Monday, August 25, 2008

Odin Sphere Gwendolyn 1/8 Scale Figure - Preorder

In the Playstation 2 game Odin Sphere, a Valkyrie named Gwendolyn kicks off the game where she uses a weapon known as the Psypher Spear to battle foes. Gwendolyn also has a swooping dive move where she glides across the screen with predator-like grace.

Japanese toy manufacturer Alter gives appreciation to Gwendolyn with a statuesque 1/8 scale PVC figure where the Valkyrie perches on one leg atop a snarled tree stump. Gwen raises her arms to heaven with Psypher Spear in hand and Valkyrie wings on full display. The sculpture measures 35cm or 13.77" in height which means the packaging will be large and unwieldy. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2008 at JPY8000 or US$78.90 from NCS. Due to the size of the item, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States.

Fate Hollow Ataraxia: Saber Maid Version - Preorder

Alter's interpretation of Saber of Fate Stay Night fame gets her out of the blue suit of armor and into a frilly maid's outfit. The blonde warrior also trades in her armaments for a mop. Saber stands with panty-hosed-covered legs apart and rests both hands atop the handle of a cleaning instrument.

A bucket of water is nowhere to be seen but you can probably buy a toy pail from a USA toy shop or make your own. We're going to use a soda bottle cap and fill it with orange detergent. A blue bow keeps the back of Saber's hair together so that it forms a compact bun. The figure is set at 1/6 scale and measures 26cm or 10.23" tall from her feet to the top of her maid's doily/cap.

Saber Maid was originally released last year but is being reissued in December 2008 by the manufacturer.
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2008 at JPY8000 or US$78.90 from NCS.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Thurs


Shinseiki Evangelion Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku DS


Shinseiki Evangelion Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku DS LE


Tactical Guild


To Love Ru TroubleMMV

To Love Ru Trouble Limited Edition

PSPFate/Tiger Colosseum Upper Capcom

Fate/Tiger Colosseum Upper Megamori Box Capcom



USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Mon-Wed

NDS Digimon World Championship Bandai

From the Abyss Aksys

Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness Natsume

MLB Power Pros 2008 Konami

N+ Atari

Picto Image Sega
PS2 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 EA
PS3 Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice NISA

Vampire Rain: Altered Species Ignition
PSP B-Boy Evolved

N+ Atari

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 EA
Wii Super Mario Sluggers Nintendo
X360 Infinite Undiscovery Square

Smash Court Tennis 3 Sega

Tales of Vesperia Namco

Pac-Man Cushions [Set of Two] - Clearance

Original Update: September 7, 2005
«©NCSX» Looking more like a massive cheesecake than Namco's legendary eater, the Pac-Man cushion serves as a resilient pillow/futon/seat to lounge upon. Stack five on top of each other to create an unwieldy Pac-Man tower which may be useful as a chair or lay them side by side to create a makeshift mattress for munchkins and other wee beings. Sadly, Namco didn't produce any dot plushes for those who would recreate Pac-Man in their living rooms. Two sizes are available: A 25cm cushion which clocks in at 9.84" and a 35cm big'un which converts to 13.77" diameter.

Sale Offer
NCS' remaining inventory of the Pac-Man Cushions is new, bagged in plastic, and in mint condition. Price: US$29.90 for both 25cm and 35cm cushions which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. «Larger Photos»