Thursday, April 22, 2010

NDS Taiko no Tatsujin DS Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!! - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The touchscreen of the Nintendo DS will soon serve as a Taiko Tatacon once again when Namco releases TNT Dororon. By tapping the taiko shown on the touch screen, gamers hit the onscreen cues, chain the cues, and garner lofty scores. The upcoming Taiko Dororon features 50 songs including "Baroque Hoedown," "Beethooven Symphony No. 5," "Choo Choo Train," and the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl theme song.
The Story Mode follows Taiko protagonist Wada-don through villages and forests in Japan where he confronts spirits and discarnates with rhythm and beats. The communication mode allows up to four players to join in a Taiko no Tatsujin competition. Preorders are welcome to ship on July 1, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$53.90.

TOYS To Heart 2 X-Rated Tamaki Kousaka Marriage - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Tamaki Kousaka of To Heart 2 fame is a big girl now and she's rarin' to get married. When the fateful day arrives, Tamaki gets gussied up in a big blooming white wedding dress that's pleated and wears glossy white gloves. She carries a bouquet of dainty flowers and wears a plant-based headband because... well, just because she wants to.

NewLine's upcoming Tamaki Kousaka Marriage figure is sculpted to 1/6 scale and measures 26cm or 10.23" tall. Although it's her wedding day, Kousaka's facial expression is sort of melancholy with only a wisp of a smile instead of an O-shaped dazzler - maybe she got wrestled into an arranged marriage with some buster. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late September 2010 at JPY9800 or US$109.90 from NCS.

TOYS Star Wars R2-D2 USB Desktop Cleaner - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» If your desk is grimy, sticky, and coated with a thin veneer of crust, Taito's Star Wars R2-D2 USB Desktop Cleaner won't do anything for you. R2-D2 isn't powerful enough to clean your desktop sty. However, if dust and bits of paper are all that haunt your tabletop, R2-D2 is a champ who plugs into any USB port and suctions small amounts of debris, detritus, and dirt. Some questions and answers are in order:

I can wipe my desk with a napkin to clean it up, why do I need R2?
Because R2-D2 suction is cooler than napkin motion.

Is a C-3PO desktop cleaner also on the way from Taito?
No, C-3PO isn't cool like that.

The R2-D2 cleaner measures 10cm or 3.93" in height and is constructed of durable PVC. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August 2010.

TOYS Peanuts Woodstock HJ FuwaFuwa Plush - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Japanese word "FuwaFuwa" translates into "fluffy" which usually refers to something soft and airy. Woodstock of Peanuts fame is a fluffy little bird but he grows big when Sega ships the Woodstock HJ FuwaFuwa Plush later this year. Measuring L20 x H40cm (7.87 x 15.74"), the Woodstock plush is almost as big as the Japanese model shown in our product photo. What does one do with an oversized Woodstock plush to justify the purchase? We'll rattle off three purposes for the big bird: (1) Irregularly shaped cushion for cats and dogs (2) Potential prop for a live-action Peanuts movie produced by someone in his/her basement (3) Wrap a sheet around Woodstock, fasten him to a pole, and he becomes an ironic scarecrow. Preorders are welcome to ship in late August 2010.

TOYS Sweet Body Hustler -Cardinal Red- - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Pool hustlers come in all forms. Some are slick and shark-like while others are slovenly and unbecoming. Still others are big-bosomed and long-legged candy in tight-fitting apparel with strappy heels. Orchid Seed's upcoming Sweet Body Hustler -Cardinal Red- falls into the latter camp and is a repaint of a figure that was originally released in 2009.

The Sweet Body Hustler is fixed pose and measures 24cm (9.44") tall in her seated position. Her thighs are somewhat askew and her blouse is unbuttoned to reveal the hustler's ample cleavage. She holds a pool cue in her right hand and a pool ball in her left. Since SBH is a free spirit, her clothes may be removed to reveal all of her naturalness.

Preorders are welcome at JPY8700 or US$92.90 from NCS. Due to the size of this particular figure, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground within the continental USA to avoid onerous air shipping charges.