Wednesday, August 13, 2014

 PSV Senran Kagura 2 Shinku Nyuu Nyuu DX Pack - Update

NCS Product Synopsis 
   Due to a shipping mixup, please note that the Arrane Soundtrack CD will be shipped to customers who ordered the Senran Kagura 2 Shinku Nyuu Nyuu DC Pack separately today. New orders will include the soundtrack automatically.

Product Specification
Manufacturer: Marvelous
 Territory/Language: Japan
 Japanese Title: 閃乱カグラ2-真紅- にゅうにゅうDXパック
 Jan Code: 4535506302151 / MARV-BNUJ

 TOYS The Dark Knight: JOKER Figure Strap - New Import US$30.90

NCS Product Synopsis 
   The Joker from the Dark Knight movie as played by the late Heath Ledger is recreated in five miniature figures from Japanese toy manufacturer Kitan Club. The five Joker variations from different scenes in the movie are as follows:
  1) Bank robbery opening scene
  2) Armed with pocket howitzer
  3) Jacket full of grenades
  4) Police car ecstasy
  5) Dangling
     The toys are packaged in plastic capsules and NCS will ferret out complete sets of five figures to fill orders. Due to an unequal allocation of some figures, please allow an extra couple of days for processing and shipping of this item. Thank you for your understanding.

Product Specification
Manufacturer: Kitan Club
  Territory/Language: Japan
  Japan Title: THE JOKER フィギュアストラップ 全5種セット
  Jan Code:

TOYS Naruto and Akatsuki Part 2 Petit Chara Land Trading Figures - Preorder US$58.90 box

Product Synopsis
   Naruto and give members of the Akatsuki criminal organization are sculpted into miniature dioramas which feature characters and scenery which measure a mere 5.5cm or 2.16" in length. Preorders ship in November 2014.
Product Specs
Manufacturer: Megahouse
Jan Code: 4535123816888
Territory/Language: Japan

TOYS Monster Hunter 4G Stained Design Collection Vol. 3 - Import Preorder US$50.90

NCS Product Synopsis
   Capcom releases the third collection of Monster Hunter 4G 'Stained Design' straps which measure 5 x 4cm (1.96 x 1.57") each and are made of zinc alloy, epoxy resin, iron, and nylon as follows:

» "MH4G" Felyne equipment 1
» "MH4G" Felyne equipment 2
» "MH4G" Felyne equipment 3
» Anheru Neko
» Garara Neko
» Kaiser Neko
» Maguru Neko
» Sucura Neko
» Yatsuhoshi Neko
» Zuwaro Neko

   Preorders are welcome to ship in late November 2014. 
Product Specs
Manufacturer: Capcom
Jan Code: 4976219058704
Territory/Language: Japan

TOYS Hozuki no Reitetsu Pass Case Kingoso - Preorder US$30.90

NCS Product Synopsis
   Slide your train pass or identification card on the underside of a goldfish-plant strap to show your individuality and/or love of goldfish. The plush measures 230 × 100mm (9.05 x 3.93") and is fitted with an extendable keyring on top which reels up to 500mm or 19.68" for tethering purposes. The new production of the pass case is scheduled to ship in October 2014. Preorders are welcome.

 Product Specs
 Manufacturer: Ensky
 Jan Code: 4970381310189
 Japan Title:
鬼灯の冷徹 パスケース 金魚草
 Territory/Language: Japan

 PC Star Wars Darth Vader USB Hub - Sale US$78.90

NCS Product Synopsis
Update: August 22, 2008
«©NCSX» You could be like everyone else and buy a boxy USB hub that was designed by an engineer. A by-the-book engineer who wears a polyvinyl pocket protector that holds exactly five Energel 0.5mm ballpoint pens.

