Wednesday, June 02, 2010

1/8 Scale Gift Saber

Last year I bought Terminator 2 on Blu-ray from Best Buy. It came with a $50.00 Sideshow Collectibles gift card. The cards can only be used on certain items which change every now and then. Up until recently the only figures listed that I was even remotely interested in were out of my price range even with the gift card.

A couple weeks ago, however, I was checking to see if they had updated the list and found the Gift Saber available. After the gift card she was only 39.99, so I ordered her.

More after the jump......

The figure is really well done and was sculpted by Satoshi Toda.

The only issues I had with the figure was the mirrored base was all scratched up, and the second head she comes with doesn't really look that great. But we'll get into that later.

I love the pose of this figure. The way Saber is standing there looking so regal with her skirt blowing in the wind looks awesome.

I recently finished playing through the Fate/Stay Night visual novel, and loved the story. I still need to watch the anime and read the manga though. If you can't read Japanese and want to play Fate/Stay Night there is a English patch made by Mirror Moon, and you can pick up a copy of Fate/Stay Night at J-List.

Now to the issue with the head. The design of the face is just terrible. The eyes look really weird, and the smile on Saber's face doesn't really fit with the feel of the figure over all.


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