[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

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Nendoroid Storage Container

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Nanoha’s New Eyes Plus Dresses from BJD Atelier

It's been a while since I've posted anything on here. I've been getting a lot of questions as to whether or not I'd keep this site as I'll be working with GSC now. I'll still post here from time to time, but lately my time has been taken up by work so it won't be as often sadly. But last night I got… [more]

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Alter’s Yagami Hayate

Still have yet to finish strikers but ever since I saw A’s I knew I had to own a Hayate figure! So who cares if she’s from Strikers or not, she’s so awesome and was impossible to pass up. The moment she was announced i pre-ordered so quickly cause i didn’t want to risk not getting her at all or having to pay much more cause i waited too long.

Alter has been releasing some amazing Nanoha figures and it’s hard to pass them up, yet i’ve already passed on Signum, Vita, Teena and Subaru. But i do have a feeling i’m going to regret that choice soon.

Hayate here is so awesome that just looking at her makes me want to finish up Strikers.

I love the black wings, they just make her look so badass.

You can change her head and I totally forget why her hair gets lighter…

But when her hair is lighter it makes the blue in her eyes pop

Little Reinforce included as well, i’ve got her pre-ordered from this recent re-release, can’t wait to get her. At elast she’ll be better than this little one, looks like someone mashed in her face here.

You can attach Reinforce to Hayate, Hayate comes with two wings one that doesn’t hold up Reinforce and one that does, it’s a paint to change but looks awesome. Hayate isn’t my biggest figure, but she did come in the biggest box. I was astounded at the sheer size of not only the box she came in but the box Kid Nemo used to ship her to me.

I don’t know if i want to keep the box or not since it says Fraulein Yoko on it. I’m so sentimental with things like that and I can be quite the pack rat so I’m gonna have to figure out what to do with big box.

Hayate really is just such an amazing figure, Having her makes me want to run out and order the rest of the Alter Nanoha ladies. I’m getting the new Nanoha and Fate for sure but i might have to track down Signum, both Vitas, Subaru and Teena along with the Reinforce i’ve got ordered. Hayate’s outfit is so greatly detailed and nothing was overlooked. I do have some small complaints, her staff likes to fall out of her hand when you even breathe next to her, and her legs are a bit pale and thick. I feel like the legs are just a bit too thick and make her seem bulky rather than feminine. But then it might just be the pose and not so much her legs. Other than that everything on Hayate is amazing. Reinforce is another thing, she looks like someone just mashed her face in with a mallet. For being such a small figure she’s decent but i’ve seen Gashapons that look way better than Reinforce here. Still she’s not so bad that she’d deter anyone from buying Hayate. Other than the price or the sheer size of the box that shipping is going to cost you. I just hope Alter finds out a way to maybe be a little more economical when it comes to box size for those of us who save our boxes or i’ll run out of space soon enough.

-Figure Info-
Manufactured by Alter
1/7 Scale
Initial release in November ’08
Price of 9,800 yen

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20 Responses to “Alter’s Yagami Hayate”

  1. Punynari says:

    Nice pics! Well from what I can see. Underway connection is not so good on a ship.

    These Alter Nanoha figures are indeed addicticting. I do recommend you pick up Signum and Vita as well. Especially Vita. She sells out very quick in Japan (Red Version) and I can see her costing lots of money in the future. Plus, both Signum and Vita are gorgeous.

    Punynaris last blog post..Fire in Akihabara

  2. Acesan says:

    I only want Fate and Nanoha, but Hayate looks really good as well. But I opted just for the figma version of Hayate as not too much a Hayate fan.

    However if you’re planning to watch StrikerS for more Hayate you may be disappointed because she hardly gets any screen time at all … she got more in A’s when she was confined to a wheelchair …

    Acesans last blog post..Anime I’m watching this Winter Season

  3. ron~ says:

    nice photos, but I think the sun is a lil bit too strong for this photos.

    eh you haven’t finished watching strikers? :O

    ron~s last blog post..1/8 Ma-ryan ~ Kotobukiya

  4. Hirvine says:

    Hayate definitely looks different in the open daylight. I thought the wings were bigger… Well not bad, not bad. I pre-ordered mine too at the first day and I eagerly awaits its arrival.

    The brown hair looks better since the Hayate already have a almost white face and dress.

    About reinforce, it was kinda expected. The face looks indeed mashed and the left leg looks it’s being bent and twisted.

    Hirvines last blog post..Vita (Alter, PVC Figure)

  5. Rin says:

    Hayate is a great figure I do have to say!!!
    I have her too and her box sure takes up a ton of room!!!!!!
    Great shoot too!!!!!!

    Rins last blog post..A Week in Toronto 5

  6. Phuong says:

    Her hair gets lighter whenever she fuses with Reinforce Zwei (known as Unison)

  7. Optic says:

    I passed on her because, I just don’t have the space for her. My Signum doesn’t even fit inside my bookcase so she’s placed on top of it atm. T_T
    Was this shoot done near the beach?

    Optics last blog post..The Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube

  8. Mandy says:

    The Hayate box was HUGE! I don’t know what to do with it… I don’t want to throw it away and yet I really wish I could get rid of it. Such turmoil ;;

    I really love this figure, though. She looks sooo good, especially amongst the rest of my Alter StrikerS figures. They just go very well together. I really would recommend getting the Signum and Vita ones, too. Vita is amazing looking, especially with the metallic gold paint they used on Graf Eisen. I prefer the red version, though the Unison form kind of tempts me as well… And I have no doubts Signum will be just as awesome (omg I want mine now!).

  9. Dancing Queen says:

    @Punynari:
    what do you mean underway connection is not so good on a ship?

    @Acesan:
    yeah i’ve heard that but since i liked hayate in A’s and they have not released a Haayte figure from A’s i just opted for this version instead

    @ron~:
    no i haven’t finished strikers, but maybe soon since there hasn’t been much to do lately

    @Hirvine:
    yep i prefer the brown hair as well

    @Rin:
    yep but i found an open spot in the closet that fits her box perfectly

    @Phuong:
    yeah someone was kinda enough to explain it to m on DC.com

    @Optic:
    no it was done in my backyard, i piled up some rocks and some cemet peieces that broke off during some construction

    @Mandy:
    no don’t throw it away! at leasty i never throw away figure boxes, i have all the boxes to all my figures, except my GSC Kaname Chidori, she came without a box…

  10. ceasol says:

    Nice figure, too expensive for me though.

    ceasols last blog post..Reina de Queen’s Blade

  11. Figure Maniac says:

    whoa, you ordered from Hobby Stock? Isn’t that site all in Japanese? you’re lucky to be able to read that site.

  12. Dancing Queen says:

    @ceasol:
    but she’s so worth it!

    @Figure Maniac:
    Nope kid nemo

  13. Otaku Dan says:

    I was going to get this figure but figma version of it is a much cheaper alternative. awesome pictures, as always

    Otaku Dans last blog post..Hobby Search Figure Bargain Bin

  14. Dunan says:

    My Hayate should be arriving tomorrow, I’m just going to be staring out the window like a puppy dog waiting for the courier to arrive.

    I’m starting to get worried about the boxes I’ve been collecting, I’m currently on the way to making a huge tower with them but I do have to say that Alter’s boxes and packaging is really well made and quite sturdy, that was something I was worried about.

    The picture of the unopened box was the figure sitting on the edge was pretty cute and Hayate’s selling point for me, as silly as it sounds, is the magic floating book.

  15. I haven’t even started Strikers S yet xD *is always late to the party*

    You could always keep the box and store things inside it.

  16. Dunan says:

    Just got it, my god that box is huge, the box used to ship it over was as big as luggage that I use for traveling!

    Quick question, I was setting up Hayate for some photos and was attaching the shoulder wing for Reinforce to sit on, I was a little scared when I was inserting the wing in and as a result the clip was sticking out a bit. Should I be applying more force to it to have it sit in more? I was being pretty delicate about it.

  17. Lovelyduckie says:

    You probably already knew this but just in case there is a new Yoko figure alert. It’s by BanPresto and I get the impression she is limited in some way.

    http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr257/yotsubaduckie/GurrenLagann-1.jpg

    Lovelyduckies last blog post..Duckie’s Domain

  18. Punynari says:

    @Dancing Queen
    I’m in the Navy here in Japan, so when we go to sea. My job is to make sure we have internet through methods that are classified. Its not the fastest.

    A heads up for those interested in the Hayate Alter figure. HobbylinkJapan has her instock again as of the 31 of Jan. They had her under the status discontinued earlier, guess they keep finding shipments in the back or something.

    Also, saw that Alter Teana is instock on Hobbysearch. I must see this figure in person before I even think about buying…

    Punynaris last blog post..Fire in Akihabara

  19. I really wanted to pick up this Hayate since she’d look all sorts of awesome with Alter’s Fate PVC, but that price kills me. 9800 yen, and then there’s shipping on top of that! *sobs*

    G.K. Sil Kaminas last blog post..Nia Teppelin

  20. Blowfish says:

    Nice pictures!
    I keep most boxes my figures came in so i know that i cant throw them away disaster^^ Looks like alot Fräulein Revoltechs are in one box

    Blowfishs last blog post..Aerocat Asuka

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