Fate T Harlaown ~ True Sonic Form ~ Alter
Posted by meronpan on December 13, 2009
Finally back! It’s been a while since I”ve taken a trip that lasted so long. Was really getting home sick (and then actually sick ;_;) towards the end, especially with such a long anticipated release sitting my room. Without further ado, alter’s feito-chan!
If you’re interested almost all the pics are 1920×1280 resolution.
It’s been what… 10 months-ish since I saw her at wonhobby?
Was stunned then and just as impressed now ^^
She’s massive, packed in a massive box, though as alter’s own blog has shown, not as large as hayate’s.
Almost as tall as nanoha’s box…
And dwarfs saber lily…
Packaging consists of 3 plastic sandwiches… took me a while to get through all the dang tape and ties ^^;
First thing that jumped out at me was that her zamber form bardiche is pretty much the whole length of the package. i love it!
Unfortunately I have no room for it! ^^;;
You’ll have to forgive these first pics, they get better (i think ^^;) ^^; Totally forgot to light up bardiche…
Absolutely love her hair. These are the twin tails to end all twin tails :P
I should try fitting fate in a detolf to get her out of the dust… though there’s just no way this bardiche will fit.
This version also seems to be bustier than I remember from the anime… ufufufu
All you 変体ども out there will be pleased to know the shots above and below are also 1920 :P
Nice strong metal bars to hold her up.
Seeing these feet for the who knows what’th time, kinda wish they took some artistic license and made it fancier ^^;
Another shot of her oppai for good measure.
As per her character, somewhat simple outfit… pose hair and face are the winners for me.
A better look at fate’s face without bardiche in the way:
Was trying to get some shots of her hair but they didn’t really turn out how I’d like. Nevertheless, here they are :P
I remember when the first prototype pics came out there were some unsatisfied with the details… then they added the alter touch to it ^_^
Time to switch things up with the riot zamber
Anyone tried getting her in a detolf in this form yet?
Will have to make myself another wallpaper after this review ^^
Sorry saber lily, your wallpaper time is up :P
Love this expression ^^
The metal bars in the zambers feel comically large until they’re in fate’s hands.
Pop the ends off and add the… what the heck is it anyways? energy rope… link… thingy? ^^;
Awesome base is… awesome. -_- *sigh* /broken record: c’mon alter, something a little fancier would be appreciated!
‘Nother look at her hair with the zamber blades connected
And now, to extend what is already one of my longer reviews… I got a light tent! …cube. Thing. Yes I’m insane. One of the more excessive purchases I’ve made. But kind of like figures it fell in the cart during a large order ^^;;
The light shed comes with red, white, black and blue backgrounds. You can see how I didn’t iron them out yet above ^^;
With the right depth of field you can hardly tell thou :P (above. not below. Below you can see it all too well ^^;;)
One of the main reasons I got it was for a better white/gray background.
Still getting used to working with it, but these shots turned out fine for my expectations.
Pretty even color all around, which is more what I was going for.
How’d I fit feito-chan inside this thing? Easily, I got the big one. ^^;;;;
I believe it’s an 80cm cube ^^;
Backgrounds simply velcro in, easy to change.
Not really sure the blue goes well with feito but I wanted to try out all the different backgrounds.
While I’m at it, quick random pic. I got a new detolf recently, but a large part of my collection still remains battling the dust.
By the way I have a new appreciation for IS (image stabilization) after shooting so much with my non-IS primes. The above shot was taken with a shutter speed of 1/3s! Not the best pic I’ve ever taken but sooo much better than I would ever manage on a non-IS lens (and definitely usable resized).
Alrighty, about time to wrap things up… with group shots!
First the obligatory Alter StrikerS shot:
Wish I could fit them all together in the detolfs but I’d have to waste too much space to keep them segregated…
Next up, feito power!
Forgot my action figure versions ^^; Ah well.
One last one… can has blonde?
Just figures that the first thing I do after flying back from Taipei is get my fate review out the door ^^; Got home, passed out about 3pm, then woke up around 10pm and started taking pics ^^
Expected nothing less from Alter. An epic sword and beautifully crafted hair won me over from the get go. Pose isn’t bad… nice and dynamic but it doesn’t feel like the pose of the century or anything :P Details are spot on, but unfortunately that means… nothing special on her outfit since it’s not very detailed to begin with ^^; With shipping she cost an arm and a leg, but I’ve prolly never put less thought in such a massive purchase. Was an autobuy all the way.
foo-bar-baz’s review has been up since 11/25, take a look if you haven’t already. Beautiful pics as always, along with a much more detailed look at the packaging among other things.
Alrightythen. And that’s that.