Review: 1/7 Scale Fate Testarossa ~Phantom Minds~ by Alter

February 19, 2011

We have well established figure producers like GSC, Max Factory, Kotobukiya, Wave, Freeing and Megahouse that always churn out quality products. Then we have Alter. I don’t think many would disagree with me when I say that Alter is definitely one of the best, or if not the best, figure maker at this point in time. What can I say? Alter’s figures are definitely a league above all other brands. Their figures are consistently excellent, utilizing one of the best feeling materials, having quality paint jobs, gorgeous poses and intricate sculpts. This usually yields a figure that any collector would be proud to own and proud to have displayed on his shelf.

Now, why am I singing such high praise of Alter from the get go? Well, that’s because it’s true.

…and also because I’ve been completely smitten by their latest offering in their Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha figure line, their 1/7 Scale Fate Testarossa figure.

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February Acquisitions The Second

February 16, 2011

– Alter’s 1/8 Scale Ruiko Saten
– Alter’s 1/7 Scale Fate Testarossa ~Phantom Minds~
– Freeing’s 1/12 Scale Takamachi Nanoha Air Striker

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Actar’s Reviews 179 – Figma Makinami Mari Illustrious

December 25, 2010

It’s been awhile, but I’m back with another Figma figure review, this time covering Good Smile Company and Max Factory’s first foray into the Evangelion franchise with Figma Mari.

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Actar’s Reviews 177 – Robot Damashii Evangelion Unit 00 Rebuild Version

December 10, 2010

Rounding up the trio of Robot Damashii Evangelion figures is Rei’s Eva Unit 00. It would have been a perfect figure release if it were not for one small flaw that has nothing to do with the actual figure itself.

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Actar’s Reviews 159: Lancelot Albion Composite Version Ka

July 23, 2010

Bandai’s latest Code Geass related offering is a Lancelot Albion in their brand new Composite Version Ka figure. Already having a stellar Robot Damashii counterpart, how will this figure fair?

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Actar’s Reviews 152: Robot Damashii Evangelion Unit 01 Rebuild Version

May 17, 2010

Shinji’s iconic purple beast, the Evangelion Unit 01 based off the new design from the new movie, Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, finally makes its appearance in the Robot Damashii line.

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Actar’s Reviews 151: Guren SEITEN VS Lancelot Albion Energy Wing Hyper Set

May 9, 2010

The two greatest Robot Damashii Figures just got better. Released as a Tamashii Web Exclusive, the Energy Wing Hyper Accessory Set provides you with some crucial parts that adds a whole new level of awesomeness to these figures and allow you to re-create some amazing and magnificent poses from the show itself.

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