ClarisseG reports that Alter has started a new line of figures called Altair, which will be figures aimed at women, a relatively unusual demographic in a world of cute anime girl figures.
They promise that the female-targeted brand will feature "high quality, painted" figures, and acknowledge that it's a pretty broad aim at the moment, but they hope that we'll dig their "cool figures." Note that the word they use for "cool" here, kakkoii, is something I usually translate as "Cool with a capital C"-- a sort of more badass cool. (Boddington and I have been discussing how exactly to explain the difference between "kakkoii" and "cool" and have agreed that it's really hard to pin down.)
So, Dear Altair: I'd like to see a really good non-Nendoroid L, Kamina is hopefully a gimme, and I wouldn't mind Itoshiki-sensei from Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei and Akira from Eden of the East. Mmm.
Now it's your turn, ladies AND gents-- what male figures do you guys want? I expect to see some serious lists in the comments!