Wednesday, August 26, 2009

TOYS Puyo Puyo 7 Plush Toys - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Sanei Boeki has started preorders for five officially licensed Puyo Puyo plush toys which measure 9cm (3.54") in diameter as follows:

» Blue Puyo - Jan Code:
» Green Puyo - Jan Code:
» Red Puyo - Jan Code:
» Purple Puyo - Jan Code:
» Yellow Puyo - Jan Code:

In addition to the 9cm Puyo plushes, two larger plushes are on tap:

» Red Puyo (40cm or 15.74" diameter) - Jan Code:
» Carbunkle (25cm or 9.84" in height) - Jan Code:

Preorders are welcome to ship in late October 2009.

TOYS Star Wars Darth Vader Sound Tsuke Strap - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Darth Vader is an imposing figure when he's on his feet and swinging a light saber while a swishy cape billows behind him. Respect the dark knight. However, decapitate Darth and he's not that imposing anymore. That's what you'll get with the Star Wars Darth Vader Sound Tsuke Strap which makes Darth noises and may be tethered to a set of keys, a phone, or another device fitted with a loop. Preorders ship in late September 2009 at JPY1280 or US$16.90 each.

TOYS Terminator Salvation Real Arm Figure - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» We don't remember a whole lot about Terminator Salvation other than the kiss the convict got when he agreed to be a guinea pig at the beginning of the movie. Then he became a Terminator. Japanese manufacturer Omron/Furyu has started preorders for a 30cm "Real Arm Figure" that's inspired by Terminator Salvation. The arm is made of PVC so we're not sure how "real" it can be. Preorders ship in Dec 2009.

NEWS Bayonetta - Region Coding Clarification

X360/PS3 Bayonetta Coding Clarifications
We received a flood of emails asking about the region coding on Bayonetta earlier this morning. Just to clarify:

1) Japanese Xbox 360 games are region-locked. Always have been.
2) Japanese PS3 games are not region-locked. Old news.

The Japanese Xbox 360 version of Bayonetta won't work on a USA or European Xbox 360 but this is status quo and par for the course.

The PS3 hardware is region-free for game software and in any case, Japan and the USA share the same region and the firmware updates are interchangeable. Sega can't region-lock PS3 Bayonetta.