I would have to say that I am MOST impressed with aquiring this figure. For a very long time, I’ve been waiting for a version of Saber that really appealed to me – both in dynamic pose, and in detail. In part, this would be my first armored Saber and first Figma in one go. Fortunately, when I made the purchase, I had committed to this being the first and last Figma I would purchase (for the sake of my wallet, my sanity, and my marriage). I had to make it a good one. Thankfully it is.
Unfortunately, because of how crappy my camera is, I couldn’t take too many close up shots. But the detail is there. Perhaps you would like to know that Figmas are just slightly smaller than Fraulent Revoltechs, so I’m presuming 1:12 scale. That’s TINY.
The best part about this version of Saber is the posability of her. She’s mostly ball-jointed, so her articulation is very flexible compared to say, Revoltech Saber. She doesn’t seem to have as many articulation points as a Fraulent, but that doesn’t seem to matter with Figmas. But unfortunately, with ball joints, we all know that too much posing will wear it down and cause the joints to loosen. That’s one advantage Revoltechs have with their clicky joints. The deal-maker for me on this Figma though, was the face. She looks far more accurate than any Revoltech figure I’ve ever seen from any series. And don’t get me started on the ebcraft Hyper Fate saber!
For the Revoltech Saber, they had decided to put her armor flaps on ball joints, but unfortunately, it looked very stiff, and you could see the apparent lameness of it (sorry, Revoltech Saber owners, but it’s the god-damned truth. Suck it.) This version uses ball joints and hinge joints in combination for huge flappy articulation. The armor piece is ball jointed from the back, the blue and white fabric is hinge jointed on the front of the armor plate, and that triangular blue flap you can see in the back. Finally, the very front white fabric is hinged to the blue cloth and front of the armor. Overall basically 3 articulation points.
You can see the ball-joint from the back in this photo.
Accessories, accessories! Options, options! I love this. The swords can be sheathed all the way into the scabbards, and the detail is bang-on accurate. I like how the interchangeable hands can be stored safely in this plastic “storage rack” so they don’t get lost. And there are 8 slots too! You know, just in case you want to display your Figma with no hands… In addition, the two hair piece options are great, so you can do dynamic poses and static poses without it looking weird. The three faces, each looking in a different direction, is also a very good idea. Unfortunately, I only decided to use two of the faces for my shots this session.
In addition, a little zip-lock sealable bag is included so you don’t have to store everything in the box, and try to fish it out everytime you want to change something. The bag also has a hole at the top so you can hang it. If you own multiple figmas, you can also label the bag. Excellent! Mine will stay blank though. I wish Revoltech was more advanced in features this way.
You may recognize this pose as an attempt to mimic Enter Brain’s Saber.
Different pose of Enter Brain’s Saber.
Pose of Clayz Saber.
Good Smile’s Saber pose.
Good Smile Saber pose close up.
Alter’s Saber Maid pose.
The Valkyrie Profile classic pose.
As you can see, she’s VERY posable. I have yet to try something drastically dynamic, as I kind of got bored part-way through, so enjoy the other few photos I took!
The high-spreadability of the armored skirt is a definite plus.
Can you tell which photo I used for my photoshop image?
Well, I hope you enjoyed this close-up review of my Saber. Until next time!
EDIT: As fate would have it, I ended up selling her. Congratulations to the lucky dude that ended up owning her!