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9:00 AM on 07.08.2013

Pre-order Griffon's Leafa

Say what you will about the second major arc of the animated series Sword Art Online. Personally I enjoyed it because it was different. Sure, it was not as intense as the original, also it lost a lot of the live or die feelin...

Jon Wills

8:00 AM on 07.03.2013

See more of Media Factory's Sena in her maid outfit

Both Akiba Hobby and Moeyo have gotten their mitts on Media Factory's lovely new Sena figure, so I've included some of their images in our own gallery. It's only a selection from what they've posted, so be sure to click throu...

Kristina Pino

1:00 AM on 07.02.2013

Pre-order Bandai's AGP Charolotte & Rafale Custom II

Just in time for season two of Infinite Stratos Bandai has announced that its Armor Girls Project Rafale Revive Custom II X Charlotte Dunois is now available for pre-order. Charlotte is a very popular girl from the series so ...

Jon Wills

7:00 PM on 06.11.2013

Pre-order Lechery's Amadeus Black Piano

Lechery's Amadeus Black Piano figurine is now available for pre-order. She is built to 1/6th scale and is made out of candy resin, PVC and ABS plastic.  Amadeus hits all the right notes too if I don't say so myself....

Jon Wills

Alter's Laura Bodewig is cooler than anticipated photo
Alter's Laura Bodewig is cooler than anticipated
by Jon Wills

When we first previewed Alter's Laura Bodewig in some hobby magazine scans In July of last year I was quick to dismiss her. For one, in Infinite Stratos I liked all the other girls more than her. Also I thought her figure looked too generic with a bland face. I could not have been more wrong.

To be fair it wasn't entirely my fault, or at least I tell myself in retrospect. The stock photos for her simply did not show off her prettiest aspects and it wasn't until now that she is released that we get a good full look at her. Not only can we see that she is a great maid figurine with all the ribbons, frills and such that you would expect, it also has details in places you wouldn't usually look.

Not only does her maid outfit look purrfect. She also comes with two hair styles, one straight and one twin tailed and with either type of hair you can have an eyepatch covering her other eye or not. You can arrange either a super pretty tea set in her hands or a pistol. Her tea set comes with a silver platter too that you can set anything on as well. Part of me wants to sculpt a plastic pizza and put it there. That would be awesome wouldn't it?

The more I stare at her photos the more I wish that I had pre-ordered her. The obvious solution to this problem would be for me to just pre-order everything that Alter makes, that way I would not have this issue. I did a little hunting around for those interested and included some order links to our favorite merchants who have this lovely maid in stock.

[ Order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | Plamoya | Big in Japan ]

Via Akibahobby

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1:10 AM on 05.25.2013

Megahobby Expo 2013 Spring: One Piece [Updated]

Megahobby Expo is going on at this very instant on the other side of the world. For me, this should be a joyous occasion. Unfortunatley, it isn't. Why you ask? Well, I've got to point at the currently anemic showing...

Pedro Cortes

9:00 AM on 05.21.2013

1/2-scale Sonico is up for pre-order with warning labels

Alright, so we had a peek at 1/2-scale Sonico not long ago, and I'm back again to let everyone know the very important news that she is up for pre-order! If you're ready to fork out the dough (over ¥40,000 retail) for her...

Kristina Pino

11:30 PM on 05.19.2013

Preview these rare Nendoroids Yukari Tamura & Nana Mizuki

When looking around for news to write about I stumbled into something pretty amazing. Check this out everyone. Good Smile Company is making a Nendoroid of Yukari Tamura and Nana Mizuki.  It is a fantastic idea isn't it? ...

Jon Wills

9:00 AM on 05.13.2013

1/2-scale Soniko gets a coat of paint

Though I don't have as many words to say on things like this as some of my co-editors around here, I wanted to make sure that you folks were at least up to date with the fact that yes, 1/2-scale Soniko still exists (last seen...

Kristina Pino

[UPDATED] Orchid Seed previews their now-painted Alleyne photo
[UPDATED] Orchid Seed previews their now-painted Alleyne
by Kristina Pino

[Updated: added links for pre-orders, and more pictures! She's ¥12,000 and slated for release in January 2014! Please check her listings for the cast-off images.]

e've been pretty excited for this upcoming Queen's Blade figure for ages now, and the wait has paid off in spades. Alleyne is painted and she's going to be up for pre-order tomorrow! 

I absolutely love the light, pastel colors on this figure as well as the leaf swimsuit. Everything came together rather nicely, right down to the subtle blush on her cheeks. As Tian remarked in an earlier post, those thighs are just so luscious and her abs are attractive. The body sculpt really makes the figure, so I'm happy that we aren't seeing any bold colors to take any attention away from that.

[via Orchid Seed]
[Pre-order at: AmiAmi | Hobby Search |  HobbyLink Japan]
[See also: gallery on Moeyo! Warning: NSFW

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3:00 AM on 04.19.2013

How appropriate, Sena. You look like a cow

[update: Added an image to the gallery that is probably the source artwork for this figure! It also appears that this originates from something in the manga. I don't know anything else beyond that at the time of writing~][upd...

Kristina Pino

Have a gander at Griffon's Sena Kashiwazaki, Dancer ver. photo
Have a gander at Griffon's Sena Kashiwazaki, Dancer ver.
by Kristina Pino

I gushed about this figure when it went up for pre-order, but some folks were entirely unimpressed with what I consider a lovely figure of Haganai/Haganai NEXT's Sena as a dancer.

Since the last time we saw her, it doesn't look like her brazier situation has improved, but either way, take a look at the gallery for a sample from Akiba Hobby's recent review. Upon further inspection, some of those paint lines on her clothes actually look kind of sloppy! I'm hoping that the figure doesn't have too many problems at release, which is scheduled for May at the time of writing.

As usual, I only selected a sample for my gallery, so head on over to Akiba Hobby to see the rest!

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