Thursday, November 06, 2008

Famitsu Wave DVD Dec 2008 - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» The December 2008 issue of Famitsu Wave DVD magazine features print and video coverage of the following:

» Wii Monster Hunter 3-tri
» DVD #1: Tokyo Game Show 2008 tour and detailed coverage on Capcom (Biohazard 5, Street Fighter IV), Spike (Way of the Samurai 3), Sega (Shining Feather, Phantasy Star Zero), Tecmo (Nishimura), and more. Special TGS features on the first DVD include previews of X360 Last Remnant, PS3 Resistance 2 and PSP Idol Master SP.
» DVD #2 includes coverage on Grand Theft Auto 4, Sangoku Taisen 3, Counter-Strike Condition Zero, and some retro gaming love.
» Monster Hunter products including hoodies, plush toys, and straps.
» Coin-op coverage for Tekken 5 Bloodline Rebellion, BlazeBlue, King of Fighters XII, Gundam vs Gundam Next, and others.
» The Preview Page for the next issue of Famitsu Wave mentions some more Tokyo Game Show 2008 coverage.

Tuttuki Bako - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» In the far-flung future, NCS envisions a world of entertainment where reality meshes with virtual reality to produce immersive experiences for users. We're talking about feeling, smelling, and tasting in addition to seeing and hearing so that you're really there in some digital labyrinth or smoky tavern. Before that happens however, the consumer product industry has to take baby steps to the promised land.

A few weeks ago, NCS stocked the Cyber Maid Alice product which featured a virtual desktop maid. That was a baby step. Next up, Bandai's Tuttuki Bako which features interactive digital objects that respond to external stimuli. Simply poke an index finger into the side of the gadget and you'll be able to push around a little panda, disturb a girl, cause an octopus to squirt ink, and perform other simple actions. A sample movie may be viewed on Bandai's website. Preorders are welcome to ship on November 20 at JPY3990 or US$43.90 from NCS. Please choose from red, black, or lime-green case color variants.

Crystal Seiza Strap Gashapon - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Most people know their sign. For example, asking someone, "What's your sign?" will generally elicit a response such as "Libra," "Cancer," or "Leo." For people who want to bear their respective signs on their cell phones, Japanese manufacturer Kondo Sangyo has announced a set of twelve crystal doodads that are laser-etched with a particular sign of the zodiac (Aquarius, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Taurus, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Virgo).

Each Crystal Seiza Strap measures 9cm or 3.54" and is made of two parts - a crystal block and a puffy sticker which is tethered to a metal loop above the block. NCS will supply the Crystal Seiza in a complete set of 12 at US$28.90. Please note that the doodads will be packaged in plastic capsules. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late February 2009.

General Updates

Nintendo DSi Update
Due to an overnight flight delay, our second shipment of Nintendo DSi units (white and black) has been delayed until tomorrow. For customers who chose UPS Overnight service for their orders, we'll automatically switch the shipping method to USPS Express Mail which delivers on Saturday. Note that UPS only delivers on weekdays.
We're sold out of the new batch of NDSi units but additional supplies are expected by next week.
Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 Joystick
NCS expects to restock the HRAP3 within the next 5-10 days. All backorders will be processed once the shipments arrive.
Pikmin Plushes
The Pikmin plushes are still in transit and we're waiting for delivery. They've cleared U.S. Customs as of Tuesday and the courier should deliver them by tomorrow... if not Friday then definitely by Monday afternoon.

Psychic Force Emilio Figure - Clearance

Original Update: December 29, 2005
«©NCSX» Taito explored the subject of psychic combat within close quarters in 1995 and followed up with two sequels. Psychic Force introduced the world to airborne warriors such as Burn, Wendy, Sonia, and Emilio. In the case of Emilio, the green-haired warrior was the only "psychic" who sported a pair of wings to support his aerial maneuvers.

NCS originally stocked Psychic Force Complete Edition in late 2005 and Taito released three special editions which contained a specific bonus figure. For today's sale, we offer the Emilio figure which measures 10cm or roughly 4" in height. The figure is packaged in a cardboard backed blister pack and we'll throw in the original game carton as well.

Sale Offering

NCS' remaining inventory of the Psychic Force Complete Emilio Figure is new, factory boxed, and the packaging is in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$22.90 per figure which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S