Fate T. Harlaown Swimsuit Ver. ~ eros!
Posted by meronpan on November 9, 2009
Alrighty, tore myself away from Dragon Age long enough for a fate review ^^; Was actually surprised almost half the people in the poll said they didn’t know what it was – if you were wondering it’s an epic rpg by Bioware set in a fantasy world under siege by evil forces known as Darkspawn. Read more at the main site if you’re interested ^^ Anyhow, back to fate~
A massive 1/4 entry from Good Smile Company to accompany their previous Nanoha release. Like most 1/4 pvc releases, nothing spectacular in the detail department but her size alone makes her an interesting addition to any collection ^^
Nanoha owners will recognize the matching box, stand and leg support.
Luckily she seems to stand fine without the leg support so you can review without it getting in the way ^^
Ah yes, forgot to mention, also had new camera lewt arrive last week! These first pics were taken with my brand new EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens ^^ Got it more for taking low light pics and portraits (i.e. not figure reviews) but also turned out nice for the full body shots of fate. Trying to get her with a 100mm lens on a 1.6 crop body requires a bit more room ^^;;
Being a swimsuit figure it comes down more to the pose, face, and hair for me.
Alas the part where this figure falls short for me is the face. …though I should qualify that by saying I didn’t quite like the way they drew her in StrikerS either. Seemed kinda too square? or flat? Maybe it was just certain episodes. In the figure her face also comes out a little flat or something? Can’t really put my finger on it.
Or maybe it’s the viewing angle and/or my lighting? Like… i like how she looks in the above shot (08) but in the one above that (06) it doesn’t look right to me. Also doesn’t look so hot on my bookshelf right now. Might be the shadow from her bangs making her eyes dark…
For the pose they were just reproducing the source pic and it seems pretty accurate? Again maybe it’s the viewing angle but it feels sometimes like it’s lacking something.
I believe that’s the source pic above…
Feels like maybe there’s a slight variation in the tilt of her head or something?
Well, for all my complaining I’m actually very satisfied with her. Nice to have the pair together ^^
Also nice to see nanoha without jaundice ^^; (my last review’s pics’ white balance was all off ;_; this time i did what i should’ve been doing for a long time – took a picture of a piece of paper and used the custom white balance setting. took a second and their skin isn’t yellow ^^;;)
Definitely glad to have the new lens. No way I woulda fit both of ‘em with my 100mm.
You’ll just have to humor me with all these paired shots with nanoha. Wanted to give her some love after my initial review ^^;;
I definitely don’t remember fate being so well endowed.
divine fang‘s comment on high angle oppai shots with my new tripod stuck in my head. the result:
the above pic is 1920×1280 if you need to inspect further. (so are a bunch of others in this review… i wonder if i should label them…)
shitapai, yokopai. full course today.
normally i don’t go so eros but in a swimsuit figure, what else is there? :P
I assume the base is so huge to accommodate the leg stand and support the 1/4 insanity.
Thought I took more oshiri pics, but I guess it was just two :P
well, and this next one is more focused on her top
highlights too strong i think in the next one -_- hard to see the details on her fingers. ah well.
dust strikes again! this is why i have to do my reviews the day i unbox.
There was one flaw i noticed… kinduv unsightly mark on her leg ;_;
Pictured above is after I tried rubbing it off with some water. Guess I’ll have to try something stronger later… or maybe just leave it since it’s hard to see :P
Not a bad pickup but wish i was more satisfied with her looks from all angles.
Hopefully this is some of the last remnants of set completion disease ^^; Had the same misgivings when I saw the preview pics but decided to push ahead to have the pair of ‘em together. Plus it’s fate-chan.
Retailing at 12,000 yen with an exchange rate that’s around 90 yen/$ or less… she’ll cost ya. Nowadays that’s a price I reserve for must-have figures but fate slipped in before my budget reductions.
foo-bar-baz is back in action with a lovely review.
Also stop by Wolfheinrich’s World for some symmetrical docking action ^^ His review also has a nice comparison shot of nanoha, fate + his recently reviewed 1/4 e2046 kenshin. kenshin takes the cake when it comes to fine details on a 1/4 though. no contest.
Update: james’ Exelica Meteor also updated with an excellent review ^^