Wednesday, September 23, 2009

TOYS Nendoroid Petite: Vocaloid RQ Set - Preorder

From the manufactuer
A petite and cute race queen set!
The Nendoroid Petite: Vocaloid RQ Set that has been seen on the official stgt support site and blog, as well as many events, is now being released as official goods from Miku Hatsune and Studie GLAD Racing.
The three most popular Vocaloid ladies: Miku Hatsune, Rin Kagamine and Luka Megurine are all posed in the cutest ways whilst wearing racing queen outfits that are actually currently in use by racing queens. An umbrella is also included. But that's not all! A pull-back car based on the Miku GT Car that was actually used in races is also included! You can display them all together to recreate a scene from the racing tracks. The pull-back car comes in two colors - black or white. Pick whichever you'd prefer!

The Vocaloid RQ Set is an exclusive online sales item but NCS has submitted an order with Japanese agents. Preorders are welcome to ship in December 2009 at US$63.90 per set. Please choose from either the white Miku GT Car or the black vehicle through the dropdown menu on our shop.

PS3 3D Dot Game Heroes - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» A few years ago, Banpresto produced a whole line of toys and trinkets based on dot-designs featuring old school Nintendo characters. Tomy also released a series of toys dubbed ".s" or "Dots" where pegs were punched into boards to create dot-graphic designs of retro-game characters. Dots were big and we're guessing they're making a comeback once again later this year in From Software's 3D Dot Game Heroes.

Touted as a conventional RPG with an unconventional graphical style, From Software uses uniform component cubes to create every character and object in the game world for a striking visual impact. Most game designers generally try to make their characters appear somewhat lifelike and smooth with no hint of the frames and pixels that make up the hero or heroine. From Software goes the other way and makes sure that pixels and blocks are clearly evident in the game. Preorders are welcome to ship on November 5, 2009 at JPY6800 or US$72.90 from NCS.

PSP Armored Core: Silent Line Portable - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» After the claustrophobic underground existence found in Armored Core 3, human civilization moves back to the surface world to rebuild. Instantly returning to their old rivalries, the ruling corporations comprised of Crest, Mirage, and Kisaragi all vie again for control and set upon each other with mechanical mercenaries called Ravens.

Players take on the role of a Raven who serves as an agent of the powers that be. Ravens accept jobs as they are doled out and strike out on action-packed missions against rival corporations. To customize the mechs, a garage features 452 available parts to boost your Raven's fighting performance and battlefield efficiency. A total of 34 missions are available along with an Arena Mode where Ravens battle each other to determine primacy in the Raven Corps food chain.

AC3SL allows players to copy parts of the game from UMD to a memory stick to reduce loading times. The game also allows the transfer of save-data from Armored Core 3 to Silent Line for a smooth transition for fans of the series. Preorders are welcome to ship on November 19, 2009.

TOYS Lineage II 1/7 Scale Elf Figure - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Lineage II Mage figure from last year was well received by toy collectors and our initial inventory sold out in about 2 months. We were able to restock a few cases afterwards which also vacated the premises within a couple of months. Good Smile Company has a viable figure franchise on their hands in Lineage II and they follow up the Mage with an Elf figure.

The Lineage II Elf portrays a classic elf lassie with pointy ears, fair skin, and clothing that might have been woven from a magic loom since the garb is gilded with golden accents. Little bits of golden string molded from PVC encircle the elf's forearms and legs for additional gilding. Despite the elf's angelic appearance, she's armed with a weapon called the
"Infinity Scepter" which may be inserted into the grip of her left hand. An additional weapon that's included in the product packaging is the "Sword of Miracles" which may also be gripped by the elf. Lineage II Elf measures 22.50cm or 8.85" tall and preorders are welcome to ship in December 2009.

TOYS Doki Doki Animal Series: Alpaca - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Once while at the Tisch Children's Zoo in Central Park, we heard a worker say to a little kid, "I never met a sheep I didn't like" in a joking manner. We assumed he meant that sheep are docile and innocuous animals who are content to graze, get their fleece sheared, and stand together with other members of the flock in a non-threatening manner. Anyone with a kind heart and a little love for animals would be amenable to the presence of sheep. We're just hoping he didn't mean that he enjoyed the intimate companionship of sheep.

The Tisch Zoo also had goats, peacocks, pigs, and alpacas. The alpaca is similar to a sheep in that its coat may be sheared and carted off to make material used in industry. One difference from the sheep we noticed is that the alpaca we saw at the zoo seemed a little ornery. One of them even spat a wad of juice at someone. Japanese toy manufacturer had a choice between sculpting a sheep toy and an alpaca toy. The alpaca won. The Doki Doki Animal Series Alpaca measures 11cm or 4.33" tall and looks a lot cleaner than the beasts we saw at the zoo. Pricing is set at JPY1000 or US$14.90 from NCS and preorders ship in mid-late December 2009.