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Saber Alter 1/8 (Solid Theater) + Dark Sakura 1/8 (Gift)

Although manufactured by two different companies, both figures were sculpted by Toda Satoshi and meant to be displayed together. Hence, I’ve combined both reviews into one with them displayed together at the end.


The dark mistress with her corrupted servant

This is just the first of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are second hand, B/B grade, so keep that in mind when going through the photos.

Saber Alter
1/8 PVC Figure (Solid Theater)

Info
– Type: PVC figure
– Character: Saber Alter
– Version:
– Series: Fate/stay night
– Company: Solid Theater
– Sculptor: Toda Satoshi
– Release date: 2008/05 (Standard), 2011/05 (Standard)
– Specs: 1/8, PVC, H=200 mm (7.8 in)
– Price: ¥6500
– JAN: 4961524507382

Links
Good Smile Company product page
MyFigureCollection entry
Suruga-ya entry

Buying
Mandarake
Rakuten
Yahoo Japan Auctions
AmiAmi
HobbySearch
Amazon.jp
Amazon.com

Photos

The box







In blister pack

The only swappable part is the head

Simple stand, found it loving my fingerprints

Corrupted Excalibur, doesn’t have a special name I don’t believe


The two heads – one with a visor on, one with Satoshi’s signature face style





One-piece body. Arguably my favourite Saber figure due to how detailed and well the figure is sculpted.


Most disappointing upskirt shot ever. Especially the bright blue colour – at least make it dark alongside the rest of the figure’s colour scheme >_>

Simple feet pegs connect the body to the stand

A few random close-ups



This Saber figure is arguably my favourite Saber figure, even moreso than all the GSC ones. Even though the pose is simple, the detail on it and general colour palette (minus the pants) definitely makes it stand out. Far more dark/corrupt-looking than GSC’s paddle-wielding Saber Alter. Note that there’s no peg in the sword and no hole/stabilizer in the stand, so you just have to balance it carefully :(





With the alternate face on. I’m not a fan of Satoshi’s more “realistic” looking faces, so I prefer with the visor on (also looks cooler that way in my opinion)

Dark Sakura ~Makiri’s Grail~
1/8 PVC Figure (Gift)

Info
– Type: PVC figure
– Character: Matou Sakura (Dark Sakura)
– Version: Makiri’s Grail
– Series: Fate/stay night
– Company: Solid Theater
– Sculptor: Toda Satoshi
– Release date: 2011/04/25 (Standard)
– Specs: 1/8, PVC, H=200 mm (7.8 in)
– Price: ¥6500
– JAN: 4562200821640

Links
Good Smile Company product page
MyFigureCollection entry
Suruga-ya entry

Buying
Mandarake
Rakuten
Yahoo Japan Auctions
AmiAmi
HobbySearch
Amazon.jp
Amazon.com

Photos
The box






In blister pack

Even less parts than Saber Alter

The stand is actually two-pieces, designed to connect with Saber Alter’s stand (see the next section)

The two heads – one crafted/painted in Satoshi’s “realistic” style, the other in anime style



I really, really, REALLY loved the colour gradients and flamboyant sculpt of this figure, so here’s a bunch of close-ups




That underboob

Connects to the base via two peg holes


All together




Here she is with the anime-style face. I’m not all that much of a fan of it (since it looks too… not evil I guess?) but I can’t get used to Satoshi faces either

Heaven’s Feel
These two are from the Heaven’s Feel route of Fate/stay night, referred (by fans) respectively as Dark Sakura and Saber Alter. The figures themselves are loosely based on one of the fanarts included in the Fate/hollow ataraxia visual novel (sequel to the Fate/stay night VN).


Source fanart the figure is loosely based off of

The two boxes side by side

The two figures side by side

If you flip both stands upside down, you’ll notice interconnects. Saber Alter’s base has covers over it’s pegs, while Dark Sakura’s detaches into two pieces

Docking~


And they pose together quite nicely! Not exactly the same pose as the artwork, but pretty cool nevertheless




Dark Sakura Satoshi face with Saber Alter visor face

Double Satoshi

Dark Sakura anime face with Saber Alter visor face, the combo I use in display

With the box

Here’s another pic of Dark Sakura x Saber Alter, from the fighting game, Fate/Unlimited Codes

Rider feels left out, so let’s throw in a pic of her here, also fanart from F/ha

Sakura x Saber is not to be confused with Sakura Saber, a one-off Takeuchi-drawn variant of Saber. Though I’m sure it won’t be long before someone makes a GK/PVC of Sakura Saber…

~Keripo

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