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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Miyazawa Model Exhibition photo
Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift show off the goods at Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Although it's a lot of stuff we've already seen in one form or another
Nov 20
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Kahotan made good on her promise and posted a second gallery for figures on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition Autumn 2014. This time around the focus is on the companies of Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift. Most ...
Birthday Club photo
Birthday Club

Tomopop Birthday Club: A present for Martin

What's in the box?
Aug 15
// Martin Siggers
I'm normally very meticulous with keeping track of my figure mail. I log every purchase and keep an eye out for every package. So when this large box turned up my doorstep, I was a touch confused. It's pretty clearly postmar...
Alter Fate photo
Alter Fate

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter goes back to the well for a new Fate Testarossa

The Lightning Mage rides again
May 31
// Martin Siggers
Man, remember when Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha was the hottest thing in the figure world? A few years back it seemed like we'd get a new Nanoha or Fate figure every week. A lot of those figures were made by Alter (I own ...
Summer Holiday Hayate photo
Summer Holiday Hayate

Alter's Summer Holiday Hayate now up for pre-order

You'll be paying more for less though
Mar 05
// Martin Siggers
We saw her rather lovely preview last week, and now Alter's bikini-or-shorts-depending-on-your-preference version of Hayate Yagami is now up for pre-orders. That's the good news. The bad news is she's listed at a whopping &ye...

Summer Holiday Hayate photo
Who likes short shorts?
I don't like bikini figures, but even I'm a fan of Alter's 'Summer Holiday' versions of Nanoha and Fate from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. As is typical with Alter, there's a level of craft and detail in the work...

Alter's Hayate photo
Alter's Hayate

Awaken to pre-orders for Alter's new Hayate Yagami

You'll need a Wallet of Darkness though
Jan 22
// Martin Siggers
Though figures from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha are among the most omnipresent in the collecting world. Alter has always managed to put a certain spark into theirs that defines their best products. While the new movie ca...
RAH Nanoha photo
Friendship with the White Devil won't come cheap however
After recently being unveiled at the Miyazawa Model Expo, we've now got our hands on a much more comprehensive preview of Real Action Heroes Nanoha, portrayed in her new 'Excellion Mode' from the recent movie. I have to say, ...

RAH Nanoha photo
RAH Nanoha

Real Action Heroes Nanoha is here to be your friend

Bigger, badder and even more adorable
Nov 12
// Martin Siggers
We've been absolutely inundated with Nanoha figures over the past few years, so it takes something pretty special to draw my attention. This is exactly that though, as at the Autumn Miyazawa Model Expo Medicom showed up with ...
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 ...

Preview Yagami Hayate photo
A cute girl in a swimsuit. What more could we ask for?
Remember Wonfes? Well it was an event back in July that we covered all sorts of different figurines from different companies, but apparently not everything was shown off right away. I'm not really sure why there was a delay o...

Lyrical Nanoha photo
Lyrical Nanoha

Live by the sword and pre-order Alter's Signum

You'll have to dig deep to do so though
Sep 11
// Martin Siggers
We had a detailed look at Alter's rendition of Signum from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the other day, and I confessed myself extremely impressed with Alter's work. In fact, I went as far to say I'd be putting my money wh...

Alter's Signum is armed and ready

Sep 06 // Martin Siggers
Lyrical Nanoha photo
Bow and sword in perfect accord
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha may be the modern Evangelion in terms of sheer weight of figures cranked out, but the masters at Alter still know how to make something stand out, as they show off in their latest preview...


HobbyLink Japan is having a figure sale, up to 95% off!

There are some gems here if you hunt for them.
Aug 16
// Jon Wills
There are sales and there are bargains. Often items posted on sale are not always marked at a low price but rather at their regular low price. Still within any sale there are always some alluring bargains to be found.  H...
Gift Hayate swimsuit ver. photo
Gift Hayate swimsuit ver.

