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2:25 AM on 03.13.2015

Expelled from Paradise's Angela Balzac from Alphamax

Expelled from Paradise is a big deal anime film release from this past December, so I haven't had a chance to see it (even if Aniplex was kind enough to screen it in America, I don't live in a city large enough to warrant exh...


3:00 AM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Alphamax

If you're into more developed women, Alphamax is a good manufacturer to look at. They mostly make borderline ecchi figures, although their SkyTube label has more explicit stuff. They had a handful of figures on display for Wo...

Tianxiao Ma

9:00 AM on 08.20.2014

[NSFW] Alphamax's Excellen Browning is not about leaving stuff to the imagination

Despite having the SkyTube brand to market their ero figures, Alphamax's seems to have gotten more ero as well. While this Excellen Browning isn't fully naked, we're at a point where black censor bars would achieve a similar ...

Tianxiao Ma

Hiei masters the Dragon of the Darkness Flame technique for new Alphamax figure photo
Hiei masters the Dragon of the Darkness Flame technique for new Alphamax figure
by Scarecroodle

An unpainted prototype of AlphaMax's Hiei (YuYu Hakusho) has appeared. The figure depicts the demon leaping into the air while summoning the Dragon of the Darkness Flame from his arm.

While it doesn't look like the flame is physically emerging from his arm (as I recall it did on the show), the sculpting on the Dragon of the Darkness Flame is neat and the fact that it's twisted around his body (something that might not be practical in a fight) enhances the presentation. Hiei himself looks decent and I'm curious how this will turn out painted.

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Tomopop Review: AlphaMax's Sena Kashiwazaki Cow Design Swimsuit Ver. photo
Tomopop Review: AlphaMax's Sena Kashiwazaki Cow Design Swimsuit Ver.
by Scarecroodle

Mooooo-ve aside, cat girls! There's a new (and oddly appropriate) animal-themed outfit in town. AlphaMax's Sena Kashiwazaki Cow Design Swimsuit Ver. may seem an udderly wacky outfit at first glance, but the costume is well-suited to the fetishism of mammary glands.

So how many cow-related puns can I milk out of one review? Find out after the jump!

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1:00 AM on 05.01.2014

Alphamax brings along our favorite busty God Eater

I have some mixed feelings about Alphamax designs in general, but I do like the look of this Alisa Illinichina Amiella from God Eater 2. This month's Hobby Japan scans show the manufacturer's second attempt at Alisa. Whi...

Tianxiao Ma

[NSFW] Danny Choo previews a very embarrassed maid photo
[NSFW] Danny Choo previews a very embarrassed maid
by Tianxiao Ma

Figure blogger Danny Choo is treating us to a preview of Skytube's Nozomi Watase, a Tony Taka-designed maid from the Genmukan hentai anime and game franchise. I've seen the original Genmukan's treatment of Nozomi, and let's just say it's not a model of female empowerment.

The preview on Culture Japan is somewhat more tasteful though. Being a Tony Taka design, Nozomi has a very cute and delicate face. The apron can be cast off, but going bare-bosomed isn't optional. If you don't like to be forced into displaying a nude figure, this one's definitely not for you.

Nozomi went up for pre-order a while ago for ¥10,800. A handful of retailers still have her in stock, with Amiami offering an exclusive version with cleaning cloth. She'll be out in July.

[ Pre-order at Hobby Search | AmiAmi | Play Asia | J-List ]

[ Pre-order Amiami exclusive version at AmiAmi ]

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11:59 PM on 03.08.2014

Tomopop LinkUP: Winter (Soldier) Blues

I know I've talked a lot about the terrible winter we've been experiencing so I don't want to spend a lot of time on that. I'll just quickly say that I have a feeling I'll be pulling weeds from my garden this year while it's ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Tomopop Review: Alphamax's Velvet Batrass photo
Tomopop Review: Alphamax's Velvet Batrass
by Tianxiao Ma

I really like the sexy pirate trope, which seems more prevalent in Japanese properties than in the West. When thinking of pirate figures, Mouretsu Pirates' Marika and Queen's Blade's Liliana spring to mind. Alphamax's Velvet has recently joined them, though she lacks the stereotypical frilly coat and pirate weaponry.

Velvet struck me with a combination of a lovely face, nice body, and appealing outfit design. Although I have a few other figures from the Shining series (I'm a Tony Taka fan, what can I say), this is my first Alphamax figure. As such I decided this would make the perfect occasion for a review!

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Tomopop LinkUP: From viewers like you photo
Tomopop LinkUP: From viewers like you
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! This week we're doing something entirely different from the normal LinkUP. Last week we took no prisoners when reporting on Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] which doesn't leave much for this week's LinkUP. I'm not about to let a week slip by without something to read so I think it's time to do another special. Given that a big part of LinkUP is pointing out some of the great stuff done by fans I think now is a perfect time to turn the spotlight on all of you out there.

So join me after the jump as we check out some of the reviews, videos, photo galleries, and creative stuff made by fans, for fans!

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12:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Curse your wedding by looking at Alphamax's Saber Bride

They say that looking at the bride's dress before the wedding is bad luck. You really can't help but a sneak a peek here with Alphamax's Saber Bride. She certainly debuted to a lot of fanfare, but it's been a little while sin...

Andres Cerrato

5:00 PM on 02.01.2014

Check out some pirate booby in AM Velvet gallery

Akiba Hobby has released a photo gallery for AlphaMax's recently released Shining Ark Velvet which shows off Velvet's ample treasure chest. Sure, her pirate booty is nice as well but I've been more into pirate boobies. If tha...