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Saber Alter 1/8 (Solid Theater) + Dark Sakura 1/8 (Gift)Saber Alter 1/8 (Solid Theater) + Dark Sakura 1/8 (Gift)Review

KeripoKeripoVor 6 Jahren
Saber Alter / Dark Sakura ~Makiri's Grail~
1/8 PVC Figure (Solid Theater) / 1/8 PVC Figure (Gift)
See this post and more at Keripo's Corner

Although manufactured by two different companies, both figures were sculpted by Toda Satoshi and meant to be displayed together. Hence, I've combined both reviews into one with them displayed together at the end.

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The dark mistress with her corrupted servant

This is just the first of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are second hand, B/B grade, so keep that in mind when going through the photos.

Saber Alter
1/8 PVC Figure (Solid Theater)

Info
- Type: PVC figure
- Character: Saber Alter
- Version:
- Series: Fate/stay night
- Company: Solid Theater
- Sculptor: Toda Satoshi
- Release date: 2008/05 (Standard), 2011/05 (Standard)
- Specs: 1/8, PVC, H=200 mm (7.8 in)
- Price: ¥6500
- JAN: 4961524507382

Links
- Good Smile Company product page
- MyFigureCollection entry
- Suruga-ya entry

Buying
- Mandarake
- Rakuten
- Yahoo Japan Auctions
- AmiAmi
- HobbySearch
- Amazon.jp
- Amazon.com

Photos

The box
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In blister pack
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The only swappable part is the head
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Simple stand, found it loving my fingerprints
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Corrupted Excalibur, doesn't have a special name I don't believe
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The two heads - one with a visor on, one with Satoshi's signature face style
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One-piece body. Arguably my favourite Saber figure due to how detailed and well the figure is sculpted.
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Most disappointing upskirt shot ever. Especially the bright blue colour - at least make it dark alongside the rest of the figure's colour scheme >_>
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Simple feet pegs connect the body to the stand
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A few random close-ups
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This Saber figure is arguably my favourite Saber figure, even moreso than all the GSC ones. Even though the pose is simple, the detail on it and general colour palette (minus the pants) definitely makes it stand out. Far more dark/corrupt-looking than GSC's paddle-wielding Saber Alter. Note that there's no peg in the sword and no hole/stabilizer in the stand, so you just have to balance it carefully :(
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With the alternate face on. I'm not a fan of Satoshi's more "realistic" looking faces, so I prefer with the visor on (also looks cooler that way in my opinion)
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Dark Sakura ~Makiri's Grail~
1/8 PVC Figure (Gift)

Info
- Type: PVC figure
- Character: Matou Sakura (Dark Sakura)
- Version: Makiri's Grail
- Series: Fate/stay night
- Company: Solid Theater
- Sculptor: Toda Satoshi
- Release date: 2011/04/25 (Standard)
- Specs: 1/8, PVC, H=200 mm (7.8 in)
- Price: ¥6500
- JAN: 4562200821640

Links
- Good Smile Company product page
- MyFigureCollection entry
- Suruga-ya entry

Buying
- Mandarake
- Rakuten
- Yahoo Japan Auctions
- AmiAmi
- HobbySearch
- Amazon.jp
- Amazon.com

Photos

The box
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In blister pack
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Even less parts than Saber Alter
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The stand is actually two-pieces, designed to connect with Saber Alter's stand (see the next section)
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The two heads - one crafted/painted in Satoshi's "realistic" style, the other in anime style
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I really, really, REALLY loved the colour gradients and flamboyant sculpt of this figure, so here's a bunch of close-ups
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That underboob
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Connects to the base via two peg holes
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All together
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Here she is with the anime-style face. I'm not all that much of a fan of it (since it looks too... not evil I guess?) but I can't get used to Satoshi faces either
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Heaven's Feel

These two are from the Heaven's Feel route of Fate/stay night, referred (by fans) respectively as Dark Sakura and Saber Alter. The figures themselves are loosely based on one of the fanarts included in the Fate/hollow ataraxia visual novel (sequel to the Fate/stay night VN).

