Friday, March 19, 2010

TOYS Oboro Muramasa: Momohime 1/6 Scale Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Oboro Muramasa game, a kunoichi named Momohime and a ninja named Kisuke were the agents of destruction in a side scrolling platform action game. Momohime had style, speed, and deft sword handling skills which she used to chop down flighty ninja foes. Kisuke was cool too but Momohime cut a more presentable silhouette.
Alter pays homage to Momohime with a pretty 1/6 scale figure which measures 21cm or 8.26" tall. Momo's color scheme mixes pink and blue with two stalks of fuchsia which cover her lower legs. We're somewhat leery of the one-foot-pose because some of our Alter figures on display have a tendency to lean and falter to the effects of gravity. To prevent leaning, our Momohime figure might be supported by clear-plastic braces if we decide to display her on office shelving. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2010 at JPY7800 or US$86.90 from NCS.

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1111 - New Import, Sold Out

NCS Product Synopsis
The April 01, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and/or events in the Japanese marketplace:
» Previews for PSP Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, NDS Solarobo, PSP Tales of Phantasia X, and PS3/X360 Prince of Persia.
» Famitsu reviews PSP Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (8/7/7/8), PSP VitaminZ Revolution (8/7/7/6), PS3 God of War III (10/9/9/10), PS3 Hokuto Musou (9/8/7/8), and PS3 Power Smash (8/7/7/6).
» Scoop on Chaos Rings (RPG) from Square Enix for the iPhone.
» Continuing coverage on PS3 Ryu Ga Gotoku 4 which follows the initial stories of the four main heroes of the adventure and a longish article on the upcoming PS3 Hokuto Musou splatter-action game.
» Pizzas from Pizza-La, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, and Chicago Pizza Factory are examined in this week's PICK UP FOOD article. On page 273, some selections from Uchi Cafe Sweets are shown including a pastry that looks like an eclair that's split lengthwise and filled with whipped cream.

TOYS figma Fate/Stay Night Saber Oruta - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Saber looks better when she's decked out in her default blue armor but when it's time to get dark, Saber dresses up in a deep-purple and black getup. The solemn garments provide stark contrast against her wheat-tinted hair. To complete the dark theme, a purplish visor may be affixed to Saber's face. The upcoming Saber figma is a highly posable figure which ships with a mounting stand for countless posing possibilities. Two faces are included with the toy: a mean face where Saber glowers at the world and a screaming face which indicates anger or frustration at a phantom that only figma Saber can see. The figma includes a dark Excalibur sword accessory which may be gripped in the figure's hands.
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late June 2010 at JPY2800 or US$32.90 from NCS.

NEWS General Updates

PSP Ikki Tousen Xross Impact - Delayed
The regular and limited editions of PSP
Ikki Tousen Xross Impact have been delayed from April 01, 2010 to an unspecified date in April or later. We'll post another update once the new release date is confirmed by Marvelous. NDS Dakkoshite! Chimpanzee has also been delayed yet again to May 27, 2010 from it's earlier revised date of March 25, 2010.
OST Bayonetta Original Soundtrack - Restock
All backorders for the official Bayonetta OST are shipping today. New orders are welcome. Please note we're still waiting for news on the second printing of the Bayonetta Witch of Vigrid art book.
ETC Rooftop Garden
In about a week or two, we'll begin mapping out what we'll be planting on our building's rooftop garden this year. Mexican sunflowers are on tap along with dwarf blueberry plants, purslane, eggplant, and lemon trees. We might try pumpkins this year but they take up a lot of space and if the yield is good, moving big pumpkins from the roof to the offices might require more manpower than we're willing to exert for squash.