On Order: Alter Momohime

Momohime seems to be quite the popular figure at the moment. She looks unique and well made, and she’s by Alter so it’s no surprise she’s popular I guess.

Momohime appears to be from a Wii game called Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Not having the Wii I don’t have much of a chance to play this game, even if I wanted to. But that’s not really important, what’s important is that Momohime is attractive and unique in my collection. Or will be anyway. I have very few figures that have a real Japanese feel to them, and fewer that have a warrior feel.

In addition to being all of the above, Momohime was also ‘cheap’ or at least not expensive. Her MSRP is ¥8,190 / $92 CAD however AmiAmi has her for 18% off making her ¥6,250 / $70 CAD. I consider this ‘cheap’ now because manufacturers like Kotobukiya charge similar prices for inferior products! Momohime will of course be 1/8th scale, 21 cm tall, is sculpted by Noritaka Fukumoto and will be released in July. I think I do hope she’s delayed by one month though. I can’t remember how my orders are all separated anymore.

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  1. Miette-chan says:

    This figure came as a total surprise since I never saw her in the coverage for previous events.

    Muramasa being one of my top 5 Wii games, Momohime being the protagonist I liked the most and made by Alter? I didn’t think twice about pre-ordering her.

    • Aka says:

      When I first saw her I thought she was interesting but didn’t feel like I wanted to really buy her. But that interest built up for sure, and I pounced on her today.

      So the game’s pretty good then I take it? Maybe I’ll have to find a friend who’s not using their Wii.

  2. Leonia says:

    Shad pre-ordered her too on AmiAmi because the price was great. Alter will made another great figure. I am waiting for his Mercedes ^^

    • Aka says:


      Mercedes eh, I feel like her legs are too far apart in some shots. I look forward to yours or his review when he receives her. Curious to see how those legs work.

  3. Ashlotte says:

    Like Leo said this and Mercedes are going to be my two big releases for the year I’d say.

    And yea as you say surprisingly I have only two figures that really have that “Japan” feel to them…I guess its not as much of a novel thing for them to make as it is for us to collect. :p

    • Aka says:

      Haha I never thought of it that way. Seems like such an obvious thought, but it never occured to me. Japanese feeling figures to Japanese people might be a bit, bland.

  4. Oneandonlyjem says:

    Man, I was super stoked to hear that this figure was announced. This game is just freaking awesome and to hear out of nowhere that she was going to get a figure release from ALTER no less, I think I went into ultra-geek breakdown.

    If you have ever played Odin Sphere, you will definitely love Muramasa. ALTER has also given two characters from Odin Sphere a figure release (Gwendolyn & Mercedes).

    Mercedes’ legs look a bit funky, but it’s completely accurate to the art style and her character depiction because she is a fairy princess, so her body proportions are a bit more stylized than the other female characters in that game.

    • Aka says:

      Thanks for the clarification on Mercedes’ legs. I mostly felt they looked slightly too far apart at her thighs.

      Never played Odin Sphere. But as far as Alter figures released go I prefer Mercedes over Gwendolyn I think.

  5. Blowfish says:

    Go steal your Friends Wii now!
    Play Muramasa! PLAY MURAMASA!

    I had a geekgasmn when she was announced because its rare to see a great figure from one of your fav current Gen Games.
    Even if you arent a fan of 2D Brawlers its worth alone the awesome animation and backgrounds

  6. lovelyduckie says:

    She was an instant get for me 🙂