Hayate joins the Nanoha girls at the beach

Though it's not her first beach rodeo
Aug 12
// Tianxiao Ma
If you've been collecting anime figures over the past year or so, chances are you've seen one of the Nanoha girls in a swimsuit. It's an unavoidable fact of life. Most of the figures out there currently are of Nanoha herself ...
WonFes Gift photo
WonFes Gift

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Gift

Get a taste of summer
Jul 29
// Tianxiao Ma
Gift's display featured a summer theme, showing several girls enjoying a beach outing in their swimsuits. They had an unpainted Houki Shinonono from Infinite Stratos, who doesn't look terribly pleased to be there. The three g...
Hayate & SIgnum photo
Hayate & SIgnum

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Alter goes back to Nanoha

Hayate unveiled, Signum shown off again
Jul 28
// Martin Siggers
It's always nice to have an old faithful you can rely on eh? For Alter (and indeed, for many figure comapnies) it's Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha that's always destined to produce cool figures that people will buy. That's ...
Nendoroid Hayate Yagami photo
Nendoroid Hayate Yagami

Now you can add Hayate Yagami to your tome of pre-orders

She'll have more articulation than standard Nendos
May 30
// Tianxiao Ma
[Update: added more pre-order links] Normally I'm not into Nanoha stuff, but this Nendoroid Hayate Yagami actually looks pretty cool. This is the Unison Edition from Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's. Romantic title, I know. T...

Megahobby Expo 2013 Spring: Alter

Not the most impressive, but certainly not left behind
May 25
// Kristina Pino
Alter's showing at Megahobby Expo notably included: A swimsuit version of Saber Alter (painted since WonFes) Tanigawa Kanna from Ano Natsu de Matteru (newly painted) Chitanda Eru Unpainted prototype for Takanashi Miu from Pa...
Scans: Ichiban Kuji photo
Scans: Ichiban Kuji

Here are your upcoming Ichiban Kuji prize figures

May 24
// Tianxiao Ma
I don't normally get into prize figures, but these have been getting more elaborate, haven't they? When I first started collecting, they didn't look much more detailed than the little clay sculptures I'd do for art class when...

The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

Delays ahoy!
May 21
// Yami Casas
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...

ACen 2013: Max Factory's figma

Max Factory's figma line brought out some of their very best
May 20
// Vanessa Cubillo
At Anime Central, Max Factory's figma line had a great selection of their current and upcoming figures. Among them, there were figures from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Cobra, and Kid Icarus. Also in attendance were the very p...

[UPDATED] Open the book on figma Hayate Yagami

Third Nanoha heroine gets new figure based on movie
Mar 22
// Martin Siggers
[Update: Pre-orders are go! Links have been added below] The torrent of figures based on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha has become wearying to even the most dedicated fan over the past ocuple of years, but for onc...

Wonder Festival 2013 Winter: Alter

Hope you like Nanoha figures
Feb 11
// Tianxiao Ma
I expected Alter to have a bigger presence at WonFes, but if you ask me they kind of phoned it in. Unless you're a Nanoha fan, there wasn't a ton of stuff to be excited about. Let's get the Nanoha stuff out of the way first. ...

figma blog snags a Fate Testarossa to preview

The Ferrari of Nanoha characters returns!
Feb 07
// Tianxiao Ma
Good news for Fate Testarossa fans: her Lightning version figma is shipping soon! This little lady, who looks like she'd be at home in a Soulcalibur game, will be out February 9. The figma blog has a short preview of what you...

Oh look, it's another Nanoha girl in a swimsuit

At least this one is gigantic
Jan 17
// Tianxiao Ma
Let's not mince words - there are a lot of Fate Testarossa figures out there. There are also a lot of swimsuit figures out there. Combining the two really just seems lazy and obvious. If I were to focus on the positives,...

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Ques Q and others

Small lineup of collectibles
Nov 08
// Tianxiao Ma
For the sake of everybody's sanity we're grouping some of these smaller displays together. Ques Q's display included their 1/8-scale Menma, Nanoha Takamachi in a swimsuit, Taiga Aisaka in bunny outfit, and the Hajime Ueda-sty...

