Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dragon Quest DS Lite Pouch + Card Case - In Stock

The NDS Dragon Quest pouch originally arrived about a month ago but we overlooked them during the hectic pace of July and early August. Since we have a little more time now, we're posting up a proper photo of the product. Square Enix produced the pouches in-house instead of licensing them to Hori or another accessory manufacturer. Two items are included in the blister pack as follows:

» Nintendo DS Card Case which stores NDS games. The case is colored black and features an image of a blue Slime surrounded by blue stars.

» Nintendo DS Lite Carrying Pouch which is also black but instead of a single Slime, a whole gang of them are depicted on the front flap.

Metal loops for tethering purposes are attached to each case. Preorders have already shipped out as of last month but new orders are welcome to ship today. Pricing is set at JPY2800 or US$32.90 from NCS.

Clamp in 3-D Land Vol. 8 - Import Preorder

Clamp rolls onwards with the eighth collection of Clamp in 3-D Land toys which features another five characters:

Syaoran from RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
» Sakura Kinomoto from Card Captor Sakura
Fuu Hououji from Magic Knight Rayearth
Suoh Takamura from CLAMP School Detectives
Fūma Monou from X

Pricing is set at JPY5250 (NCS US$56.90) per factory sealed box of 10 randomly packaged figures. Based on information from Clamp, each box will contain the full set of five figures and duplicates. Preorders are welcome to ship in late September 2008.

Yuno Minazuki 1/8 Scale PVC Figure - Import Preorder

Hailing from the Unity-Marriage adult digital novel, Yuno Minazuki is a ginger who's all about the flowers. Petals adorn her bra, flora infiltrates her hair, and there's even a big flower motif on the stand that she perches upon. Good Smile Company has started preorders for a Yuno Minazuki figure which we think is a superb sculpture. The level of detail on Yuno is top notch and her color scheme meshes beautifully. We are concerned about the figure eventually falling over from PVC fatigue in a few years... Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2008 at JPY 6800 or US$68.90.

Asuka Langley Goth Punk 1/6 Scale Resin Kit - Preorder

When Asuka is feeling punk and goth at the same time, she puts on the leathers, grabs an axe, and wraps a collar around her neck. The pink plaid stockings are a bit much though.

Amie-Grand's upcoming Asuka Goth Punk Resin Kit features a 1/6 scale Evangelion handler who measures 24.50cm or 9.64" in height and is made of 37 parts which bolt onto each other. A circular wooden stand is also included for display purposes.

Preorders are welcome to ship in September 2008 at JPY15,800 or US$165.90. NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground in the U.S.

Vinyl Collectible Doll 118 Special Aliens - Import Preorder

Medicom's new Aliens figures are so well constructed that just by looking at them, one can imagine sticky acid dripping out of those bared fangs. Two Vinyl Collectible Aliens are on offer:

1) An Alien creature from the original Alien movie where a single creature wreaked havoc aboard the
USCSS Nostromo.

2) A Warrior Alien from the Aliens movie which looks just as wicked as the first Alien creature.

Both Alien figures measure 22cm or in 8.66" in height and preorders are welcome to ship in November 2008 at JPY8000 or US$78.90 per Alien.

General Updates

Two New USA Releases This Week
Correction from yesterday: Too Human and Smash Court Tennis for the X360 were released on Tuesday for the USA market.
Chotto Shot PSP
NCS is currently supplying the Asian version of the official "Chotto Shot" camera which does not include any software. However, you may download the English language camera software "Go! Edit" from Sony's website which is 100% compatible with the Asian version of the camera.
Mana-Khemia Portable Delayed
Gust has pushed the release date of PSP Mana-Khemia from August 28 to September 25. Please mark your preorder calendars accordingly.

Iron Man Soft Vinyl Figure [Metallic] - Import Preorder

Tony Stark's alter-ego isn't your run-of-the-mill second persona which he uses at dinner parties. Tony's alternate identity is an iron-suited superhero who flies through the air and corrals evildoers as efficiently as any cape-wearing crusader.

Since Ironman is currently a hot property, a slate of toys based on the Marvel superhero has been trickling out in Japan and North America. The latest toy to make the rounds is a cuddly Soft Vinyl Figure [Metallic Color Version] which features a Cosbaby-ish depiction of Ironman. The vinyl figure measures 16cm or 6.29" tall and we spy a pot belly to complement the stubby legs and arms. The "Metallic Color" designation in the product title refers to the shiny paint used to gloss the figure so that it appears as if it were made of metal. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late September 2008 at JPY4000 or US$38.90 from NCS.

Shining Force III Scenario 3 - Clearance

Original Update: September 23, 1998
«©NCSX» The conclusive chapter to the Shining Force III saga which challenged fans nearly a decade ago. The game features engrossing battles, compelling drama and extensive tactical action.

NCS Sale Offer
NCS' remaining inventory of
Shining Force III Scenario 3 for the Japanese Sega Saturn console is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$18.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. «View Larger Photos»