Friday, January 15, 2010

TOYS Persona 4 Kujikawa Rise 1/8 Swimsuit Version In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Wave has already released their Kujikawa Rise figure but Alter one-ups them with a new Kujikawa figure that's in direct contrast to Wave's dark-garbed rendition. Alter's version of Rise is as bright as the beach under a noontime sun where the idol wears a two-piece "Persona 4" bikini that's colored yellow and orange. If you look closely at the right cup of the bikini top, the URL for the Persona 4 website may be viewed.
The Kujikawa figure is sculpted to 1/8 scale and measures 22cm or 8.66" tall. A pair of matching strappy sandals may be seen on Rise's feet and her hair appears to be shabby. The wind rolling in from the ocean tends to be strong and will dishevel even well-coiffed idols. Accessories included with the Kujikawa figure include a pair of beach glasses that may be mounted on her face and a cell phone attached to a miniature Kuma strap that may be gripped by Kujikawa's right hand. All preorders have shipped as of yesterday and new orders are welcome today.
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TOYS Supercell Featuring Hatsune Miku: World is Mine In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Miku Hatsune is a Princess nonpareil. A proper Princess lies on purple and black satiny sheets that are decorated like a chessboard. She also stares out at the world with self-satisfied contempt for those who would worship her. Miku wears a white slip, a miniskirt, and thigh high boots that are glossy and reflective with a mirror-like finish. That's royalty. Sort of.

From humble beginnings in the Vocaloid2 software, Miku has become a merchandising superstar in Japan. Popular characters tend to experience a snowball effect where their fame keeps rolling onwards. It's unclear if Miku will reach mythic status in a few years but we think she has a good chance and all the toys being released now might be sought after by future generations. The latest Miku Hatsune product is a Supercell which features a 3D figure that's mounted within a picture frame. It's like 3D artwork that protrudes from flat canvas into the world at large with form and substance.

PS3 Hokuto Musou - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Hokuto no Ken animated series, the heroic Kenshiro Kasumi wanders the wastelands of the future and plays the part of lawman. Ken battles gangs of bandits and thugs to bring a bit of law and civility back into the world. Kenshiro and company have appeared in a number of games in the past few years including a selection of pachi-slot challenges. Koei takes the Hokuto no Ken franchise and immerses it into their "Musou" game engine which most recently hosted the Gundam universe.

In Hokuto Musou, Kenshiro battles groups of bare-chested bruisers who wear leather pants. They'll crowd around Ken like a pack of wolves but he can fend them off by punching, kicking, and using the almighty
Hokuto Shinken martial art which is capable of destroying enemies from within. Body blows result in copious spurts of blood which eject from thug bodies and some attacks turn foes into what can only be described as "Sloppy Joes." Without the bread. Preorders are welcome to ship on March 25, 2010 at JPY7800 or US$80.90 from NCS.

PS3 Hokuto Musou Treasure Box - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Hokuto no Ken gets the "Musou" treatment from Koei in a couple of months and the publisher will also ship a Treasure Box edition of the game which includes the following bonuses:
» Hokuto no Ken Character Voice Clock
» Hokuto Musou Original Soundtrack
» Hokuto Musou Visual Story Book

Preorders are welcome to ship on March 25, 2010 at JPY12800 ($150.90).

PSP Ys I & II Seven Set - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Ys games have sold decent numbers on the Playstation Portable with most of the vendors in our Japanese distribution and reseller channel holding very little inventory. Just in case anyone in Japan wants the Ys games in a bundle at a lower price point, Falcom is releasing a Ys package which contains the following:

» Ys I & II Chronicles -
Relive the adventures of Adol Christian in a Playstation Portable remake of a PC remake (June 2001) of the first two Ys games from the late 80s.
» Ys Seven -
Adol Christian and his faithful blue-haired friend Dogi are back in a brand new action-adventure that's a PSP exclusive. For now, at least. The game features a 3D world where Adol and company travel, explore, and battle enemy forces. Depending on the type of enemy, players can switch between active party members to combat foes in real-time. Special EX skills may be acquired to enhance the heroes' battlefield efficiency. Combat takes place in close quarters where Adol's party throws out melee attacks mixed with magic blasts to illuminate the screen with visual fireworks.
» Ys Postcards Set - A collection of eight postcards which feature new illustrations of the characters from the Ys games.

Preorders for the PSP import Ys I & II Seven Set are welcome to ship on March 18, 2010 at JPY7980 or US$88.90 from NCS.