Fate/Stay Night photo
Hopefully won't get lost for several years like Max Factory's figma Archer
Alter had an unpainted 1/8-scale Archer (Fate/Stay Night) on display at Summer WonFes. The Archer-class servant is depicted gesturing aimlessly with a sword while looking backwards. Maybe he's pointing at something. At any rate, the sculpting looks neat and I'm curious as to how he'll turn out painted. He's supposedly slated to release in 2015. read feature

Uta no Prince-Sama photo
Uta no Prince-Sama

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: ALTAiR teases last two UtaPri boys

Soon, STARISH will be complete
May 31
Hobby Search captured an image of a teaser for the final two male members of STARISH from Uta no Prince-Sama, Syo Kurusu and Natsuki Shinomiya, to complete the set in scaled figures. They're a lovely pair, and from the looks ... read
ALTAiR Free! photo
ALTAiR Free!

ALTAiR's Haruka and Makoto now available for pre-order

Bring our boys home
May 14
We saw them previewed the other day and now ALTAiR's take on the boys of Iwatobi Swim Club are ready to take your hard earned money from you. No, not that way, get your minds out of the gutter.  Haruka and Makoto have go... read
ALTAiR Free! photo
Haruka and Makoto in all their glory
A sizeable chunk of the internet fanbase has been eagerly awaiting full scale figures of the Free! club members ever since Alter announced they were picking up the licence and adding the boys to their ALTAiR male line. They'v... read feature

Tomopop Micropixel photo
Win yourself a Christmas present!
Christmas will soon be upon us, so what better time to start giving stuff away? Yes, it's time for a new photo contest! The theme this time out will be Best of Friends. We want to see your figures hanging out with each other,... read feature

UtaPri by ALTAiR photo
Can't get enough
It's been a few weeks since we finally saw Ren and Masato in their full-color glory, but alas, we were only able to admire them from the front! But ALTAiR have just updated their blog with more images and all is right with th... read feature

Free! figures photo
Free! figures

ALTAiR shows off some Free! prototypes

awwwww yeah
Nov 02
Max Factory aren't the only ones getting in on the Free! action. At Animate Girls Festival 2013, ALTAiR also showed off two prototypes for their upcoming Free! line, featuring Haru and Makoto. I haven't watched the show, so i... read
UtaPri by ALTAiR photo
UtaPri by ALTAiR

UtaPri's Ren and Masato are now fabulously painted

It's all about dem idols
Nov 01
ALTAiR have just revealed the painted prototypes of Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren, which were last seen back towards the end of August. As with the others in this set, they are dressed up in their idol gear, and looking t... read
Old Man assembly! photo
Old Man assembly!

ALTAiR provides Raven assembly instructions

Here's a little love to tide you over
Oct 31
Hey all! I'm sure you were as surprised as me, but ALTAiR's Raven has actually shipped out! To tide us over and get us ready for his arrival ALTAiR kindly published an article on how to safely assemble the "Old Man" Raven. Hit the jump If you want to see the details and sneak a few early peeks at your incoming Raven figurine!  read
Preview ALTAiR's Zelos photo
Preview ALTAiR's Zelos

Pre-order ALTAiR's chosen one Zelos Wilder right now!

He is so awesome he makes me Squee! Zelos I choose you!
Oct 09
It's been five lonely months since ALTAiR last teased us with an unpainted sculpt of Zelos Wilder and announced their plans to make a Loyd Irving sculpt at Tales Festival 2013. However my friends, the wait is over and it... 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

Upcoming Makoto photo
Upcoming Makoto

Upcoming Free! figurine of Tachibana Makoto by ALTAiR

Yep there are more of them!
Sep 26
Free!, this seasons boy swimming club series has been pretty popular in Japan. I'm glad that the Japanese folks are reaching out to female audiences out there and merchandising men to them. It's been happening for some time, ... read
ALTAiR Uta Pri photo
1000% bishounens!
ALTAiR recently updated their blog and revealed the long awaited prototypes for Uta no Prince-sama's Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren. Although ALTAiR did display both boys during Wonder Festival Summer 2013, there was a pes... read feature

ALTAiR Nanase Haruka photo
My dreams have come true
If there is one anime that has been getting a lot of buzz this season, it's KyoAni's new sports themed series Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club. With the immense popularity the show has garnered in just its first four weeks since air... read feature


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
Alter's Jude Mathis photo
What a hotcake!
It's not every day that we see a boy figurine like Jude Mathis. However the Tales franchise and ALTaiR have a good history of making it happen. First to capture our hearts was Yuri Lowell, followed by Flyn... read feature


Jude Mathis is released: ALTaiR posts assembly advice

Tips to keep Jude looking good
Apr 25
Yes! There is lots of good news for Tales fans this morning. ALTaiR's Jude Mathis from Tales of Xillia just shipped out to buyers. I'm hoping that mine shows up early next week. ALTaiR just kindly released some assembly advice on their blog which people who purchased the figurine may want to review. Hit the jump to see a few basic instructions on how to safely assemble him. via ALTaiR's blog read

Wonder Festival 2013 Winter: ALTAiR

Feb 11
What ALTAiR brought to display at Wonder Festival is nothing new. We've already seen Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero), Raven (Tales of Vesperia), and Jude Mathis (Tales of X'illia), as well as UtaPri's Tokiya and Ittoki, so where's t... read
Yay Estelle! I can't wait!
In a scant two days Alter will be showing off its latest prototypes at Wonderfest Winter 2013. I can't wait to see more of their Estelle sculpt from Tales of Vesperia, but there are so many more figures on display. In ad... read feature


Alter delays products! My wallet rejoices!

