Thursday, August 01, 2013

 TOYS Shooting Game Historica 2 - Import Restock

NCS Product Update
A toy vendor in Tokyo was able to locate a few new bags of Yujin's Shooting Game Historica Vol. 2 gashapon which were originally released in the summer of 2008 and we've imported what they had this week. The inventory is brand new and were still packaged in the original cardboard cartons from Yujin. We've assembled some sets of six already this morning and we'll finish them up over the course of the afternoon. New orders are welcome at US$58.90 for the complete set of six ships as described below. 

NCS Product Synopsis - Updated on August 14, 2008
Japanese toy manufacturer Yujin launches the second volume of Shooting Game Historica gashapon which features starships from another six shooting games as follows:

» Fantasy Zone - Opa Opa
» Musha Aleste - M.U.S.H.A. (Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor)
» R-Type III - R-90 Ragnarok
» Raystorm - R-Gray1
» Star Luster - Gaia
» Star Blade - Geo Sword

Three Photo Galleries
   Due to the amount of photos, we're splitting them up into three separate galleries:

» Overview - Grouping of Ships Gallery - All six ships in group photos
» Detailed - Individual Ships Gallery - Geo Sword, G.A.I.A., M.U.S.H.A.
» Detailed - Individual Ships Gallery - Opa Opa, R-90 Ragnarok, R-Gray1

Construction and Paint Quality of the Ships (in no particular order)
1) The Opa Opa is one solid block of PVC with two wings that bolt onto its sides. It's a solid interpretation but the red paint on the top of the toy which borders the yellow border is slightly chipped. We're going to touch up our Opa Opa with a bit of matching paint so the little chips are gone.    

2) The nose cone of our Geo Sword was slightly bent to the left (which you'll notice in our photos) but we think it adds character to the ship. All the parts fit together snugly and the paint is good although we do see some slight bleeding from the red band on top of the ship.

3) We have no complaints about the Star Luster ship. It's well constructed and the overall quality is as good as we can expect given the price. The "USGF" lettering on the side of the ship is sharp and the canopy offers a view into the pilot's chair.

4) The design of the R-Gray1 is amazing and it's doubly amazing that Yujin's creative staff was able to create such an intricate toy at gashapon prices. Whenever we open up the "NCS Shmup Museum," this will be one of the centerpieces. On a lit pedestal. Under bulletproof glass.

5) Drab gray coloring makes the R-90 Ragnarok appear... drab. This is the second most complicated ship in the collection with two orbiting Bits and a big Shadow Force weapon all mounted on the circular pedestal. Despite the drab color, the Ragnarok looks great and is very detailed with ailerons, four thrusters, and a transparent blue canopy at the fore.

6) M.U.S.H.A. from Musha Aleste was a surprise yesterday when we received our shipments. We didn't expect it to be included and M.U.S.H.A. is the most complicated toy in Historica Vol. 2. It also towers above all of the other ships from both Historica sets. The construction quality is very good although the"back-pack" part isn't as snug as we would have liked. The coloring is mostly bleed-free - if you look at the chest of M.U.S.H.A., the red trim isn't perfect so we're going to touch that up on our toy.

Product Specification
Manufacturer: Yujin
Territory/Language: Japan
SKU/JAN Code: 4543112838612

 PS1 Raycrisis - Import Sale

NCS Product Synopsis  
   «©NCSX» The third and final Rayforce game features more of the same vertical shooting action as the previous entries in the series. Take to the skies and dominate both land and air with your airship in this 3-D shooter from April 2000. Power-ups and lock-on capability allow for multiple enemies to be tracked and destroyed efficiently. PocketStation owners may enjoy a mini-game titled "Pocket Ray" which features lock-on firing action.

Region Alert
      Please note this item is the Asian version of Raycrisis which is compatible with Japanese Playstation consoles.
Japanese PS1 games may only be played on Japanese PS1, PS2, or PS3 consoles unless a circumvention device is utilized.

Sale Offering
NCS' remaining inventory of
Raycrisis is brand new and factory sealed. Pricing is set at US$48.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. New orders are welcome.
Publisher Specification
: Sony / Taito
Territory/Language: Japan / Asia / English
Jan/Sku Code: