After over a year of waiting, I finally have the Alter versions of Hayate, Fate, and now Nanoha from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. I know Alter has other StrikerS figures, but these three were the only ones I really cared about. They were also crazy expensive when you factor in shipping so I wouldn’t be able to afford the others anyway. Like Hayate and Fate, Nanoha also comes in a huge box. I managed to fit the first two boxes under my desk, but I have no clue where I’m going to put this third one.
Nanoha was packaged very well to prevent her from being damaged. It took me about an hour to cut all the tape, get the pieces out, and remove the plastic wrapping.
This is what Nanoha looks like after unpackaging her and putting all of the pieces together. I thought I’d be used to Alter’s amazing quality after Hayate and Fate, but I have to admit I spent a few hours just oogling at this figure. I don’t think I need so explain why, you can see for yourself from the pictures below:
Like the other StrikerS figures, there’s a lot of detail put into Nanoha. Alter also seems to focus on exposing the panties quite a bit with this series. If you just look at Nanoha’s back at a lower angle, you’d be able to see her panties.
You can tell that a lot of work was put into Raising Heart from all the little pieces that make up the end of the staff. I like how they used a semi-transparent pink plastic for the energy waves (or whatever they’re called) that are coming out.
The same plastic was also used for Nanoha’s winged boots. Unlike the Hayate figure, the part of the base holding Nanoha’s feet are made out of a clear plastic instead of white. I guess the guys at Alter just thought that it would look better this way. Personally, I would’ve preferred if they kept it the same so that the figures match.
The paint job was done pretty well as you can tell from Nanoha’s barrier jacket. Once again, not surprising considering how good the other figures were.
It’s also good to see that they didn’t mess up the face. It would have been a shame for a great figure like this to have a face that just doesn’t look right.
Another look at Raising Heart. The tip is pointy so if you get this figure, make sure you don’t stare at it too closely or you might accidently poke your eye. I know I almost did ^.^’
I wonder how they were able to get so many holes drilled into such a small piece.
Nanoha’s hair isn’t as impressive as the figure of Fate, but it was still nice to see that they split the hair into strans rather than having one big lump.
Nanoha also comes with these 4 flying things that are supposed to be a part of Raising Heart. Each one has it’s own little stand to hold it up. When I was putting the first one on its stand I though I had broken one of the little engine parts when I bent it, but apparently they are all jointed and you can turn them in different directions to make it look like the whole thing is making a turn.
This is what the underside looks like. I think there was some static from the packaging because so much dust was stuck onto this piece.
This is what Nanoha looks like with all of the pieces together. It certainly takes up a lot of room, but I think she looks awesome so it’s worth it. One thing that I like about this figure over the Hayate one is that the staff doesn’t fall out of her hands. The Hayate figure had some flexibility to her hand so you just pushed the staff into her hand, but sometimes it would fall out. The back of this staff is removable so you slide it into Nanoha’s hands which are less flexible, making sure it doesn’t fall off. Overall, this was an amazing figure and definitely worth the money if you’re a Nanoha fan.