Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Shipping Tomorrow

From the Publisher
This 2008 movie update of Jules Verne's classic sci-fi/fantasy novel uses the 1864 tale as a template, with its hero, scientist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), referring to his missing brother's notes on the novel. His nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) in tow, Anderson travels to Iceland to investigate his sibling's theories, enlisting a fellow scientist's daughter, Hannah (Anita Briem), as a guide. Soon the trio's Icelandic mountain trek descends into a cave and, then deeper still to, naturally, the center of the earth, where dinosaurs and other strange prehistoric creatures still dwell. After many dangerous encounters with the native flora and fauna, Trevor, Sean, and Hannah must find a way back to the surface or face being stranded miles below the earth's crust.

Blu-ray edition Bonus Features:
* 4 pairs of 3-D glasses
* Audio Commentary by Brendan Fraser and director Eric Brevig
* Adventure at the Center of the Earth Challenge (interactive game)

Kit Kittredge: All American Girl - Shipping Tomorrow

From the Publisher
Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge can't resist bringing home strays, whether it's Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupted when her father loses his car dealership and must leave Cincinnati to look for work. Kit and her mother Margaret are left to manage on their own, growing vegetables, selling eggs and even taking in an assortment of boarders including an itinerant magician, a vivacious dance instructor on the prowl for a husband and a zany mobile librarian.

When a crime spree sweeps Cincinnati, all signs point to the local "hobo jungle," where Will and Countee live with a group of their impoverished companions. Kit, who always has her antennae out for a good news story, convinces her new friends to take her to see the hobo camp for herself and writes an article that creates a sympathetic portrait of the camp's residents. But when Kit's mother and their boarders become the latest victims in a string of robberies, Kit's loyalties are tested. Will is accused of the crimes and, with all of their savings gone, the Kittredges face losing their house to foreclosure.

Dragon Ball Z Silver Chain - Import Preorder

In New York City, chain snatchings are fairly common and they're not pleasant to witness. The snatcher is normally fleet-footed and snarling while the snatchee is usually in agony due to the multiple deep scratches on his/her neck. It's an ugly business that will continue to go on as long as there are shiny chains hung on vulnerable necks.

Cospa has started preorders for a 74cm (29.13") Dragon Ball Z Silver Chain that will likely be the target of chain snatchers the world over. There's regular "bling" and then there's DBZ Bling which is one order higher on the chain-snatching-targeting totem pole. Ignore the fact that the chain is made of silver rather than gold and feast your eyes on the seven Dragon Balls linked in equidistant spacing on the chain. That's special and something beautiful to behold. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2008 at US$50 from NCS.

Z-Gundam Zaku T-Shirt - Import Preorder

Through the years, NCS has imported countless Gundam games and toys from Japan into the States. The Gundam franchise has been as pervasive in Japanese pop-culture as merchandising stalwarts such as Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z, and Hello Kitty.

Offers for new Gundam products appear nearly every week with toys, bags, gear, and t-shirts making the rounds on a routine basis. One of the latest Gundam products on offer is the Z-Gundam Zaku T-shirt which features the visage of a Zaku mech on its front and the Zeon symbol on the left sleeve. Two colors are available - Red and Olive-Green - and the shirts are made of 100% cotton. Please select your size from the drop-down menu when purchasing the shirt from S-M-L-XL. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2008 at US$35.90 from NCS.

One Piece Pirates Knit Cap - Import Preorder

Winter's on the way and inclement weather will soon be upon us. Steel yourself against the impending cold with a One Piece Pirates Knit Cap which features the Jolly Roger on the front and the word "Pirates" on the back. The cap is "free-size" which means that it's made of stretchable material which allows it to fit most heads. The cap is also deep enough so that it can be pulled over one's ears and eyes if so desired. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2008 at US$35.90 from NCS.

Phantasy Star 0 - Import Preorder

Sega's fabled Phantasy Star franchise finally makes the trip to the Nintendo DS after conquering the Dreamcast, Gamecube, PSP, PC. and PS2. The upcoming game features a new single-player story mode and a four player Wi-Fi mode where multiple heroes team up and venture out into the wilderness. Preorders are welcome to ship on Dec 25.

Rhythm de Cooking - Import Preorder

Back in 2006, Cooking Mama gave gamers a way to cook food by tapping and swishing on the touch screen of the Nintendo DS. Cooking Mama 2 which was released in 2007 was more of the same but as of this week, Cooking Mama 3 hasn't been announced. In other words, there's won't be any virtual cooking love in 2008.

That is, until MTO got into the game. Since Cooking Mama is a no-show this year, it's up to Rhythm de Cooking to fill the void. Instead of preparing meals however, MTO's game is all about making 90 types of sweets, pastries, and confections along with various toppings and special ingredients. A total of 30 music selections from the genres of J-Pop, animation, and classical accompany the rhythm-based action.

Fantasm Soldier Valis III for MegaDrive - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis
Original Update: March 22, 1991
«©NCSX» Yuko Asou takes up the Sword of Valis once again to protect the world of Vecanti against the machinations of an evil overlord named Glames. Joining Yuko in the third Valis game are Cham and Valna who are powerful warriors in their own right. Cham uses a whip to dispatch enemies while Valna is a magic user who wields a staff. Similar to previous Valis releases, players guide Yuko or the other two girls on 2D stages where jumping, sliding, and attacking are the order of the day. Power-ups may be picked up on stages to bolster the girls' attack repertoires.

Sale Offering
NCS' remaining inventory of
Fantasm Soldier Valis III for the Japanese MegaDrive is new, factory boxed, and in excellent condition. Please note that Japanese MegaDrive games require a cartridge converter in order to play on a USA Genesis console. Pricing is set at US$13.90 per copy which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. T-49023