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Saber ~Dress Ver~ Ichiban Kuji Prize (Banpresto)

A lottery prize figure from Banpresto for TYPE-MOON’s 10th Anniversary event. Non-canon but still pretty beautiful-looking outfit design, but with some QC issues.


Elegant non-canon Saber figure wielding Caliburn

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.

Info
– Type: PVC figure
– Character: Saber
– Version: Dress Ver
– Series: TYPE-MOON 10th Anniversary (special, non-canonic character design)
– Company: Banpresto
– Sculptor: Another One
– Release date: 2012/07 (Prize)
– Specs: Ichiban Kuji Premium, A Prize, ABS+PVC, H=200 mm (7.8 in)
– Price: ¥800 (price of a lottery ticket)
– JAN: N/A

Links
Ichiban Kuji product page
MyFigureCollection entry
Suruga-ya entry

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

Photos
Pretty big box





Insides are all logo’d

Read the f— ah well, whatever

Blister pack

There’s actually quite a number of swappable/disassemble-able parts here

So many changeable parts :O

First, the white stockings and panties…

Spoiler:
Actually really disappointed with the sculpt here… looks blocky or something? Weird panties design too..




Skirt

Notice the crappy paint job? :(

The connection between the big blue bow and the skirt isn’t too strong… mine’s already starting to crack

Skirt goes ontop the legs, not too stably though

Boring base with logo

Base with an ugly-looking support stand

At the bottom of the feet are holes that fit snuggly into the base’s pegs

Supposedly that weird-shaped support stand is sculpted to hold the bows… maybe my bow was a bit disfigured but it definitely didn’t feel like it fit at all. I just removed the stand since the figure has decent enough balance that a stand isn’t needed.

Torso #1, for single-handed sword wielding – looks really unnatural



Torso #2, for two-handed sword wielding – definitely looks more normal given the huge buster-sword-sized Excalibur Proto


Does give Saber some ridiculous cleavage though… isn’t Saber M-bust? >_>


Comparison of the two torsos

Oh boy, Banpresto totally screwed up with the face… (or maybe I’m just used to GSC’s Saber faces). Either way, the face/hair/ponytail combo doesn’t match any of the existing Sabers (Blue/Zero, Lily, Red/Nero/Bride, Alter) so I guess Banpresto could have done whatever they wanted…




Head pops onto the torso, abeit very poorly and with a noticeable gap

Connect the parts!

A quick flash…

Spoiler:

On to the weapons. Here’s Caliburn

Excalibur Proto in activation 1 form (Invisible Air removed). Note that Excalibur Proto is the weapon wielded by the original, male Saber in Fate/Prototypes (i.e. Nasu’s original Saber before Takeuchi said “Stfu Nasu, we are turning Fate into an eroge” and he genderswapped King Arthur)

Lock design

Excalibur Proto in activation 2 form (Restraints of the Round Table lock removed). The Excalibur of Fate/stay night does not have this secondary seal.

Saber single-handed wielding Caliburn




Excalibur Proto requires the two-handed torso

Saber two-handed wielding Excalibur Proto in stage 1 (stage 2 looks boring)







With Aoko (B Prize), review of her next

Here’s some fanservice featuring Saber expertly handling the pole

Spoiler:





~Keripo

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/keripo/sets/72157641643512763/
MyFigureCollection: http://myfigurecollection.net/blog/11388

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