Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Valis Gashapon Vol. 1 + Secret Figure - In Stock

«©NCSX» NCS received the first Valis Gashapon set in September and we supplied them in complete sets of 4 figures (seen in the background of the photo to the left). Millennium also produced a fifth secret figure which was scattered randomly in each factory box of toys. We've received a second batch of Valis Vol. 1 gashapon today and we're offering the set with the secret figure in today's listing.

NCS is supplying the five figures as shown at US$45.90:

» Yuko Asao - full-figured warrior with sword and removable clothing
» Reiko Kirishima in her "evil" persona with skimpy outfit and weapon
» Yuko Asao bust figure where the Vecanti warrior arches upwards
» Reiko Kirishima matching bust figure with similar arching posture
» Yuko Asao - wearing a school outfit and apparently resting/sleeping

Some simple assembly is required to put the figures together and a base is included for display purposes. New orders are welcome to ship today.

Gundam Battle Chronicle - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» Slide into the frame of a Gundam mech once more and thrust into battlefields where enemy Zaku units are dismantled with beam weapons and buckshot. The latest and greatest 3D Gundam action game on the PSP features superb control. Repeat: superb control where the d-pad is used to jet a mech in all four cardinal directions with pinpoint accuracy. Attacks are also be triggered quickly once a corresponding face button is pushed for lightning fast sword slashes and follow-up gunfire if so desired. To test the fluidity of the game engine, we had our Gundam jetting, firing all three types of artillery, and orbiting a target without a single hiccup or slowdown from the game. It's all very impressive and demonstrative of how far Bandai has come along with the Gundam games since the original gray Playstation days when Gundam v1.0 was a humbling lesson in futility.

Gundam Battle Chronicle features two game modes: the Campaign Mode which links together 120 missions of varying difficulty and the VS Operation Mode which pits the player against three rampaging opponents. The default VS mode pits you against three COM-controlled mechs but up to three human players may link up wirelessly for some local area fireworks. The mech roster is impressive with over 140 robots to pilot, destroy, or use as support. The third mode of interest on the main menu is the Gallery which features five sections where players can view the mech suits, pilots featured in the game, and other fan-centric material.

Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2008 - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» At the tail end of 2007, Mint released Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2007 which featured Maria Ozawa, Tina Yuzuki, and Kotono Higashi. The limited edition set sold well to collectors and enthusiasts alike to close out the year.

With 2008 coming to an end, Mint has started preorders for
Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2008 which features another three JAV idols as follows (from the top of the photo and going down):

» Aino Kishi
» Yuma Asami
» Miyu Hoshino

The upcoming Juicy Honey set is limited to only 2,300 boxes and 189 types of cards are scattered in those boxes.
There's standard cards along with special Jersey cards, Autograph cards, and the highly desired DNA cards. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2008.

Nintendo DSi Updates

Nintendo DSi
Suppliers in Japan have posted their prices for the first batch of NDSi which is scheduled to arrive on Friday or Monday of next week. The average listing price is JPY26,500 which means our cost is US$277.64 per unit as of this morning's exchange rate of US$1 to ¥95.43. If we import them for customers, our retail price will be US$292.50.

We're leery of paying such high prices since better deals will be forthcoming in the next 2-3 weeks as additional supplies make it to market. We'll contact customers today with news on the pricing. Please note the following caveats:

1) It is unlikely that we'll receive enough NDSi units this week to fill all orders. As such, it may take up to 3 weeks to fill your order.
2) If the price drops in the marketplace before we fill your order, we will adjust the pricing for you automatically.
3) NCS expects mostly white NDSi units this week due to potential short supplies of the black NDSi from our vendors.

Due to the current level of pricing, NCS recommends that customers wait 2-3 weeks for prices to drop to more reasonable levels. There's a good likelihood that prices will drop $50-$60 when the second batch makes it to market in mid-late November. One factor that might prevent this expected price drop would be the continued erosion of the US dollar against the Japanese yen.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Blu-Ray - Shipping Thurs-Fri

From the Publisher
"The Clone Wars" takes place between "Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones" and "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith". Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi continue their journey across the galaxy amongst the "Clone Wars", meeting up with familiar villains, such as Count Dooku, General Grievous and Asajj Ventress. The Grand Army of the Republic, led by Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other Jedi Knights, must fight the New Droid Army of the Separatists.

Blu-Ray Features
Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1 EX; "A Creative Conversation: Video Commentary"; "'The Clone Wars': The Untold Stories"; "The Voices Of 'The Clone Wars'"; "A New Score"; "Gallery Of Concept And Production Art"; "Webisodes: 6 Making Of Featurettes"; "Take 'The Hologram Memory Challenge'", Behind The Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary, Trailers.

WALL-E Blu-Ray Disc - Shipping Thursday-Friday

From the Publisher
The highly acclaimed director of "Finding Nemo" and the creative storytellers behind "Cars" and "Ratatouille" transport you to a galaxy not so far away for a new cosmic comedy adventure about a determined robot named "WALL-E". After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable "WALL-E" discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. Join them and a hilarious cast of characters on a fantastic journey across the universe. Transport yourself to a fascinating new world with Disney-Pixar's latest adventure, now even more astonishing on DVD and loaded with bonus features, including the exclusive animated short film "BURN-E". "WALL-E" is a film your family will want to enjoy over and over again.

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1; "BURN-E": All-New Animated Short; "Presto": Animated Theatrical Short Film; Deleted Scenes: "Garbage Airlock" and "Dumped"; Sneak Peek: "'WALL-E's' Tour Of The Universe" - 'WALL-E' Takes You On A Real Ride Through Space; "Animation Sound Design: Building Worlds From The Sound Up"; "BnL Shorts" and more.

Pinobee: Wings of Adventure for GBA - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis
Original Update: June 11, 2001
«©NCSX» Pinobee isn't your average worker bee. No, he's a mecha-bee who's searching for a heart. That's right... a heart. The only Bee who can help Pinobee with a heart is Grandpa Bee who's been kidnapped so buzz off and rescue an old codger-bee from danger.

Sale Offering

NCS' remaining inventory of Pinobee: Wings of Adventure for the North American Gameboy Advance is new, factory sealed, and in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$23.90 each which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S.