Monday, April 12, 2010

TOYS Choken-Bako Buchi Coin Bank - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
Update: April 12, 2010
«©NCSX» Dogs are funny animals. They're loyal to a fault and chase their own tails. Dogs also love to eat. We know this because dollops of Alpo Chop House™ that are dropped in a food bowl are eaten within a few blinks of the eye. Do they even chew the food? It seems like the chunky meat morsels pass from a dog's mouth to its gullet in six second flat.

The Choken-Bako Coin Bank features a hungry dog. Real hungry. The pooch doesn't look voracious when its standing at attention but drop a coin or three into its food bowl and it'll get to work. The beast will move its body to and fro as its hungry maw swishes around the bowl like life, liberty, and limb depending on it. Dog owners who've witnessed their dogs going to town over a bowl of food should find the visual of Choken-Bako in action heartwarmingly familiar.

Happinet has announced two new versions of the Choken-Bako Coin Bank which are shipping next week. The first variant is a spotted black and white pooch with beady eyes and the second version is a black and tan duotone specimen. Each dog stands over a rectangular vessel which is designed to store coins. Most coin banks just have a slot in which to insert savings but Choken-Bako utilizes a food dish. When coins are placed in the dish, a sensor mechanism is activated which causes the dog to "eat" in its feverish manner. The dog never touches any of the coins however. A slot that's cut into the bottom of the dish ensures that any coins drop into the storage unit as the dog moves and the dish swivels to and fro. When the coin bank is full, a hatch may be opened to release the savings.

Preorders are welcome to ship on or around April 22, 2010 at JPY2800 or US$36.90 from NCS.

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MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1114 - New Import, Sold Out

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The April 22, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage on the following games and/or events in the Japanese marketplace:
» Scoop on the MGS Peace Walker and Monster Hunter crossover. The feature is followed by a Hideo Kojima interview where he talks about the crossover.
» Preview for PS3 Another Century's Episode R.
» Famitsu reviews the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise which are graded (9/8/8/8).
» PS3 Final Fantasy XIV primer which checks out the game world and the different races that populate the lands including the Midlander, Miqo'te, Lalafell, and Elezen.
» Preview for Metroid Other M which is headed to the Wii later this year.
» Every copy of the magazine includes a Ryu Ga Gotoku 4 mini booklet which gathers together the information, screenshots, and data that has already appeared in previous issues of Famitsu for a handy guide.
» The PICK UP FOOD section features Pocky Dessert and Pocket Crush along with a few other snacks made of flour and sugar.