIVE DVD (2 discs)
» Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold promotional poster

Please note that Konamistyle sells the special edition of their games without an encompassing container to hold all the goodies. We receive the items loose in a shipping box and then we assemble the items ourselves and ship them to our customers.

Few games have gone on to last as long as the Beatmania series but when it's a genre-defining pioneer with a devoted fanbase, maybe it's only fitting that the game endure into perpetuity. Or somewhere close to that. Konami's Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold was released over a year ago in arcades but home consumers finally got the chance to "Make It Money!" with the Playstation 2 conversion of the game. »Photos«

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Final Fantasy Trading Arts Vol. 2 - Clearance

Original NCS Update - April 11, 2006

«©NCSX» Square Enix releases a new set of Final Fantasy Trading Arts which feature characters from Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, and X.

» Final Fantasy VII: Tifa Lockhart
» Final Fantasy VII: Vincent Valentine
» Final Fantasy VIII: Selphie Tilmit
» Final Fantasy IX: Zidane Tribal
» Final Fantasy X: Rikku
» Final Fantasy X: Tidus

The figures measure between 10cm and 13cm (3.93 and 5.11") tall and are crafted from PVC plastic and carefully painted for cleanliness and proper likeness. The six characters listed above are standard and the seventh secret character is Vincent Valentine when he was younger and a member of the Turks. Please note that the toys are blind boxed and the figures are randomly packaged in each factory sealed box of 12 units.

Further, please note that two color variants of each figure are featured in this set - a normal paint version as seen on the front of the packaging and a metallic version. Pricing is set at US$96 $59.90 for a complete factory sealed case of 12 figures + shipping. Due to the weight of this particular item, NCS recommends shipping by UPS Ground within the United States and normal Airmail for our international customers.

Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of Final Fantasy Trading Arts Vol. 2 is new, factory boxed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$59.90 per box which is about $4.99 per figure. Larger Photos

Product Origin:
Modeling Production:
Manufacturing: Made in China
Jan Code
: 4988601403979
Cumulative NCS Sales To Date: 161 boxes
Original Price in 2006: US$96 per box