Muv-Luv Alternative


Why is March such a painful month for us? It seems like every march we get bombarded with a  bunch of cool stuff that we all want all at once. Do companies think that we've recovered from the holidays by now and can affo...



Given the popularity, it's no surprise we've seen a lot of Muv-Luv figures. A whole lot. But, they usually tend to be rather subdued or dark in some way, as you'd probably expect from Alternative in the first place. Thus, it'...




It's time for yet another Muv-Luv lovely, with Kotobukiya and the lilac-haired Inia. I won't lie though, I can barely tell the difference between this and any of the other multitudes of Inia figures that seem to crop up every...

I always appreciate seeing the Muv-Luv girls out of their armor, and Kotobukiya's latest bunny is definitely no exception even if she looks a bit down in the dumps. She may not be the perkiest bunnygirl on the market, but it'...

Kotobukiya are a company in fine fettle and that was reflected in their booth, with a vast array of figures spread out across a variety of different ranges, franchises and styles.  The biggest news out of the booth was p...

Kotobukiya news is trickling in and I've spotted a few figures to get excited about. First up is a colored version of Kasumi Yashiro from Muv-Luv Alternative. It's a bunny outfit figure done by 4-Leaves, but may be a bit racy...




Yeah sure, Kotobukiya's been making the Muv-Luv girls in their skin-tight suits as of late. Yui got that treatment not long ago. But remember when they put her in a more elegant outfit? I find that version much sexier than ev...

Kotobukiya's booth at Wonder Festival 2013 Winter was packed with a ton of new prototypes, along with a few old favorites like the Yu-Gi-Oh! figures and Wolfwood.  Your list of figures in our gallery includes: Blac...


Everyone needs some time off from fighting horrific invaders, and fortunately for Muv-Luv's Yui, Hobby Japan's done just that with this upcoming exclusive bikini-clad version. Though perhaps they could give the naming job up ...

We've got the rest of this month's magazine scans - that eternal wellspring of anime/PVC news - and there's a bit of old and new all mixed in. MegaHouse's 1/8-scale Yunoha Thrul from Aquarion Evol, now painted. She's shown w...

We've seen this beauty before, but I figured more body suits would be good for your health. This is Kotobukiya's Cryska Barchenowa in her Eishi outfit, which happens to be perfectly colored to highlight her curves. It doesn't...

Comiket 83 is underway and and Max Factory didn't come empty handed. As promised they brought along Sword Art Online's Asuna to give the public it's best look at the new figma. The sculpt still looks great to me, but the...



Last week we brought you a preview of Good Smile Company's Nendoroid of Yui Takamura from the currently airing show Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse. I'm pleased to announce that Yui is now available for pre-order. As mentio...

Power suits and Figmas usually work very well together, but there is something a little off to me about Max Factory's Figma version of Yui Takamura. Perhaps I have been spoiled on the Nendoroid version of Yui, but her Figma c...

Though I mostly know Kotobukiya as a maker of anime figures, they've been featuring a lot of American properties as of late. It's nice to see Kotobukiya putting the focus back on their anime figures at MegaHobby Expo. Here ar...

Good Smile Company's previews in this month's scans didn't wow me, but maybe you guys will find something you like. First up is the green-haired gal, a 1/7 scale figure of Nozomi Akiyama from Se Kirara. Despite it being an er...

Who loves mosaics for figure previews!? I know Kotobukiya does! We just saw them do that recently for their Cu-poche Saber from Fate/stay night and now the company has even more as they get us all excited for MegaHobby EXPO 2...

It's obvious that the ladies of Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse have a certain aspect about them that cannot be overlooked. Figure manufacturers have also taken notice to this certain aspect, especially Alpha Max. In fact, ...

Kotobukiya had a diverse array of products on display at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition. You can see some of their character model kits, such as the Combat-san Rookie, Yotsuba&!'s Danbo (and miniature version) and Yotsuba,...

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...

While I can't speak for the quality of Muv-Luv itself, few series seem to have as consistently attractive, high-quality figures as this one. Nearly every character given the PVC treatment seems just stunning, and the latest f...

Magazine scans are so much fun because there are always some great plastic boobies to pine after! This time we dip into several franchises. Of course Queen's Blade is involved. Alphamax brings a pair of 1/6-scale figures. Fir...

Though we've some of what Good Smile Company has to offer at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival from last weekend, the latest magazine scans show that they still have some other products up their sleeve. The collaboration ...

TakaraTomy is a mix bag of properties and then some as evident at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival. The company showed off some of its popular properties including ZOIDS, Transformers, and TomyTec's line of train girls. ...

[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...

Kotobukiya earlier this week teased some upcoming products for their Hobby Exhibiition event in Akihabara. The event has come and the figures have been revealed though the super sleuths of the internet knew very much what was...

Say what you will about the quality of this season's Muv-Luv series (though I hear the visual novel is better), it sure knows how to make some attractive ladies once all that armor's out of the way! Once more foregoing a vers...

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...

It really bothers me knowing that I haven't been around to make you spend money. Hopefully today is a day I get revenge with today's Reserve or Regret offerings. There are certainly some gems available for pre-order now. One ...

Stuff went up for pre-order. Nice stuff. Cute stuff. Strange stuff. Stuff stuff. Maybe there's something that interests you. Maybe not. That is why this daily feature exists, to let you know what stuff there is to pre-order s...

Business trips suck. You know what else sucks? Knowing that I haven't been able to tempt you to go broke. So hide your wallet, destroy your credit cards, and block your bank accounts because you know what I'm going to ask you...






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