30th Prize Fair: Banpresto

Prize figures coming in 2013 for Gundam Unicorn, Code Geass, K-On!, Kamen Rider, and Magi.
Nov 07
// Jonathan Tubbs
Cripes! Another event, Japan? You're keeping yourselves busy with all the product showcasing. At least with the focus of this event, there are plenty more chances for characters we may like at a fraction of the cost. I'm talk...

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: ALPHAMAX

So many ladies, so little time
Nov 06
// Pedro Cortes
While Wave does a good job with their Beach Queen line of ladies, I think ALPHAMAX has them beat. As seen from the Miyazawa Model Exhibition, their ladies are seemingly larger and of better quality. Then again, you usually ha...

Good Smile kick off the Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Tweets directly from event by Mikatan show off the latest figures from Good Smile Company.
Nov 05
// Jonathan Tubbs
Are you business interested in the latest products coming down the line that you can stock in your retail establishment? No? Well, pretend you are as Good Smile Company kicks things off with the latest Miyazawa Model Exhibiti...

Nendoroid and figma keep rolling in at Dengeki Festival

I just... can't... keep up...
Oct 19
// Jonathan Tubbs
[Update: Nendoroid Alice from Momoiro Taisen Pairon and figma Black Gold Saw TV version added to the gallery.] I can't keep up! Earlier we saw a handful of new and upcoming figma and Nendoroid figures coming down the lin...

Dengeki 20th Anniversary will see more Nendoroids, figma

Good Smile Company and Max Factory tease a few new Nendoroid and figma figures.
Oct 19
// Jonathan Tubbs
Seems like several companies are gearing up to celebreate the 20th anniversary of Dengeki Hobby. Good Smile Company will be at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival to eat delicious food as well as display some upcoming Nendo...

Have some fresh Madoka and Lyrical Nanoha pre-orders

Tonight's bag: Petite Madoka extension set, Sayaka Miki scaled figure and bunny girl Fate
Oct 04
// Kristina Pino
[Updated: Additional information on both Madoka figure entries] Tonight's selection of magical pre-orders includes a cute bunny girl version of Fate T Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS) and two new items for fans...

A pair of Fate Testarossa figmas fly to pre-order

If you're a fan of figma weapons, you'll love this
Sep 11
// Tianxiao Ma
Magical girl shows are pretty different from when I used to watch a lot of anime, not that I ever watched magical girl shows in the first place. What's with the giant axe and flashy bits? I thought magical girl shows were abo...

Pre-order a(nother) swimsuit Takamachi Nanoha

Aug 17
// Chang Su
Hold the presses, it's a Takamachi Nanoha swimsuit figure!  *crickets* ...Okay, I'll admit that Nanoha has had more beach outings than I can count. But this is the first iteration of the character from as seen in spin-of...

figma Nanoha has a blessed pre-order

Aug 17
// Tianxiao Ma
Now I don't know the slightest thing about the Nanoha franchise, but that won't stop me from pretending to be an expert on it. This figma depicts Nanoha in Sacred Mode as she appears in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2...

Good Smile Company just showed off some new figures and Nendoroids at Comiket 82. We'll be taking a look at the Nendoroids first: The first that caught my eye and in the future my wallet is Akari from YuruYuri. Her character ...


There seem to be no shortage of female anime characters being put into bunny girl costumes, and the adult Nanoha becomes the latest to join that list thanks to FREEing. Teased along with Fate and Hayate, Nanoha is your standa...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Nendoroids!

Jul 29
// Brian Szabelski
So, with announcements of Nendoroid Iron Man, new Black Rock Shooter TV Animation Nendos, and a bunch of new Miku Nendos including the first Nendoroid Jumbo, you probably think ... yeah, you know where I'm going with this, so...

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Kotobukiya

Jul 29
// Brian Szabelski
Sure, we've gotten some big announcements from Kotobukiya so far, but there's much more in store from the Japanese figure maker. Beyond Co-poche and the previously revealed Dark Magician, Kotobukiya had to offer: Oreimo...

New Nendoroids for Nadoka and Nanoha not in November

Jul 26
// Andres Cerrato
Another day, another round of Nendoroids for you to add to your collection. Before you fret, just take solace that these two will be released in December, so we won't be having 12 Nendos in November. For your pleasure, you ca...

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