Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TOYS Star Wars R2-D2 Sekai no Post Collection - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Back in the Spring of 2007, the US Postal Service planted a few hundred R2-D2 mailboxes across the USA in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars. There was one in front of the big JAF Post Office in Manhattan which we were tempted to "uproot" from the sidewalk but the local constabulary would've probably given chase. Besides, we weren't inclined to spend time incarcerated with bunkmates not of our own choosing.

When March 2010 rolls around, we'll get an R2-D2 mailbox of our very own. Except it's miniature and serves double duty as a Star Wars themed piggy droid bank which holds coins. There's no coin-slot on the bank but currency may be dropped inside R2-D2 by pulling on the mailbox door and slipping in dimes, pennies, and nickels. The mailbox measures 16cm (6.29") tall and is made of sturdy PVC with four spindly supporting legs.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late May 2010 at JPY2940 or US$38.90 from NCS.

TOYS Transformers Device Label USB Drive Chitasu - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Beast Wars animated series, Cheetor aka Chitasu was a member of the Maximals which was led by Optimus Primal. In his beast transformation mode, Cheetor naturally looks like a cheetah and Takara uses this animal's design aesthetic in their upcoming USB drive which is painted yellow with irregular spots that dot the entirely of the unit. Each USB drive holds 2GB of data and will work with Windows and MAC computers. The drive transforms from cheetah to rectangular USB peripheral.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late May 2010 at JPY3800 or US$45.90 from NCS.

TOYS Revoltech #86 Professor Layton - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Professor Laytons sans Luke makes his appearance in Kaiyodo's popular Revoltech series of highly posable figures. The good professor isn't accompanied by his young charge Luke but the figure is bundled with a bunch of goodies which help to establish Layton as a proper Englishman. The props and accessories included in the package are:

» Table and chair which Layton sits at/upon
» Notebook and pen which may be held in Layton's hands
» Teacup and saucer accessories for Layton's low tea moments

An extra Layton face and five extra hands are also packaged with the Layton figure which has 12 Revolver joints for posing. Preorders are welcome to ship in late March 2010 at JPY2286 or US$32.90 from NCS.

TOYS Hatsune Miku Orugoru Figure v1.5 - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Miku's a songstress so it's only natural that she appear on top of an "orugoru" or "music box" which plays tunes. Sega Toys has announced preorders for two Hatsune Miku Orugoru Figures as follows:

» Miku in her lanky incarnation which stands atop a round stage which is covered by a black Hatsune Miku logo design.
» Miku goes munchkin and holds a leek while her eyes are as round as dinner plates. The stand below her feet features a grassy field design.

Each figure measures 8 x 12cm and preorders ship in May 2010.

TOYS One Piece 3D Mouse Pad - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The girls of One Piece are generally attractive and have a bit of fashion sense. Nico Robin always looks chic and Nami looks better than most female pirates who spend their days on the high seas. The girls of One Piece are also very robust as evidenced by Morimoto's upcoming One Piece 3D Mouse Pads which feature three girls from the popular series as follows:

» Nami - Her expression seems to convey vulnerability as her ample bosom is barely constrained by a meager bikini.
» Boa Hancock - One of three Gorgon sisters who enjoys a human-appearance as opposed to her younger sisters. Boa's bosom on the mousepad is as plump as her bosom in the One Piece animated series.
» Nico Robin - Nic raises her arms because they just get in the way and all attention must be on her bosom.

The "3D" in the product title refers to the protruding "breasts" that jut out from the bottom of the pad. Preorders are welcome to ship in March 2010.

TOYS Hello Kitty MJ FuwaFuwa Plush Doll - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Hello Kitty is generally found as a petite plush toy which fits in the palm of one's hand. You can't wrap your arms around a petite plush but in a couple of months, Hello Kitty becomes huggable. Sega Toys has started preorders for a Premium Prize Hello Kitty which is generally only sold to Japanese amusement center operators as the top prize that someone can win by playing games of chance or skill. The FuwaFuwa Kitty plush measures a mighty 45cm or 17.71" in height and is made of plushy material. Preorders are welcome to ship in March 2010 at US$49.90 each.