Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sesame Street Choupette Collection - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» The Sesame Street crew gets a radical makeover and they're churned into miniature spheres that are fitted with suction cups. Bert and Ernie are located on the left side of the photo and they look like a lemon and an orange with small eyes and big noses. Big Bird is discernible with its yellow color and a big suction cup for a beak. The Cookie Monster, Elmo, Oscar, and Grover round out the adorable cast. The suction cups allow each Sesame Street character to be stuck on each other and chained together like a gang. Preorders are welcome to ship in late August 2009.

Onegai Teacher Mizuho Kazami - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» When Mizuho Kazami is in her schoolmarm persona, she looks a little dowdy with her glasses, prim outfit, and neatly coiffed hair. Mizuho has another side however. When she drops the glasses, lets her hair down, and puts on a 2-piece bikini, Mizuho's basically elite swimsuit model caliber.

Japanese manufacturer
Musashiya has started preorders for a slinky 1/5 scale Mizuho Kazami coldcast figure where the teacher paddles on all fours and is decked out in a silver bikini. The figure measures 33cm or 12.99" in length and will ship in large retail packaging. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late June 2009 at JPY19800 or US$209.90. NCS recommends UPS Ground shipping.

Transformers Encore 17 - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» The seventeenth Transformers Encore toy features four special cassette tapes. Before CDs and MP3s became pervasive, cassettes were the delivery medium for music. These aren't just any tapes however. They're colorful pieces of plastic that morph into Transformers data couriers as follows (from the upper left and rolling clockwise): Slugfest, Steeljaw, Ratbat, and Ramhorn.

All four Transformers are packaged together in a cardboard box and preorders are welcome to ship in late July 2009. Pricing is set at JPY4000 or US$42.90 from NCS.

Transformers Device Label Laser Mouse - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Takara has parlayed their old-school Transformers brand into a number of consumer products over the years. A dedicated fan base and a reliable network of vendors has made Takara's ventures fairly profitable. The latest Transformers-themed consumer product is an optical mouse for PCs which also doubles as a toy by flipping, tucking, and pushing parts around. Preorders ship in Sept 2009.

General Updates

X360 Death Smiles Limited Edition Update
A small quantity of
Death Smiles LE was shipped last night but additional supplies will be allocated to NCS in another shipment that's being sent from Japan tonight. Since the game wasn't available to distribution in a fair ratio, suppliers raised their prices and we had to purchase the bulk of our Death Smiles LE from retail shops in Japan to fill our preorders. Please note that the original price is being raised by US$17.30 to cover our additional costs.
We'll contact the first half our customers who preordered Death Smiles LE by email today to re-confirm that the new price is okay. If the new price is accepted, we will ship preorders on Friday of this week. For the second half of our customers, please allow us a few more days to haggle and negotiate with vendors in Japan for additional supplies of the game. We'll also contact customers who preordered/switched to the regular edition of Death Smiles.
X360 Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra Delayed
The release date for the Xbox 360 version of Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi has been updated last night from May 28, 2009 to a status of "TO BE ANNOUNCED." NCS' preorders are being kept on file and we'll post some more news when the new ship date is announced by the publisher.

Transformers Device Label 2G USB Drive - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Takara gets into the USB drive business with two upcoming designs that are based on "Jaguar" and "Taigatron" who hail from the Transformers universe. Both Transformers morph from their mechanical feline forms to compact USB drives which can hold 2GB worth of data. Preorders are welcome to ship in September 2009 at JPY3800 or US$39.90 per USB drive.

Hori Track Controller for Famicom - Clearance

NCS Sale Offering: April 22, 2009
Original Release in Japan: March 1989

New and factory boxed Hori Track Controller which was released in Japan over 20 years ago. The controller is for use with the 8-bit Famicom or Nintendo Entertainment System. The packaging is in pretty good shape considering the age of the inventory and the controllers inside are brand spanking new. Please note however that the track ball has yellowed and the piece of factory-applied tape that holds the track ball in place isn't looking too hot. The "A" and "B" overlay for the buttons has also lifted slightly because the glue underneath is dessicated. In addition to the track ball, a standard D-pad is also situated on the top of the controller so that it can be used with all other Famicom games. The "START" and "SELECT" buttons are located on the upper right corner.

A switch on the underside of the controller may be toggled for right or left-handed players and a SPEED switch toggles between "LO" and "HI" velocity when moving the trackball.

Sale Offering
Pricing is set at US$35.90 per controller. If you reside in the USA, you may select USPS Media Mail shipping on our shop which is about $3.50. International customers are encouraged to select USPS First Class Airmail at a cost of approximately US$10 to most destinations. «Photo Gallery»