Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TOYS Dragon Quest IX Smile Slime Tower Plush - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the original Dragon Quest games, the slimes were just enemies to be smacked and slain in very short order. In dungeon crawling lingo, the slimes were "cannon fodder." As the slimes grew in popularity and stature within the Dragon Quest universe, they began to take on other roles. There was even a couple of Dragon Quest games in which a Blue Slime played the part of protagonist. A veritable Slime-Hero without equal. Literally. It was in Slime Morimori Dragon Quest where we watched a Slime ricochet off walls, squeeze itself into a puddle, and dash through dungeons. The Slime could even stack fellow Slimes on top of itself by dashing into the beasts to launch them upwards and then catching the falling beasts on the top of its head to make a tower.

Square Enix brings the Slime Tower to life with their new
Dragon Quest IX Smile Slime Tower Plush which features a Blue Slime on the bottom, an Orange Slime in the middle, and a Green Slime crowning the whole shebang. Preorders have already shipped and new orders are welcome for a "Small" version (US$15.90) which measures 16cm (6.29") tall and a Medium version (US$38.90) which towers 31cm (12.20") in height.

TOYS Toys Works Collection 2.5 Wolf and Spice II - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The second season of Spice and Wolf started in the summer of 2009 and the adventures of the wolf-goddess Holo and a traveler-trader named Lawrence Croft continued onwards. As the new season starts, Lawrence seemingly loses Holo to another trader named Fermi Amati. To win her back, Croft machinates a plan involving the market price of pyrite (Fool's Gold) which has been on a stratospheric run. He hopes to crash the price of pyrite in order to win a "duel" that he has challenged Fermi to.
Toy manufacturer Chara-Ani releases a set of trading figures which feature multiple versions of Holo, one version of Lawrence, and one toy which represents a lad named Fermi Amati. He's the blonde-haired guy seen in the lower-left corner of the product photo with the staff in his right hand. Each PVC/ABS figure measures 7cm or 2.75" tall and each factory case of 12 toys will include eight regular figures along with a secret figure and a few duplicates.
Preorders have shipped as of yesterday and new orders are welcome at JPY8160 or US$95.90 from NCS.

TOYS Caltoy Max Jumbo FuwaFuwa Bear Plush - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Sega's been messing around with every species of animal in their Caltoy line of plush toys but they've never bothered to craft a classic good 'ole teddy bear. That all changes this Spring when Sega ships the Caltoy Max Jumbo FuwaFuwa Bear Plush to the Japanese market. The bears will join Caltoy pigs, whales, turtles, hedgehogs, hippos, stingrays, and many others that have already been released in years past.
The bears are made of a plushy and comforting polyester material that's soft to the touch. The bear on the left side of the photo is probably a Grizzly Bear because he's brown and ornery. The one on the right is most likely from the Polar Bear clan because he's the color of dirty snow. Each bear measures 45cm (17.71") in height and is stitched into a seated and relaxed position. Reservations are welcome to ship in late May 2010.