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Signum ~ Ritter des schwertes

Posted by meronpan on January 16, 2009

In a rare stroke of luck, the postman arrived earlier than usual and my roommate was home to receive a package for me.  一体何でしょう? (What could it be?!) 見ての通り!(As you can see…!)

じゃ~ん

じゃ~ん

Signum, Ritter des schwetes!  Ich kann nicht verstehen Deutsch… Ist die “Ritter des schwertes” grammatisch korrekt?  ^^;; Sorry, hopefully google translate hasn’t led me astray.  If you’re wondering why I’m so often insterting random languages… it’s because I love learning new languages! ^^;  *ahem* SIGNUM.  Sorry, yes, let’s proceed with the Signum review.

If you are the proud owner of any of the other Alter Nanoha gals, you’ll most likely be pleased with this release as well.

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Similarly themed box.

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The usual packaging.

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More Alter excellence!  Wish I had updated my review set up to do this release justice… alas, some other time…

Signum sports similar hip armor things to hayate... there a name for these things?

Signum sports similar hip armor things to hayate... there a name for these things?

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Signum’s sword, Laevatein.

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I noticed her skirt has that same sort of tinting that was on Unison Vita… made me think that perhaps it wasn’t a weird paint mishap? Maybe it’s better to shade a white garment with a matching color rather than gray or what not?

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mmm ponytail ^_^

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I’m a sucker for characters with long hair, swords, and that reserved, sometimes cold personality. Yeap, signum fits the bill all right ^^

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I apologize if many of the shots are similar… perhaps got a little carried away ^^;

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Signum’s scabbard is permanently attached to her hand.

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And Laevatein won’t be able to fit in ^^;

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Base text

Base text

I really love all the detail in the outfit… figure’s more detailed than the anime :P

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Black pantsu!

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Mmm better quit with the low angling before Signum get’s angry ^^;  A swift kick would definitely leave a mark…

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One problem with her pose is that I kept getting her sword in her face ^^;; Kept having to rotate her or adjust the shooting angle for a better view ^^;

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Rotating like above makes her pose look a little weird to me, below turned out better i think…

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…looking thru some foo-bar-baz pics as I write this, I shoulda rotated the *sword* ^^;;; Ah well.

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Some noticeable seams in the outfit, but honestly my attention is constantly drawn away so it hasn’t bothered me at all.

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Another reason to upgrade my review setup is to increase the amount of available space…

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Alas with my camera I don’t think there’s any feasible combination of aperture/zoom/distance/etc that will blur my shelves when trying to get everyone in the pic…  With such a busy background it’s hard to focus on the nanoha gang ^^;

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Taking the same pic with the flash helps a little since the background isn’t lit up as much I guess…

You can see Signum is pretty much the same height as 1/6 kanu

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Konata makes for a good foot rest while haruhi is back to her shenanigans.

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miku: 「パンツをのぞくのはダメです!」 {you shouldn't be peeping at people's pantsu!}

Do you like pink?

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Forgot Nida ;_;  Well, perhaps next time…

Looks like you can still pick Signum up at Hobby Search, and HLJ.  If you need more coverage, stop by foo-bar-baz, Exelica Meteor, or taste…  Rin and Optic both nabbed Signum recently too, so I’m sure they’ll have reviews up soon. ^_^

Update: Optic’s review is up ^_^

Argh, it’s late again.  Still can’t believe it takes me 4 hours to do these ^^;;;

以上!

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23 Responses to “Signum ~ Ritter des schwertes”

  1. Blowfish said

    *ahem*
    You could actually add an -in to the Word Ritter and you would have a female version of the word knight.You usually wouldnt call a female knight Ritterin though and just use the male word Ritter.Back in the day there were no female knights and therefore there was need for a female version of the word.German language allows to turn most professions into a female form with the syllable -in added. You could choose therefore what to use.It wouldnt be correct in the historical context of the word but if you want to emphasize on the fact that shes a girl and kicks as much butt as the guys you could say Ritterin.

    So yeah Ritter des Schwertes – Knight of the Sword is correct!

    I like girls with swords and pretty much any melee weapon aswell^^ YAY for Black Pantsu!

  2. optic said

    Nice review, Seeing the whole Nanoha group makes me wanna grab Hayate. I feel like collecting the whole Old Belka magic type.

    First off, I found out a few days later, my Signum left leg has a few tiny smudge marks. Even though it can be overlooked, it still bothers me. Secondly and lastly, there is a bit of pink paint marks on her left armor. >_<

    Even though it’s only 2 little flawys, I’m very happy I got her. ^^
    Note: I was having doubts a week before her release. -_-

    U can delete my first comment. For some reason, my first comment was posted incomplete.

