Saber Lily ~全て遠き理想郷~ Distant Avalon
Posted by meronpan on October 4, 2009
Well, she’s finally here. If I remember there was quite a fuss when she was announced and for good reason. Great pose, great costume, great character ^^ Personally very pleased how she turned out, didn’t really spot any flaws to complain about. Update: figure.fm version of the review is up (fewer pics, but they are displayed at 900 pixel width in the post. Though if you want high rez, I have included 1920×1280 versions of a handful of the pics in this review post (mostly the wallpaper-ish pics))
Those indentations on the box worried me at first ‘cuz I thought the packaging had been damaged during transit (box was wrapped with tissue paper so I couldn’t see it was intentional) ^^;
I know it’s for the protection of the figure but I hate those wire ties -_- These ones gave me more trouble than usual for some reason -_-
Absolutely love the pose. In general I prefer action poses so this was an easy choice over alter’s version.
Clear plastic peg supports the scabbard though there’s an alternate hand without it if you prefer.
Of the few sabers I own, she easily has the best face too.
You’ll have to humor me, I got carried away with the macro and depth of field with only her eye in focus ^^;
Very nice determined expression without resorting to the open mouth scream (not that i have anything against that expression)
I’m still embarrassed to not have started on any of the fate/stay night stuff yet… so i have no idea what the names are for any of the weapons or anything ^^;;;
One of the swords actually fits in the scabbard but I couldn’t really figure out of what use that would use that would be.
Like how the above shot turned out ^^
sexay battle outfit
personally prefer the metallic looking armor to the white colored alter version.
Was displeased to find a blemish on saber’s breastplate when I got her out the packaging… luckily it was just a glue residue or something. It came off after a few minutes of rubbing with some water & tissue.
Not trying to put down the alter version here (^^;) but another reason I went with GSC was the nice base. Yet another rare case where it actually added something positive ^^
Another view of the scabbard & supporting peg:
Make sure the peg is clear! (One of the ways to spot a fake)
Still haven’t decided which sword to display her with
Hair looked a bit on the plastic side in some shots I saw but luckily i think she’s fine in person.
Nother shot from above
I think my favorite shot from the session:
Now if only I could’ve done it without the peg visible ^^;
The sabers in my collection (well, except that i forgot to include figma saber orz):
Best Face: gsc
Best Armor: gift
Best Base: gsc
Best Maid: alter
Best Pose: gsc
For some reason I didn’t really mind the face on alter’s maid version until getting my hands on lily. Still love the detailed outfit a ton though so no regrets and happily have the new version on order ^^
A solid purchase for saber fans! And a treat for action pose loving lily fans ^^ From her ahoge to base, love the execution!
- Was foo-bar-baz on a break or something? At any rate he’s back to reviewing and has his usual excellent review up. 5 stars, no argument there ^^
- icie also has a very nice review up
- Update: tier’s review is up! columns!
- Update: check out kodomut‘s review!
Not sure I saw any other reviews in my blogroll… speaking of which I need to go through and clean up sometime ^^;