GSC Millhiore F. Biscotti is Supremely Gorgeous, Behold the Future of Figure Sculpting


Some time ago, we featured Griffon’s Millhiore F. Biscotti here and to be blunt about it, it didn’t impress me. Sure the frills were above average but everything else spelled mediocre and while the “DOG DAYS” anime was just as mediocre (despite being a “spiritual successor” to the Nanoha series), the Princess of Biscotti clearly deserved better. Thankfully Good Smile Company is doing things right with their Millhiore and dare I say, this might be one of the blockbuster figures of 2012 already, judging from the preview images. Continue reading

Alter Gertrud Barkhorn Glides to Your Pre-order List, Retains the Pantsu-less Tradition


Alter rarely completes a whole cast of characters when they make figures from a particular anime series. In fact, apart from their now legendary “Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha” figures (which includes the sequels, “A’s” and “StrikerS”), few series have a complete set of characters from the said manufacturer, “Saki” and “Kara no Kyoukai” to name a few. However, as if divine intervention had convinced them to do so, Alter’s fully committed to completing the whole pantsu-less 501st Joint Fighter Wing of “Strike Witches.” This time, their latest announcement is the MG42-wielding Gertrud Barkhorn. Continue reading

Hobby Japan December 2011 Scans (OH GOD, YES SHISHIO!!!)

Another Hobby Japan issue, another round of figures to salivate upon. Scans for the December issue of Japan’s foremost hobby collectors’ magazine don’t quite reach epic levels, but compared to last month’s downright boring announcements, these ones are much more excitable. Continue reading