Monday, October 19, 2009

TOYS Professor Layton Plush Toys - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Sanei hit it big with the Pikmin and Mario plushes and they're sticking with Nintendo for their next big thing. Five Professor Layton plushes are available for preorder including a small-size Luke keychain plush which measures 4cm (1.57") at JPY700 (US$10.90) and a medium-size Professor Layton plush which measures 10cm (3.93") tall at JPY2200 (US$25.90). Preorders are welcome to ship in early December 2009.

TOYS Kingdom Hearts Avatar Mascot Strap Vol 2 - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Reservations are welcome for five Kingdom Hearts Avatar Mascot Straps which feature characters from the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises. From the left of the photo and swinging right:

Axel | Sephiroth | Sora (Halloween Town Ver) | Squall Leonhart | Vivi

Each figure is attached to a metallic Kingdom Hearts platelet and a length of keychain. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late January 2009 at JPY1000 or US$11.90 each.

TOYS Monster Hunter Tokotoko Pugi Plush - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Pugi of Monster Hunter fame have been charming the pants off Japanese folk. How else to explain the rush of Pugi-related merchandise in the past few months? There's more on the way including today's Monster Hunter Tokotoko Pugi Plush which is available in two styles - (1) Memories Stripe version which features a pig wearing a blue-striped blanket and a (2) Gold Crown Pugi which wears a diaper. Must be a baby.
The special feature in the Tokotoko plushes is their mobility. As in their little stubby hooves paddle backwards and forwards so they'll walk when activated and placed on top of a flat surface. Each pig measures 15cm (5.90") in length and is made of soft plushy material. Preorders are welcome to ship in February 2010 at US$20.90 from NCS.

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1089 - Annual Subscriptions

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The October 29, 2009 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» New Super Mario Bros Wii preview which spans 3 pages and gives readers a preview of the story and roughly 20 screenshots.
» Gust is putting the finishing touches on PS3 Ar Tonelico III which is scheduled to ship on January 28, 2010.
» Famitsu's reviewers rank N
DS Grand Trucker Aniki: Shigoto to Kenka to Koimoyou (4/6/6/5), PS3 Fifa 10 (9/9/9/9), Wii Fifa 10 (7/7/8/7), PS2 Fifa 10 (7/7/7/6), PSP Antiphona no Seikahime: Tenshi no Gakufu Op.A (7/7/7/6), and PS3 Forza Motorsport 3 (9/9/9/9).
» Continuing coverage from the recent Tokyo Game Show 2009 which looks at many games with more in-depth write-ups and impressions.
» Coin-op feature for Beatmania IIDX 17 Sirius and Tank! Tank! Tank!
» Covergirl Yuka photo spread and short interview.
» PICK UP FOOD scopes out some savory looking burgers. The burger from "Freshness Burger" looks like an alien spacecraft... made of dead cow.