Ensemble Stars! Archive

  • Alter has always been my favorite figure manufacturer, and while there have been times my heart was swayed by others (Max Factory! AlphaMax! Orchid Seed!), I come back to them time and time again because of their consistent quality and unique sculpts. And once again they brought it in force to MegaHobby with a variety of gorgeous sculpts, painted figures, and new announcements. Of course there were a few from their IDOLM@STER line: their Rin Shibuya (who looks basically identical to the GSC one, let’s be honest) is painted, and they brought out the sculpt for their perfect winged Ranko who I love with all my heart. And the boys were out in force! Rei and Ritsu Sakuma from Ensemble Stars!, Cecil Aijima from Uta no☆Prince-sama♪, Haruka Nanase and Tachibana Mako from Free!, and an announcement for 3 new Free! boys: Sousuke Yamazaki, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rei Ryuugazaki. Plus the brand-new Dio Eraclea from Last Exile. They also had a beautiful 1/6 scale figure of Takao, the cheesy but appealing Santa Saber Alter, Ikumi Mito finally sculpted, Lala Deviluke in a maid outfit, Plachta from the Atelier games, and two new announcements: Hikari Karibuchi from Brave Witches and Okoi from Oboro Muramasa! [via Kuriserver]

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2016: Alter

    Alter has always been my favorite figure manufacturer, and while there have been times my heart was swayed by others (Max Factory! AlphaMax! Orchid Seed!), I come back to them time and time again because of their consistent quality and unique sculpts. And once again they brought it in force to MegaHobby with a variety of gorgeous sculpts, painted figures, and new announcements. Of course there were a few from their IDOLM@STER line: their Rin Shibuya (who looks basically identical to the GSC one, let’s be honest) is painted, and they brought out the sculpt for their perfect winged Ranko who I love with all my heart. And the boys were out in force! Rei and Ritsu Sakuma from Ensemble Stars!, Cecil Aijima from Uta no☆Prince-sama♪, Haruka Nanase and Tachibana Mako from Free!, and an announcement for 3 new Free! boys: Sousuke Yamazaki, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rei Ryuugazaki. Plus the brand-new Dio Eraclea from Last Exile. They also had a beautiful 1/6 scale figure of Takao, the cheesy but appealing Santa Saber Alter, Ikumi Mito finally sculpted, Lala Deviluke in a maid outfit, Plachta from the Atelier games, and two new announcements: Hikari Karibuchi from Brave Witches and Okoi from Oboro Muramasa! [via Kuriserver]

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  • Usually Alter saves their A-game for MegaHobby. Let’s be honest, their Wonder Festival displays tend to leave one lacking. But not this year, oh no. Apparently they caught on to how much I whine about it and were like ‘HEY CHECK OUT ALL THIS AMAZING SHIT, what now???’ Now, Alter, I spend all of my money on your shit. I mean oh my god. First off, we’re getting a brand-new Gwendolyn! What a surprise. I thought the new Velvet was to go with old Gwen & Mercedes, but I guessed wrong (does this mean we get a new Mercedes too??). Then we have the gayest figure on earth from Free–they’re finally doing dual figures with boys! Speaking of Altair, there are sooo many boys: mostly from Ensemble Stars! and Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ . We’ve got tons of IDOLM@STER and Love Live!, including the Ranko to end all Rankos. The WINGS. Then we have so very many announcements. Three Fate/Grand Order girls: Lancer, Saber Alter, and Jeanne d’Arc. We”ll be getting more IM@S (of course), a new Lala, and a figure of Rem from Re:Zero, who seems quite popular this year. [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

    Summer WonFest 2016: Alter

    Usually Alter saves their A-game for MegaHobby. Let’s be honest, their Wonder Festival displays tend to leave one lacking. But not this year, oh no. Apparently they caught on to how much I whine about it and were like ‘HEY CHECK OUT ALL THIS AMAZING SHIT, what now???’ Now, Alter, I spend all of my money on your shit. I mean oh my god. First off, we’re getting a brand-new Gwendolyn! What a surprise. I thought the new Velvet was to go with old Gwen & Mercedes, but I guessed wrong (does this mean we get a new Mercedes too??). Then we have the gayest figure on earth from Free–they’re finally doing dual figures with boys! Speaking of Altair, there are sooo many boys: mostly from Ensemble Stars! and Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ . We’ve got tons of IDOLM@STER and Love Live!, including the Ranko to end all Rankos. The WINGS. Then we have so very many announcements. Three Fate/Grand Order girls: Lancer, Saber Alter, and Jeanne d’Arc. We”ll be getting more IM@S (of course), a new Lala, and a figure of Rem from Re:Zero, who seems quite popular this year. [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • Ah, MegaHobby Expo. It’s like Wonder Festival’s little brother! While it’s smaller, it’s still full of exciting announcements! Well, a few announcements. Alter brought all their newest goodies out in full force. While there’s not much new (just the announcement of Rei Sakuma and Ritsu Sakuma from Ensemble Stars), there are lots of painted beauties. Like their bunny Sora, or the Charlotte & Laura cat pajama figures which I am IN LOVE WITH. Their Love Live! Umi is also painted, and so so pretty, along with Leonardo Watch from the Altair line. We also have some sculpts! Purple Heart is here (and while I love her design, not a single one of her many figures has done it for me), along with some of the Alpha x Omega girls: Karen Houjou and Nao Kamiya. There’s also Asuka Sugou from Shin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula which is kind of a surprise. [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

    MegaHobby Expo Spring 2016: Alter

    Ah, MegaHobby Expo. It’s like Wonder Festival’s little brother! While it’s smaller, it’s still full of exciting announcements! Well, a few announcements. Alter brought all their newest goodies out in full force. While there’s not much new (just the announcement of Rei Sakuma and Ritsu Sakuma from Ensemble Stars), there are lots of painted beauties. Like their bunny Sora, or the Charlotte & Laura cat pajama figures which I am IN LOVE WITH. Their Love Live! Umi is also painted, and so so pretty, along with Leonardo Watch from the Altair line. We also have some sculpts! Purple Heart is here (and while I love her design, not a single one of her many figures has done it for me), along with some of the Alpha x Omega girls: Karen Houjou and Nao Kamiya. There’s also Asuka Sugou from Shin Seiki GPX Cyber Formula which is kind of a surprise. [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • Ah, MegaHouse. I love to hate you. They make a mix of things I don’t care about at all (the anatomy on One Piece ladies continues to bamboozle me) and things I want more than life itself (Pokemon, Digimon, Sailor Moon). Then they go and have middling quality, outrageous prices, and make half their stuff exclusive! MegaHouse, you’re killing me. And once again at WonFest: they’re killing me! The bikini Bikini Warriors girls (now that is a strange phrase) are so gorgeous. And, of course, will be exclusive. We also have the usual Naruto, One Piece, Gintama, & Dragonball Z, along with a new announcement: the boys from Ensemble Stars!. [via amiami]

    Winter WonFest 2016: MegaHouse

    Ah, MegaHouse. I love to hate you. They make a mix of things I don’t care about at all (the anatomy on One Piece ladies continues to bamboozle me) and things I want more than life itself (Pokemon, Digimon, Sailor Moon). Then they go and have middling quality, outrageous prices, and make half their stuff exclusive! MegaHouse, you’re killing me. And once again at WonFest: they’re killing me! The bikini Bikini Warriors girls (now that is a strange phrase) are so gorgeous. And, of course, will be exclusive. We also have the usual Naruto, One Piece, Gintama, & Dragonball Z, along with a new announcement: the boys from Ensemble Stars!. [via amiami]

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