Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BLU-RAY Iron Man - New Release, Shipping Tomorrow

From the Publisher

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Delivering non-stop action and excitement from a Super Hero who boasts not only unique powers, but also irresistible charm, penetrating intelligence and a wry wit, Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures’ worldwide box office sensation IRON MAN soars onto DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2008. Kicking off the fourth quarter, Paramount Home Entertainment presents spectacular Ultimate Edition two-disc sets on both DVD and Blu-ray, as well as in a single-disc DVD. IRON MAN thrilled both critics and audiences around the world with its captivating story and stunning visual effects. Called “spectacular” (Rolling Stone) and “a thrill-a-minute blockbuster” (“Reel Talk”), the film features an all-star cast including Academy Award® nominees Robert Downey Jr. (Zodiac, Chaplin), Jeff Bridges (The Contender) and Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow) and Oscar® winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare In Love) and was directed by Jon Favreau (Elf).

Macross Frontier Shortsleeve Shirt - Preorder

Kadokawa Shoten celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Macross franchise earlier this year with a new televised animation titled Macross Frontier. The final episode airs on September 25, 2008 and a spate of merchandise has been announced to mark the conclusion of the popular series.

Cospa's first Macross Frontier product takes on the design of the shirt worn by Alto Saotome who attends the Mihoshi Academy aboard the 25th Macross Colonial Fleet. The blue thing on the shoulder in the photo to the left isn't an epaulet - it's just a blue strip of cloth that provides an accent to the shirt. The front pocket is adorned with a Macross Frontier emblem which is probably familiar only to fans of the franchise.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late October 2008 at JPY10000 or US$98.90 from NCS. Please select your size from S-M-L-XL.

General Updates

Japanese Xbox 360 Consoles
Microsoft lowered the price of the Japanese Xbox 360 Arcade Packs
to JPY19800 last week. Unfortunately, none of our suppliers currently keep any Japanese Xbox 360 consoles or bundles in stock due to lack of demand in the local market. We've contacted some alternate vendors who may be willing to stock the hardware for us. We'll update accordingly once we have more information.

On the flipside, most Japanese vendors keep Wii and PS3 hardware in stock. Some suppliers still have new PS3 60GB consoles for about US$1000 but we do notice that 20GB consoles are sold out now.
Japan and Hong Kong holidays
Monday was a holiday in Japan (Keiro no Hi) as well as Hong Kong (Mid Autumn Festival) and there might be some delays with import shipments this week. If everything moves along normally tonight without interruptions, we'll receive our usual deliveries on Thursday. From Japan, the Playstation Network Tickets (JPY3000 and JPY5000) should be restocked by Thursday.

Eldorado Gate Vol. 2 for Dreamcast - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis - Original Update: December 12, 2000

«©NCSX» Three new chapters continue in the second volume of Capcom's serial RPG. The characters in contention include Elishin, a master sword fighter whose skill is renowned. The morbid looking Ein defies his appearance and seeks the companionship of people and fears loneliness. Finally, Kobdo, a half human and half animal comes to terms with his existence as he may be the last of his kind.

Sale Offer: NCS' remaining inventory of Eldorado Gate Vol.2 for the Japanese Dreamcast is brand new, factory sealed, and in excellent condition. Price: $13.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the U.S. by USPS Media Mail Service. «Larger Photos»