Monday, May 04, 2009

Supercell Featuring Hatsune Miku: World is Mine - Preorder

«©NCSX» Miku Hatsune is a Princess nonpareil. A proper Princess lies on purple and black satiny sheets that are decorated like a chessboard. She also stares out at the world with self-satisfied contempt for those who would worship her. Miku wears a white slip, a miniskirt, and thigh high boots that are glossy and reflective with a mirror-like finish. That's royalty. Sort of.

From humble beginnings in the Vocaloid2 software, Miku has become a merchandising superstar in Japan. Popular characters tend to experience a snowball effect where their fame keeps rolling onwards. It's unclear if Miku will reach mythic status in a few years but we think she has a good chance and all the toys being released now might be sought after by future generations. The latest Miku Hatsune product is a Supercell which features a 3D figure that's mounted within a picture frame. It's like 3D artwork that protrudes from flat canvas into the world at large with form and substance. Preorders are welcome to ship in late Sep 2009 at JPY8381 or US$90.90.

My Effin' Einstein - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» First of all, it's not really "My Effin' Einstein" and the real product title from the manufacturer uses the "F" word. We're reluctant to use profanity on the website so we're substituting a close approximation. In any case, the Einstein toy from glamsenses Crowds of Hoods is sculpted by an artist dubbed "Lucky Rudy" and is made of PVC.
For a bit of background, there's a photo of Albert Einstein where the famous physicist sticks his tongue out and gives a photographer named Arthur Sasse the proverbial literal raspberry. Einstein's expression in that photograph is sculpted into the MEE figure but there's something more. Einstein pulls a Van Gogh or maybe a Yakuza move where he severs his pinky finger from his left hand. A tourniquet is also applied on the finger to stem the flow of blood while specks of blood are splattered on Einstein's hand. Nice. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late June 2009 at JPY6500 or US$69.90 from NCS.

Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls: Yagyu Jubei 1/8 Scale Figure

«©NCSX» Yagyuu Jubei Mitsuyoshi is a legendary samurai whose life and times have been chronicled and fictionalized by numerous written works, manga, and television series. Jubei is a male figure (trust us, we checked) from Japanese history but in a few months, you'll be able to check him out in the persona of a girl. Not just any girl though - Jubei has become a ginger with an attractive figure and a sassy attitude. She also has a thick length of braided white rope attached to her back.

The upcoming
Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls: Yagyu Jubei 1/8 Scale Figure is the result of a partnership between Hobby Japan Magazine and Alter. The design for Jubei is by Niθ (にしー)who's employed by Nitro+ and has worked on Jingai Makyo, DemonBane, and Moon Phase among others. The figure is made of PVC and is sculpted to 1/8 scale and measures 22cm or 8.66" tall. Preorders are welcome to ship in late August 2009 at JPY7800 or US$78.90 from NCS.

Demon's Souls - Restock on Thursday

«©NCSX» Another batch of PS3 Demon's Souls will be available to NCS this week and all pending backorders will ship on Thursday. New orders are also welcome to ship on Thursday and we'll be able to fill all orders submitted since April 24, 2009.
In the event that we sell out over the course of the next few weeks, NCS still expects another production of the game in late May 2009. Pricing remains at US$63.90.

General Updates

X360 Jasper Chipset Consoles - Restock
All pending backorders for the Japanese X360 consoles with the Jasper chipset and HDMI port (SKU Code: XGX-00045 | Jan Code: 4988648647732) will ship today. New orders are welcome.
NEWS Golden Week Holiday Update
Japan is in the middle of a week-long holiday and no new Japanese imports are expected this week. We'll get some restock shipments later in the week to fill backorders and recent special requests.
NDS Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice Restock
A new shipment of Buffy for the European NDS arrived late last week and all backorders have shipped. New orders are welcome.
X360 Death Smiles Limited Edition - Some More Today
We'll process and ship another batch of Death Smiles LE this afternoon.

USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Tuesday-Thursday

NDS Jagged Alliance DS Empire

Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times Konami

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Majesco

Puzzle Kingdoms Zoo
Wii Destiny of Zorro 505G

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat


Fantasy Aquarium World Destineer

Klonoa Namco

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Majesco
PS3 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Funsta


Patapon 2


360 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Majesco

Imagineer AV Station - Clearance

NCS Sale of the Week Offering: April 27, 2009
Original Release in Japan: September 29, 1995

New and factory sealed Imagineer AV Station which allows three composite AV devices to be connected to a television and switched between with the turn of a knob.

Sale Offering:
Pricing per Imagineer AV Station is set at US$19.90 per unit. If you reside in the USA, you may select USPS Media Mail shipping on our shop which is about $2.50. International customers are encouraged to select USPS First Class Airmail at a cost of approximately US$10 to most destinations. «Photo Gallery»