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11:00 AM on 10.07.2013

Heat things up with this chilly new Blanc Neige

Not content to let certain other companies hog all the Shining series spotlight, Arcadia comes to us with a pretty slick looking new Blanc Neige--this time under her almost-full name of Aira Blanc Neige Galdinius from Shining...

Emily Smalara


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11:00 PM on 09.24.2013

Scans reveal two Shining series figures from Kotobukiya

It is magazine scan time again and Kotobukiya has two lovely ladies from the Shining series, Blade's Airy and Ark's Shannon, to share with us all. Airy's nun-inspired outfit looks lovely. Even in the scans, you can see t...

Natalie Kipper



Preview and pre-order Alter's Shining Blade: Misty photo
Preview and pre-order Alter's Shining Blade: Misty
by Jon Wills

Akibahobby recently got their hands on a review sample of Alter's lovely Shining Blade: Misty 1/8th scale figure and posted up a gallery for everyone to see.

After checking out the gallery myself I can say that those who pre-ordered Alter's Misty are pretty lucky. She's got a great smile and lots of movement. Also Alter has once again worked their magic and managed to make plastic look like cloth with every little ripple, frill and ribbon of her dress. Her base and special effects pieces are also super cool and I like how all the colors, red, yellow, blue, black and white all pop strongly against one another.

Pre-orders for Alter's Shining Blade: Misty sort of slipped under our radar, however I did include some links for everyone's convenience. She comes at a suggested retail price of ¥13,000 and should ship out at the end of this fine month of June.

Via Akibahobby

[Pre-order at Hobby Search | AmiAmi | ToysLogic | Plamoya | Big in Japan | Big Bad Toy Store ]

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8:00 PM on 05.21.2013

The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

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...

Yami Casas

7:15 PM on 03.05.2013

Arcadia's Sakuya shines in her own brownish way

You know that company that used to be Yamato? Now they're Arcadia! And you know that girl that used to be Maxima? Now she's Sakuya! There's a lot of name changing going on, try to keep up. As you've probably guessed, this is ...

Tianxiao Ma

9:00 AM on 02.21.2013

Pre-order Kotobukiya's Misty from Shining Blade

Many of you may remember Alter's version of this dashing pirate Misty which we announced last December. Well, if she was a little too expensive for your taste, you should definately check out Kotobukiya's lovely take on this ...

Jon Wills

4:30 PM on 01.23.2013

Kotobukiya shows off prototype Misty and Aragaki Ayase

Kotobukiya showed off two prototypes in this month's hobby scans, including their rendition of Shining Blade's Mistral and, out of left field, OreImo's Aragaki Ayase as Thanatos (cosplay ver.). I'm actually heartily looking f...

Kristina Pino

3:00 PM on 01.15.2013

Kotobukiya's Elmina gets a shiny new preview

Tony Taka is well known for designing a gaggle of very similar-looking women for the Shining series. Here's Kotobukiya's take on one of his designs: Elmina Rhoderia from Shining Blade. She's glad to meet you. The figure ...

Tianxiao Ma



Alter previews their Shining Blade Mistral photo
Alter previews their Shining Blade Mistral
by Kristina Pino

In stark contrast to Yamato's pretty rendition of Mistral Nereis, Alter has chosen to go with a more dynamic pose with hair flying and umbrella poised to attack. I love the base, too, though I worry a bit about leaning. Overall, though, this is yet another stunning figure I have the pleasure of posting about this week. 

Enough of my yapping, though. Check out the gallery for images from Alter's recent blog update featuring our lovely lady of the hour, and share your thoughts in the comments! We'll also be keeping an eye out for another update next week for another character from the series. 

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9:00 AM on 11.27.2012

MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Kotobukiya

Though I mostly know Kotobukiya as a maker of anime figures, they've been featuring a lot of American properties as of late. It's nice to see Kotobukiya putting the focus back on their anime figures at MegaHobby Expo. Here ar...

Tianxiao Ma

8:00 AM on 11.27.2012

MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Alter

Alter had a few figures to show at MegaHobby Expo, including a timely reminder that their Kongiku figure is still going to happen. Eventually... probably. Who knows with Alter? Among the sights to see were: Saber in probably...

Tianxiao Ma



2:00 PM on 11.22.2012

ALTER's announcements for MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn

In case you haven't heard me say it enough, let me remind you again one more time. The MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn event is this weekend on November 25, 2012. We've already seen Kotobukiya tease what they'll be showing at the ...

Jonathan Tubbs