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9:00 AM on 06.10.2014

Tomocast 47: Megahobby Expo

Hot damn, you've got to love the summer months. All of you favorite companies are ganging up to show you the toys that you're going to drool over during the summer months. Then, of course, try to figure out how to pay for sai...

Pedro Cortes


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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

8:00 PM on 06.02.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Travel through some dungeons with Mefmera

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...

Tianxiao Ma

7:00 PM on 06.02.2014

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

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...

Tianxiao Ma

2:30 AM on 06.02.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Kotobukiya's Levi wants your house spotless

Kotobukiya's Attack on Titan line is steadily growing. With Eren and Mikasa already up for pre-order, it was logical to assume the previously-revealed Levi would be coming next. A few shots of the painted prototype arose from...

Tianxiao Ma



MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Yato will certainly cost more than 5 photo
MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Yato will certainly cost more than 5
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

I have to admit I'm a little surprised that the first figure released for the anime series Noragami is the main character Yato. I know that seems a little strange to say, but come on, it's a guy. I was really sure the first would be the not-a-cat tailed Hiyori because, you know, she's a girl and this is Japan. Not that I'm disappointed, I'm always happy to see companies, in this case MegaHouse, buck the trend every now and then. Well, he will be part of the G.E.M. series which is dominated by male characters...

Sculpting looks pretty good, but the obvious draw, besides being a decreasingly rare male figure, is the appearance of him floating in mid air. I'm a sucker for non-typical posing like this. He's shown with a bottle which could be sake or it could be miracle cure he got from some huckster, it's hard to tell when it comes to the former war god that will do any job from finding cats to cleaning bathrooms for ¥5. 

No real info on prize and release date just yet. I really hope they announce Hiyori and Yukine, if they did that I'd order for sure!

[via Hobby Search]

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MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter didn't make Neptunia's Black Heart just for you, you know photo
MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter didn't make Neptunia's Black Heart just for you, you know
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 revealing their take on the HDD mode of Lastation's resident tsundere CPU Noire after announcing her some three months ago.

Though unpainted, they've clearly made the most dynamic looking Neptunia figure yet. Black Heart is shown dashing into battle with sword in hand. I love the off-kiltered angle of the figure even though that might lead to a bit of leaning over time. Well, it's Alter, I'm sure they know what they're doing. No release info yet, but with the summer convention season fast approaching I'm sure we'll be seeing her in color soon. 

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4:30 PM on 05.31.2014

MegaHobby Expo Spring 2014: Time to take over the world with School Uniforms!

In a bit of a surprise twist, Megahouse announced a new line of figures at Megahobby Expo in the shape of the World Uniform Operation. Essentially, they plan on releasing figures of characters in their respective school unifo...

Chris Seto

8:30 AM on 05.31.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Astaroth gets painted

I like when figure makers find cool original or underrepresented character designs instead of going with what's popular, but this Astaroth figure from MegaHouse completely slipped under my radar. Astaroth is a character featu...

Tianxiao Ma

8:00 AM on 05.31.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Orchid Seed isn't afraid of deadly sins

When asked what his sin was, Captain Mal Reynolds once said "Ah hell... I'm a fan of all seven!" I like to imagine he actually had these sins in mind because that would be a grand mental image. Unlike Captain Reynolds, I'm no...

Tianxiao Ma

7:30 AM on 05.31.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Max Factory teases DRAMMAtical Murder's Ren

DRAMMAtical Murder fans got a nice one-two punch this weekend with a pair of announcements. First, Good Smile Company announced via Facebook that they'll be re-releasing Max Factory's Aoba figure. This decision was inspi...

Tianxiao Ma



12:30 AM on 05.31.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: G.E.M. series Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena

How many of you watched the hell out of Revolutionary Girl Utena back in the day? Well, with seeing this new prototype of Anthy Himemiya, it's definitely wanting to make me go back and watch it again. It's been several y...

Rio McCarthy