Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Indiana Jones One Coin Figures - New Import, In Stock

Indiana Jones is as old as the hills by now but that ain't stopping Spielberg from wheeling him out for a fourth film. Released on May 22, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull reunites Harrison Ford with Karen Allen who both starred in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Kotobukiya joins in on the love with a newly released set of One Coin Figures which are based on the heroes and villains of the Indiana movies. The standard figures are:

Indiana Jones and Indiana Jones rolling on a mine car
Henry Jones Sr and Marion Ravenwood with pet monkey
Mutt Williams on a motorbike and Mola Ram in full regalia

Two secret figures are also randomly dispersed inside each factory sealed box. New orders are welcome to ship today. «NCS Photo Gallery»

Ikkitousen Kanu Unchou Swimsuit Ver - New, In Stock

Kanu Unchou is very desirable. We know this because toy manufacturers have announced and/or shipped nearly 15 figures featuring the raven-haired warrior since the beginning of 2008. Is it overkill? Yes, but if the market can continue absorb all that Kanu, there's the likelihood that even more of Miss Unchou is on the way later this year.

The latest Kanu figure measures 25cm (9.84") and fits the full-bodied woman warrior into a 2-piece aqua-bikini. Kanu's hair is whippier than usual and is so long and winding that a holder just for Kanu's tresses is mounted on the pedestal upon which she stands. Kanu's left hand is lifted upwards which may be used as a perch for her sandals.

Not that we care but Kanu's bikini top and bikini bottom may be unhinged so she can stand in all of her au natural splendor. For a bit of extra realism, Kanu's "skin" beneath her bikini reveal tan lines which are colored lighter than her surrounding skin. Preorders have shipped already and new orders are welcome for dispatch today.
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Persona 3 Fes Mitsuru Kirijou 1/8 Scale Figure - In Stock

As far as gingers go, Mitsuru Kirijou of Persona 3 fame is one of the more exotic creatures this side of Nihon. There are exactly zero ethnic Japanese folk who possess the recessive gene that engenders red hair but there she is. Maybe she's part Ainu. Throw in a pair of blood red pupils and Mitsuru is almost otherworldly except she's just your average girl with a penchant for slaying demons...

Kotobukiya's Mitsuru Kirijou figure from last year was one of our best selling toys next to the Kinu Nishimura Mai Shiranui figure and CGC Poison. It's the kind of figure that stokes the fan base and forces buyers to flick open their wallets. Similar to Koyori and KOS-MOS, you can never have enough Mitsuru so Alter announces a new 1/8 scale PVC figure which features the redheaded heroine in fixed pose grandeur. The new Mitsuru measures 21cm tall or 8.26" tall and ships with extra parts so her pose can be changed somewhat. Mitsuru can grip a sword or a pistol which are also included. New orders are welcome to ship today.
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Juicy Honey Special Edition Yuma Asami Vol. 2 - Preorder

Yuma Asami is no stranger to the Juicy Honey trading card series. A few years ago, Mint cast her in a Special Edition where the JAV actress was the sole superstar in a collection of cards. Yuma also appeared in Juicy Honey Vol. 6 along with Hotaru Akane, Rin Suzuka, and Sasa Handa. When September rolls around, Yuma stars all by her lonesome in yet another Juicy Honey Special Edition collection of cards. Mint flew Yuma to Bali in order to take crisp and vivid photographs of the idol in lush tropical surroundings.

Similar to other Juicy Honey Special Edition, the collection is limited to only 2500 boxes. Along with the base set of 72 cards, an assemblage of Autograph, Kiss, Nipple Stamp, Jersey, and highly sought-after DNA cards are also randomly scattered in the 2500 boxes. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late September 2008 at JPY5800 or US$60.90 per factory sealed box which contains 12 packs of cards. Each pack in turn contains 7 cards for a total of 96 cards per box.

Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1024 - New Import

(This item originally arrived last Friday) The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and/or events:

» Wii Dead Rising announced.
» PS2 Gundam Meisters contingents, pilots, and snapshots.
» PS2 Fate/Unlimited Codes game system info and Saber Figma details.
» PSP Sora Kiseki the 3rd earns 8/7/7/8 and Sired NT gets 9/9/9/9 from the Famitsu Review Crew.
» NDS Custom Beat Battle Draglade game info and beat tactics
» Famicom 25th Anniversary insert which checks out the library of Famicom games available for the Virtual Console and the Wii Points required to purchase them online.
» Dragon Quest V Summer Guide Notebook

NCS is accepting orders for yearly subscriptions to Famitsu only. Additional details may be found on our order link. Thanks.

General Updates

Melty Blood Actress Again
The latest edition of Type Moon's Melty Blood 2D fighting game ships in September in Naomi cartridge form. Pricing is set at JPY248,000 or US$2580 from NCS which includes Express Mail shipping direct from Japan to pretty much any address in the world. Except maybe Antarctica. Don't think the Postal Service will get there this year. Express Mail is a trackable and insured service.

for the Japanese Naomi cartridge Melty Blood Actress Again will ship on or around September 30, 2008. The Naomi kit includes a Naomi-compatible game cartridge, cabinet artwork, and marquee header. Please note the Naomi hardware is not included in this offer.
Soul Calibur IV USA Early... in Hong Kong
A few of our vendors in Hong Kong offered us the USA version of Soul Calibur IV for Playstation 3 last night. They've been selling the game in Hong Kong shops as of yesterday. Apparently, a North American distributor was able to ship the game to Asia on Friday or Saturday of last week. We've also heard from customers about shops in the USA selling the game early.
Our own USA distributors will be shipping the game out on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. If they don't sell it now, they probably won't be able to sell (as many) later. Breaking street date seems to be in season.

Rumble Rapid Controller for Wii/GC - Clearance

We've been playing Virtual Console games on the Wii and using up our Japanese Wii Points cards when we should be selling them. During normal gaming sessions, we might use a White Gamecube pad but for those times when a little something extra such as rapid-fire is needed, we turn to CyberGadget's Rumble Rapid Controller.

Designed for use with the Gamecube or the Virtual Console, the vibration-capable controller features rapid-fire functionality for all of the buttons on the pad. That's not all however. The sensitivity of the analog nub may be adjusted from Low, Normal, or High. The general shape of the controller is similar to a standard GC pad and CyberGadets adds rubberized grips for slippage-free gaming.

Sale Offer: NCS' remaining inventory of the Rumble Rapid Controller from CyberGadget is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US30.90 per controller which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. Jan Code: 4544859007453