Saber Alter Maid
Posted by meronpan on May 30, 2010
久しぶり～ Been a while since my last post… I think may be a new low for me in terms of posts per month ^^;; Mmmm for those who actually do want a site update, I think I’ll put that in at the end. Let’s get on to the goods, Alter’s Saber Alter maid!
If you already own Alter’s previous Saber maid release, you know what to expect in terms of quality and execution. We’ve got yet another awesome maid figure from Alter, such a shame it was not up for sale through the usual channels. I opted to get her from Goody Japan this time, and that ended up being 13,400 yen (including EMS shipping).
Making a statement from very beginning, we’ve got a nice box with no windows. Not sure if that was to cut down on costs or just to make it more elegant looking, but I thought it was a nice touch.
Sides of the box give you some indication of what awaits inside ^^
Was so excited to finally have her in hand, forgot mini saber was included as a little bonus ^^
As usual, click through for 1920×1280 versions when you want to see every last detail ^^
Figured I’d stick with a black background and kind of build on saber’s serious, almost kind of pale/goth look.
Upgrading from the original saber maid, alter saber maid now has a bucket ^^
Loved all the details in the original saber maid and that’s all back in this release.
Lots of people had issues with the execution on the previous saber maid’s face… personally I didn’t really mind but nevertheless, like this version better ^^
The mop is back at well, making it the second mop in my collection :P
Love all the frills and details on her outfit
mmm delicious ^^
Just love the pose and how she’s got the bucket swung over her shoulder ^^
Frills everywhere, here’s the bow on her back~
Her hair is also very nicely done, great detail work
Love that short skirt. Not enough skirts here in the bay area :P
Obligatory pantsu examination.
I think some of my white balancing shenanigans has added some color to her skin but this saber is actually quite pale.
Like how this next shot turned out ^^ Focused on her bangs, wide open at f/2.8.
Let’s do a little comparison with the previous saber, shall we?
Here you can really see how pale saber alter is (or how yellow my original saber made is ^^;;;)
saber alter is definitely my new favorite maid figure now ^^
With the base had pegs for the original saber maid too. They look great together!
Looking at the base (which is huuuuge!), it’s just a very simple checker pattern. Like it a lot though ^^
Hmm forgot to put some nendo comparison shots in but for reference the mini saber is about nendoroid puchi size.
All the food is not included :P (that’s from the phat classroom set)
Matching base to boot ^_^
Back to the main attraction~
Again too bad this was a limited/special/whatever it’s called release. A great get for saber/maid fans
low angle :P
Adjusting to a more tasteful (?) angle~
Ack, forgot to shop out that bit in the corner. ah well :P
So there ya have it, sorry for the pic spam, it’s been awhile ^^;
Beautiful beautiful saber maid figure, I hope fans have gotten their hands on her already or else i’m sure the only options at this point are likely expensive auctions. Love the different pose and adjustment to her face.
foobarbaz has a much more cheerful lighting setup so that you can better see all the details. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.
guy also has his review out as well!
Now then, a little site update before I sign off – May this year was probably the busiest I’ve been at work in years… so that combined with excessive Starcraft 2 and Touhou playing has cut deeply into my usual activity on the figure blog scene. So yeah… down but definitely not out. I won’t make any promises for more posts or comments or anything but I will say that when figures come in I have been able to churn out reviews in a somewhat timely fashion. As such, you can blame all the figure manufacturer delays for my lack of posts :P Been chatting with blowfish on msn lately and on the off chance anyone else would like to drop a line, you should be able to add me through my gmail account. What, you don’t know it? Go check my about page. Or I guess I could just tell you – madaminu. ：P