Wednesday, June 01, 2011

TOYS The IdolMaster Arcade Cabinet Toy - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Namco originally released Idolmaster to Japnaese arcades in 2005 and the game eventually made its way to the Xbox 360 and spawned a sequel. Japanese toy manufacturer Wave has started preorders for a 1/12 scale representation of the Idolmaster Arcade Cabinet which is being released under their "Memorial Game Collection" series of coin-op cabinet recreations. The cabinet is accompanied by props such as a seat and a collection of 10 different screen cards which may be slotted onto the cabinet's monitor. 

   Preorders are welcome to ship in September 2011 at JPY2500 or US$35.90 from NCS. Please note the Idolmaster Arcade Cabinet Toy is fully assembled and ready for immediate display.

TOYS One Piece Bandana Part II (Set) - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Hardly anyone wears bandanas nowadays but they were once popular in the era of the buccaneers. Maybe that's why Japanese toy manufacturer TCP is releasing a set of bandanas that have been emblazoned with designs inspired by the One Piece animated series. Six styles are on offer and each bandana is packaged in a replica bar of gold made of cardboard. Each bandana measures 53 x 53cm (20.86 x 20.86") in area. Preorders for the One Piece Part II bandanas are welcome to ship in August 2011 at JPY380 or US$6.90 each.  

 TOYS Zombie Girl Polystone Figure - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Japanese toy manufacturer Kaitendoh is kicking off a new line of toys called the "Kaitendoh Horror Figure Series" which features gory actors. The first figure in the series is dubbed Zombie Girl and she appears to have once been a scullery maid of some sort. Before she became undead, her duties probably included scrubbing, laundering, dusting, and food preparation. She probably also lifted a few pots in her time while working in the kitchen.

   Those menial days of labor are over however because she caught a bug. Not just any bug but the zombie contagion which has knotted her flesh and has caused her to hunger. Zombie Maid is still decked out in her work uniform which is ruffled and unkempt which is befitting of her current state. Her eyes exhibit a special glare that only zombies are capable of and her awkward posture is indicative of a body that ambulates by way of shuffle steps rather than an elegant gait. The Zombie Girl was originally released as a Polystone PVC resin kit back in the summer of 2009 but it's being sold as a completed and fully painted polystone figure later this year. Preorders are welcome to ship in late September 2011 at JPY1500 or US$196.90 from NCS.

TOYS Elektra Marvel Bishoujo Figure - Import Preorder

From the Manufacturer
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The popular Marvel Bishoujo collection (combining iconic superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) continues to bring you the amazing beauties of the Marvel Comics universe as you've never seen them before.

   Next up in this line is a woman whom a lot of collectors have been requesting, ELEKTRA! Born to a Greek family (with varying back stories), Elektra Natchios suffered the tragedy of watching the murder of her father. Turning to a life of martial arts, she became a skilled ninja with the Hand. Alternating between hero and villain Elektra has had a long history with the valiant Daredevil. Elektra appears for the first time in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style based on an original character reinterpretation by renowned illustrator Shunya Yamashita.
   The ninja strikes! Elektra is stealthy agility personified, striding across rooftops and preparing her lethal strike. The agent of the Hand is frozen in mid-stride with a tremendous amount of movement captured in the flowing tendrils of her hair and whipping sashes.

   In her supple hands Elektra wields her iconic weapons, twin deadly sais; with one held up behind her head the assassin points the other at her target. Elektra's daring ninja costume consists of resplendent metallic red fabric that really stands out from her pale skin tone and black hair. Like those who have come before her Elektra has a beautiful Bishoujo styled face.

   Sculpted by Goutaro Takeuchi, Elektra stands nearly 10 inches tall (in the Marvel Bishoujo 1/7th scale), perched on the edge of a Japanese castle with a Daredevil Onigawara, a gargoyle-like roof tile. Get her before she gets you!

   Preorders for the Elektra Marvel Bishoujo figure are welcome to ship in November 2011 at JPY5800 or US$68.90 from NCS. Due to the size of the packaging and shipping container, NCS recommends UPS Ground for all orders shipped within the continental United States.