Tuesday, June 21, 2011

 TOYS Transformers Encore 20: G1 Devastator - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Reservations are welcome for the Transformers Encore 20: G1 Devastator which is scheduled to ship late in 2011. Please note the photo to the left was provided by the Japanese distributor and shows the original release of the toy. The Transformers Encore update of the toy (in a box set) will probably look different. Takara did release a photo of the new set which shows the six robots in vehicle form, in robot form, and in combination form but warned that anyone posting it up would result in some sort of action... so we'll refrain. Preorders are welcome to ship in late November 2011 at JPY10,000 or US$139.90 from NCS.

 TOYS Star Wars Homestar R2-D2 - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Star Wars movies, R2-D2 is capable of projecting holograms from its rotating dome. That's sort of the idea in Sega's upcoming R2-D2 rendition of its popular Homestar planetarium gadget. Plant R2 on the floor, flip the switch and the little droid shoots out a projection of a star system on the ceiling.

   If you're the type who enjoys sleeping under the stars, the Homestar R2-D2 gives nappers a night time show that almost like lying down in a meadow on a crystal clear night while staring upwards into the heavens. Preorders are welcome to ship in October 2011 at JPY6500 ($98.90).

 TOYS Kasugano Sora Alter Version - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Yosuga no Sora game which was followed by the manga and animation, two orphans named Haruka Kasugano and Sora Kasugano go to live with their grandparents. Brother Haruka
hearkens back to the past in an effort to remember and hold onto what once was. On the other hand, Sora lives in the present and uses her sibling as a sort of crutch. Her body is sickly and weak so she relies as Haruka to be her everything which includes thoughts of a sexual nature. Two sides of the same coin, the Kasuganos rely on each other to withstand the rigors of each day.

   Japanese toy manufacturer Kotobukiya has already started preorders for a rendition of Sora in a swimsuit and Alter throws their hat into the Sora Kasugano trade with a fully clothed figure. Sora appears somewhat angelic and swishes her dress like Marilyn Monroe used to do. She's depicted in a pale pallor which reflects her sickly and frail nature. The figure is sculpted by Houjin Otoyama to 1/8 scale and measures 20cm or 7.87" tall. Preorders are welcome to ship in late November 2011.