Wednesday, April 21, 2010

TOYS Chrono Trigger Formation Arts - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The core cast of Chronotrigger is revived in PVC form in Square Enix's upcoming Chronotrigger Formation Arts set of trading dioramas. A total of five toys measuring 7-10cm tall are included in each set as follows:

» Chrono and Marle, sitting near a tree
» Chrono, Robo and Ayla on the attack
» Chrono and Frog (Glenn) seem to be searching for brigands
» Lucca tinkers with Robo which sits obediently
» Chrono and Magus raise their weapons

Preorders are welcome to ship in late July 2010 at JPY5800 or US$66.90.

TOYS Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Keyblade - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Back in the summer of 2007, Square Enix released a set of toys called "Master Arms" which were replicas of weapons found in the Final Fantasy games. Square included a Keyblade in the Master Arms which was the only toy to sell out (from NCS). Three years later, Square announces three more Keyblades which are replicas of the ornate metal keychains found in the Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep video game. The three blades on offer are:

» The Rain Fall - Aqua's Keyblade
» The Fresh Breeze - Ventus' Keyblade which has cog-like teeth
» The Earth Shaker - Terra's Keyblade

Preorders are welcome to ship in late May 2010 at JPY1900 or US$23.90.

GEAR Rebuild of Evangelion Ankle Socks - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Socks are a kind of commodity. Sort of like coffee, copper, and potash. Commodities are generally taken for granted and prices don't fluctuate very much.. at least until recent times when the commodity bubble took some prices for a rocket ride. A pair of no-nonsense white tube socks will set you back about $1.00 in a department store. Buy them in bulk and the price goes down by 30-60%.

The Rebuild of Evangelion socks should probably cost about $2.00/pair but licensing, marketing, and profiteering ratchets the price up to about $7.50/pair. In defense of the socks, they're somewhat unique since we've never seen green, blue, and yellow colors all on the same sock. The NERV logo also adds value for at least 3 people who'll appreciate it. The manufacturer lists them as "Free Size" (
25cm-27cm) which means they'll fit most feet of average size. Preorders are welcome to ship in July 2010 at US$22.90 for a pack of three.

GEAR One Piece 55cm Umbrella - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Weather the elements with a colorful One Piece Umbrella which blooms 55cm (21.65") in diameter when opened up. Two varieties are available for preorder as follows:

» One Piece Fantasydot Umbrella - Squat renditions of the Straw Hat Pirates are littered all over the expanse of the Fantasydot umbrella.
» One Piece Face Umbrella - Panson Works' realizations of the Straw Hats adorn the Face umbrella.
Preorders are welcome to ship in late May 2010 at US$19.90 per umbrella.

Wii Karaoke Joysound Wii Enka with USB Mic - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Originally released on October 8, 2009 in Japan where it sold well to the karaoke literati, Hudson is re-releasing another production of Karaoke Joysound Wii Enka which is packaged with a USB microphone. Unlike Karaoke Joysound which featured online functionality to download songs from Hudson's library, the "Enka" version of the game is self-contained and cannot access the online database. Enka includes 100 old-time Japanese songs targeted at middle-aged folks with notables such as:

Akimoto Yoriko - Love Remains
» Yujiro Ishihara - Red Handkerchief
» Kadowaki Mutsuo - Ship Celebration
» Joji Yamamoto - One Trip Michinoku
» Frank Nagai - See you in Yurakucho
» Misora Hibari - Omatsuri Mambo (Mambo Festival)
» Umezawa Tomio - Dream Theater

Preorders are welcome to ship on June 10, 2010 at JPY6800 ($75.90).

Wii Karaoke Joysound Wii Duet Song with Mic - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Too old for clubbing and can't shoot pool anymore? Go to a karaoke bar where anyone can whittle away the hours on a night out. The act of karaoke is generally a solo experience but duets are possible if the song is right and two singers are game. Failing a trip to the karaoke bar, Hudson's upcoming Karaoke Joysound Wii Duet Song allows crooners to do their thing at home. The new game features 50 Japanese songs that are designed for two people including:

» Tooyama Itirou & Nara Mitsue - Blue Mountains
» George Ai & Shima Chinami - Red Glass
» Matsuo Kazuko & Wada Hiroshi - Love you more than anyone else
» Frank Nagai & Matsuo Kazuko - Tokyo Night Club
» Yukio Bridge & Sayuri Yoshinaga - Always Dream
» Akira Hirao & Hatanaka Youko - Letter from Canada
» Yujiro Ishihara & 浅丘 Ruriko - Sunset Hill

The Duet package includes two USB microphones and preorders are welcome to ship on June 10, 2010 at JPY7800 ($85.90).