Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kanu Unchou Neko Mimi Sailor - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Preorders are welcome for a color variant of the Kanu Unchou "Neko Mimi Version" PVC figure which is set at 1/7 scale and measures 11.50cm or 4.52" in height and 25cm or 9/84" in length.

Joining the myriad renditions of Kanu already in the wild, the Neko Mimi Color Variant positions Kanu as a cat girl with a wily tail who wears cat ears that poke out of her blue tresses. Kanu is garbed in a pink and white ensemble with a hiked-up skirt that affords gratuitous views of her posterior. Two matching miniature cat-girl figures of Chouhi Ekitoku and Ryuubi Gentoku are also included to keep Kanu company. Akio Akiyama provides the sculpt work and preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late January 2009 at JPY8500 or US$92.90 from NCS.

Kawasaki Nozomi Official Card Collection - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» When Nozomi Kawasaki was all of 18 years old, she began her career as a member of the group AKB48 (Team A) in 2005. Now that she older, the idol has decided to expand her horizons by appearing in a trading card collection where she dresses up in various outfits and clowns for the camera.

Nozomi's card collection is dubbed "Dulce Secreto" which translates to Sweet Secret. Cards in the collection include 72 regular cards and a number of special inclusions such as Costume Autograph cards, Bikini Autograph cards, standard Bikini cards, and serially number Photograph cards and Message cards.

Preorders are welcome to ship on January 24, 2009 at JPY525 (US$6.00) per pack or JPY6000 (US$72.00) per box which contains 12 packs of cards. The manufacturer Sakurado will also be selling a binder which holds the cards safely within its laminated card-insert pages.

Dark Knight Blu-Ray - Preorder, Ships on Wednesday

From the Publisher
The follow-up to "Batman Begins", "The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

Heath Ledger stars as archvillain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from "Batman Begins" are Gary Oldman as Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

Special Features
Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1; Disc One: Feature Film; "Gotham Uncovered: Creation Of A Scene" - Director Christopher Nolan and Creative Collaborators unmask the incredible detail and planning behind the film, including stunt staging, filming in IMAX(R).

Stepbrothers - Preorder, Ships on Wednesday-Thursday

From the Publisher
Brennan Huff is a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy. Dale Doback is a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert. When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that maybe, just maybe, will finally get them out of the house.

Special Features: Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, Thai 5.1 Dolby Digital, Both Theatrical and Unrated Extended Versions of the Feature Film; Line-O-Rama; "The Making Of 'Step Brothers'"; "Dale Vs. Brennan - Sibling Rivalry"; "The Music Of 'Step Brothers'"; Alternate Scenes; "'Boats N Hoes Music Video Editor: Create Your Own Music Video"; Job Interviews; Therapy Sessions; Prestige Worldwide Full Presentation; BD Live, Actor Commentary, Audio Commentary, Behind The Scenes Featurette.

General Updates

ISP Issues Part 2
Internet connectivity continues to be spotty in our local area. The service provider has acknowledged that there are intermittent outages but has not stated as to when the problem will be resolved. In the meantime, we're using really old 56K modems (external, no less) from US Robotics to get online. Due to the lack of a resolution from the service provider, we are switching providers in the next few days so our telephone service might be off while we transition over. We'll post a warning before we make the change but any downtime should only last for 1 business day.
Big Mario 50cm Statue
Japanese manufacturer Weccle Ats has produced another batch of the Mario 50cm polystone statue and NCS expects restock within the next 2 weeks. New orders are welcome to ship on or around December 7.

Mario Golf Advanced Tour for USA Gameboy - Clearance

Original Update: July 08, 1999
«©NCSX» Hit the links as an aspiring golf pro and play tourneys while staying at a little golf village of sorts. Meet golfing buddies, compete against rivals and earn points by winning games in order to buy better golf equipment. Although the player does not actually play the main game as Mario, the famous plumber and others such as Bowser, Princess Peach, etc may be used when practicing swings. The game uses a polygon-based graphics system which makes for realistic but slightly stutter-step animation when balls are hit towards their intended holes.

Sale Offering
: NCS' remaining inventory of Mario Golf Advanced Tour for the Japanese Gameboy Advance is new, factory sealed, and in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$18.90 per copy which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S