  3. Ikuto said

    I really want that lala figure and the M.M…ME WANT ><

  4. Persocom said

    Signum is made of win. These Nanoha figures make me wish I could drop the money for them all, they’re so nice looking and together they look great. Alter is doing an awesome job, these are easily the best Nanoha figures on the market.

  5. James said

    It’s Signum day , as i’m doing my review too right now ^^
    Nice buy ^^ and nice pics , i love the last one :p

    Glad you like her , but she’s not as good as Hayate , at least for me :)

  6. Q said

    Oh the long anticipated Signum is here~ Is it just me, or is her pink top slightly darker than the proto?

    Very nice shots there too. Her pose is great, but I agree with you that she looks a little odd from one of the angle, and I didn’t expect the ‘weirdness’ of it. But nevertheless this is a great figure from Alter as usual.

  7. meronpan said

    @blowfish ahhhh i have such a terrible memory. i shoulda remembered from when you were explaining the same thing for the random german i threw in my human mage review. thanks for the info! the detailed explanation is much appreciated. this time i think i’ll leave the text alone since that’s actually what’s printed on the box and stand. black ftw! very fitting i thought ^__^

    @optic i’ve seen posts pop up occasionally that go into how to remove smudge marks (usually from cast off)… perhaps some of the techniques they use will work for your signum? i’m pretty terrified of messing up my figure further so i’ve never tried any smudge removals myself (rize does need some cleaning if i ever want to display her in shitagi mode…)

    @ikuto they’re both in stock at hlj if you have some cash to spare ^^;

    @persocom agreed, i haven’t really seen many other nanoha figures that come close to the alter quality. though i did really like that recently announced volks fate…

    @james ah, very nice! i’ll have to remember to add your review once it’s up. i think hayate beats out signum for me too… though because signum is newer she’s getting more attention at the moment ^^; overall i’d probably rank ’em hayate signum rein vita

    @q i think it might be the lighting (or lack there of ^^;;) i actually thought her top was much brighter than the proto when i saw pics @ hobby search.

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  9. sonic_ver2 said

    At certain angle, her pose looks really weird. That’s one of the reason i didn’t buy her at the first place. But the main reason is Signum isn’t my fav.

    Oh anyway, need more close up photo on her chest XD, it’s surprisingly damn big.

    I’ve been wondering, does your camera have apreture and shutter speed settings?

  10. Blowfish said

    @meronpan
    Like i said Ritter is actually the correct form since there were no female knights and therefore theres no need to change the text at all.Im glad when im able to help out with my little knowledge ^^

  11. gordon said

    a big figure at 1/6 scale. as with big figurs, it is no doubt heavy. is there a metal pole inside her right leg to support her?

  12. Rin said

    Something that makes me worried about this figure is that the figure is on one leg and the weight of Signum is pretty heavy…
    I hope it doesn’t snap off…
    Well the figure overall is a great figure!!!!!
    Do like the photos!!!!!

  13. meronpan said

    @sonic_ver2 yeah, as much as i love her, it’s hard to recommend such an expensive figure to those that aren’t that into the character. now that you mention it… i was also surprised that signum was so… well endowed ^^;

    my camera does have aperture and shutter speed settings…goes from like F2.7 to F8 and 1/1600 to 15″ shutter speed.

    @blowfish ahhh got it. all the better then ! thanks again ^^

    @gordon yeah there is actually a metal pole (or at least, as far as i can tell it feels like metal) in her support foot. i pray it has the strength to stand the test of time, because yes, she’s heavy!

    @rin thanks! i pray figure manufacturers have learned their lessons and left the days of leaning behind would be a shame for such a great figure!

  14. phossil said

    Konata is saying to Miku: “Dont worry. We do the sacrifice for our fans!!”
    Lol..

  15. ELTboy said

    That’s a great review! Signum’s looking fine… and glad to learn that her scabbard is attached to her hand. I am still waiting for mine to arrive…hope to get her in the next few days.

  16. jenn said

    Pretty pictures. :) I laughed at the one with Konata as a footrest and Haruhi peering upwards..XD

  17. Orange said

    Hayate’s personal army’s growing bigger. =]

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  19. ron~ said

    hoo she’s big!

    I hope she wont lean overtime tho, her pose is quite worrisome

  20. meronpan said

    @phossil konata knows the importance of sa-bisu ^_^

    @eltboy thanks! hope to see your pics in the coming week ^^

    @jenn glad you enjoyed em ^_^

    @orange ideally they’ll release all 4 of her knights ^_^

    @ron~ well, she does seem to have a bar in her foot… hopefully the rest of her holds up ^^;

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  22. C4b0023 said

    :O *Faints*

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