Friday, February 20, 2009

The Hikyou Tankentai: Choutoko Special - New, In Stock

«©NCSX» A trio of busters paranormal investigators who've obviously watched too many episodes of The X-Files are on the hunt. They're not looking for fish, fowl, or flora however. These intrepid adventurers are in search of Bigfoot, the Lochness Monster, Mothman, the Jersey Devil, and other paranormal creatures that have stoked human curiosity for decades. They won't find such monsters in suburbia or the urban jungle however. In order to locate Bigfoot, they must travel to faraway spots where the conditions are extreme and unfriendly to human mortality.

D3 Publisher's The Hikyou Tankentai features an exploratory adventure that's viewed from overhead as the three investigators search various environs for clues and evidence of the creatures they're after.

Star Wars Boba Fett Collection - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Boba Fett is the son of Jango and the two are/were fearsome bounty hunters. Boba has inspired numerous toys over the past few years but Medicom shows him love and devotion by announcing a Star Wars Kubrick collection dedicated to the "Legendary Bounty Hunter." Six regular variants of Boba are featured in the set as follows (from the left of the top photo and moving to the right):

(1) Boba Fett (Mcquarrie) w/ Blaster Rifle
(2) Boba Fett (Holiday Special) w/ Blaster Rifle
(3) Boba Fett (Black & White) w/ Blaster Rifle
(4) Boba Fett (Droids) w/ Blaster Rifle
(5) Boba Fett (Vintage Toy) w/ Blaster Rifle
(6) Boba Fett (Mcquarrie Alternate) w/ Blaster Rifle

According to the product solicitation from Medicom, the ratio of the figures in each factory case of 4 boxes (48 pieces total) will be as follows:

(1) Boba Fett (Mcquarrie) Ratio: 4/48
(2) Boba Fett (Holiday Special) Ratio: 8/48
(3) Boba Fett (Black & White) Ratio: 12/48
(4) Boba Fett (Droids) Ratio: 8/48
(5) Boba Fett (Vintage Toy) Ratio: 12/48
(6) Boba Fett (Mcquarrie Alternate) Ratio: 4/48

The ratio allocation means that every box of 12 Bobas will only contain one each of the Boba Fett (Mcquarrie) versions, two each of the Holiday and Droids variants, and so on. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late June 2009 at JPY15360 per factory box or US$165.90 from NCS.

Gurren-Lagann Bounty Hunter Yoko Ritona - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Halfway into episode 26 of the Gurren-Lagann animated serial, a news flash interrupts regular television programming and announces a developing situation. A rabid, rifle-wielding frog bandit is threatening citizens and demanding both cash and food. In the next instant, the rifle is shot out of the bandit's hands and a blazing bounty hunter named Yoko Ritona (aka Yoko Littner) makes a grand entrance. With a wink of the eye and a million dollar smile, Yoko greets the reporters at the scene and receives adulation from the children she's saved.

Alter recreates the Bounty Hunter persona of Yoko in an upcoming figure where the heroine wears her outfit from episode 26 and slings a rifle across her shoulders. Yoko also stands atop a slab and appears to revel in the attention she invariably receives. Preorders are welcome to ship in late June 2009 at JPY7800 or US$88.90 from NCS.