According to a post today on the official Goodsmile info page, as of this month (May 2007) release information on new Alter products will no longer be appearing on the Goodsmile website. Their recently announced Shinku PVC, due out in August, is noted as the last figure scheduled to be introduced on the site; release announcements for all subsequent figures will be handled by Alter exclusively (though Goodsmile will continue to handle inquiries regarding earlier announced and previously released figures until the end of September).

Whether this has any direct relation to the GA Graphics fumble from earlier in the day is unclear; I’d guess there’s some connection, though probably just one of crossed wires as control of the company’s press releases and marketing strategy changes hands. I wish Alter all the best as they sail into the uncharted waters of independent operation, and hope the transition goes smoothly for all concerned. (no more)