I was planning on doing a review of my newly acquired FREEing 1/4 Konata, but as it turns out, she had some major paint flaws. I may need to get a replacement as I don’t think I can repair the problems myself :( In the meantime, I went back to some photos I took in May of Gift’s 1/8 scale Saber from Fate/Stay Night. These photos have been sitting around too long anyway ^^;
Acquired during HLJ first anniversary sale for only 2,600 yen ^^. Considering she normally retails for 7,429 at HLJ, I’d say it was a steal ;)
Gift is a relatively new figure company but they seem to be doing a pretty decent job right off the bat.
I will need to look out for more figures by them ^^
Commendable sculpt quality and a highly detailed outfit. Better than some figures I’ve seen by companies such as Clayz and Wave ^^;
I actually bought this Saber figure before I had watched Fate/Stay Night. Although I hadn’t seen the anime, I was aware of the game and the general plot. Is it odd to like a character from a series you’ve never watched or played? ^^; I’ve since watched the anime and my initial fondness for Saber proved to be well-placed. She’s a great character ^^.
Saber is outfitted in skirt and full armor.
The detail on her skirt is impressive, especially on the semi-transparent white lacy part.
Photos taken outside in a garden. Probably should have blurred the background more but still a nice setting.
All handheld shots. Thanks to the sunny conditions, there was enough light that I was able to use sufficiently fast shutter speeds with my macro lens.
Saber looks quite imposing grasping Excalibur.
Of course, gotta have the trademark Saber hair bun + ribbon!
Gift opted to provide two faces for Saber: The familiar anime-style face and a more realistic face. Totally not a fan of the “realistic” face. The eyes, the nose, even the mouth… they all just seem off >_< I will be keeping the anime face on my Saber.
Shiny mirror stand. A bit more appealing than the normal dull plastic stands that most figures come with. It tad larger than it should have been though…
A great figure by new figure company, Gift. She comes with two faces, though only one is worth using. Awesome armor, detailed lacy skirt. Considering the great deal I got on this figure, I’m quite satisfied. Even at full price, this figure would have been a good buy as it is well made overall.
1/8 Saber from Fate/Stay Night by Gift
Released: January 2009
Retail Price: 7,429 yen