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8:00 PM on 09.02.2013

Sorceress of Dragon's Crown has her pre-orders revived

Last month, Alpha Max opened its pre-orders for its rendition of the Sorceress from Dragon's Crown. The figure was controversial to its design, and out of nowhere, was pulled from pre-orders. Now the Sorceress has been summon...

Andres Cerrato

2:00 PM on 08.07.2013

Pre-order CM's Asuka and defy the laws of physics

Um...so this figure of Asuka from Senran Kagura by CM's Corporation is nice I guess. It's the latest in the their Gutto Kuru La Beaute line, and the paint looks good. I like the yellow and green checks colour palette. The swo...

Martin Siggers

4:00 AM on 07.21.2013

SDCC 2013: Yamato

Yamato had a tremendous showing at SDCC this year and showed off a few prototypes. Also they had some A+ models which should be coming to stores soon. Also at the booth was last year's 50cm tall Cat woman collectible which st...

Jon Wills

8:00 AM on 07.11.2013

Pre-order FREEings Yuzuko from Yuyushiki

FREEing just announced that their swimsuit figure of Yuzuko from Yuyushiki is now available for pre-order. Her sculpt is looking very sharp and captures the style of the show well. Yuzuko isn't really striking a sexy pose in ...

Jon Wills

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