Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Miyazawa Model Exhibition photo
Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift show off the goods at Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Although it's a lot of stuff we've already seen in one form or another
Nov 20
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
Birthday Club photo
Birthday Club

Tomopop Birthday Club: A present for Martin

What's in the box?
Aug 15
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
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
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

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
RAH Nanoha photo
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

RAH Nanoha photo
RAH Nanoha

Real Action Heroes Nanoha is here to be your friend

Bigger, badder and even more adorable
Nov 12
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
ALTER delays photo
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

Preview Yagami Hayate photo
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

Lyrical Nanoha photo
Lyrical Nanoha

Live by the sword and pre-order Alter's Signum

You'll have to dig deep to do so though
Sep 11
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
Lyrical Nanoha photo
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


HobbyLink Japan is having a figure sale, up to 95% off!

There are some gems here if you hunt for them.
Aug 16
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.  H... read
Gift Hayate swimsuit ver. photo
Gift Hayate swimsuit ver.

Hayate joins the Nanoha girls at the beach

Though it's not her first beach rodeo
Aug 12
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
WonFes Gift photo
WonFes Gift

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Gift

Get a taste of summer
Jul 29
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
Hayate & SIgnum photo
Hayate & SIgnum

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Alter goes back to Nanoha

Hayate unveiled, Signum shown off again
Jul 28
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

Nanoha and Vita join forces in a new Nendo pre-order

Good Smile Company - Nendoroid
Jul 26
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
Nendoroid Hayate Yagami photo
Nendoroid Hayate Yagami

Now you can add Hayate Yagami to your tome of pre-orders

She'll have more articulation than standard Nendos
May 30
[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. T... read

Megahobby Expo 2013 Spring: Alter

Not the most impressive, but certainly not left behind
May 25
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) Chitanda Eru Unpainted prototype for Takanashi Miu from Pa... read
Scans: Ichiban Kuji photo
Scans: Ichiban Kuji

Here are your upcoming Ichiban Kuji prize figures

May 24
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

The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

Delays ahoy!
May 21
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

ACen 2013: Max Factory's figma

Max Factory's figma line brought out some of their very best
May 20
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

[UPDATED] Open the book on figma Hayate Yagami

Third Nanoha heroine gets new figure based on movie
Mar 22
[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

Wonder Festival 2013 Winter: Alter

Hope you like Nanoha figures
Feb 11
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

figma blog snags a Fate Testarossa to preview

The Ferrari of Nanoha characters returns!
Feb 07
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

Bouncy Beach Nanoha pops up for pre-orders

Alter - 1/7 Scale
Jan 31
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


Gift's giant Fate certainly makes a splash!

Gift - 1/4 Scale
Jan 18
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

Oh look, it's another Nanoha girl in a swimsuit

At least this one is gigantic
Jan 17
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

Get your Fate in miniature with new Nendoroid

Good Smile Company
Nov 30
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

Nanoha's Fate Testarossa strikes out for pre-orders

Nov 25
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

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Ques Q and others

Small lineup of collectibles
Nov 08
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

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