Thursday, July 09, 2009

Shining Wind 1/8 Scale Celestia Figure - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Kotobukiya has started preorders for a 1/8 scale Celestia figure (of Shining Wind fame) that's sculpted by Sho Kojima. Celestia is accompanied by a floppy-eared creature that wears a crown and has occasionally been seen with Xecty. Celestia measures 11cm or 4.33" in height and is crafted from PVC. An open book lays on top of her lap whilst her green dress radiates outwards like a lily pad. Preorders are welcome to ship in October 2009 at JPY5800 or US$68.90.

Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 - Reproduction Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Takara Tomy has started preorders for a new production of the Transformers Masterpiece MP-08 Grimlock which is scheduled to ship towards the end of October 2008. Masterpiece Grimlock is made of a combination of PVC and die-cast metal with numerous points of articulation. A gimmicky LED in its right fist illuminates the included Energon sword while Grim's eyes may change color to red or blue in either robot or dinosaur mode. Accessories that are bundled inside the package include a little helmet which may be placed on top of the Rex's head, a blaster rifle, and more. Grimlock looks good in Rex mode but his arms are too scrawny...

General Updates

NDS Dragon Quest IX Hoshizora tomorrow
Distributors have shipped DQIX and NCS expects our shipment to arrive tomorrow. As mentioned yesterday, we'll dispatch all preorders on Friday. If you wish to receive the game on Saturday, we recommend USPS Express Mail for the most economical overnight service within the continental USA.
PS3 Demon's Souls update
NCS will receive the Korean-English version of Demon's Souls next week and we'll process and ship all backorders within the next few days. The Korean version of the game is similar to the Asian edition of Demon's Souls in that the text and speech in the game can be toggled to English. Since the USA localization of Demon's Souls is three months away, we're guessing we'll have some time to sell the new batch.
NEWS PS3 Rorona no Atelier and X360 Otomedius G restock
All backorders for Rorona no Atelier and Otomedius G will ship tomorrow. We'll also restock the Japanese version of PS3 BlazBlue to fill all outstanding backorders in our system.
PS2 Fatal Frame reproduction
NCS received Tecmo's reproductions of Fatal Frame 2 and Fatal Frame 3 about a month ago but the original Fatal Frame has finally been completed and we expect delivery on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. All backorders will ship once the game arrives.
NEWS Dollar Death Spiral
The dollar was slowly spiraling downwards for the past few weeks against the yen but yesterday, it plummeted to a low of JPY92.6750 (-2.08). That's what jawboning about additional stimulus action does... Then again, it could also be a case of crushing stops before the next ride up.