Thursday, March 12, 2009

Update Status - Thursday

Today at approximately 1 p.m. PST, we're expecting a shipment from our Japanese vendors. A larger post will be uploaded later today with a few items worth checking out. Among some of the items are the new taiko pillow cushions from CafeReo, the real arcade pro 3 sa from Hori, and a restock on many pokemon center pokedoll plush dolls.

The shipment took longer than usual, as ocean freight consolidates two times a week, and takes approximately fourteen days to float across the pacific ocean. Customs clearance, inspections, and other processes slightly delay the shipment, but nonetheless a smooth shipment. Stay tuned.

Restock Update - Wii Fit - Out of Stock But on Order

Restock Date: 3/16/09
Nintendo has always been known to create world-famous first party games and accessories. The Wii fit is no exception. During the first two years of its release, the world saw a drought of wii fits, skyrocketing the price well above retail for most small mom and pop stores.

Large national chains still sold at $89.99, but many fit-hoarders held and held, only to list on ebay and other auction sites for a nice price gouge. Unfortunately, and I say unfortunately, with consumer confidence at an all time low rivaling that of the 30s, the wii fit has finally allowed all vendors nationwide to sell at $89.99. Our christmas batch has sold out at its old price and we are dropping the price down to $89.99, finally.

Restock Update - DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense - Black Square [Quattra Limited Edition] - In Stock

Restock Date: 3/12/09
Price: $149.99
Our ocean freight shipment has arrived and former rare items are now available once again. The Dj max black square quattra limited edition contains:
  • DJ Max Black Square Premium Limited Case
  • DJ Max Black Square software
  • DJ Max Black Square OST (4CD)
  • DJ Max Illusion (DJMAX Metro Project Visualization Book)
  • Son of Sun Special Gift
  • Portable Speaker: BS24
  • Bandana: Black Square Edition 2009 Pentavision New Year's Card

Stock Update - Resident Evil 5 PS3 / 360 - In Stock

Receive Date - 3/12/09
PS3 / 360 - $59.99
PS3 Collectors - $89.99
  • Two Playable Characters – Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, returns and is joined by new playable character Sheva Alomar, an African BSAA agent tasked with investigating the epidemic.
  • Two Player Online Co-op – New cooperatively-focused gameplay revolutionizes the way that Resident Evil is played. Chris and Sheva must work together to survive new challenges and fight dangerous hordes of enemies.
  • Next Generation of Fear – Features groundbreaking graphics that utilize an advanced version of Capcom’s proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the hit titles Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Dead Rising.
  • “Quick-Select” Inventory System – Improved inventory system allows items to be traded between characters. To add to the intensity, all inventory management is done in real time; items can even be assigned to the directional pad for instant access.
  • New Control Schemes – Features new modernized third-person action game control variations as well as the return of the traditional Resident Evil 4 control schemes.
  • New Enemies Bring New Challenges – Enemies boast increased speed and intelligence, making them as dangerous alone as they are in groups.
  • Powerful New Weapons – The number of weapon variations has been greatly increased providing new ways to keep enemies at bay.
  • Fear Light as much as Shadow – Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense as players attempt to survive in both harsh sunlight and extreme darkness.

Pre-Order Update - Makai Senki Disgaea 2 Portable PSP - 3/26/09

Release Date - 3/26/09
Receiving Date - 3/25-3/27
Price - $59.99 - Regular Edition
Price - $79.99 - Limited Edition - 2-CD 40 Track Soundtrack+Game
Disgaea 2 portable is not exactly a port over of the ps2 original, it will include potential new chapters for Akutare, Axel's japanese name and band name. As always, game maker nippon ichi definitely has a niche on tactical strategy based RPG games.

Pre-Order Update - Godfather II 2 PS3 - 4/7/09

Release Date - 4/7/09
Receiving Date - 4/7/09
Price - $54.99 (US Version)
-from publisher-
Be a true Don as you coordinate all the action using a 3D world map: survey your turf, place defenses on businesses, analyze crime patterns, identify new illicit rackets, and choose the target of your next attack. As the Don of a family, there are a ton of strategic choices to make in The Godfather 2. Just one example are Monopolies. Monopolies are groupings of rackets that "run" the same criminal activity. Controlling, and defending a monopoly comes with both a monetary bonus and game perk benefits making them key to owning the map, gaining wealth and amassing power. Monopolies can be local to one city or span across the cities. Larger monopolies made up of many targets, spanning multiple cities are obviously more difficult but offer greater rewards. Other in-game rackets include: Fronts - extortable legitimate businesses of the game that provide payouts as well as money laundering opportunities; and Small, Medium and Large Rackets - venues containing an illegal criminal activity and usually disguised as legitimate businesses. These three require various degrees of muscle to defend and keep under your control.
  • Build Your Family - Recruit, develop, and promote members of your crime family.
  • Command a Crew - Bring up to three crew members along on jobs, including an arsonist, demolitions expert, safecracker, and more. Command their actions in battle and unleash their specialties on your enemies.
  • The Don's View - Be a true Don as you coordinate all the action using a 3D world map: survey your turf, place defenses on businesses, analyze crime patterns, identify new illicit racket monopolies, and choose the target of your next attack.
  • Blackhand Brutality - Act like a mobster to command respect, intimidating and extorting business owners and rival families with devastating new attacks and executions.
  • Bring Your Family Online - Recruit your friends to join your family and take them into battle online to find out who is the Don of Dons.
  • 'It's Only Business' - Relive the greatest moments from The Godfather II in an open-world action experience inspired by the movie.

Stock Update - Madcatz 360 Street Fighter 4 IV Fight Pads - Sold Out

We have currently sold out of all our allocations of the 360 Street fighter IV fightpads, additional allocations may arrive within a few weeks, but at this point, we're not too optimistic, as madcatz ships items without a moments notice. Boxes just show up. PS3 is definitely more plentiful than its 360 counterpart, with selling prices on auction sites doubling retail value.

We expect to see price drops in the near future, as third wave batches are rumored to be produced toward the end of april / early may.

Stock Update - PS3 Resident Evil Collectors Edition - In Stock

Received: 3/12/09
Price - $89.99
This unit may not be as allocated as we all think. We received small quantities of the ps3 edition collectors edition today, along with restocks of resident evil 5 for ps3 / 360.

The 360 collectors edition will be arriving friday.

This special collector's edition of Resident Evil 5 also includes:
  • A bonus disc with special features, including "The Making of Resident Evil 5," a digital art gallery showcasing HD game graphics, and a trailer for the full-length feature Resident Evil: Degeneration
  • A Tricell messenger bag featuring designs based on the game's storyline and setting
  • A Chris Redfield figurine, a BSAA patch, and a Kijuju-inspired pendant
  • A custom-made steel case with special art showcasing signature elements of the RE5 campaign

Stock Update - Final Fantasy Dissidia Keychain Strap - In Stock - 4988601312219

Release Date: 03/11/2009
UPC: 4988601312219
Genre: Cell Phone Strap
Company: Square Enix
Version: Japan

Stock Update - Taiko no Tatsujin Plush Pillow Cushion Wada Don / Katu - In Stock

We have received the new taiko pillows today! Taiko pillow cushions come in two styles, Don and Katu. The main difference is their color inversion. Each plush sports a soft coat.

The Capillow cushions are 220mm x 320mm, which translates to about 8.8" x 12.8", giving you ample headspace.

Because of the dimensional weight of the item, pricing is set at $29.99.