Accelerator for a V-day gift! Woohoo.
Jan 31
Here at Tomopop we were having our usual lazy tea party when we all realized that there have been delays for some of our anticipated Alter figures. A few cookies passed hands and some shout-outs were heard. Here is what we ca... read
Now we're gonna have some fun!
Well, what do ya know? This old man we previewed just a few days ago is now available for pre-order. So I'm here to sound the trumpets to let everyone know that Alter's Raven is getting ready for some action! Even if you... read feature

Hooray for the old man!
Last time we saw coverage of old man Raven  from my favorite JRPG Tales of Vesperia was during the Animate Girls Festival back in November. I could only imagine how pleased he was watching all the lad... read feature


UtaPri's Ittoki and Tokiya sing and dance into pre-orders

ALTAiR strikes a home run in this duo
Dec 12
It's been a while since we heard from ALTAiR on the status of their Uta no Prince-Sama figures, the teasers for which were shown off at Wonder Festival (Summer). In the short time since then, the ALTAiR blog published a full ... read

MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Fate/Zero everywhere!

ALTAiR, Megahouse show off some manly figures
Nov 26
If you happen to be a Fate/Zero fan, then MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn was a dream come true for you. ALTAiR rolled out a familiar face with its sitting Waver Velvet figure in 1/8-scale. It appears he'll come with two equa... read
More goodies from the heroes of Vesperia and Xillia
Japan's MegaHobby Expo 2102 Fall is upon us, with Alter and ALTAiR showcasing the characters of the Tales series, specifically Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Xillia. From Xillia, we see an unpainted sculpt of Jude Mathis by A... read feature


Animate Girls Festival 2012: Fate/Zero Waver by ALTER

You can be the master of my ride any day.
Nov 18
Boys! Men! Sexy folks! Whatever you want it to be, the Animate Girls Festival has it for you ladies (and guys)! We've seen that already with ALTER revealing the colored prototype of Raven from Namco Bandai role-playing game T... read

ALTAiR teases Fate/zero's Waver Velvet in color

To appear at Animate Girls Festival and MegaHobby Expo
Nov 15
Alter's ALTAiR division has teased a new figure on its blog, and it just happens to be Fate/Zero's Waver Velvet! While he was previously announced, this is the first time we're getting a glimpse at Waver in color. You can see... read

Pre-order ALTAiR's Jude Mathis from Tales of X'illia

Aug 22
In a market dominated by female figures, ALTAiR has managed to carve itself a nice niche with their very successful series of Tales men. Yuri Lowell (reviewed) and Flynn Scifo (reviewed) by ALTAiR were both extremely popular ... read

ALTAiR's Orihara Izaya really wants to be with you

Aug 21
Earlier today ALTAiR updated its blog to announce the re-release of Durarara's!! infamous information broker, Orihara Izaya. Wearing his trademark black hooded jacket, Izaya may be posed holding a switchblade or his black cel... read

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Alter

Jul 29
Not to be shown up by anyone, Alter is in with plenty of prototypes of new and upcoming figures, as well as a few other things we've seen before (like Charlotte Dunois which is up for re-release, Laura Bodewig which is up for... read

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Altair

Jul 28
Now that news and pictures are trickling in from various twitters and live bloggers, we can keep you all steadily updated with all the latest! I'll be handling this post, dedicated to the lovely boys of Alter's Altair line. F... read

Pre-order To Aru's Accelerator but you should stay clear

May 30
Accelerator from To Aru no Majutsu no Index II is an unexpected release from ALTAiR, the male line of figures by the amazing ALTER, but the more males, the better. However, let's not beat around the bush on this one. Unf... read

MegaHobby Expo 2012 Spring: Alter

May 26
Hi folks! It's a lovely day to be indoors and admiring awesome upcoming figures and goodies from our favorite companies, and now that Natalie has kicked off our coverage with this intro post, I'll start by posting up Alter's ... read

Alter decided to preview their upcoming Shizuo (Durarara!!) on their blog recently, so check out the gallery for some images of the badassery. He comes with his signature bent sign and glasses which can be removed. Additional... read feature


Alter gives us news on their MegaHobby Expo offerings

Nov 22
The official ALTAiR blog has updated with news on what Alter and company will have at Wednesday's MegaHobby Expo in Japan. It's pretty much what you might expect, but there's a few surprises. As for what exactly will be there... read

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