Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Marvel Black Widow Bishoujo Statue - Import Preorder

From the Distributor
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Continuing the series of Marvel Comics super heroines presented in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style is BLACK WIDOW, the beautiful Russian super-spy and member of the Mighty Avengers. This original design has been specially created by the incomparable illustrator Shunya Yamashita! Fans should be familiar with Yamashita-sensei's style as Japan's leading Bishoujo artist, from his art books, video game work, as well as multiple figural collaborations with Kotobukiya.

Deadly and dangerous, Black Widow wears a skin-tight bodysuit that leaves little to the imagination. The shiny black outfit accentuates every curve and the long lines of her legs, which end with stiletto heeled boots. Hugging Natasha Romanoff's waist is a stylish belt adorned with her red hourglass symbol, and on her arms are golden wristbands. As the sexy spy whips around to look behind her with a pistol at the ready, her intricately carved hair floats in the air behind her. Black Widow stands provocatively atop a specially-designed base.

Black Widow stands 7 3/5 inches tall (1/8 scale), and features a solid construction of PVC and ABS plastics. Sculpted by Yu Ishii, the super-spy comes packaged in an attention-grabbing window box. Statue Suggested Retail Price: $59.99 / Available in JULY.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2009 at US$50.90. NCS recommends shipping only by UPS Ground within the U.S.

Wild Wet West/Dead or Alive PVC Statue - Import Preorder

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World famous comics artist Shirow Masamune, the genius behind works such as Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell, presents a new vision as he explores the iconography of the Wild West. The seduction of the gun and the allure of the beauties of the Texas frontier are combined in this single piece that comes from Shirow Masamune's serialized story, Gun & Action, from Young Magazine Uppers #8. It displays the contrast between the soft suppleness of skin and the harsh metal of the gun barrel.

Sculpted by the Cerberus Project, Wild Wet West/Dead or Alive stands approximately 9" tall and brings the feeling of how wild is it to be alive to any collection. Window box packaging. Imported from Japan. Scheduled to ship in April 2009 from Art Storm. Japanese product name: ジュリアナ トランス.

NCS Note: The name of the character featured in the Wild Wet West Vol. 1 toy is Juliona Trans who sits atop a sack of money that's imprinted with the dollar sign and "Texas Bank." A trading card is also included.

Rei Ayanami Maid Ani*Statue - Import Preorder

From the Distributor
Neon Genesis Evangelion continues to be one of the most enduring anime franchises in history, with a new movie scheduled for release later this year: Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. From this iconic series comes the beautiful REI AYANAMI in an all-new look, a maid's uniform exclusive to Kotobukiya!

Rei Ayanami, the First Child and pilot of Evangelion Unit 00, sits relaxed in an antique chair, holding a cup of tea. Her maid's uniform, intricately sculpted with multiple layers and textures, stands out with its beautiful blue color, the girl's signature hue. Rei sits with her head cocked to the side, a serene expression on her face and a hint of interest in her piercing red eyes. Sculpted by Kakeru Kojima, Rei is 7 1/2 inches tall (1/7 scale) sitting down. She comes packaged in a window box and is constructed of high-quality PVC and ABS plastics.

A Special Edition light blue Maid costume will also be available, with blue of course being the color most associated with Rei herself. Rei is the first in a matching set, with a similarly-attired Asuka (in red maid's uniform) coming soon! Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2009.

Shining Wind: Elmina Rhoderia Ani*Statue - Import Preorder

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From the all-new Shining Wind Cross cell phone game (the latest in the hugely popular Shining Saga by Sega) comes Elmina Rhoderia! Designed by acclaimed artist Tony Taka, Elmina is the protagonist of the game, a flighty girl from a royal house and friend to Blanc Neige.

Sculpted by Horotoshi Nakamura, Elmina stands calmly with her hands in front of her. She is dressed in her royal best with layered skirts, long boots, stockings, garters, and gloves. Her beautifully-sculpted face peeks out from under long bangs, and intricate details can be seen on the fringes and ribbons of her clothing.

Elmina has several removable parts including her staff and cloak so you can display her however you want! She stands just over 7 inches tall (1/8 scale), the beautiful Elmina is composed of PVC and ABS plastics and will be released in an attractive window box
from Kotobukiya. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2009.

Shining Wind Xecty PVC Statue - Preorder

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Imported from Japan! Xecty is one of the heroines from the action role-playing game Shining Wind developed by Nextech and Amusement Vision, and published by SEGA for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console, and the 18th game in the Shining video game series.

