Wednesday, March 23, 2011

 NEWS General Updates

Import Delays
   The following Japanese imports have been confirmed to be delayed due to the recent events in Japan. Our suppliers in Japan are also not working at optimal capacity because of what's happening in Fukushima and the attendant contamination. Please note that neither PSP Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection nor 3DS Gundam the 3D Battle reached our suppliers yesterday even though the games appear to be on schedule for this week. We'll update again tomorrow with an update.
3DS Dead or Alive: Dimensions [Delayed to TBA 2011] Koei
PS3 Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011 [Delayed to April 14, 2011] Konami
PSP Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011 [Delayed to April 14, 2011] Konami
Eschatos [Delayed to TBA 2011]
Otomedius X Excellent [Delayed to April 21, 2011]

 PSP Gungnir Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Sting's upcoming Gungnir game bears a passing resemblance to Yggdra Union, probably because the same creative team is working on the game. In Gungnir, players take on the role of a lad named Julio Ragwell who's a member of a rebel group known as the Esperanza. Together with his cohorts, Julio fights against the ruling powers in an effort to bring about some semblance of equality. Julio wields a powerful weapon called the "Gungnir" which is an elaborate lance which apparently holds the power of Ares. The game fits into the S-RPG genre where exploration and battles take place on an isometric-projected game world. The game systems include a "Tactics Gauge" which allows heroes in the game to perform a number of actions and special moves.

   Preorders for the Japanese PSP import Gungnir Mayari no Gunshin are welcome to ship on
May 19, 2011 at JPY5800 or US$69.90 from NCS.

 TOYS M Icon Bruce Lee Action Figures - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Hot Toys has started preorders for two versions of a new Bruce Lee poseable action figure which is being released under the "M Icon" lineup as follows:

» Bruce Lee in Business Suit - Bruce looks dapper in a brown 3-piece suit which shows that he's ready for wheeling and dealing.
» Bruce Lee in Casual Wear - A shirt that's strung together with cord is what Bruce wears when it's time to get casual.

   The Bruce Lee figures measure 30cm or 11.81" tall and are fully articulated for a momentous amount of posing possibilities. Reservations are welcome to ship in September 2011 at JPY18858 or US$249.90 from NCS. Please note NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground.

 TOYS Angel Beats Beach Queens - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Angel Beats animation, the setting is a school which represents Purgatory where the students learn to relinquish their Earthly longings. Once they've accomplished their goals, the students head on over to the afterlife or to a fruitful reincarnation. Wave is producing toy figures inspired by two of the characters in the series as follows:

» Kanade Tachibana - Student council president at school. Kanade is dressed in a nightgown and appears somewhat pensive.
Yuri Nakamura - Leads the SSS Group which rebels against God. She's a ginger... well, purple-haired and wears a 2-piece bikini.

   Each figure is fixed posed and measures 16cm or 6.29" tall and is mounted on a circular base which is included. Preorders are welcome to ship in August 2011 at JPY3800 or US$58.90 from NCS. 

 TOYS Bastard! Arshes Nei - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Arshes Nei is the namesake of a powerful sorcerer who's part human and part Dark Elf. Arshes hails from the Bastard!! manga and animation property where she became a disciple of a sorcerer named Dark Schneider. Thanks to his training and tutelage, Arshes became a mighty acolyte and she's inducted into Schneider's "Riders of Havoc" where she helps to lead an army of magic users and weapon-wielding grunts. Arshes is also the subject of an upcoming toy from Orchid Seed which is sculpted by Satoshi Ishiyama.

   The Bastard! Arshes Nei figure is sculpted to 1/6 scale and measures 25cm or 9.84" tall. A transparent circular base in included for mounting and display purposes. Arshes is garbed in a revealing white outfit along with white leggings. The figure is equipped with a Demon sword which is strapped to Arshes' left thigh and she wears a swishy cape which drapes behind her.

   Preorders for the Bastard! Arshes Nei figure are welcome to ship in July 2011 at JPY9333 or US$125.90 from NCS.