Monday, December 20, 2010

 TOYS Pixtone Black Rock Shooter - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Good Smile Company has started preorders for the first two figures in their new "Pixtone" series of toys which are inspired by dot-graphics. What are dot-graphics? If you look back to the 8-bit era when the original Mario was comprised of big pixels so that he looked pixelated, that's one example of dot-graphics on display. In recent years, dot-graphics have made a sort of comeback in art, games, and toys. Could it be the precision of the orderly dots that makes dot-graphics attractive? No one knows.

   GSC chooses two characters from the popular Black Rock Shooter series to be their debut heroines for the Pixtone toys. The first character is Black Rock Shooter herself, with the blazing blue eye, choppy hair, and blank expression. Her rock cannon lies to the side in an apparent moment of peace. The second figure is the Black Rock's nemesis, Dead Master in all of her dot-graphics glory. DM's eyes are green and her hair is less choppy than Black Rock's tresses. Dead Master wields a scythe which she raises in her Pixtone incarnation. Both figures are fixed-posed, measure 5cm tall, and are mounted on checkered bases.

   Preorders for both figures are welcome to ship in May 2011 at JPY680 or US$11.90 each. The Pixtone figures are fully assembled, pre-painted, and ready for display.

 TOYS New Super Mario Bros Crystal Maze - Restock Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Japanese manufacturer Epoch is primarily a toy maker although they've dabbled in video games and related products in the past. The company dabbles a little bit more by releasing two board games based on New Super Mario Bros. The first game on offer today is called the "Crystal Maze Board Game" which ships in a large cardboard box and is suitable for children at least 4 years old and adults with a penchant for anything related to Mario gaming and frivolity.

   Anyone who's played Super Monkey Ball will take to Crystal Maze like a fish to water. By using the red joystick/lever located at the bottom of the game, players tilt the play board to move three metal marbles (one at a time) from the START area at the bottom of the board to the GOAL located at the upper left corner of the board. It's pretty challenging due to the convoluted and tight-spaced maze one has to maneuver through.

 MAG Dengeki G's Festival Vol. 19 [Jan 2011] - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The animation property featured in the latest issue of Dengeki G's Festival magazine is Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai! or Oreimo for short. The special bonuses included with the magazine are:

» Kirino KĊsaka microfiber big towel which measures 125 x 60cm (49.21 x 23.62") in area and depicts Kirino in a green 2-piece bikini. Her name is printed on the right side of the towel.
» Niitengo "Kuroneko" figure which is mounted on a circular pedestal. The figure is a 2.5 figure which refers to the ratio of Kuroneko's head to her body.
» Oreimo Travel Edition CD

   Preorders have shipped as of Friday and new orders are welcome to ship today.

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