Momohime or in other words – A figure which marched out to outclass most of the figures in your collection. Momohime was manufactured by ALTER, and is scaled 1/8 with a height of 210 mm. I firstly saw her at Wonfes and I know that I had to order her as soon as preorders were taken. I actually had to wait for Momohime’s release until late July of 2010.
Momohime’s origin is the popular Wii Game Muramasa, the story centers around the princess Momohime, who was accidently posessed by a warrior spirit, whose target was another person. But the possession can’t be undone until the warrior spirit fullfilled it’s mission. A pretty sad destiny for the cute princess Momohime, but at least you can give her figure a good home.
I haven’t played the game, so for getting more infos you can visit the Muramasa webpage.
ALTER did a great job with turning this character from an 2D Game into a 3D figure, what I really like about her, is that she looks a lot different than figures which are based on anime or visual novels. Thanks to her detailed and vivid characterdesign ALTER could go all out on Momohime.
Hair & Face
She has a detailed mouth and the oval shape gives her face a nice look. Her ears are also very well sculpted, lately I paid more attention to the ears of figures. What I also like about her is the fancy twintail like hairstyle, with these very detailed strands, furthermore she has blossoms at the left and right side of her head and a red comb with nice ornaments on top.
Outfit & Body
Another great element of her is the outfit, I like the contrast with the colorful Yukata and armor plates, her clothes look nice and have nicely sculpted wrinkles. The waving sleeve-extensions have some nice flower ornaments and a gradient effect. The armor plates have a metallic looking texture and overall an realistic feel to them. The figure also has very nice stockings with awesome shading effects, I really like the purple color with the black on top. Her footwear looks also quite good the shoe sole is pretty interesting. At first it looked like if she would wear no panties, but in the end she has underwear. Her white slip is skimpy and reveals her sweet buttocks a bit when looking from a lower angle. Aside from that she’s a real classy figure.
Even though she wields a comparatively huge katana and has armor plates, her appearance is that of a pure bishoujo girl. She has a beautiful face, great clothes and a petite body. Momohime has really nice and detailed sculpted hands, every single finger has three sculpted phalanges and the fingernails are painted.
The figure is designed for having several options for being displayed, she comes with a additional right hand and a second left sleeve. You can decide between; drawn sword with scabbard in the hand, drawn sword without scabbard in the hand and unsheathed sword. The interchangeable parts are fitting firmly in their place, and there are no loose parts which tend to fall off every second. At the part where you can change the sleeve is a small gap, which got some critique. For me its just a minor flaw which didn’t influence my positive impressions of her at all.
You can see that the pose is very dynamic and Momohime looks good from almost every angle. ALTER put a lot of effort into the base, which resembles a riverbed with green stones and risen water, the base is small, but heavey enought to support the one legged pose very well.
Even though my expectations of ALTER’s Momohime were high, I was very impressed that this figure and the level of detail paireswith such a perfect sculpting quality. Sheis a beautiful figure, her outfit combines warrior elements and traditonal japanese female fashion very well.
Im very happy about Momohime’s purchase, she is among the close favorites in my collection.
More reviews can be found at
Love your pictures. The background is really nice. Momohime is one I have to add to my collection. I like her sword and armor :D.
.-= AS´s last blog ..Feena Fam Earthlight =-.
Lovely photos! I just finished doing a photo session with Momohime as well. Seems like just about everyone got her xD. But it’s pretty obvious why. She is definitely worth it. Quite a lovely figure to look at 🙂
.-= anonymous_object´s last blog ..Lucky Star Cheerleader Outfits =-.
I’m very impressed with this figure too. The paint details are wonderful. Also, your photos are great! I totally understand how you feel when you have 188 photos to choose. You just want to put all up right? 🙂
.-= softz´s last blog ..Universal Studios Singapore – 2010 =-.
Thanks a lot for the linke !
I really like this figure and the background used for this review. Momohime is probably one of the best 2010 figure. Alter made an impressive work with sculpture et painting.
.-= Leonia´s last blog ..Août 2010 =-.
Thank you for the compliment 😉
you should buy her when you can
thx yeah she’s really popular
Im looking forward to see your pictures
thank you for the compliment ;D
yes It was hard to decide which I should take into the review.
thank you =)
I agree with you momohime is probably the best one of this year so far .
mhh my options for replying are a bit strange
stupid photocrati theme XD
I love your pictures!!<3
@blackducan: Oh thx a lot =D
These photos are breathtaking! I can’t decide on my favourites so I’ll just say that I love them all!
Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person in the world who doesn’t have Momohime though. xD
.-= Zai´s last blog ..Loot- August 2010 =-.
@Zai: haha thank you very much I also couldn’t decide about the pictures
I should include in my review.
yeah she’s damn popular, but I think you had your reason for not buying her 😉
Momohime is a great figure and what’s even better is that she’s a lot of fun to take pictures of. There’s something about her that makes me want to take pictures of her in all kinds of different settings.
I really like your pictures of her with the purple-tinted shoji screens; a purple background goes really well with the colors of Momohime’s clothes.
.-= Tier´s last blog ..Fate T Harlaown from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Cobra Kai Version =-.
hi and thx for your visit .
Yeah I know what you mean, momohime is very photogenic therefore i’d put pictures of three sessions into my review
and I still have ideas for other setups =D
also thank you for your compliment about the pictures
Just love your photos 😀
Dwarf – Lineage II by Orchid Seed
[…] my reviews, but it’s no exaggeration when I say that Dwarf is the best figure I’ve bought since ALTER’s Momohime in July 2010. The figure looks a bit girly and sweet but it’s not like you will get tooth […]
She’s a great figure.
A look back at Momohime | wieselhead
[…] from ALTER which was released in 2010, she was re released in January 2013. I already wrote a review of her. With the upcoming re release I had a vague idea about a reshooting of this figure to use […]
Hello there! To tell you honestly, you’re one of the first people whose blogs I looked for when I’m looking for inspirations for my dream shoot with Momohime! Through the good hearts of my friends, I finally get to picture her stunning beauty!
Cheers from the Philippines! I’m a fan! =)
Eh!? really, that does too much honor for me, but thank you ^^.
The reshoot of mine was fun, Momohime is the perfect model.
I liked the little story, that you borrowed her for the shooting.
Your pictures of her are really nice,as I said at your blog.
thx hope to see you again =)
Kongiku | Emency Blazer Works
[…] probably review Momohime at some point. In the meantime, check out Tentacle Armada, Figyura, Wieselhead, Visual Fanfare, or Tomopop’s reviews of her. And check out Neath Grim for a Kongiku/Momohime […]
Great site. A lot of useful information here. I am sending it to several friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks for your sweat!
Kongiku – Oboro Muramasa – ALTER | wieselhead
[…] game. She turned out as very popular and I was among the many people that ordered her. I reviewed Momohime and liked her so much that I also dedicated a 2nd post to her. Strangely I didn’t have much […]