Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BlazBlue Fighting Stick - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» Hori's new BlazBlue Fighting Stick for the Playstation 3 arrived this morning and preorders for just the stick by itself will ship today. If you also preordered the BlazBlue game, we'll hold your order so that the stick and software can ship together on Thursday. The packaging is fairly elaborate because of a interior box that's included which holds some extras as described below.
The joystick is based on the Real Arcade Pro 3 hardware
with eight standard buttons (face and trigger) arrayed across the right side of the stick and the START and SELECT buttons located on the upper right corner. The panel located on the upper left features a slide lever which switches the joystick from D-pad, L-analog, or R-analog control and four buttons as follows: Turbo, Home, L3, and R3. The BlazBlue stick connects to the PS3 by way of USB cable and the analog thumbsticks on the SixAxis controller may be emulated by pressing the L3 or R3 buttons.
Some extras are also included inside the packaging along with the stick: A BlazBlue operation sheet and two large sheets of decals featuring BlazBlue characters (full figure as well as button portraits) which are packaged inside a flat cardboard box that's inserted inside the overall box.

Juicy Honey AVC 11 - Japanese Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Mint has started preorders for the next set of Juicy Honey trading cards which are expected to ship near the tail end of summer 2009. The idols featured in Juicy Honey 11 are (from the top of the flyer to the left and going down):

» Miyu Hoshino (DOB: 1987/05/05)
» Kaede Matsushima (DOB: 1982/11/07)
» Azusa Itagaki (DOB: 1988/11/23)

Kaede's been around for what seems like a long time while Miyu and Azusa are relatively recent inductees into the JAV scene. Similar to previous Juicy Honey trading cards, a dizzying assortment of special cards are randomly scattered into the roughly 2000 box production of Juicy Honey 11. A total 72 regular cards make up the basic set which feature the idols in varying stages of dress and undress. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around August 29, 2009 at JPY6200 or US$75.90 for each factory sealed box of 12 packs which contain 8 cards each for a total of 96 cards per box.

Saber Lily 1/8 Scale Figure Alter Version - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Saber is the name of a blonde warrior who hails from the Fate/Stay franchise and she's been making the rounds in the toy market for a few years now. The original Saber was dressed in a fairly straightforward suit of armor with a blue and silver color scheme. Back then, she was stoic and unlikely to suffer fools easily. Over the years however, we've seen Saber in a maid's outfit, in a few swimsuits, and most recently in a bit of a meringue.

When a wedding dress is described as a meringue, that means it's big, flowing, and blossoming like a crinoline monstrosity. Saber Lily wears an outfit that could be described as a meringue. The top part looks okay but adjust your gaze to the bottom portion of the costume and it begins to look puffy, crinkly, and flowing in many different directions at once. At least the color of her shoes match.

Japanese toy manufacturer Alter gets in on the Fate/Stay trade with a new fixed-pose Saber Lily figure which is sculpted to 1/8 scale and measures 22cm (8.66") tall. The pose shows Saber drawing her sword with her left hand while her right hand holds a scabbard. The look on her face doesn't show any animosity so maybe she's unsheathing the sword for a proper cleaning. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late Oct 2009.

Shukufuku no Campanella Carina Mouse Pad - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» In the Shukufuku no Campanella visual novel which was released in January 2009, the protagonist is a lad named Leicester who belongs to a group of adventurers known as Oasis. Leicester's childhood friend is a blonde moppet named Carina who sports a waif-like frame in the game but she possesses an unusually large bosom for someone so petite. It's so large that Japanese manufacturer Chara-Ani has chosen Carina as their next 3D Mouse Pad model.

Similar to the Yoko Ritona Solid Mouse Pad and more recently, the Kanu Mouse Pad, the upcoming Carina 3D Mouse Pad is wrapped in a stretchy and satiny material which allows for mouse gliding movement. Carina's "bosom" is filled with a solid gel material which provides a sturdy hand rest and may potentially help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Preorders ship in September 2009 at JPY4700 or US$46.90 from NCS.

Knowing Blu-Ray - New Release, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher - Academy Award(R) Winner Nicolas Cage ("National Treasure") stars in "Knowing", a gripping action-thriller of global proportions about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future - and sets out to prevent them from coming true. In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Koestler. But it's Caleb's father, professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As John further unravels the document's chilling secrets, he realizes the document foretells three additional events - the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve John and his son. When John's attempts to alert authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try and prevent more destruction from taking place.

Push Blu-Ray - New Release, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
The Division, a shadowy government agency, is genetically transforming citizens into an army of psychic warriors--and brutally disposing of those unwilling to participate. Nick Gant, a second-generation telekinetic or "mover," has been in hiding since the Division murdered his father more than a decade earlier. He has found sanctuary in densely populated Hong Kong--the last safe place on earth for fugitive psychics like him--but only if he can keep his gift a secret.

Nick is forced out of hiding when Cassie Holmes, a 13-year-old clairvoyant or "watcher," seeks his help in finding Kira, an escaped "pusher" who may hold the key to ending the Division's program. Pushers possess the most dangerous of all psychic powers: the ability to influence others' actions by implanting thoughts in their minds. But Cassie's presence soon attracts the attention of the Division's human bloodhounds, forcing Nick and Cassie to flee for their lives. But they find themselves square in the crosshairs of Division Agent Henry Carver, a pusher who will stop at nothing to keep them from achieving their goal.

The Unborn Blu-Ray - New Release, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
Casey Beldon hated her mother for abandoning her as a child. But when inexplicable events begin to happen, Casey begins to understand why she left. Plagued by merciless dreams and a tortured ghost that haunts her waking hours, she must turn to the only person, Rabbi Sendak, who can make it stop. With the help of Sendak, her best friend Romy and boyfriend Mark, Casey uncovers the source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany--a creature with the ability to inhabit anyone or anything that is getting stronger with each possession. With the curse unleashed, her only chance at survival is to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.

Enter a world of unrelenting evil as terror finds a new form in "The Unborn". From the producers of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and the co-writer of "The Dark Knight" comes this shocking supernatural thriller about a young woman (Odette Yustman) plagued by chilling dreams and tortured by a demonic ghost that haunts her waking hours. Her only hope to break the debilitating paranormal curse is in an exorcism with spiritual advisor Sendak (Gary Oldman). See what lies beyond the doorway of our world in this non-stop nightmare of the undead...