A new source of figure news emerged today in the form of a “maker blog” under the auspices of long running garage kit and figure magazine Replicant. They started things off with a bang, featuring several entirely new scoops from makers Alter and Yamato. New offerings from Alter include a Numakura Toshiaki-sculpted Tsuruya-san from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, produced in conjunction with Chara-Ani and scheduled for release in November, a Yagyuu Satoshi-sculpted KOS-MOS Ver. 4 figure from Xenosaga, produced in conjunction with Beagle and also due out in November (with an official page up at Alter as well), a Tsumatsuka Hiroyuki-sculpted Exelica from Trigger Heart Exelica due out in December (this one’s been in development for awhile), and a Death-sensei from Peace@Pieces and sculptor Morikawa Hiroaki that’s due out in November. On the Yamato side, we have news of a Yoshizawa Mitsumasa-sculpted Poison from Final Fight coming in November, and an F-Face Fiana action figure from Votoms coming in September. Pictures below:

Alter's Tsuruya-san PVC figure from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu Alter's KOS-MOS Ver. 4 PVC figure from Xenosaga Alter's Exelica PVC figure from Trigger Heart Exelica Alter's Death-sensei PVC figure from Peace@Pieces Yamato's Poison PVC figure from Final Fight Yamato's Fiana PVC figure from Votoms

Further shots of Alter’s KOS-MOS Ver. 4 can be found here. None of these quite make automatic preorder status for me, but several are rather tempting… with all of these big announcements a few weeks before Wonder Festival it makes me wonder what they’re saving to show at the event.