Famed moe artist POP presented his take on Fushigi no Kuni no Arisu (Alice in Wonderland) back in April of 2006, and now his vision is being enacted in the 3D realm in this new Alice PVC figure announced from Alter (production) and Happinet (sales and distribution) today. She clocks in at 1/8 scale (18 cm tall) and a slightly pricey 7,329 yen retail, with release scheduled for March of 2008; this looks to me like nothing less than an attempt to go head to head with Goodsmile’s recently announced Pastel Ink diorama figure, and I can only see an escalation of this war between former bedfellows as a tremendous windfall for fans of POP’s particular brand of hyper-saccharine cuteness. Alice is already up for preorder at Amiami and should be appearing elsewhere as I type this. (no more)