   You could also pay tribute to your Star Wars inner geek by snagging an R2-D2 or Darth Vader USB Hub. If you should opt for the R2-D2 version, you'll get four USB ports to plug devices into and a little droid which swivels its dome and makes beep-boop sounds. Purchasers of the Darth Vader USB Hub will also get four USB ports but instead of a little droid, they'll get the ominous visage of the dark Jedi Knight with blinking red eyes.
 Darth Vader USB Color
   Upon plugging in the Darth Vader USB Hub, the Jedi will breathe thrice, his eyes will light up red, and he'll turn his head a couple of times as if surveying his surroundings.

    When a device is plugged into the unit, the sound of light sabers swinging may be heard and Darth's eyes will light up red once more, and his head will turn once.

    Afterwards, Darth will light up and breathe from time to time which can be quite alarming if the event is unexpected. We timed the frequency to be roughly once every 3 minutes

Product Packaging
The Darth Vader USB hubs remaining in inventory are brand new but the packaging has seen better days. Many of the boxes have visible dents and tears caused by years of storage and intra-warehouse transport.

 Jan Codes
 » Darth Vader Jan Code: 4902314082917

 NCD Samurai Spirits Zankuro RPG - Sale US$22.90

NCS Product Synopsis
SNK released Samurai Spirits Zankuro RPG on the Neo-CD, Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation in 1997. The game was the same but fans snapped up all three versions because each version featured exclusive cover artwork. The game is a traditional RPG that features the cast and crew of the fabled Samurai Spirits 2-D fighting game in a different kind of setting.
 Product SKU:
 Japan Title:
 Jan Code: 4964808500987

 X360 Death Smiles IIX Limited Edition - Sale US$68.90

NCS Product Synopsis
Original Update: May 26, 2010
In the original DeathSmiles, the heroines Windia, Caspar, Rosa, and Follet were teenagers who were accompanied by invincible familiars. In the sequel, the girls have devolved and they're no longer teens. They're now "tweens" which accentuates the lolita-gothic theme of the game with a younger-looking cast of immaculately garbed and coiffed junior maidens.

   Similar to the first DeathSmiles, the sequel is a horizontal shooter where players fire shots to the right, fire shots to the left, and drop the occasional bomb blast. A lock-shot is also available by pressing the "A" and "B" shot buttons together to lock onto enemies. In the coin-op version, DeathSmiles II featured a cast of four characters with Windia and Caspar returning to reprise their roles. They're joined by a lad named Lei with an identity crisis. Although Lei's a male, he nevertheless dresses up like a maid and appears to be wearing eyeliner. The fourth character is a youngling named Supe (Soupy) who looks like a baby munchkin just emerging from her swaddling clothes. The Xbox 360 conversion improves on the coin-op original by adding Rosa and Follet as playable characters. The 360 game also includes two new stages for a total of 7 to plow through and attendant bosses who guard the new stages. DeathSmiles 2 is designed with 3D in mind so the stages, enemies, and bosses are rendered 3D models which may be off-putting to some 2D shmup purists. We like the game just fine however - picked up a used kit for about US$1500. Preorders for the Regular Edition (US$73.90) and the Limited Edition which includes a bonus soundtrack and slipcase (US$119.90) are shipping today.

   All preorders include a bonus DeathSmiles IIX DLC card as photographed below. We will include it with new orders while supplies last. 

Questions and Answers
Why do the girls look so young now?
   The lolita fetish is strong in this one.

   No, but Cave's intentions and plans might change. Update 05/26: Not-Region-Free.

How many copies will the original DeathSmiles sell in the USA?
   About 100 copies. Maybe 200 if Walmart throws in a $10 gift card.

View the back cover and screenshots on the main NCSX website.

Product Specifications
Publisher: Cave
Compatibility: Xbox 360 (Japan-Only)
Language: Japanese
Format: DVD-ROM Disc (Dual-Layer)
Japanese Product Name: デススマイルズIIX(通常版)
Product SKU: 2RF-00002

Jan Code:
Region Lock-out
   Please note Japanese Xbox 360 games will not boot on USA or European Xbox 360 consoles due to the inherent region-lockout on Japanese X360 game discs.