Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wii Music - Import Preorder

Put a band in your hand with Nintendo's upcoming Wii Music which transforms the Wii Remote and Nunchuk into one of 60+ musical instruments. By waving the nunchuk and remote and/or manipulating them in certain ways, players make beautiful music with up to five band members. The ability to implement improvisations galore during a jam session is also accommodated by the software.

Instruments that may be played include a guitar, piano, violin, drums, a sitar, the vibrophone, a tambourine, trumpet, and many more. We're hoping that the cowbell is also featured because you can never have enough cowbell.

Over 50 music selections are included in the game including the Super Mario theme song, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the Overture to Carmen, and the theme song from the F-Zero Mute City stage. Up to four players may jam together at once but in a six man band, the computer handles two of the band mates. Preorders are welcome to ship on October 16, 2008.

Creators Labo #016 Jingai Makyo Ignis - Import Preorder

Yamato has announced the sixteenth Creators Labo toy and she's someone we're very familiar with. Her name is Ignis and she's a woman warrior who hails from the Jingai Makyo eroge. Ignis is a ginger with moxie, fighting skills, and choice pieces of fighting garb.

In her Creators Labo turn, Ignis seems to thrusting forward as if being propelled by a jet of water. How else to explain her arched back and the forward positioning of her hips as well as the wayward position of her body? Then again, maybe that's just how she rolls. Ignis carries a sword in her right hand while a firearm is gripped menacingly in her left hand. In addition to the Ignis figure itself, the toy includes a jagged, bony, pedestal upon which Ignis seems to leap. A tentacle extends from the pedestal and disappears behind Ignis' "skirt."

The figure measures 20cm or 7.67" in height. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2008 at JPY7800 or US$82.90 from NCS. We recommend only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States.

Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann Yoko 1/5 Scale - Preorder

Yoko's assault on the Japanese toy industry continues with another figure that's being produced by Polygonia and distributed by Movic. The latest PVC incarnation of Yoko is sculpted to 1/5 scale and measures 25cm or 9.84" in height.

Yoko wears a swimsuit (yes, it's basically a swimsuit) and sits nearly spread-eagled on a grey block of some sort. In addition to her bikini, Yoko wears pink leggings which are encapsulated by white go-go boots. They could also be cowboy boots. She's armed with her rifle but she won't be using it anytime soon. The rifle serves as a leg rest and Yoko uses her leg as an arm rest. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late October 2008 at JPY6000 or US$62.90 from NCS. Due to the size of this particular toy, we recommend only shipping with UPS Ground within the United Sates to avoid costly "dimensional weight" air shipping charges.

1/5PVC 完成品[天元突破グレンラガン]ヨーコ (JPY6000)

Fraulein Revoltech Yoko Action Figure - Import Preorder

Yoko has already gotten the Figma and Multi-Movable System (MMS) toy treatment so it was only a matter of time until she got a Revoltech version in her honor. Kaiyodo's 1/10 scale Yoko Revoltech looks good and appears to be very posable. Yoko has an hourglass figure which accentuates her outfit which consists of a bikini top and a bikini bottom. As an added bonus, four Yoko heads are included in the package so that her expression and demeanor can be changed depending on the situation.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late October 2008 at JPY2190 or US$23.90 from NCS.

Kanu Unchou Festival Version - Import Preorder

The spate of Kanu Unchou toy figures have slowed in recent months but they're still trickling out. The latest announcement is Amie-Grand's Kanu Unchou Festival Version figure which features Kanu with a healthy suntan and an outfit that's not really all there. Kanu's shirt has been pulled behind her shoulders and a little loincloth stretches across her hips. Although Kanu's pose is relaxed and complacent, her tresses whip around her as if enchanted by some malevolent animus.

The figure is made of polystone and is set to 1/6 scale which measures 23.50cm or 9.25" in height. A circular wooden base is included for display purposes.
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2008 at JPY16800 or US$178.90 from NCS. Due to the size of the figure, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States.

Madden 2002 & 2003 Twofer - Clearance

Note to self: Never ever keep sports games in stock. If the sports game has a year in the title, make sure the game is out of your inventory 1 year later. Otherwise, you'll get 10 cents on the dollar for what you originally paid for the inventory. That's a worse return than the CDOs that Merrill sold for 22 cents on the dollar last week.

Sale Offer
NCS' remaining inventory of Madden 2002 and 2003 is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$13.90 for both games which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. «View larger photos»