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Pokemon Projector Light Black and White Set. I like the idea of “projector” toys like these, which apparently shine bright, colorful images on the wall.
I especially like the idea of these for Pokemon, because you could totally pretend to call them from the Pokeball-shaped projector and then make them fight. And I’ll own that. I’m a 30-year-old man and I want to to have flashlight battles on the wall.
I think my cats would like that too.
Buy: Pokemon Black/White ($29.99), Official Strategy Guide
See also: More Pokemon posts

Pokemon Projector Light Black and White Set. I like the idea of “projector” toys like these, which apparently shine bright, colorful images on the wall.

I especially like the idea of these for Pokemon, because you could totally pretend to call them from the Pokeball-shaped projector and then make them fight. And I’ll own that. I’m a 30-year-old man and I want to to have flashlight battles on the wall.

I think my cats would like that too.

Buy: Pokemon Black/White ($29.99), Official Strategy Guide

See also: More Pokemon posts

Space Invaders and Darius Burst cases for iPhone 3G/3GS. These are actually arcade prizes, but NCSX is selling them to those of us not lucky enough to be near a Taito Station arcade, and not lucky enough to, you know, actually win prizes from those damn crane games!

I’m pretty excited to see new accessories for my phone, since I’d expect any new things to be iPhone 4-shaped. At $26 each, though, I’m going to decide just how excited I am.

See also: More Space Invaders junk!

NCSX has the e-Capcom exclusive Chibiterasu face mug, revealed earlier this week, available for pre-order for a heartbreaking $50 (due to the terrible exchange rate and some kind of special costs associated with getting stuff from e-Capcom). If you need a mug, and you need it to look like a wolf god, there you go. 

More importantly, the retailer is offering the Chibiterasu face slippers, featuring two fluffy, soft, smiling Chibiterasus that look up at you every time you take a step. I wish I’d never seen them, because now I feel their absence from my life. I’d want to hug my own feet all the time. They’re … $66 …

Preorder: Okamiden (the game)

See also: More cute Okamiden posts

Dragon Quest Kirakira (“sparkly”) Slime and King Slime plushes. NCSX is offering these in sizes from 8cm in diameter all the way to 32cm. That’s a big sparkling slime!

I told myself that I would keep the Slime level in my office down to one (and then I got one of those Slime drink bottles, bringing it up to two), or I’d be so into that big $50 Slime. They ship next month — perfect for making it Party Slime this holiday season.

Buy: Dragon Quest IX

See also: More Slime stuff!

Legend of Zelda Choco Eggs, available in boxes of 10 from NCSX this February. For your $30.90, you’ll get a random assortment of ten figures depicting characters from Spirit Tracks — and chocolate.
I feel no need to defend chocolate, but as for Spirit Tracks, that is definitely a “fuck the haters” situation. I guess some people didn’t like it? I’m, personally, enormously grateful for any Zelda game that emphasizes neat puzzle dungeons over “epic” storylines.
Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks ($18)

Legend of Zelda Choco Eggs, available in boxes of 10 from NCSX this February. For your $30.90, you’ll get a random assortment of ten figures depicting characters from Spirit Tracks — and chocolate.

I feel no need to defend chocolate, but as for Spirit Tracks, that is definitely a “fuck the haters” situation. I guess some people didn’t like it? I’m, personally, enormously grateful for any Zelda game that emphasizes neat puzzle dungeons over “epic” storylines.

Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks ($18)

Ohhhhh no. NCSX is taking preorders on the Japanese red Mario DSi LL and Wii systems. Sure, both of these have been announced for Europe, which leads me to think they’ll be released here too. And sure, NCSX is selling them for $438.90 and $499.90, respectively, but … well, I was going to mention how desirable that hacked Super Mario Bros. is, but I seem to have convincingly talked myself out of this stuff.

It would be nice to have a Japanese Wii for import games and import Virtual Console stuff, but that’s a lot of scratch.

Preorder import: Super Mario Collection Special Pack

Buy: New Super Mario Bros (Wii & DS)

See also: Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary wallpapers, commercial

"You Must Play the Sega Saturn" shirt by Cospa. I passed up this shirt, which features a translation of Segata Sanshiro’s catchphrase, at TGS last year, never imagining I’d get another chance to buy it. Unfortunately, the $40 price stings as badly coming from NCSX as it did from Cospa’s booth. And to be candid, I don’t, um, play much Sega Saturn. I’m not playing it right now, for example. I can’t in good conscience espouse that rule!