Xecty is a 1/8 scale (9½' tall) PVC figure that comes fully painted
in a window box. Scheduled to ship in March 2009. Suggested retail price $119.99. Available in March from Kotobukiya.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2009 at JPY9800 or US$89.90 from NCS. Due to the size of the figure, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the United States.

Yozakura Quartet: Yarisakura Hime Ani*Statue - Preorder

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Yozakura Quartet is a popular manga in Japan about a quartet of teenaged heroes that protect their town from supernatural threats. The first in a new line of Ani*Statues from this series is YARISAKURA HIME, the young mayor of Sakura New Town and mighty warrior!

Yarisakura stands 8 inches tall (1/8 scale), and wears a jacket, short skirt, stockings, boots, and her trademark long scarf. While she glances suspiciously to her left she holds her right arm outstretched. In her right hand she can hold either her lacrosse racket or her spear, the powerful Ryusou-Sakanade! Sculpted by Hideaki Kiyohara, Yarisakura is contructed of PVC and ABS plastics and comes packaged in a window box. Suggested retail price $54.99. Available in July from Kotobukiya.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2009 at JPY5800 or US$48.90.
We recommend shipping only by UPS Ground within the U.S.

Mine Yoshizaki's Limit Gunz PVC Statue - Import Preorder

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Imported from Japan! Mine Yoshizaki, the artist of Sergeant Keroro, presents his original character, Limit Gunz. The figure first appeared as an illustration in the Mag Garden publication, Comic Blade Gunz Volume 1 calendar appendix. She features a cute face and glamorous body as only Yoshizaki could imagine, she she come with an impressively huge weapon strapped to her back.

The figure depicts both aspects of feminine beauty, both erotic and cute. Sculpted by the Cerberus Project and manufactured by Art Storm, Limit Gunz stands approximately 8" tall at 1/6 scale. Window box packaging. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late April 2009 at US$75.90. NCS recommends shipping only by UPS Ground within the US.

Chocolate Booty Babe Vinyl Figure - Import Preorder

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This long sold-out in resin, very popular original Booty Babe character has been brought back in vinyl as the first in a series of vinyl Booty Babes. Soft, rooted afro hair, soft goods top, Chocolate is designed by Spencer Davis.

Produced by Japan's Mamegyorai, the figure comes in beautiful, clear packaging with peak-a-boo window in back.

Preorders are welcome to ship on or around April 29, 2009 at JPY6800 or US$58.90 from NCS. Chocolate is sculpted to 1/6 scale and measures 28cm or roughly 11" in height from frizzy 'fro to toe.

Body of Lies Blu-Ray Disc - New Release, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best man U.S. Intelligence has on the ground, in places where human life is worth no more than the information it can get you. In operations that take him around the globe from the middle east to Washington, Ferris's next breath often depends on the voice at the other end of a secure phone line - CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe). Waging war from a laptop in the suburbs, Hoffman is on the trail of an emerging terrorist leader who has orchestrated a campaign of bombings while eluding the most sophisticated intelligence network in the world. To lure the terrorist out into the open, Ferris will have to penetrate his murky world, but the closer he gets to the target, the more he discovers that trust is both a dangerous commodity and the only one that will get him out alive.

Blu-Ray Features
Dolby TrueHD; "Actionable Intelligence: Deconstructing 'Body Of Lies'"; "Interactive Debriefing"; "BD-Live": Inside look at the film's action scenes and special effects; Digital Copy Of "Body Of Lies", Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary, Featurette.

Rundown Blu-Ray Disc - New Release, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
The Rock teams up with Seann William Scott for a wildly entertaining action-adventure that "Good Morning America's" Joel Siegel raves is "one of the years biggest, most fun movies!" Beck (The Rock) is a bounty hunter sent into the treacherous jungles of the Amazon to bring the rebellious Travis (Seann William Scott) back to the States. When Beck and Travis reluctantly join forces to hunt down a priceless treasure this unlikely team embarks on a pulse-pounding, non-stop thrill-ride. Travis is incredibly close to locating a rare relic, and until that happens, Hatcher isn't letting Travis out of his sight. Of course, Beck uses his talent for kicking butt to escape with Travis, but after their jeep tumbles off a mountain, they find themselves trapped in the jungle with Hatcher hot on their trail.

Blu-Ray Features
"Rumble In The Jungle"; "The Amazon, Hawaii-Style"; "Appetite For Destruction"; "'The Rundown' Uncensored"; "Running Down The Town"; "Walken's World"; "Playstation 3" Controller (Static User Guide), Actor Commentary, Behind The Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary, Featurette, Producer Commentary.