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PS2 Beatmania IIDX 16 KS JPN

Import Preorder US$129.90-239.90

JAN/SKU Code: W374-J1-KSE

 PS2 Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress Konamistyle - Preorder
NCS Game Synopsis
NCSX We were waiting for it. Maybe we've been waiting for the past couple of years but it eluded us in 2007 and 2008. We're all going to hear it this year however. The Beatmania IIDX PS2 swansong will be sounding off soon and NCS is going to shed a tear or three for all the Beatmania memories, the sales, and the fun we've had over the past 9 years.

   Konami released Beatmania IIDX 3rd Mix on the PS2 all the way back in November 2000 and we've studiously imported every IIDX game after that along with a few Konamistyle exclusives. The final game in the series for the PS2 will ship later this year and it's a 2-DVD spectacular that will include over 180 songs such as "Jack" by DesQ, "MY FUTURE" from Ping Pong, "Colorful Cookie" courtesy of Lucky Vacuum, and "naughty girl@Queen's Palace" by DJ Mass MAD Izm. The usual game modes such as "Arcade," "Expert," and "Free" are intact along with a "Tutorial Mode" for novices.

   NCS started preorders for the regular edition of Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress a few weeks ago but we're opening up reservations for three Konamistyle exclusive versions of the game today as follows:

Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress Konamistyle Special Edition
PS2 Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best (2 DVDs)
Beatmania IIDX CS Collection-GOLD, DJ TROOPERS, EMPRESS Soundtrack
An undecided privilege will also be given away (probably a keychain)
Konamistyle Price: JPY9180 (US$129.90)

Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress Konamistyle Special Edition Set
PS2 Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best (2 DVDs)
Beatmania IIDX CS Collection-GOLD, DJ TROOPERS, EMPRESS Soundtrack
Beatmania IIDX Visual Emotions Vol. 8 DVD
Beatmania IIDX Storage case which holds all three discs
An undecided privilege will also be given away (probably a keychain)
   Konamistyle Price: JPY13170 (US$179.90)

Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress Konamistyle Complete Edition
PS2 Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best (2 DVDs)
Beatmania IIDX CS Collection-GOLD, DJ TROOPERS, EMPRESS Soundtrack
Beatmania IIDX Visual Emotions Vol. 8 DVD
Ryu "starmine" Limited Edition First Album (SKU: LC1799-1801)
Beatmania IIDX Spin-off Drama ROOTS26 S[suite] Vol.1 (SKU: LC1704)

Beatmania IIDX Storage case
Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress poster
An undecided privilege will also be given away (probably a keychain)
   Konamistyle Price: JPY18800 (US$239.90)

   Please note that the special bundles listed above will not be sold through normal sales channels in Japan and the only way for NCS to obtain them will be by buying them on Konamistyle. That means paying retail and attendant taxes along with shipping charges from Japan to the states. Furthermore, please be aware that Konamistyle does not package the limited edition bundles in special containers. When NCS receives them, they're just packaged in normal cardboard boxes and we assemble the limited edition bundles together ourselves and ship them to customers.

   We are considering supplying the Visual Emotions DVD and the other items individually as well since they're being sold as single products on Konamistyle. We'll update our shop listings and link accordingly if we decide to import them. Preorders for all three special Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress bundles are expected to ship on or around October 16, 2009.

NDS Shugo Chara! Norinori! JPN

New Import: US$53.90/each

JAN/SKU Code: 4988602147629

 NDS Shugo Chara! Norinori! Chara-Nari Zumu - New, In Stock
NCS Game Synopsis
NCSX The cast of characters from the animated series Shugo Chara! are no strangers to the Nintendo DS. They've appeared in two games already and a third title is winging its way to the market this summer. The pink-haired heroine Amu Hinamori and her miniature guardians (Ran, Miki, Su, and Diamond) engage in a rhythm action game where heart cues stream across the screen.
   In addition to the rhythm interaction, a number of mini-games are also included to provide some variety. Amu is joined by a recently introduced character in the animated series named Yua and her guardian who's named Cecil. The game features over 13 music tracks which provide peppy backdrop to the rhythm action sequences.

TRC Juicy Honey SE Kirara JPN

New Import: US$75.90/each

JAN/SKU Code: 4905040428561

 TRC Juicy Honey Special Edition Kirara Asuka - New Import
NCS Product Synopsis
NCSX Earlier this year, trading card purveyor Sakurado celebrated JAV actress Kirara Asuka with her very own collection of cards dubbed the Kirara Asuka Official Card Collection. We got an eyeful of Asuka back then and we're seeing even more of her this summer.

