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[Alter] Asuka Langley Plug Suit Test Type PVC Figure

asuka_plug_suit_thumbAs seen in the Rebuild of Evangelion movies, You Can (Not) Advance, this figure is modeled after Asuka in the special test plug suit as she prepares to pilot the experimental Eva Unit 03.  Alter has spent a great time to polish the details on this figure.

The cables that run through the test plug suit physically pop out and hold a unique texture.  The use of rubble and distorted steel beams for the structure create a perfect atmosphere for the scene.

[GSC] Yui Inaba PVC Figure stars

yui_inaba_thumbOnce again, Good Smile Company has proven to us that they have not lost their touch.  This figure is based on an illustration by the popular artist, Noizi Ito, and has been sculpted to keep all the characteristics of the original illustration as carefully as possible.  The character is Yui Inaba in the visual novel Flyable Hearts.

Everything from the pose, to the donut, to the cute expression on Yui's face has been captured without fail.  The color accuracy of this figure is probably the one factor that will stand out the most.

Hatsune Miku Append stars

With roughly a week left, Crypton Future Media, Inc. will be releasing a new version of the popular Vocaloid voice synthesizer program, Hatsune Miku. Titled Miku Append, the program will now feature new voice pitches including Soft, Dark, Solid, Vivid, Sweet, and Light. To top it off, figure sculptor Masaki has posted photos of a figure based on the new Hatsune Miku design. No further information is available, but our bet is that Max Factory will be releasing the figure at a later date. More photos inside.

[GSC] Nendoroid Petit Nanoha the Movie 1st Box stars

Better late than never, GSC has released pre-orders for the the popular Nendoroid-Petit Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha set.  Nendoroid-Petits based off of Nanoha the Movie, are sure to be an instant hit for any Nendoroid or Nanoha fan.

This 10 figure set includes Nanoha Takamachi, Fate Testarossa, Yuuno, Arf and Chrono.  Also included are extra casual clothed versions of Nanoha and Fate as well as Nanoha's two friends - Alisa Bannings and Suzuka Tsukimura.

Like all Nendoroid-Petit sets, there is a secret eleventh figure.  Pre-orders have started and many places still have them in-stock, so hurry over to your most familiar online hobby store and place your order!

Update: Added more photos!

[GSC] Black ★ Rock Shooter Nendoroid and Figma stars

As popular as ever, Good Smile Company has released the Black ★ Rock Shooter Nendoroid and figma for pre-order at local internet retailers. As we've all seen the pre-production pictures, these finalized PVC figures are sure to be a treat for any BRS fan. Pre-order numbers hit in the 20,000 range within the first day!

The Nendoroid version comes with her Rock Cannon and Black Blade and even comes with the checkered stand. Like all Nendroids, extra hair parts and different attachments are included.

[GSC] PVC 1/7 Rin Tosaka and Dark Saber stars

Akibahobby has uploaded a single photo taken at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, of a 1/7 scale PVC prototype Rin Tosaka from Fate/stay night. The figure is impressively sculpted with careful attention to the contours of the body, though the shirt is rather unrealistically tight around her chest. No detailed sign was included in the photo but the figure was placed with other Goodsmile figures, thus leading us to assume it's most likely being manufactured by Goodsmile or possibly Max Factory.

As an added note, an additional photo shows that Goodsmile will be releasing yet another PVC figure of Saber from the same series, though after carefully examining her foot and chest armor it clearly shows that it's a 1/7 scale Dark Saber. Also note the absence of her signature ahoge on her head. We'll update accordingly with more information and photos as they appear online inside.

Update: Added more photos.

Source: Akibahobby

[Max Factory] 1/7 Mio Akiyama / Ritsu Tainaka stars

Continuing with the updates, Max Factory has on display colored PVC samples of Mio Akiyama in her maid outfit with guitar, and Ritsu Tainaka from the high school girl band series K-On! Max Factory had previously released both girls as part of their posable figma line. More updates to come as more images are released inside.

Updated: More photos inside, price has been confirmed to be roughly 7,800 yen.

Source: Akibahobby

[Alter] 1/7 Momohime (Muramasa) stars

As part of their second announcement, Alter will be releasing a figure of Momohime from the critically acclaimed Wii game, Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Standing on top of a beautiful base of rock and water, she can be posed with her sword sheathed or unsheathed. The figure was shown earlier this year at the Winter Wonder Festival and will be released in July 2010 for approximately 8,190 yen.

[Alter] 1/7 Vivio Takamachi stars

Figure company Alter has officially released new information on several new figures that were originally seen earlier this year at the Winter Wonder Festival. Continuing their Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha figure line, Alter is releasing a beautifully painted and sculpted figure of Vivio Takamachi's adult form. From the airbrushed thighs, the shiny boots and waist armor, to the carefully sculpted twists and curls of her hair, this is turning into one fantastic figure. It's unfortunate though to see that after several years, Alter still continues to release their figures with their plain bases.She will be released in July 2010 for roughly 8,190 yen.