Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Transformers Chrono Label Autoceptor/Time Limit - Preorder

«©NCSX» Preorders are welcome for an upcoming Transformers Wristwatch which features a detachable watch unit that can transform from boxy timepiece to boxy robot. The price tag for the watch is about US$300 but note that it doesn't transform by itself. You would think it would at that price... The LCD on the watch features 170 LEDs to display rudimentary graphics which depict a smiley face, sleepy face, or the Autobots symbol. The watch also displays the time and various letters on the LCD. Two versions of the Chrono Label will be released later this year - a Cybertron Autoceptor version and a Destron Time Limit watch which displays the same dot graphics.
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2009 at JPY30000 or US$290.90 NCS.

Evangelion Shin Gekijouban EVA-W01 Watch - Preorder

«©NCSX» NCS has sold a couple of Evangelion-themed watches in our company's history and a third watch is on tap for mid-February 2009. The new model is painted a pretty purple color which is designed by Takeshi Wada with Seiko doing the manufacturing chores. Each battery-powered, waterproof watch will be serially numbered. Preorders are welcome to ship next month at JPY24,990 or US$289.90 from NCS.

Gintama Elizabeth USB Wheel Mouse - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Hailing from the Gintama manga and anime, Elizabeth is the name of a white duck who's usually in the company of a freedom fighter named Kotaro Katsura. Elizabeth has inspired a decent amount of merchandising in Japan over the past few years and she recently made the break into PC consumer products.

NCS isn't interested in the $50 Elizabeth 1GB USB flash drive but we are somewhat interested in the Liz Wheel Mouse (PC/MAC). We're intrigued by her wide-eyed expression which seems to indicate that she bet her life savings on the wrong horse at the track. Preorders ship in mid-late Feb.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Subaru Nakajima - Preorder

«©NCSX» Subaru Nakajima is a cast member of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS animated series and she's a cyborg. Subaru has a few attacks including the Revolver Knuckle and Divine Buster. Alter's upcoming figure for the heroine features Subaru in a skating/punching pose where she's apparently rolling in motion and pulling back her right arms for an eventual attack. Wings may be seen sprouting from the back of her boots.
The upcoming Subaru figure is set to 1/7 scale and measures 22cm (8.66") tall. A circular base is including for display purposes. Preorders ship in June 2008 at JPY7800 (US$89.90).

Bamboo Blade Kawazoe Tamaki- Preorder

«©NCSX» In the Bamboo Blade manga/anime serial, Tamaki Kawazoe is a high school freshman with a penchant for Kendo. When she's recruited into a team challenge by a Kendo instructor named Toraji Ishida, Tamaki becomes the leader and core of the Kendo practicing students.

Since all popular heroines in Japan are eventually sculpted into toy figures, Alter participates by announcing a Tamaki rendition that shows the Kendo student in a sedata pose. Tama-chan grasps her bokken (wooden sword) with both hands and sits in a very feminine manner. Preorders are welcome to ship
in May 2009.