Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Alter

Alter had a rather eclectic mix of figures at their booth. There was quite a large focus on recent idol anime, specifically, Love Live but fans of the original idol anime, Idolm@ster have not been forgotten as there are plans for some figur...

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: ALTAiR Archer

Alter had an unpainted 1/8-scale Archer (Fate/Stay Night) on display at Summer WonFes. The Archer-class servant is depicted gesturing aimlessly with a sword while looking backwards. Maybe he's pointing at something. At any rate, the sculpti...

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ALTAiR's Haruka and Makoto now available for pre-order

We saw them previewed the other day and now ALTAiR's take on the boys of Iwatobi Swim Club are ready to take your hard earned money from you. No, not that way, get your minds out of the gutter.  Haruka and Makoto have gone up together,...

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ALTAiR's Free! boys get previewed, pre-orders begin Wednesday

A sizeable chunk of the internet fanbase has been eagerly awaiting full scale figures of the Free! club members ever since Alter announced they were picking up the licence and adding the boys to their ALTAiR male line. They've been popping ...

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[REMINDER] Tomopop Micropixel: Best of Friends

Christmas will soon be upon us, so what better time to start giving stuff away? Yes, it's time for a new photo contest! The theme this time out will be Best of Friends. We want to see your figures hanging out with each other, spending some ...

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Have a full, delicious look at ALTAiR's Ren and Masato

It's been a few weeks since we finally saw Ren and Masato in their full-color glory, but alas, we were only able to admire them from the front! But ALTAiR have just updated their blog with more images and all is right with the world. Of cou...

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ALTAiR shows off some Free! prototypes

Max Factory aren't the only ones getting in on the Free! action. At Animate Girls Festival 2013, ALTAiR also showed off two prototypes for their upcoming Free! line, featuring Haru and Makoto. I haven't watched the show, so in terms of char...

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UtaPri's Ren and Masato are now fabulously painted

ALTAiR have just revealed the painted prototypes of Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren, which were last seen back towards the end of August. As with the others in this set, they are dressed up in their idol gear, and looking totally amazing....

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ALTAiR provides Raven assembly instructions

Hey all! I'm sure you were as surprised as me, but ALTAiR's Raven has actually shipped out! To tide us over and get us ready for his arrival ALTAiR kindly published an article on how to safely assemble the "Old Man" Raven. Hit the jump If y...

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Pre-order ALTAiR's chosen one Zelos Wilder right now!

It's been five lonely months since ALTAiR last teased us with an unpainted sculpt of Zelos Wilder and announced their plans to make a Loyd Irving sculpt at Tales Festival 2013. However my friends, the wait is over and it was well worth...

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Delays hit Alter's release schedule

I knew things seemed a bit too quiet in Alter-land. After all, Alter wouldn't be Alter without a delay or two on a monthly basis, right? Right. They recently updated their September shipment schedule, and as you can probably guess, the drea...

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Upcoming Free! figurine of Tachibana Makoto by ALTAiR

Free!, this seasons boy swimming club series has been pretty popular in Japan. I'm glad that the Japanese folks are reaching out to female audiences out there and merchandising men to them. It's been happening for some time, sure, but not o...

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ALTAiR reveals Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren

ALTAiR recently updated their blog and revealed the long awaited prototypes for Uta no Prince-sama's Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren. Although ALTAiR did display both boys during Wonder Festival Summer 2013, there was a pesky "no photogra...

ALTAiR Nanase Haruka photo

Free! yourself with Nanase Haruka

If there is one anime that has been getting a lot of buzz this season, it's KyoAni's new sports themed series Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club. With the immense popularity the show has garnered in just its first four weeks since airing, I'm sure a...


The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

I'm sure this will not come as a surprise, but ALTER recently updated their page with news of some of the upcoming figures which were delayed to June (or tentatively "after" June). Here's a complete list of all the items we'll have to wait ...

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Tomopop Review: Alter's Jude Mathis

It's not every day that we see a boy figurine like Jude Mathis. However the Tales franchise and ALTaiR have a good history of making it happen. First to capture our hearts was Yuri Lowell, followed by Flynn Scifo an...


Jude Mathis is released: ALTaiR posts assembly advice

Yes! There is lots of good news for Tales fans this morning. ALTaiR's Jude Mathis from Tales of Xillia just shipped out to buyers. I'm hoping that mine shows up early next week. ALTaiR just kindly released some assembly advice on their blog...


Wonder Festival 2013 Winter: ALTAiR

What ALTAiR brought to display at Wonder Festival is nothing new. We've already seen Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero), Raven (Tales of Vesperia), and Jude Mathis (Tales of X'illia), as well as UtaPri's Tokiya and Ittoki, so where's the news? Well, ...


