Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Michael Jackson Cosbaby - Preorder Import

Hot Toys of Hong Kong has started preorders for a collection of Cosbaby figures that are modeled after pop superstar Michael Jackson. In the product photo above, the first row shows Michael in his "Black or White," "Billie Jean," and "Thriller" personas. The second row features Michael in his "History," "Moonwalker," and "Thriller (Werewolf)" incarnations. Hot Toys mentions that a secret seventh figure will be randomly packaged in every factory box and we're thinking that it'll be "Smooth Criminal" because Michael is so "Bad."

Each figure measures 7cm or in height and preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late January 2009 at JPY11,760 (US$118) per box of 12 toys.

Karaoke Joysound Wii - Preorder Import

Sing your heart out with Hudson's Karaoke Joysound game for the Wii which is packaged with a USB microphone accessory. Instead of cramping the style of would-be crooners with a fixed selection of songs, Hudson will offer a more liberating library where up to 30,000 songs will be available online. When the game is released later this year, the DVD will contain 70 songs but an additional 20,000 songs will be available for subscribers who sign up for the service. Another 10,000 songs will eventually be released to bulk the library up to impressive proportions. A pay-per-song model may also be utilized but full details will be divulged once we receive the game and test it out ourselves. Modes include:

» Full Game Mode
» Party Mode
» Lesson Mode
» Recording Mode

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 11, 2008 at JPY5800 or US$60.90 from NCS. Additional microphones will also be sold separately and are available for preorder today as well at US$30.90 each.

General Updates

Melty Blood Act Cadenza Actress Again
All preorders for the Naomi MBAC Actress Again cartridge kit will be shipped to reservations this afternoon. The supplier accidentally shipped all of the kits that were destined for USA addresses directly to our company by mistake but we'll forward them (at our own cost) to everyone today. Shipments to Europe were processed properly to individual addresses. Tracking details will be emailed before 6PM EST.
Japanese Playstation Network Tickets
Both JPY3000 and JPY5000 PSN tickets were restocked yesterday and backorders have been processed. New orders are welcome. As mentioned in our product description, NCS sends an image scan of the actual PSN ticket to your email address. Such attachments may trigger your email program's spam filter. If you don't find the PSN Ticket in your Inbox, please check your Junk Email folder for the fulfillment message.
Preliminary 4Q Import Schedule
Capcom's Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes is expected on December 11, 2008 for the Wii and we'll open up preorders once Japanese distributors confirm the date and announce any bonuses. Beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers has also been scheduled for December 18 and we'll open up preorders in the next few days once distributors begin their reservation campaigns.
Weekly Famitsu Back Issue Hunt
Looking for a back issue of Weekly Famitsu to complete your magazine collection? Check out these listings on Ebay.

Shining Tears Material Collection for PC - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis - Original Update: January 27, 2006
«©NCSX» Fans of all things Shining Tears may find solace in the Material Collection that was released yesterday in Japan. The first limited edition bundle includes a bonus mouse pad featuring the sorceress Blanc Neige.

Filled with desktop themes, screen savers, wall paper, and mini-games, the Material Collection contains a surfeit of artwork and doodads to customize your PC with. Want to change your standard trashcan icon to a shiny Shining Tears receptacle? DONE. When idle, do you want your screen saver to show an SD version of Blanc Neige walking around, waving her ice wand? DONE. Want to play mini-games featuring the maidens of Shining Tears? Sure, once you're done fiddling around with all of the other material featured on the CD-Rom.

Sale Offering

NCS' remaining inventory of Shining Tears Material Collection is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$28.90 per copy which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S.