Monday, August 04, 2008

Batman Cosbaby - Import Preorder

Hot on the heels of last week's Iron Man Cosbaby set, Hong Kong's Hot Toys has announced the Batman Cosbaby collection which features seven characters as follows:

» Batman (Classic) in blue/grey duds and Batman (Modern) in black/grey
» Joker with trademark grin and Two-Face with his split personality
» Batgirl and Catwoman (Both are chubbier than we remember them)
» Robin the Boy Wonder and one secret character to be revealed

Each figure measures 7cm or 2.75" and is posable. The manufacturer is supplying to toys in factory boxes of 15 toys at JPY15000 or US$120 from NCS. Preorders are welcome to ship in October 2008.
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Real Action Heroes #425 Chun-Li - Import Preorder

Medicom has started preorders for a Real Action Heroes version of Street Fighter's very own Chun-Li. A bunch of photos were released a few days ago but we're not totally in love with the figure. Chun-Li's garb is about right but the hair seems off and her face doesn't look right. Her jaw line is too sharp when it should be more rounded as we remember her from the classic Street Fighter series.

The upcoming figure measures 30cm or 11.81" in height and is fully posable. Check her out doing a helicopter kick in the photo with her arms crossed.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2008 at JPY17,000 or US$169.90 from NCS. Due to the size of this item, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States. Shipping via any air service will incur dimensional weight shipping charges.

Monster Hunter Airu Kitchen: Steel Mug - New, In Stock

In Capcom's Monster Hunter game, the Airu (Cats) may be recruited into your party as cooks, questing companions, or farmers. Cospa's Monster Hunter Stainless Steel Mug enforces the Airu kitchen theme where a cat wearing a chef's hat may be seen with a knife and a fork on either side of its head. In some cultures, such a display might be interpreted as the cat being a good meal. Maybe feline au gratin with a side order of chickpeas. Note to cat lovers: You know we're joshing, right? Please hold the firebombs.

In any case, Cospa's Monster Hunter Airu Mug was released earlier this year but the company sold out quickly. Another production arrived last week and all preorders have shipped already. New orders are welcome.

Monster Hunter Airu Kitchen: Utensils - New, In Stock

After killing a monster in the Monster Hunter game, players may carve meat chops out of the creature's carcass. The chops may then be eaten to stop the onscreen hero's stomach from growling and to sate the incessant pangs of hunger. Since eating is a big part of the Monster Hunter games, it's only natural that kitchen utensils be released under license from Capcom. Cospa's Monster Hunter utensil set includes a stainless steel spoon and a fork which may be used to each soup or spear a ham hock.

The handle of each utensil is decorated with the image of an Airu (Cat) from the Monster Hunter games. New orders are welcome.

General Updates

Large but Late Toy Shipment
A bunch of Japanese toys arrived at about 11:15AM EST today which was too late to make it into today's update. We'll post them up tomorrow but preorders for the following will ship today: Indiana Jones Room Lights (All sold out), Capcomaniax Ibuki Figure (All sold out), Mika, and many more.
GA-KO Alarm Clock
Another shipment of GA-KO is scheduled to arrive on Thursday-Friday to fill backorders that were submitted over the weekend.
Persona 4 Konamistyle
After a convoluted two-way shipping arrangement that took a couple of weeks to complete, all preorders will ship today.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Wed-Thurs


Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken

Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime Nippon Ichi
Sangokushi Taisen Sora Sega

Summon Night 2

Wii Survival Kids Wii Konami


Tales of Vesperia


USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Mon-Tues

NDS The Cheetah Girls: Passport to Stardom Disney

Little League World Series Baseball 2008 Activision

Grid Codemas.

Quick Yoga Training Ubisoft
PS3 Monster Madness Grave Danger Southpeak
Wii Little League World Series Baseball 2008 Activision

Psyvariar Complete Edition for PS2 - Clearance

Psyvariar Medium Unit was originally released for Taito's G-Net arcade hardware and the game did decent numbers during it's run in Japan's coin-op arenas. Publisher Success followed up their... success with Psyvariar Revision which also found its fair share of fans. The two games are included in Psyvariar Complete Edition for a double dose of buzz shooting action. Both games are vertical shooters and the wrinkle is the "Buzz System" where you maneuver your ship so that enemy fire just barely misses the spacecraft. Perform skillfully and your firepower boosts up to stronger levels. Ample chances for close-calls abound as bosses release ridiculous amounts of laser blasts and scattershot. Do Don Pachi got nothing on this game.

Sale Offer: NCS' remaining inventory of
Psyvariar Complete Edition is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$45.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. Product SKU: SLPM-62139