Alter

Alter Hozuki Ferrari photo
Alter Hozuki Ferrari

Alter's Hozuki Ferrari is ready to find some treasure


Although she'll probably get it back to you much later than you expected
Aug 20
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 ... read
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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Alter


Smooth sailing with no rocking the boat
Jul 27
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,... read
Fate/Stay Night photo
Hopefully won't get lost for several years like Max Factory's figma 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 sculpting looks neat and I'm curious as to how he'll turn out painted. He's supposedly slated to release in 2015. read feature

Alter Inshun Houzouin photo
Alter Inshun Houzouin

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


If I write about butts enough, maybe I'll get some converts for the cause
Jun 02
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... read
Alter Mefmera photo
Alter Mefmera

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Travel through some dungeons with Mefmera


Hope there's treasure in that chest
Jun 02
MegaHobby Expo had a number of new Alter prototypes on display, including this Mefmera from Dungeon Travelers 2. I don't know anything about the game, but this figure is rather pretty. From all the Rage of Bahamut figures tha... read
Alter Aliasse photo
Alter Aliasse

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: A full-blooded Valkyria joins the battle


Alter's Aliasse and her super bendy legs
Jun 02
Some figures can be encapsulated with a single word. I think the word for this one is "bendy." This is Alter's version of Aliasse, a character from Valkyria Chronicles 2. As you can tell by her gear, she's a Valkyria - a warr... read
Alter Black Heart photo
They just felt like it, OK?
We've seen Hyperdimension Neptunia figures and merchandise for the game and anime series from a number of figure companies like Wing and quesQ, now Alter is ready to make their first jump into the franchise. They're finally r... read feature

Alter Fate photo
Alter Fate

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter goes back to the well for a new Fate Testarossa


The Lightning Mage rides again
May 31
Man, remember when Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha was the hottest thing in the figure world? A few years back it seemed like we'd get a new Nanoha or Fate figure every week. A lot of those figures were made by Alter (I own ... read
Uta no Prince-Sama photo
Uta no Prince-Sama

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: ALTAiR teases last two UtaPri boys


Soon, STARISH will be complete
May 31
Hobby Search captured an image of a teaser for the final two male members of STARISH from Uta no Prince-Sama, Syo Kurusu and Natsuki Shinomiya, to complete the set in scaled figures. They're a lovely pair, and from the looks ... read
ALTAiR Free! photo
ALTAiR Free!

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


Bring our boys home
May 14
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 go... read
ALTAiR Free! photo
Haruka and Makoto in all their glory
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'v... read feature

Alter Asuka photo
Alter Asuka

No ifs, plenty of butts - Alter's Asuka now up for pre-order


The Lady in Red
Apr 02
We got a rather lovely preview gallery of her last week, and now as promised Alter's latest take on the feisty Asuka Langley Shikinami is now up for orders at all good stores. Just as a reminder, you'll get her decked out in ... read
Alter Asuka photo
Pre-orders for Evangelion heroine begin next Wednesday
I'm no big fan of Evangelion 3.0, but I thought the newly eyepatched-up design for our favourite tsundere redhead Asuka was fantastic, especially when paired with her stylish sweater and cat-eared cap. Alter's latest version ... read feature

Tomopop LinkUP photo
Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: Ready. Set. LEGO!


Watch your step
Mar 13
LEGO toys are one of those things that I think most boys and probably a lot of girls can associate with. Raise your hand if you've ever tried to dig a LEGO brick out of your mom's vacuum or know the pain of stepping on a bloc... read
Summer Holiday Hayate photo
Summer Holiday Hayate

Alter's Summer Holiday Hayate now up for pre-order


You'll be paying more for less though
Mar 05
We saw her rather lovely preview last week, and now Alter's bikini-or-shorts-depending-on-your-preference version of Hayate Yagami is now up for pre-orders. That's the good news. The bad news is she's listed at a whopping &ye... read
Summer Holiday Hayate photo
Who likes short shorts?
I don't like bikini figures, but even I'm a fan of Alter's 'Summer Holiday' versions of Nanoha and Fate from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. As is typical with Alter, there's a level of craft and detail in the work... read feature

