Super Hot Alter 1/8 Shizuo Now Open for Pre-orders!

I don’t always stop playing Dragon Nest just to post on this blog. But when I do, I fangirl on a PVC scale figure boy and this one sure is worth it. Although Durarara! has already ended long ago, it didn’t stop Alter from producing large scale figures of the 3 most prominent characters of the series, and fangirls (and fanboys) are so happy that one of them is the “peace-loving” Heiwajima Shizuo~ Continue reading

MegaHobby Expo 2011 Event Report (More Pain in a Nutshell)

Alter Panty from "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt"

Some companies just had a another exhibition of upcoming figures at the recently concluded MegaHobby Expo 2011 and from what they’ve presented so far, 2012 is bound to be a very expensive year for collectors due to the sheer number of anticipated figures to be released. A lot of the figures here are from my favorite manufacturer, Alter, while some are from Kotobukiya. I once wrote off that Alter was losing its touch with the lackluster releases of months past, but with the lineup they’ve presented here, I’m glad to say that they’re back on top of their game and we should be seeing even better things from them soon. Continue reading

Alter Luke fon Fabre Previewed, Fan Girls Salivate Over Exposed Abs

After dazzling us with their announced Orihara Izaya scale figure, Alter is doing it another time with their just previewed rendition of “Tales of the Abyss'” lead male, Luke fon Fabre. Continue reading

Izaya-kun Trolls His Way to a Figure Release, Made By Alter

Around a year ago, one of the hottest anime properties showing back then was a curiously named show entitled, “Durarara!” From the same creator as the infamous “Baccano!” While the over-the-top storytelling and physics-defying animation of “Durarara!” really put it in a stratospheric level, it was the characters themselves who were the stars of the show, none of which more interesting than fabulous troll, Orihara Izaya. One year after its premiere, Alter finally gives the die-hard fans of the franchise a scale figure of Izaya, which will be listed under their Altair line and boy, does it look glorious. Continue reading

WF Summer 2011: Alter

Alter has long been my favorite figure company and it’s only fitting that the first WF 2011 Summer post I write is dedicated to their offerings. Compared to past WF displays, this one’s quite a tame outing for them as none of the featured figures are on a grand and epic scale, but nonetheless, they are all solid and well-executed pieces as we’ve come to know from Alter.

Continue reading