Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NDS Dragon Quest Monster Joker 2 Pouch - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» When Square Enix ships the DQM Joker 2 game towards the end of April 2010, they'll also release a DQM Joker 2 themed carrying pouch which features an etching of the game's protagonist on its face. The top of the cloth pouch closes by pulling on the built-in drawstring which seals the contents securely. The DQM pouch measures 17 x 10 x 2cm in dimension and will be packaged in a cardboard-backed blister pack.
Preorders are welcome to ship on April 29, 2010 at JPY1000 or US$13.90 from NCS. Please note the pouch can store any version of the Nintendo DS hardware except the DSi LL (XL).

NDS Kaidan Restaurant: Ura Menu 100-Sen - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Kaidan Restaurant series of children's books from Doshinsha have sold over 8 million copies in Japan. The books are compilations of horror stories which involve Japanese characters at school, at work, and around town. Similar to other successful print franchises in Japan, Kaidan Restaurant was made into an animated series. The Nintendo DS Kaidan software features 100 stories from the animation which was supervised by the producer of the television serial. In addition to the stories, the software includes a number of mini-games and a fortune telling feature. Preorders are welcome to ship on June 3, 2010.

NDS Sekai no Hate Made Itte Q! - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Translated as "Travel to the ends of the Earth," Sekai no Hate Made Itte Q! is a popular television variety show with an ensemble cast. One of the characters in the show is a girl named Imoto Ayako who has really big eyebrows and busted teeth. She goes out into the world to experience other cultures and check out different animals. In the Nintendo DS game based on the show, Imoto travels to different places to find assorted animals and compete in mini-games against them. For example, she'll engage in a foot race against a cheetah, play "tug of war" with an alligator, and answer questions about the creatures that she encounters.
Preorders are welcome to ship on May 27, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$53.90 from NCS. All preorders will include a bonus.

TOYS Iron Man 2 Cosbaby - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The second Iron Man movie bows on May 7, 2010 and Hot Toys catches the wave with a second set of Ironman 2 Cosbaby toys. The first set did fairly well although there were a few fire sales late last year. The new set features the following figures: Whiplash, Tony Stark [Mark 4], Iron Man [Mark 4], Black Widow, War Machine, Iron Man [Mark 6], Nick Fury, and one secret figure. Each figure measures approximately 7cm tall and is articulated for 9 points of movement. Preorders are welcome to ship in June 2010 at JPY7800 or US$82.90 from NCS.

TOYS Iron Man 2 Whiplash Movie Masterpiece - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie, the bad guy "Whiplash" is played by Mickey Rourke. The Whiplash stills from the movie look like a hot mess but maybe they're going for that bum-jalopy-contraption look. Hot Toys has announced preorders for a Movie Masterpiece version of Whiplash which is sculpted to 1/6 scale and measures 30cm (11.81") tall. To embellish to figure with exacting details, the hair and beard of whiplash has been hand-painted and his face is full of world-weary wrinkles. The figure has over 30 moving parts; accessories in the box include a Death Whip, two pairs of replacement hands, and an Arc Reactor that lights up. Preorder

TOYS Queens Blade Reina 1/6 Scale Figure - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Daiki Kougyo has created some exceptional figures in their history and we've collected all of them. The cost gets a little excessive at times but the figures are scaled large and the quality is generally of a higher caliber which justifies the lofty ticket prices. The Koyori figure comes to mind as an exceptional piece along with the Kanu Unchou Miko version. For their next project, Daiki is bringing the image of Queens Blade's Reina to PVC as sculpted by Shunji Hagii. Reina measures 26cm or 10.24" tall.

Daiki's recreation of Reina shows her in a staggering posture. Her knees are about to knock together and her breastplate has apparently splintered away into nothingness. To retain her modesty, Reina wrestles her right arm around her bosom in a futile attempt to shield it from the view of voyeurs. A weapon may be attached to her right hand so that she appears somewhat threatening despite Reina's state of undress. Preorders are welcome to ship in August 2010 at JPY15800 or US$180.90 from NCS.