Friday, August 21, 2009

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1081 - New Import, Subscriptions

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The September 3, 2009 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following video games and/or events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Previews for PSP Phantasy Star 2 Portable which ships on Dec 3, 2009 and Wii/PS3 Sengoku Basara 3 which is scheduled for sometime in 2010.
» Famitsu's Re
viewers rank NDS SupaRobo Gakuen (7/7/7/7), PSP Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (7/8/8/8), PS3 F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin (8/6/7/8), PS2 Gendai Daisenryaku (5/4/4/4) and X360 Dream Club (6/6/6/6).
» Famitsu chronicles the history of Japanese home gaming consoles in a 10-page spread which kicks things off with the Famicom which ruled the gaming world for a few years before the MegaDrive rose up as a contender. The article also includes photos of every console, handheld, hardware color variants, and choice software releases through the past ~30 years.
» The 2-page ad for Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li made us laugh.
» This week's PICK UP FOOD section checks out a number of packaged pudding treats and sit-down meals at various eateries.

TOYS Star Wars R2-D2 LED Tsuke Keychain - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Darkness is the enemy of late night key fumblers the world over. The next time you're jivin' with a pair of keys that don't seem to be going into the keyhole because you can't see, light up the night with the help of a mini R2-D2 LED Tsuke Strap that shoots out piercing illumination. Preorders ship in Sept 2009.

TOYS Star Wars R2-D2 Desktop Trash Can - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» R2-D2 is accustomed to being pimped out in the name of merchandising and it was with amusement that we glanced at Heart Art Collection's new R2-D2 Desktop Trash Can. The company has already released a full-sized R2-D2 trash bin but this new one's a small and compact model that's suitable for a desk, a shelf, or maybe the top of the computer. A little foot pedal located on the lower-front of R2-D2 may be depressed to pop R2's lid. Heart Art's promotional flyer shows R2 being used as a planter but we think that's a poor use for the can. Preorders are welcome to ship in late September 2009 at JPY3800 or US$42.90 from NCS.

TOYS Maschinen-Krieger H.A.F.S. Super Jerry - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Kow Yokoyama's cult Maschinen Krieger ZbV 3000 property features armored machines which are gritty and somewhat believable in that they could probably exist if human military designers had mech-blueprints on their minds.
The H.A.F.S. (Heavy Armored Fighting Suit) Super Jerry is a two-legged attacker which is armed with missile launchers and guns. Wave is releasing a 1/20 scale Super Jerry construction kit this November which we think looks great. The complexity of the Jerry's design should make the assembly and finishing process an all-day job. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2009 at JPY5800 or US$63.90 from NCS.

TOYS Idolmaster DX Cushion - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The girls of Idolmaster are recruited to represent themselves on a pair of cushions which are shipping from Banpresto later this year. There's a pink cushion with satiny covering which features girls inside bubbles and a green cushion which shows off a troupe of girls in a group shot. The cushion measures 35cm or 13.77" long on each side. Preorders ship in late Dec 2009 at US$19.90 each.

TOYS 1967 Shelby GT 500 - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Named after a Ford designer named Carroll Shelby, the 1967 Shelby GT500 was what car enthusiasts referred to as a "sweet ride." We've seen one mint condition Shelby in our travels through Long Island, New York which was probably restored at least once. Maybe twice. Good Smile Company celebrates the muscle-bound goodness of the Shelby with a 1/43 scale PVC recreation which measures 11cm or 4.33" in length and looks every bit the part of the classic vehicle with obligatory racing stripes. Preorders are welcome to ship in November 2009 at JPY6800 or US$72.90.