Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TOYS Revoltech Series 86 Professor Layton - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Professor Layton 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.
One of the variant hands included in the Layton package is attached to a cup so you can recreate Layton sipping tea while seated at the included table and chair props.
A 10 point "Revochip" is included in the packaging. If you collect enough Revochips, you can redeem them for storage cases, Revopliers, and other prizes in Japan. They chips look like they'd be easy to counterfeit but we're fairly certain cloned Revochips won't be a problem. «Photo Gallery»

GEAR Leiji Matsumoto Romantic Collection Watch - In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The worlds envisioned by Leiji Matsumoto in his Galaxy Expresss 999 and Captain Harlock properties have taken readers and viewers on sweeping adventures that spanned the cosmos. Ever see a non-aerodynamic old school locomotive trailed by box cars thrusting through outer space? That's Leiji's vision at work in Galaxy Express where he chronicled the adventures of Maetel and a lad named Tetsuro as they visited different worlds and encountered various personalities and drama.

Leiji hit his 72nd birthday earlier this year (January 25) but he's still an active creator and one of his latest creations is the result of a collaboration with watch designer Seahope. The Leiji Matsumoto Romantic Collection Watch sort of looks like a nautical device that might be used by offworld submariners to locate sunken loot. Or something like that. The face of the LED watch features a hodgepodge of lines, a dial, and a gauge which may seem indistinct and muddled at first glance. However, if you look at the perimeter of the face, you'll see quadrants have been demarcated with lines along with more minute lines which delineate the seconds. If that sounds confusing, wait until you see a Movado watch. They don't even have numbers. Two smaller gauges may be found below the face.

The body of the watch is constructed of a scratch-resistant aluminum alloy and is available in either Silver or Gunmetal. Every watch is serially numbered on the back plating which is also etched with the visage of the Jolly Roger. All preorders have shipped; new orders welcome.

TOYS Star Wars Premium Headphones - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» NCS recently sold out of the Space Invaders headphones from Taito and the shelf space for that product is currently barren. Not for long however. Taito is releasing three Star Wars themed headphones which are expected to ship in July 2010 and feature designs for Darth Vader (red/black), R2-D2 (blue/white), and C-3PO (gold/black). Reservations are welcome to ship in late July 2010 at US$25.90 each.

NDS Dragon Quest Smile Slime Metal Touchpen - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Square Enix has started accepting reservations for a pair of silver-colored Smile Slime touchpens which are designed for the Nintendo DSi. One of the pens features the face of a silver Slime and the second pen sports the chubby and well-fed face of a silver Slime who wears a jeweled crown. He's royalty. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late April 2010 at JPY780 or US$12.90 per pair from NCS.

NDS Dragon Quest Metal Slime Earphones - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» A few years ago, the news was thick with stories of thieves targeting commuters and pedestrians by checking out the earphones they were wearing. Thugs were looking for the distinctive white Apple iPod earphones to determine if their potential victim was carrying an desirable bit of slim-line audio kit.

NCS is certain that iPod theft still occurs in cities across the world since the hardware is small and sells well on Craigslist. A single thief can steal iPods by the dozen without weighing himself down or impairing his mobility. To protect yourself against the criminal fraternity that robs citizens of their iPods, ditch the Apple earphones and grab a pair of DQ Metal Slime Earphones. When a thief spots them, it's likely that he'll conclude that they're toy earphones that are undoubtedly connected to a portable audio player from about 20 years ago. The type that was as big as a tissue box and only played cassette tapes. Said thief will then shuffle along and look for another more worthy victim to assault. Preorders ship in April 2010.

TOYS Mameshiba Zettai no Pouch - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» What do you get when you mix a bean with a dog? The correct answer would be unprintable if we had any say but in Japan, you'll get Mameshiba. With the body of a big bean and the facial features of a dog, the Mameshiba have been merchandising staples for a few years now and the latest product from Taito is a carrying pouch. Sling the strap of the pouch over your shoulder and carry the Mameshiba like some sort of dying animal. Pedestrian-witnesses will undoubtedly do a double-take and possibly point and laugh at you. Not with you. Four varieties are available for preorder and reservations are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2010.