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9:00 AM on 01.22.2015

Alter's Asuka Jersey Version sees re-release

Who doesn't like getting a second chance on cool items? Especially ones with high praise. So maybe you read the Tomopop review, and decided to go for one and were too late. Alter has come through! Asuka gets a re-release. And...

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1:30 PM on 12.03.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Autumn: Alter

I've been feeling lukewarm about Alter's showings at events lately, but that changed when I saw what they brought to MegaHobby Expo. There's still the usual bishoujo/bishounen figures I don't really care for, but there were a...

Tianxiao Ma

7:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Alter's Heidemarie W. Schnaufer is up for pre-order

I don't know if you'd call Strike Witches character designs creative. On one hand, they are a bizarre mix of moe girls, WWII-era airplanes, animal ears, and authentic weaponry. On the other hand, basically all the character d...

Tianxiao Ma



Tomopop Review: Alter's Asuka Langley Shikinami Jersey ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Alter's Asuka Langley Shikinami Jersey ver.
by Tianxiao Ma

Alter has made a couple of Asuka figures before, with the last one released almost four years ago. If that one was too happy and/or immodest for you (those test plugsuits can be quite revealing), this release may be more to your liking.

Although I don't find this figure to be particularly noteworthy, I have been wanting to expand my Eva collection for a while without shelling out for RAHes or Revoltechs. Read on to see how this Asuka measures up.

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2:00 AM on 11.05.2014

This chesty Mefmera is up for pre-order

I've never been a fan of To Heart 2's character designs, but its quasi-spin-off Dungeon Travelers improved things a bit. Here's a figure of Mefmera from Dungeon Travelers 2 as made by Alter. One thing's clear: this one's all ...

Tianxiao Ma

8:00 AM on 10.15.2014

Improve your odds of beating the P-1 Grand Prix with Alter's Labrys

Persona fans should be feeling pretty good with how 2014 went down, from the release of The Golden Animation to the announcements/releases of Ultimax, Persona Q, Dancing All Night, and the eventual Persona 5. You can now...

Tianxiao Ma



Alter unveils promo shots of their second Mikan Yuuki photo
Alter unveils promo shots of their second Mikan Yuuki
by Tianxiao Ma

To Love-Ru has recently gotten a couple of high quality figures from Max Factory. Now Alter is gearing up to release their second Mikan Yuuki figure. If you'll recall, Alter's first take on Mikan had her lying prone in her casual clothing. This variant is rather plain, featuring her in the stereotypical school swimsuit.

Alter's blog has some promo shots. It looks like a decent enough figure, though nothing really stands out to me. Mikan will have a smiling expression and a more... let's say accusatory face. Pre-orders begin in just a few days!

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9:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Travel some dungeons with Alter's Alisia Heart

How we got from To Heart to this is a mystery to me. Anyway, this is Alisia Heart, a character featured in Dungeon Travelers 2. As you can see, Alter has made a magnificent figure of her. I'm sure this is an exact replica in ...

Tianxiao Ma

10:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Alter's Hozuki Ferrari is ready to find some treasure

I've never heard of Galilei Donna before, but Alter decided it was a big enough deal to make a figure with the license. It seems to be an adventure series about three sisters looking for treasure. I choose to believe it's in ...

Tianxiao Ma

11:30 AM on 07.27.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Alter

Alter played it safe this Wonder Festival and just showed off prototypes and a few new figures which we knew were in the pipeline. Having said that, there's something to be said about playing things safe and, if nothing else,...

Chris Seto



Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: ALTAiR Archer photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: ALTAiR Archer
by Scarecroodle

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 sculpting looks neat and I'm curious as to how he'll turn out painted. He's supposedly slated to release in 2015.

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9:00 PM on 06.02.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Inshun Houzouin is all about spears and butts

Apart from a random Jubei figure here and there, I haven't seen much Hyakka Ryoran activity. I think Alter is the only manufacturer that ever really gave the franchise any attention (I guess Hobby Japan too). At MegaHobby Exp...

Tianxiao Ma