Thursday, September 10, 2009

TOYS Metal Gear Solid 4 Ration Sound Keychain Series 2 Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The original set of MGS4 Ration Sound Keychains from earlier this year enjoyed stellar sales and sold out a few days after our allotment arrived from Japan. We tried to restock the toys but our persistent efforts were met with silence and in the case of one vendor, outright annoyance and a retort of "cease and desist." At the very least, we tried.

System Service has started preorders for a second series of MGS4 Ration Sound Keychains which feature another set of six toys that emit sounds and phrases from the Metal Gear Solid 4 game. The character voices captured are: "Old Snake A," "Old Snake B," "Otacon," "Raiden," and "Liquid Ocelot." We were hoping for a Ration Sound Keychain that blares out Old Snake's "cough-hack-cough" sound effect but maybe next time. To listen to any of the sound effects, users simply press the button on the front of each keychain. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late December 2009.

PSP Dissidia Final Fantasy Limited Edition - New, In Stock

From the Publisher
Cosmos, the goddess of harmony. Chaos, the god of discord. Reigning from distant realms, the two gods had gathered warriors from all lands to lead them in savage war. Cosmos and Chaos were of equal strength. It was believed the conflict would last forever. However, the balance is now broken. Those who answered Chaos's call created an inexhaustible force. And under vicious attack without relent, the warriors fighting for Cosmos started to fall one by one. The conflict that has continued for eons is now about to end in Chaos' favour. The world has been torn asunder, sinking into a vortex of disorder. As for the few surviving warriors… their fates have yet to be determined.
For a limited time, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY will also be available at launch in a LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION, featuring unique clamshell packaging and containing a special soundtrack CD, Lithograph prints, Brady Games Official Miniguide and a 48-page The Art of DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY hardback artwork book.


• Unique DISSIDA FINAL FANTASY clamshell packaging
• Full boxed copy of the DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY game
• DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY Best Selection Soundtrack Mini-CD: The DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY Best Selection Soundtrack Mini-CD includes a selection of music tracks from the game that are especially chosen for this Special Edition version by composer Takeharu Ishimoto. The Mini-CD will be presented inside a unique pochette and contain liner notes written by Takeharu Ishimoto.
• Hardback, 48-page The Art of DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY artwork book: featuring character artwork, CG rendered art and more from across the game production.
• Brady Games Official Miniguide: 32-page game guide printed in full colour, with character artwork, descriptions and walkthrough information – to help you win the battle.
• Exclusive Lithograph Prints: 2 Exclusive Lithograph prints, inside a unique DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY branded bandwrap featuring artwork not used to promote the original Japanese version of the game.

TOYS Kiss Kubrick Set - New Import, Restock Soon

«©NCSX» The members of the rock band Kiss are given the Kubrick treatment in Medicom's new figure collection released this week in Japan. From the left of the photo and moving to the right, the original members of the band are:

The Starchild (Paul Stanley), The Demon (Gene Simmons), The Catman (Peter Criss), and The Space Man (Ace Frehley).

The figures measure 6cm (2.36") tall and all preorders are shipping today.

TOYS HTB Mascot Character on-chan Nendoroid - Restock Soon

«©NCSX» Hokkaido Television Broadcasting Co created their cap-wearing mascot back in 1997 and we're guessing the designers found inspiration in baseball, the Michelin Man, and perhaps Pac-Man. The mascot's name is on-chan and he has a wide smile, short arms, and segmented legs. His little pet is a monster called Guchi. Before on-chan came along, HTB's mascot was a rascal named Kunta-kun but it was phased out after nearly 20 years of service. The On-Chan Nendoroid measures 12cm (4.72") tall and is constructed of PVC. The figure features a multiple points of articulation which allows it to be posed and configured in various stances. The production is by Orchid Seed with sculpting work by Masāki Kobayashi.

TOYS Portrait of Pirates Deluxe Dracule Mihawk - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Megahouse released the One Piece Portrait of Pirates Dracule Mihawk figure earlier this year and it sold out with the quickness. Customers who were unable to purchase the POP rendition of Dracule the first time around are getting another chance this November when Megahouse issues a new production of the popular figure.

Dracule is a masterful sword handler who wears a flamboyant outfit that's in direct contrast to his serious nature and gritty demeanor. In the One Piece animated series, Dracule keeps a watchful eye over Roronoa Zoro but not because he cares about him. Dracule is tracking of Zoro's sword fighting progress and wants to fight against him when Zoro reaches the peak of his sword fighting abilities. The POP Deluxe Dracule figure measures 23.50cm or 9.25" tall and preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2009 at JPY6240 or US$73.90 from NCS.

NEWS General Updates

NDS Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver Tomorrow
The first batches of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Every copy of the game is bundled with a handheld pedometer called the "PokéWalker" which is designed to look like a little Pokéball with a black & white LCD screen. We'll begin processing and shipping preorders on Friday but please note that some Pokemon shipments may be delayed until next Monday due to late dispatch from Tokyo last night. New orders that are placed now will ship on Thursday of next week.
PSP Breath of Fire III - European Restock
The European version of Breath of Fire III for the PSP has been restocked and backorders/new orders are shipping today. The European version of the game is fully playable in English. Price US$35.90.