The concept of a chase or alternate appearance figure is nothing new for toy collectors. It seems it's the same for collectors the world over, particularly for popular characters like Saber from Fate: Stay Night. If one is willing, pretty much every costume she appears in can be had. Fair warning, it probably won't be cheap.
Today we look at the Revoltech take on Saber as she appears in Fate/Stay Night. As we have already reviewed Saber Alter, a very similar figure, there should not be many surprises to be had, but nonetheless, buckle your seatbelts kids, it could be a bumpy ride.
Saber, in all her fully armored Fate/Stay Night glory. This is a solid rendition of her. It really checks all of the boxes it needs to. In this view, the only gripes are that her head always seems to be tilted to one side (an articulation or molding glitch, most likely), and that the paint for the skin on her neck and face don't match.
In the package
In the package. While a larger box than her comrade Rin, this package is still not that obnoxious. It shelves quite nicely, if one is a collector of such things.
While not usually in my spread of shots, I wanted to include this as it's something that I forgot to photo with the earlier Saber Alter review. Note the unattractive visible joint for the chausses. Though the pose works pretty well. Saber can hold her sword in a decent number of poses, again, thanks to the solid hand positions and the tapered handle.
From the back, there's really nothing at all wrong, which is somewhat surprising, as usually manufacturers skimp in this regard. It is noteworthy that Saber stands on her own in each facing (my photography set up in inclined slightly, which sometimes poses problems for figures to stand).
Saber's 'Invisible Air' version of the sword makes for a neat accessory. It's a good thing she can stand securely on her own though, as her stand is just as useless as her Altered sibling. Though it does prop up Excalibur nicely.