Friday, April 16, 2010

TOYS Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Koroto Manmarui Plush - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Banpresto has long had a license to manufacture Pokemon plushes for the Japanese market. The company takes advantage of the release of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver on the Nintendo DS by announcing a new set of plushes that measure 14cm or 5.51" tall and feature the following beasts:

» Houou - Big orange bird who's the cover monster for HeartGold
» Lugia - Odd looking minger on the cover of SoulSilver
» Chicorita - Green-colored creature with a leafy pate and red eyes
» Hinoarashi - Rodent with a snout and a flame on its posterior
» Waninoko - Blue croc-looking monster with eight teeth

The latter three Pokemon are the default starter monsters for a number of Pokemon games including HeartGold and SoulSilver. Each fixed-pose plush is covered with silky soft fur and four of them are able to stand on their own without any support. Only Houou requires a prop in order to stand upright without tipping over. All preorders have shipped as of yesterday and new orders are welcome for same-day dispatch as long as your order is submitted before 5PM EST. «Photo Gallery»

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1115 - New Import, Sold Out

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The April 29, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage on the following games and/or events in the Japanese marketplace:
» Famitsu checks out Love Plus+ with information on the new features in the game, snapshots of the girls in bed, and an overview of the new locations that may be visited in the expanded version of Love Plus.
» Is 3D gaming the next wave? Famitsu takes a look at the current technology and leads readers through the way 3D video works.
» Reviews for NDS
Naruto Shippuden: Ninjutsu Zenkai! Cha-Crash! (6/6/6/7), NDS Ivy the Kiwi (8/8/7/8), PSP Knights in the Nightmare (8/8/7/8), PSP Real Rode Portable (7/7/8/7), PSP Disgaea Infinite (7/7/7/8), X360 Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi: Extra (6/6/6/5).
» In the 4-page Idol Studio photo spread, one of the props is a bag of chips called "Burger King Ketchup & Fries Flavored Potato Chips." Good eatin'.
» Previews for Mario Galaxy 2, Xenoblade, Lost Planet2.
» Beverages are in focus in this week's PICK UP FOOD section. Canned drinks include "Black Wonda" coffee and bottled beverages currently on sale include "Kirin Lemon," "Natchan!," and "Super H2O."

X360 Sengoku Hime 2: Yoin no otome fuunijyozu - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Set in the Warring States period of Japan's history, Sengoku Hime 2 is a tactical war simulation where samurai forces combat opposing forces on grid-laced battlefields. By using savvy strategic overtures and masterful military moves, players seek to unite the entirety of Japan under a single flag. Since the type of strategy used in battle can be tweaked, players can experiment with various tactics such as head-on engagements or flanking maneuvers to rout the enemy.
Preorders are welcome to ship on June 24, 2010 at JPY7800 or US$82.90 from NCS.

PS3 Totori Atelier Arland No Renkinjutsushi 2 - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Five years after Rorona did her thing in Rorona no Atelier Arland no Renkinjutsushi, the pink-haired alchemist is older, wiser, and has taken on an apprentice. Rorona's new trainee is a young girl named Totori who has the appetite for alchemy and a yen to find her missing mother. Since Rorona has taken Totori under her wing, she endeavors to help her charge not only with the alchemical arts but also with the search for Toroti's mom.
Preorders are welcome to ship on June 24, 2010. In addition to the regular edition, reservations are welcome for a Premium Box edition.

DVD Sakura Wars Imperial Hanagumi Live 2010 DVD - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Sakura Taisen was born on the Sega Saturn on September 27, 1996 as a little game developed by Overworks. From humble beginnings, Sakura Taisen went on to become a Japanese cultural phenomenon which branched off into sequels, manga, anime, and live performances.
The upcoming Sakura Taisen Teito Live 2010 DVD is a recording of a live performance that was made on March 6, 2010. The cast in cosplay sing 24 songs and perform for a live audience. The DVD also includes bonus material including a cast photo shoot and behind-the-scenes outtakes. Preorders are welcome to ship on June 24, 2010 at JPY8571 or US$90.90.

GEAR Fate Unlimited Codes Saber T-Shirt - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Fate/Unlimited Codes fighting game, Saber cut a striking figure with her blonde hair, stern expression, and rigid posture. Girl was like a proper princess except she carried a blade and was/is capable of smacking down brutes and brawlers alike. Saber has been immortalized in a number of toy figures but she's also branched out into general merchandising. Cospa gets into the game with a white t-shirt which bears a resplendent image of Saber Lily. Her expression is softer than expected and her dress looks like a meringue. Despite Saber's congenial facial expression, both of her arms are positioned behind and gripping Excalibur in apparent anticipation of a killing stroke. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late May 2010 at JPY2800 or US$32.90 from NCS.

X360 Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra Limited Edition - Early

NCS Product Update
«©NCSX» A supplier in Tokyo received a batch of X360 Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra last night and shipped an allocation of the game to us. We should be able to clear roughly 3/4 of our reservations for the limited edition of the game and roughly 1/8 of our reservations of the regular edition. They received a lot more of the LE than the RE. The remainder of our shipments should arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week since most of our Japanese vendors did not receive their copies of Ketsui yet.

The first printing of the regular edition of Ketsui includes a bonus "Ketsui Capture Guidebook" which is packaged in 1:1 ratio. The limited edition of Ketsui
is bundled with a Ketsui Kizuna Original Soundtrack CD and a bonus "Ketsui Capture Guidebook" in 1:1 ratio. The contents of the limited edition are packed in a slipcase.

Ketsui is a vertical shooter where players commandeer a ship that faces off against waves upon waves of ground and air resistance. The game starts off with the player's ship being towed into battle by a larger plane. Once the tether is broken, the ship hurtles ahead and into the thick of an incoming enemy assault.