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Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Alter


Time to look ahead?
Feb 11
Alter had a relatively subdued showing at Wonder Festival, with most of their offering being their already released figures with a twist of a "version 2" appearing with slightly altered poses and appearances. The Strike Witch... read
Alter's Hayate photo
Alter's Hayate

Awaken to pre-orders for Alter's new Hayate Yagami


You'll need a Wallet of Darkness though
Jan 22
Though figures from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha are among the most omnipresent in the collecting world. Alter has always managed to put a certain spark into theirs that defines their best products. While the new movie ca... read
Alter Asuka photo
Too much boob, not enough top
No, this is not that fiery half-German Asuka from a certain mecha franchise. This is Senran Kagura's Asuka, who is significantly worse at wearing bikini tops. Just look at those straps! She's totally flabbergasted. It looks l... read feature

Alter Asuka Jersey ver. photo
I'll be keeping my eye on this one
It's been a slow week for PVC news, but I am glad that Akiba Hobby posted this particular gallery. Alter had a few enticing items on display at MegaHobby Expo this past fall, including a new figure of Asuka sporting her Evang... read feature

Tomopop Micropixel photo
Win yourself a Christmas present!
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,... read feature

Alter Muse photo
But make sure you lock the door first
If you've been smitten by Alter's well-proportioned Muse of Range Murata figure, check out this extensive gallery at Akiba Hobby. I think the figure looks great, and her fashion sense doesn't hurt at all. The gallery puts a l... read feature

Alter preview photo
PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY
[Update: now with pre-order links! Release slated for May. Retail at ¥12,600] We just saw this lovely statue over at MegaHobby Expo, where she was on display in full colors. Now, we finally have a proper preview from Alte... read feature

Tomopop LinkUP photo
Seems to have been the week for handmade and limited editions
Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day t... read feature

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Recruit your own Lynette Bishop with this pre-order


Alter - 1/8 Scale
Dec 12
Alter's Strike Witches lineup has no end in sight, and with the semi-recent announcement of a new season that's probably going to be a fact for some time yet. The latest pantsless loli is Lynette Bishop, who has seemingly adv... read
MHEXPO: Alter photo
MHEXPO: Alter

MegaHobby Expo: Autumn - Alter


A few lovely surprises
Nov 29
Alter showed up in force at MegaHobby Expo, and after waiting it out, we've got a nice little round-up here of what they had on display. Check out the gallery for images of: Labrys Super Soniko and Kaguya in swimsuits Infini... read
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Live your schoolgirl fantasy with these UtaPri dreamboats


Alter - 1/8 Scale
Nov 28
I've noticed that as rare as male figures tend to be, it's often Alter that picks up the slack more than many other producers. Their latest foray into the less-than-fair sex comes with the two pretty boys from Uta no Prince-s... read
UtaPri by ALTAiR photo
Can't get enough
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 th... read feature

Strike Witches photo
Strike Witches? More like STRIPE Witches amirite?
I hate Strike Witches and all things tangentially associated with it, but even I can't deny that Alter's line of figures based on the show has been excellent and a real showcase of their famous quality. Now it's time for... read feature

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That's one sweet bike!
Emily just posted a preview gallery to Alter's Suzuha, but I wanted to go a bit more in-depth. You see, Alter's primary intent with their photos was not just to show off their figure but really to show some nice closeups as to how Suzuha should be poised on her bike for long term display. Hit the jump or check out the gallery to see more of how to assemble Alter's Suzuha Amane. Via Alter's blog read feature

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Take this Suzuha Amane gallery for a spin


Alter - 1/8 Scale
Nov 08
Alter's Suzuha of Steins;Gate fame has certainly had a rocky start. First announced over a year ago and getting subjected to the usual Alter delays, she only recently saw the Light of Day and, as you can imagine, quickly disa... read
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Ring in the holidays with sexy Santa Sonico


Alter - 1/7 Scale
Nov 08
While there are few things more annoying than the proliferation of Christmas goodies popping up everywhere just days after--and occasionally even before--Halloween, I think anyone can make an exception for Alter and their fan... read






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