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Source fanart the figure is loosely based off of

The two boxes side by side
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The two figures side by side
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If you flip both stands upside down, you'll notice interconnects. Saber Alter's base has covers over it's pegs, while Dark Sakura's detaches into two pieces
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Docking~
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And they pose together quite nicely! Not exactly the same pose as the artwork, but pretty cool nevertheless
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Dark Sakura Satoshi face with Saber Alter visor face
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Double Satoshi
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Dark Sakura anime face with Saber Alter visor face, the combo I use in display
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With the box
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Here's another pic of Dark Sakura x Saber Alter, from the fighting game, Fate/Unlimited Codes
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Rider feels left out, so let's throw in a pic of her here, also fanart from F/ha
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Sakura x Saber is not to be confused with Sakura Saber, a one-off Takeuchi-drawn variant of Saber. Though I'm sure it won't be long before someone makes a GK/PVC of Sakura Saber...
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~Keripo
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Kommentare14

Received my Dark Sakura today. My life has gotten more complete.
Vor 5 Jahren
Shit.


I wish I never read this article.


I want them.
Vor 6 Jahren
Who is the artist of the fan art the figures are based on? I really like it, reminds me of Rune Factory.
Vor 6 Jahren
Keripo 「ケリポ」
RuttsuVor 6 Jahren#1857549I knew you knew, but can you imagine the size of the figure's box, if instead of the "oversized paddle" they made a more "realistic" representation of vortigern? XD
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Reviewer comments: "I love the figure's detailed sculpt and accuracy to the original, but there seems to be a slight leaning problem..."

~Keripo
Vor 6 Jahren
Ruttsu as Ruttsu
KeripoVor 6 Jahren#1857356(...)
Ahh, didn't know they named it Excalibur Morgan in the game, though it still doesn't correspond to any historical artifact like most of the other material Noble Phantasms do. Also, I know the move is called Vortigern, but to me, it's still Saber Alter awkwardly wielding an oversized paddle xD
~Keripo
I knew you knew, but can you imagine the size of the figure's box, if instead of the "oversized paddle" they made a more "realistic" representation of vortigern? XD
http://ruttsu.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/m3e9f4m-e1385590682765.png
Vor 6 Jahren
Keripo 「ケリポ」
Hime87Vor 6 Jahren#1856817GSC is working on a Sakura Saber: ITEM #183305.
Ughh, just this Monday I was talking with Citris about how GSCs has a two-tiered sculpt selection process. 1) would it sell more than a new Saber? And 2), would it sell more than a new Miku? Looks like a few figures this time didn't make the cut >_>

RuttsuVor 6 Jahren#1857145"Corrupted Excalibur, doesn't have a special name I don't believe"
Black Excalibur and a few other special names typemoon.wikia.... ;)
I often ignore these when they appear on Manda, because although I love these Saber Alter's and Dark Sakura's poses, I can't stand Satoshi's faces and the outfits look a bit different than the ones from the official source material, but now after looking at your "Dark Sakura anime face with Saber Alter visor face" combo, I'm starting to consider buying them, but only after I get my "dark" grail: ITEM #31755 Saber Alter using the Vortigern (Hammer of the Vile King) technique, not a paddle :P

Ahh, didn't know they named it Excalibur Morgan in the game, though it still doesn't correspond to any historical artifact like most of the other material Noble Phantasms do. Also, I know the move is called Vortigern, but to me, it's still Saber Alter awkwardly wielding an oversized paddle xD

~Keripo
Vor 6 Jahren
Ruttsu as Ruttsu
"Corrupted Excalibur, doesn't have a special name I don't believe"

Black Excalibur and a few other special names typemoon.wikia.... ;)

I often ignore these when they appear on Manda, because although I love these Saber Alter's and Dark Sakura's poses, I can't stand Satoshi's faces and the outfits look a bit different than the ones from the official source material, but now after looking at your "Dark Sakura anime face with Saber Alter visor face" combo, I'm starting to consider buying them, but only after I get my "dark" grail: ITEM #31755 Saber Alter using the Vortigern (Hammer of the Vile King) technique, not a paddle :P
Vor 6 Jahren
I love Satoshi's face sculpts, but I just hate the one Saber Alter has. I always display her with the visor because there's something about that one face I really don't like.
Vor 6 Jahren
I didn't want these figures before. Now I want them both. Great review.
Vor 6 Jahren
Great review.
GSC is working on a Sakura Saber: ITEM #183305.
Vor 6 Jahren
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