This Saber Alter figure was one of the Fate figures I bought during my first trip to Japan. Actually also just recently sold it to a friend since I found it not really fitting in with the rest of my collection (much prefer Solid Theater’s Saber Alter, which I previously reviewed). Took some pics of it before selling though so might as well do a quick review anyway.
This is just the one 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.
– Type: PVC figure
– Character: Saber Alter
– Version: Dress Ver
– Series: Fate/hollow ataraxia
– Company: Alter
– Sculptor: Kawahara Takayuki
– Release date: 2006/07/29 (Standard)
– Specs: 1/8, PVC, H=190 mm (7.41 in)
– Price: ¥4000
– JAN: 4560228201192
Legs. I’m not sure if it’s just the figure I got or if it’s a general problem, but I found my Saber Alter leaning forward a LOT (like ~70* angle instead of straight 90*). My only solution to that was to heat up the angle/legs using a hairdryer, bend the legs backward some, then stick it in the freezer for a while so it keeps the bent back shape (temporarily). Over time it still ends up leaning forward though, sometimes enough to fall forward over in my display case
The skirt is two parts – one outer black and one inner grey. I realized later that you can display Saber Alter without the inner grey skirt so that the panties are flashed (a la Saber Nero), but I didn’t think to try it, so no pics, sorry
The detail on the stockings and panties were a bit unexpected. Note that the odd bumps you see aren’t signs of a bad paint job but rather water droplets/condensation from me sticking the leg part into the fridge.
This is also the same default outfit for Volk’s Saber Alter Dollfie Dream