"You Must Play the Sega Saturn" shirt by Cospa. I passed up this shirt, which features a translation of Segata Sanshiro’s catchphrase, at TGS last year, never imagining I’d get another chance to buy it. Unfortunately, the $40 price stings as badly coming from NCSX as it did from Cospa’s booth. And to be candid, I don’t, um, play much Sega Saturn. I’m not playing it right now, for example. I can’t in good conscience espouse that rule!

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Aroma Candles. Perhaps you thought that buying a cologne to make yourself smell like (Square Enix’s idea of a scent representing) Cloud or Sephiroth was stupid. Maybe you don’t feel the same way about making your house smell of brooding soldiers with elaborate hair?
NCSX has the RPVs (Role-Playing Votives) available for $28.90 each. The candles burn for about 50 hours, regardless of how many sidequests you do.

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Aroma Candles. Perhaps you thought that buying a cologne to make yourself smell like (Square Enix’s idea of a scent representing) Cloud or Sephiroth was stupid. Maybe you don’t feel the same way about making your house smell of brooding soldiers with elaborate hair?

NCSX has the RPVs (Role-Playing Votives) available for $28.90 each. The candles burn for about 50 hours, regardless of how many sidequests you do.

NCSX is offering new-in-box units of the Sunsoft Sound Boy, an external speaker for original DMG Game Boys. This item is perfect for chiptuners! Perfect for making the Game Boy a tiny bit louder, in case you’re playing for… I don’t know, a very small crowd in a room with you. Maybe a crowd sharing a couch with you. If the TV isn’t on.

If you’re more interested in seeing this item than hearing it, there’s a lovely photo gallery (from which the photo above originates) on Game Boy Carts.

See also: More Game Boy posts

Genba Kensho Suspense Mascot. You’re no longer limited to a single choice of crime scene chalk outline strap; you can choose from a variety of murder scenes with which to festively decorate your phone (or DS if you prefer)! They even come with cute little murder weapon charms… or a camera to photograph the crime scene, or a “dying note.”
NCSX will ship these in September for $18.90 per set.

Genba Kensho Suspense Mascot. You’re no longer limited to a single choice of crime scene chalk outline strap; you can choose from a variety of murder scenes with which to festively decorate your phone (or DS if you prefer)! They even come with cute little murder weapon charms… or a camera to photograph the crime scene, or a “dying note.”

NCSX will ship these in September for $18.90 per set.

Okami teacup set, now available from NCSX. Somehow, NCSX has secured a shipment of the e-Capcom exclusive color-changing cups, featuring Amaterasu and Chibiterasu.
Given the unfortunate markup ($65.90 per set, almost twice the retail cost) I suspect their arrangements consist of having someone buy them from Capcom and then sell them to NCSX. Regardless, it’s an opportunity to purchase some really beautiful cups that I assumed would only be available in Japan.
Preorder: Okamiden
See also: More Okamiden stuff

Okami teacup set, now available from NCSX. Somehow, NCSX has secured a shipment of the e-Capcom exclusive color-changing cups, featuring Amaterasu and Chibiterasu.

Given the unfortunate markup ($65.90 per set, almost twice the retail cost) I suspect their arrangements consist of having someone buy them from Capcom and then sell them to NCSX. Regardless, it’s an opportunity to purchase some really beautiful cups that I assumed would only be available in Japan.

Preorder: Okamiden

See also: More Okamiden stuff

Optec’s SS Pro Commander for Saturn. What a magnificently awkward controller — like Bandai’s Super Controller II, but somehow less attractive. It has a screen and a set of buttons used for programming button combinations, and a seventh gameplay button that, I believe, can be set to launch specific recordings. Also, it sticks out of the controller in an entertainingly slapdash manner. With as ergonomic and design-y as controllers are most of the time (look at the Wiimote, for example) I can’t help but love this thing.
NCSX is selling boxed SS Pro Commanders for $25.90, including the optional memory card. Yes, it has its own memory card. 
See also: More accessories

Optec’s SS Pro Commander for Saturn. What a magnificently awkward controller — like Bandai’s Super Controller II, but somehow less attractive. It has a screen and a set of buttons used for programming button combinations, and a seventh gameplay button that, I believe, can be set to launch specific recordings. Also, it sticks out of the controller in an entertainingly slapdash manner. With as ergonomic and design-y as controllers are most of the time (look at the Wiimote, for example) I can’t help but love this thing.

NCSX is selling boxed SS Pro Commanders for $25.90, including the optional memory card. Yes, it has its own memory card. 

See also: More accessories