Alter to show its latest prototypes at Wonfes

In a scant two days Alter will be showing off its latest prototypes at Wonderfest Winter 2013. I can't wait to see more of their Estelle sculpt from Tales of Vesperia, but there are so many more figures on display. In addition to Estel...


Alter delays products! My wallet rejoices!

Here at Tomopop we were having our usual lazy tea party when we all realized that there have been delays for some of our anticipated Alter figures. A few cookies passed hands and some shout-outs were heard. Here is what we came up with, let...


Pre-order Raven from Tales of Vesperia

Well, what do ya know? This old man we previewed just a few days ago is now available for pre-order. So I'm here to sound the trumpets to let everyone know that Alter's Raven is getting ready for some action! Even if you’re not t...


Preview Alter's Raven from Tales of Vesperia

Last time we saw coverage of old man Raven  from my favorite JRPG Tales of Vesperia was during the Animate Girls Festival back in November. I could only imagine how pleased he was watching all the ladies that attend...


UtaPri's Ittoki and Tokiya sing and dance into pre-orders

It's been a while since we heard from ALTAiR on the status of their Uta no Prince-Sama figures, the teasers for which were shown off at Wonder Festival (Summer). In the short time since then, the ALTAiR blog published a full preview and the...


MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Fate/Zero everywhere!

If you happen to be a Fate/Zero fan, then MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn was a dream come true for you. ALTAiR rolled out a familiar face with its sitting Waver Velvet figure in 1/8-scale. It appears he'll come with two equally as sad face...


MegaHobby Expo 2012 Fall: Tales figures from Alter,ALTAiR

Japan's MegaHobby Expo 2102 Fall is upon us, with Alter and ALTAiR showcasing the characters of the Tales series, specifically Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Xillia. From Xillia, we see an unpainted sculpt of Jude Mathis by ALTAiR. This fig...


Animate Girls Festival 2012: Fate/Zero Waver by ALTER

Boys! Men! Sexy folks! Whatever you want it to be, the Animate Girls Festival has it for you ladies (and guys)! We've seen that already with ALTER revealing the colored prototype of Raven from Namco Bandai role-playing game Tales of Vesperi...


ALTAiR teases Fate/zero's Waver Velvet in color

Alter's ALTAiR division has teased a new figure on its blog, and it just happens to be Fate/Zero's Waver Velvet! While he was previously announced, this is the first time we're getting a glimpse at Waver in color. You can see he's in the sa...


Pre-order ALTAiR's Jude Mathis from Tales of X'illia

In a market dominated by female figures, ALTAiR has managed to carve itself a nice niche with their very successful series of Tales men. Yuri Lowell (reviewed) and Flynn Scifo (reviewed) by ALTAiR were both extremely popular figurines which...


ALTAiR's Orihara Izaya really wants to be with you

Earlier today ALTAiR updated its blog to announce the re-release of Durarara's!! infamous information broker, Orihara Izaya. Wearing his trademark black hooded jacket, Izaya may be posed holding a switchblade or his black cellphone. The scu...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Alter

Not to be shown up by anyone, Alter is in with plenty of prototypes of new and upcoming figures, as well as a few other things we've seen before (like Charlotte Dunois which is up for re-release, Laura Bodewig which is up for pre-order now,...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Altair

Now that news and pictures are trickling in from various twitters and live bloggers, we can keep you all steadily updated with all the latest! I'll be handling this post, dedicated to the lovely boys of Alter's Altair line. First up, we've ...


Pre-order To Aru's Accelerator but you should stay clear

Accelerator from To Aru no Majutsu no Index II is an unexpected release from ALTAiR, the male line of figures by the amazing ALTER, but the more males, the better. However, let's not beat around the bush on this one. Unfortunately, "am...


MegaHobby Expo 2012 Spring: Alter

Hi folks! It's a lovely day to be indoors and admiring awesome upcoming figures and goodies from our favorite companies, and now that Natalie has kicked off our coverage with this intro post, I'll start by posting up Alter's offerings for t...


Have some beefcake this morning with Alter's Shizuo

Alter decided to preview their upcoming Shizuo (Durarara!!) on their blog recently, so check out the gallery for some images of the badassery. He comes with his signature bent sign and glasses which can be removed. Additionally, it looks li...


Alter gives us news on their MegaHobby Expo offerings

The official ALTAiR blog has updated with news on what Alter and company will have at Wednesday's MegaHobby Expo in Japan. It's pretty much what you might expect, but there's a few surprises. As for what exactly will be there: - From Alter ...


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