Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Honyaradoh Oyasumi SJ Plush - Preorder

In Western society, the practice of counting imaginary sheep is one way to deal with insomnia. When the Sandman won't lull you into slumber, a procession of sprightly sheep leaping over a fence might do the job.

Counting sheep takes on a literal interpretation when Eikoh's upcoming
Honyaradoh Oyasumi plush ships to market. Each sheep measures a massive 45cm or 17.71" in length and is blessed with a furry coat of fluffy synthetic wool. The sheep have their eyes closed which indicates that they're sleeping. They're also apparently encouraging insomniacs to do the same. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2008 at US$38.90 per plush. Please choose from a blue or off-white colored sheep.

Ikkitousen GG Kanu Unchou After Battle Figure - Preorder

The flood of Kanu Unchou figures has passed and the release scheduled has slowed to a trickle. Peak Kanu is behind us. The latest Kanu Unchou figure to join the ongoing trickle is a coldcast sculpture from manufacturer Alpha Max.

The new "After Battle" Kanu is set to 1/6 scale and measures
26cm or 10.26" tall. Her uniform is regulation issue but the shirt is hiked up for some unknown reason to reveal the bottom of her bosom. Despite being in a battle, the only garment in tatters is Kanu's school which has been shredded but her stockings and shirt look okay. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late October 2008 at JPY15,000 or US$158.90 from NCS.

Haruhi Suzumiya 1/8 School Uniform Figure - Preorder

The impish Haruhi of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya fame isn't your average high student student. She's into peculiar stuff and can alter reality. Despite Haruhi's unconventional interests and abilities, her outward appearance is like that of an average schoolgirl who wears a white/blue school uniform.

Alter's upcoming
Haruhi Suzumiya 1/8 School Uniform Figure is set to 1/8 scale and measures 18cm or 7.08" tall. Haruhi wears her school uniform and perches on her left leg while her right leg kicks backwards for the illusion of movement in the figure. A school bag is latched to Haruhi's right shoulder and a bright yellow ribbon circles the top of her head.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2008 at JPY5800 or US$62.90 from NCS.

One Piece Flash Keychain- Preorder

Bandai's Mario Mascot Light Keychains have been consistent sellers over the past few months. Maybe there's more of a need for keychain lights than anyone ever expected so Bandai continues the theme with a collection of One Piece Flash Keychains.

Each keychain measures W6 x D3.5 x H10cm or 2.36 x 1.37 x 3.93" in dimension. The keychains resemble baubles and light up with an eerie blue luminescence. Nine different styles are available for preorder and NCS is accepting reservations at US$10.90 per keychain which includes free shipping by Media Mail within the U.S. Preorders will ship in Dec 2008.

One Piece Wrist Watch - Preorder

In just a few short months, fans of the One Piece franchise will get to slap a snazzy wristwatch on their pudgy wrists. Three styles are on preorder as follows:

» Red wristband imprinted with Tony Tony Chopper
» Black wristband imprinted with Monkey D. Luffy
» Blue wristband imprinted with Franky

Reservations are welcome to ship in Nov 2008 at US$12.90 shipped.

General Updates

Xbox 360 Raiden IV Delayed
Moss has pushed the release date for Raiden IV to October 2 from the original ship date of September 11, 2008. All preorders on file will be processed and dispatched once the game arrives.
PSN Tickets
Japanese PSN Tickets are currently on backorder but we expect another batch to arrive on Thursday. Sadly, our suppliers won't send the tickets to us electronically (due to security concerns and their general conservative nature) and we have to wait for physical delivery.
Mercenaries 2 (USA X360 and PS3)
The USA versions of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for X360 and PS3 are expected to arrive either today or tomorrow and we'll begin shipping orders once the game is in stock. The official street date is August 31.
USA DVD Early Releases
Married Life, Baby Mama, Forbidden Kingdom, and Something Beneath are all available today. The official street dates are Sept 2-9.

Guilty Gear X Advance Edition - Clearance

From the Publisher
You're the World's Only Fighting Chance
In the 22nd Century, mankind is battling with
futuristic biological weapons named Gears. Now you must stop these dangerous beasts in their tracks. At stake is a huge reward... and the fate of mankind.

Sale Offer
NCS' remaining inventory of Guilty Gear X Advance Edition for the Gameboy Advance is new, factory-sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$17.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. «Larger Photos»