Kahotan made good on her promise and posted a second gallery for figures on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition Autumn 2014. This time around the focus is on the companies of Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift. Most ... read
I'm normally very meticulous with keeping track of my figure mail. I log every purchase and keep an eye out for every package. So when this large box turned up my doorstep, I was a touch confused.
It's pretty clearly postmar... read
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
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
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
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
Friendship with the White Devil won't come cheap however After recently being unveiled at the Miyazawa Model Expo, we've now got our hands on a much more comprehensive preview of Real Action Heroes Nanoha, portrayed in her new 'Excellion Mode' from the recent movie. I have to say, ... read feature
We've been absolutely inundated with Nanoha figures over the past few years, so it takes something pretty special to draw my attention. This is exactly that though, as at the Autumn Miyazawa Model Expo Medicom showed up with ... read
Oh Alter, you should just add a question mark to all your release dates. 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 ... read feature
A cute girl in a swimsuit. What more could we ask for? Remember Wonfes? Well it was an event back in July that we covered all sorts of different figurines from different companies, but apparently not everything was shown off right away. I'm not really sure why there was a delay o... read feature
We had a detailed look at Alter's rendition of Signum from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the other day, and I confessed myself extremely impressed with Alter's work. In fact, I went as far to say I'd be putting my money wh... read
Bow and sword in perfect accord Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha may be the modern Evangelion in terms of sheer weight of figures cranked out, but the masters at Alter still know how to make something stand out, as they show off in their latest preview... read feature
There are sales and there are bargains. Often items posted on sale are not always marked at a low price but rather at their regular low price. Still within any sale there are always some alluring bargains to be found.
If you've been collecting anime figures over the past year or so, chances are you've seen one of the Nanoha girls in a swimsuit. It's an unavoidable fact of life. Most of the figures out there currently are of Nanoha herself ... read
Gift's display featured a summer theme, showing several girls enjoying a beach outing in their swimsuits. They had an unpainted Houki Shinonono from Infinite Stratos, who doesn't look terribly pleased to be there. The three g... read
It's always nice to have an old faithful you can rely on eh? For Alter (and indeed, for many figure comapnies) it's Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha that's always destined to produce cool figures that people will buy. That's ... read
If you're craving still more Nanoha action, perhaps you'll turn your attention to the latest Nendoroid Petites, bringing together a rather unlikely pairing from the Nanoha universe. I'm not entirely sure why Nanoha is coupled... read
[Update: added more pre-order links]
Normally I'm not into Nanoha stuff, but this Nendoroid Hayate Yagami actually looks pretty cool. This is the Unison Edition from Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's. Romantic title, I know.
Alter's showing at Megahobby Expo notably included:
A swimsuit version of Saber Alter (painted since WonFes)
Tanigawa Kanna from Ano Natsu de Matteru (newly painted)
Unpainted prototype for Takanashi Miu from Pa... read
I don't normally get into prize figures, but these have been getting more elaborate, haven't they? When I first started collecting, they didn't look much more detailed than the little clay sculptures I'd do for art class when... read
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'l... read
At Anime Central, Max Factory's figma line had a great selection of their current and upcoming figures. Among them, there were figures from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Cobra, and Kid Icarus. Also in attendance were the very p... read
[Update: Pre-orders are go! Links have been added below]
The torrent of figures based on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha has become wearying to even the most dedicated fan over the past ocuple of years, but for onc... read
I expected Alter to have a bigger presence at WonFes, but if you ask me they kind of phoned it in. Unless you're a Nanoha fan, there wasn't a ton of stuff to be excited about.
Let's get the Nanoha stuff out of the way first. ... read
Good news for Fate Testarossa fans: her Lightning version figma is shipping soon! This little lady, who looks like she'd be at home in a Soulcalibur game, will be out February 9. The figma blog has a short preview of what you... read
With the neverending stream of Nanoha movie figures comes yet another offering from Alter, essentially a tinier version of Gift's larger figure. Not going to lie, I'm entirely confused as to what's going on with the pair, and... read
Gift - 1/4 Scale With the impending release of their giant Fate, it should be no surprise that Gift is preparing to re-release the matching Nanoha from earlier this year, allowing fans who missed her the first time around a chance to make sur... read feature
There are few nicer things in the PVC world than a gorgeously done large scale figure, and Gift's always been one to certainly perform admirably with more sizable options! Hitting shelves in a seasonably appropriate June, thi... read
Let's not mince words - there are a lot of Fate Testarossa figures out there. There are also a lot of swimsuit figures out there. Combining the two really just seems lazy and obvious.
If I were to focus on the positives,... read
Hot on the heels of Cospa's poseable Fate comes the latest Nendoroid, featuring the tiny terror from the Nanoha A's movie. I'm usually not one for Nendoroids, but I just might be finding myself rather attracted to this cutie.... read
Say what you will about the girls of Sailor Moon, PreCure, and every other magical girl show out there. When it comes to badass costumes, seldom manage to beat out Fate and her fantastic jet black leotard and thigh-highs. Tho... read
For the sake of everybody's sanity we're grouping some of these smaller displays together. Ques Q's display included their 1/8-scale Menma, Nanoha Takamachi in a swimsuit, Taiga Aisaka in bunny outfit, and the Hajime Ueda-sty... read