Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TOYS Love Plus Beach Queens: Nene Anegasaki - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» First there was the "Race Queen" in Japanese motorsport culture - busty model-types who appeared in racing venues to enhance the visuals. Next comes the "Beach Queen" which might be defined as follows:

Beach Queen
\bēch kwēn\ (Noun) A high-ranking woman with social proof and a robust bosom who may be found (most times) at sandy geological outposts which abut the ocean.

The honor for the first figure to appear in the Love Plus Beach Queens toy series is Nene Anegasaki who's in the process of removing her denim shorts. The figure is sculpted to 1/10 scale and measures 16cm or 6.29" tall and an extra face is included to change Nene's expression. One point of articulation is located on Nene's neck so her head may be tilted. Preorders are welcome to ship in August 2010 at JPY3800 or US$46.90 from NCS.

TOYS One Piece Portrait of Pirates Neo-DX Jinbei - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The One Piece manga/animation property has introduced fans to numerous characters who had cranky dispositions, heroic hearts, or odd appearances. NCS categorizes Jinbei in the "odd appearance" category because he's colored blue, blubbery, and has webbing on his hands and feet. As if that wasn't enough, Jinbei also possesses a face that only a mother could love thanks to the tusks that protrude from his mouth and Jin's perennial angry demon face. Won't easily find a smile on that mug.

Megahouse is inducting Jinbei into its popular Portrait of Pirates series of toys which is known for its build quality and well-sculpted forms. Jinbei measures 25cm or 9.84" tall which is roughly 1/10 scale since series creator Eiichiro Oda lists his "actual" height at 301cm. A crimson
hippari is wrapped around Jinbei's prodigious girth which is tied together with a blue sash. Beneath the hippari, witnesses may view a few red tats that are etched on Jinbei's skin. Preorders are welcome to ship in November 2010 at JPY8000 or US$96.90 from NCS.

TOYS To Heart 2 Komaki Manaka Summer Ver 1/6 Scale Figure

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Whenever a To Heart 2 toy is announced, we assume that it's going to be a Tamaki Kousaka figure. Not this time. This time around, it's Komaki Manaki who gets the PVC treatment in 1/6 scale. In the To Heart 2 game, Manaka is a classmate of Tamaki's who volunteers at the library and serves as class rep. The Manaka Summer figure is decked out in a pink 2-piece bikini accompanied by a yellow inner tube which she grasps with both hands. The inner tube may be unhanded from Manaki to show the newfound swimsuit model in her skivvies. Preorders are welcome to ship in late September 2010 at JPY8500 or US$98.90 from NCS.

TOYS Chichinoe Plus Infinity Pin-Up Lady Hibiki - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» An older gentleman we've known for a few years once opined, "Son, anything more than a handful just goes to waste." It's unclear if he took into account the fact that humans have different hand sizes but his wisdom has fallen on deaf ears in the case of the Chichinoe Plus Infinity Pin-Up Lady Hibiki figure. The upcoming Chichinoe+ figure sports an unusually large bosom but there's more. In addition to what Orchid Seed calls the "Small Size" (shown on the right side of the photo), two additional bosoms which are progressively larger may be swapped onto the figure to augment her breasts in a highly artificial manner. Preorders for the 1/5 scale 31cm figure are welcome to ship in September 2010.