Friday, January 22, 2010

TOYS Final Fantasy XI Taru Taru Trading Arts - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Taru Taru race featured in Final Fantasy XI reminds us of the Ewoks in Star Wars except the Taru Taru are less furry and a little smarter. They're both munchkin-like, adorable, somewhat pudgy, and battle back with fierce wherewithal when confronted with danger.

The next set of Final Fantasy Trading Arts toys feature the various Taru Taru characters we've met in Final Fantasy XI in all of their diminutive stature. From the left of the photo and moving right, they are:

» Ajido-Marujido - Mischievous minister of the Orastery
» Star Sibyl - Clairvoyant leader of the Taru Taru in Windurst
» Robel-Akbel - Armored Warlock Warlord with a penchant for magic
Shantotto - A Black Mage who looks to the heavens when she laughs

Square Enix is supplying the toys in factory boxes which contain 9 figures which are arranged in a 3x3 configuration inside. Buyers will receive the four characters listed above and 1 secret Taru Taru. The box also contains four duplicates which you can sell, trade, or stare at.

The Taru Taru figures are fixed pose and measure between 5.5-6.0cm (2.16-2.36") tall and are constructed of PVC. Please note that NCS is currently only supplying the Japanese version of the Taru Taru toys which are sold in a box of 9 figures. Square USA will be releasing the toys stateside as well but only for the four standard figures that are pictured in the photo to the upper left at US$25/set.

All preorders are shipping today and new orders are welcome at JPY3800 or US$45.90 per factory box of 9 toys.

PSP Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the original Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha animated series, Nanoha Takamachi and Fate Testarossa were feuding magic users vying for magical objects called Jewel Seeds. Nanoha was good and while Fate wasn't bad, she was compelled to be "bad" by her mother Precia Testarossa. In the second series titled Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, Fate and Nanoha have settled their differences but things aren't hunky dory. The two magical girls encounter a quartet of Belkan Knights known as the "Wolkenritter" (Names: Shamal, Signum, Vita, and Zafira) who are hell-bent on robbing the magical mojo from other magic users. Their goal is to complete the pages of the Book of Darkness so a wheelchair-bound girl Hayate Yagami can survive and be granted one wish. The PSP game "Battle of Aces" is based on the second series of the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical animation.

In the Battle of Aces game, Nanoha and cohorts face off against each other in a 3D fighting game where melee attacks, magic blasts and combos light up the screen. The cast of nine fighters is made up of Nanoha, Fate, Shamal, Signum, Vita, Zafira, Chrono, Hayate, and Reinforce. In the Single Mode, two fighters battle inside a ring of sorts which limits movement range of the combatants so that an opponent can't fly off into the distance. Before each battle, the fighters may be customized with 18 possible options such as "MP Guard," "Drive EX C," "Cross Range POW," and "Shield Breaker." The Ad Hoc Mode allows two players to fight it out wirelessly and the Gallery Mode contains a selection of CG and 3D character models to peruse.

PSP Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The limited edition of the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces game includes the following bonus items:

» Exclusive
Nanoha Takamachi figma figure and Yuno Scrya ferret
» Poster Set: 3 posters which measure 210 x 594mm in area
» Pink Nanoha and Fate towel which measures 360 x 840mm in area
» Playstation Portable soft carrying case with Nanoha and Fate design
» Playstation Portable screen cleaning cloth
Sheet of six stickers which feature Nanoha, Fate, and the game logo
» Visual Illustrations Booklet which contains character profiles and artwork

All preorders are shipping today but the game is currently on backorder.

PSP Senjou No Valkyria 2 - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Two years after the events of the original Valkyria Chronicles, a new contingent of recruits from the Lanseal Military Academy are marshaled into war when a new threat arises. The sovereignty of the country of Gallia is threatened from within when a fractious group of malcontents decide to raise a rebellion. With support from breakaway military factions, the rebels amass enough soldiers and weapons of war to mount a serious campaign. With the Gallian army's ranks depleted from the war against the Empire and unable to counter the threat, the ruling powers turn to the student body of the Lanseal Military Academy to beat back the hordes.

The sequel to Valkyria features 30 chara-classmates who engage in over 200 missions. The protagonist is a lad named Avan Hardins who's joined by Zeri and Cosette Coolhaas to form the core of Class G. Supporting cast members includes the hulk-like Reiner Tristan, Coleen Celcius, Rene Randall, Licorice Nelson, Sofia Collins, and Raymond Moen. Familiar faces such as Alicia Melchiott and Welkin Gunther also return for another round of tactical action. The action in the game is tactical-based where players command individual soldiers on missions against insurgents. When a soldier is on the battlefield, the camera takes in the action from behind so that attacks and defensive moves are viewed from a spectator's vantage point. Soldiers are governed by "Action Points" which limits their movement and attacks based on how many APs are available. Soldier classes such as Scout, Lancer, Engineer, Tank Driver, Anthem Corp, Shocktrooper, and more add versatility to the tactical planning and execution of each mission-campaign.

GEAR Final Fantasy XIII Shiva Custom Tee - New, Sold Out

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the new Final Fantasy XIII game, the character known as Snow Villiers will occasionally call upon the power of two Shiva sisters named Styria and Nix who make up his bike. When the two siblings are summoned and commanded to merge, a dazzling animation sequence plays where the girls join hands and wind themselves around to become a rip-roaring motorcycle. The kind that runs up on monsters.

Square Enix releases a
Final Fantasy XIII Shiva Custom Tee which features stark inky artwork of Styria and Nix who are facing each other. The shirt is crewneck and is made of 100% cotton which is available in men's Medium, Large, and X-Large along with a women's shirt in Medium or Large. All preorders are shipping today but please note we're sold out of the tee.