Thursday, November 20, 2008

General Updates

A Flight Delay Occurred...
A plane that was supposed to have departed from Chiba, Japan yesterday didn't even get off the ground because of purported "mechanical reasons." How do we know that it was really a mechanical reason and not because the plane was partially full and UPS didn't want to dispatch a half empty plane? Unfortunately, there's no way to find out... Due to the delay, all of this week's imports are scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
Life-size Superhero Statues
A few of our suppliers have started accepting preorders for Studio Oxmox's life-size superhero statues. In addition to the Ironman statue (188cm or 74" in height) seen to the left, Batman and Indiana Jones are also available. The statues are constructed from fiberglass and will be shipped in three separate cartons and assembly is required. Pricing is roughly US$2900 per statue before shipping charges.
Uncensored Imports
The European version of PS3 Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (pre-sold out) has shipped from our London supplier and delivery is expected in the next 1-3 business days. The European version of NDS Flower Sun Rain is also expected in the next few days.
Japanese Toys Tomorrow
All preorders for the Lineage II Human Mage figure, the Tuttuki Bako Augmented Reality toy (three colors), Shakugan no Shana 2 Nendroid, and the Daiki Kogyo Kanu Unchou 1/6 Scale figure will ship to customer preorders on Friday.

R2-D2 Roll Tissue Cover - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» After the spate of R2-D2 products from the past year such as the Soy Sauce Bottle, the Laundry Basket and the Pepper Mills, we assumed that the next Japanese Star Wars product would again be a houseware item of some stripe.

Japanese manufacturer Ensky has started preorders for a plush R2-D2 Roll Tissue Cover which measures H22 x W20 x D12.50cm (H8.66 x W7.87 x 4.92") in dimension. The height of the cover isn't tall enough to accommodate a roll of Bounty paper towels which measures 11" tall but maybe if it's cut by roughly 3" off the top, we can shove it into the R2 Tissue Cover. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2009 at JPY2800 or US$33.90 from NCS. We'll post larger photos and the utility of the item once we receive the shipment next year.

Kirara Asuka Official Card Collection - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Trading card purveyor Sakurado has started preorders for a trading card collection which features JAV actress Asuka Kirara. Stats:

Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Blood type: A
Horoscope: Libra
Height: 162 cm
Measurements: B90 W58 H83 cm

The card collection features 72 regular cards and numerous special cards such as Autograph Cards, Lingerie Cards, Photo Cards, and more that are designed for collecting. Each pack of 8 cards is priced at JPY500 and a factory sealed box of 12 packs runs JPY6300 or US$72 from NCS. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around January 31, 2009.

Ikkitousen EF Limited Edition Items - Clearance

Original Update: October 3, 2008
«©NCSX» For today's clearance offer, NCS is selling off multiple units of Ikkitousen Eloquent Fist Limited Edition items. Please note the game has been sold and the bonuses remain as follows:

1) Two Ikkitousen PVC toy figures in a bowl
2) 2008-2009 Tsukimekuri desktop calendar
3) Two cards featuring Kanu Unchou and Sonsaku Hakufu

Sale Offering
NCS' remaining inventory of Ikkirousen Eloquent Fist Limited Edition Items for the Japanese PSP is new, factory boxed, and in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$38.90 per unit which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S
. Please note the Ikkitousen Eloquent Fist game is not included.