Posted by meronpan on February 4, 2009
So yeah, there’s the face thing. But damn. After getting Gift Saber in hand, I think I’ve started to like both faces more and more. And even if you can’t get over it, there’s plenty more to admire.
Couldn’t stop taking photos, so just a warning this is gonna be a long review ^^;
If there was ever a figure to buy for the outfit, this is it.
Love the errr.. white… mmm… skirtish… thingy.
Took most of these photos at f/2.7 and a single light source… actually turned out better than I expected ^^;;
The patterned trim is just excellent! In case you wanted a closer look…
Or even closer…
Now if only they went to this length of detail on the face :P
The sword just kind of fits in underneath her hand, was actually surprised how well fit it was.
Gauntlet on saber’s left hand…
A weird thing about the alternate face… her hair kind of got stuck on her collar so I kinda had to bend it a little…
Luckily the material was pretty bendy so it wasn’t a big deal, but it was just weird that it didn’t seem to fit naturally.
So let’s do a little comparison. Above we have the Gift Saber alternate/anime face…. and below, good ‘ol saber-chan.
Obviously there’s a ton of stylistic differences, andI have a feeling a direct translation of the original art might turn out kind of plain… but in the end there’s just something “saber” that’s just missing. A quick aside… let’s take yoko for example… in the anime she looks like this…
Yet give her to Alter and you get this…
I dunno about you but that’s the kind of artistic license I wish the gift figure had taken ^^;
Back to Saber.
So that’s the only pic I took of the original face ^^;; Again, I guess what I would say is that yes, as a representation of the original saber… not so great. But if you try to treat as an original face… it’s really not so bad ^^;;
At least the rest of the head is well detailed ^^;
Dropping down a little to take at look at legs and base…
Mentioned in a previous comment but the base came covered in a thin plastic film. A very scratched up, dirty looking plastic film. Before realizing it was a film… it looked like my base was scratched up to all hell and I couldn’t see myself in it at all. Lesson for the day, make sure to take off the film before freaking out.
No pantsu today :P (well, saber pantsu that is)
The lack of pantsu makes the mirror base kinda weird… like… it’s kinda ero… but there’s no pantsu… so it’s not ero? but you’re still looking up her skirt at her… pants? o.O So it’s like… halfway ero or something.
The base is very big to accomodate the flourish of her skirt, and is easily the size of a 1/7 base or maybe even 1/6. Makes me forget that she’s just a 1/8, but placing figma saber next to her puts things back in perspective ^^
Haruhi wanders on stage…
…into a trap! That’s the kind of thing I usually expect from mirror bases ^^;;;
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If you can live with one of the faces, definitely worth it for her outfit. Really well done, mirror base look much more elegant than the usual white plastic… if it weren’t for the face, I’d put this release on par with the Saber Lily prototype pics ^^