   Mint releases their own trading card collection dedicated to Kirara Asuka which features the actress in Jersey Cards, Photo Cards, Pinky Spot Cards, Nipple Stamp Cards (no typo), and the highly valuable DNA Cards which contain a strand of Kirara's card. Y'know, just in case you want to clone her sometime in the future. Mint also touts a new type of card called the "Action Card" which features lenticular printing so that Kirara appears to move when the card is shifted to and fro. NCS received a partial shipment of the Kirara cards yesterday and orders have begun shipping but the remainder of our shipments should arrive in the next week or so.

TOYS I Love Kinbaku JPN

Import Preorder: US$22.90/each

JAN/SKU Code: 2270-08KB

 TOYS I Love Kinbaku - Import Preorder
NCS Product Synopsis
NCSX Kinbaku is the art of Japanese bondage where human bodies are tied up and restrained with tethers. The word "bondage" implies eroticism and Kinbaku explores a unique aspect of human sexuality which derives pleasure from a person's immobility and/or lack of control. We'd liken it to a form of imprisonment but instead of a dank jail cell, all that's needed to capture someone (both sexes are fair game) is a few lengths of rope and a skilled hand at tying things down.
   Takara Tomy explores the world of Kinbaku but not with human bodies. They're an international conglomerate so it probably wouldn't look right if their name was linked with human bondage. Takara Tomy practices Kinbaku but only on a banana, an apple, a heart, and a few cats. That's acceptable family-friendly Kinbaku which won't rile shareholders or offend board members. Preorders are welcome to ship in late November 2009 at US$22.90 for a complete set of 8 toys which are shown in the product flyer.

3DO AutoBahn Tokio JPN

Sale Import: US$16.90/each

Jan Code: 4984824110786

Publisher: Panasonic

 SOTW AutoBahn Tokio for 3DO - Sale
NCS Sale of the Week Offering: August 03, 2009
Original Release in Japan: December 22, 1995

New and factory sealed copy of AutoBahn Tokio for the Japanese 3DO which was published by Panasonic in 1995. Back then, the original Playstation had already launched and Namco's Ridge Racer was wowing the rabble something fierce. AutoBahn tried to be something more than Ridge Racer with a Championship Mode, a Time Attack Mode, night driving theatrics, and a title screen announcer who bellowed out "AUTOBAHN TOKIO" as if his life depended on proper enunciation. The execution is a little jerky, the controls are rough, and the engine sounds are wimpy but it's a measly $16.90 for a brand new 3DO game that most players have never had the opportunity to enjoy. We use the word "enjoy" loosely.
Product Condition
NCS' remaining AutoBahn Tokio inventory is brand new, factory sealed, and still packed in the original manufacturer cartons.

Sale Offering

Pricing per copy of AutoBahn Tokio is set at US$16.90 each. If you reside in the USA, NCS recommends USPS Media Mail shipping for the most economical domestic service. International customers are encouraged to select USPS First Class Airmail at approximately US$11.

Product SKU: FZ-SJ7801
JAN Code: 4984824110786
Japanese Product Name:
: Panasonic / Developer: Sanyei Shobou
Compatibility: 3DO (Region-Free)


In Loving Memory - M. Lee

Summary of the Week
Monday TOYS Shooting Game Historica 3 SP Photo Gallery  MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1078  Wii Wireless Keyboard for Monster Hunter 3, Classic Keyboard 200  NEWS Release outlook for the week  SOTD AutoBahn Tokio
Tuesday NEWS Reservations welcome for TOYS Petit Idolmaster Stage 01 Charm Set, TOYS Dragon Ball Kai Ritai Mug, TOYS Narikiri Hello Kitty Collection 3, TOYS Final Fantasy Creatures Kai Vol. 1, TOYS Witchblade: Masane Amaha Bikini Figure, TOYS Kinnikuman Fukukuban 11, TOYS Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Glass
Wednesday X360 Hori Real Arcade Twinstick EX Update  MAG Famitsu Wave DVD [Sept 2009]  BOOK Street Fighter Artworks (Softcover)  TRC Mario Kart Wii Trading Card Fun Packs  TRC Complete Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary T/C Box  TOYS Barbie Twilight Doll  TOYS Atari Controller Gum Tin
Thursday NDS Blood of Bahamut, Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer, Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip, Tsukibuto
PS2 Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes, SD Gundam G Generation Wars  PSP Tales of VS.  Wii Kororinpa 2: Anthony to Kiniro Himawari no Tane, Pop'n Music  TOY Vampire Saviour Nishimura Morrigan, Nendoroid Sebastian Michaelis
Friday NEWS Reservations open for Beatmania IIDX 16 Empress Konamistyle Editions  NDS Shugo Chara! Norinori! Chara-Nari Zumu  TRC Juicy Honey SE Kirara Asuka  TOYS I Love Kinbaku preorder
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