Here’s a little treat for you Saber fans. You’ll be pleased to know that the high quality anime figure site E2046.com provided us with a premium, pre-painted model of one of our favorite tsunderes – the popular Saber from Fate/Stay Night. This particular model is of Saber in a wounded pose – the valiant Knight nursing her wounds after a grand battle – her trusty sword Excalibur in hand.
Upon a head to toe viewing, it is easy to determine this model has been expertly built and painted. Its exclusive design fitting for the character. It is easy to imagine the noble, brave Saber with her all too familiar “trying-to-be-strong” expression as she tends to her battle wounds. Her armor is appropriately shaped and the detail corresponds to her depiction in the anime perfectly. The armor is where the mastery of the painter truly shines, with the shading of the breastplate, gauntlets and boots. Another fine effect is the swaying of her slightly torn dress under the armor, the waves and curvatures of the cloth certainly look realistic, and the color coding matches her anime counterpart.
My single favorite aspect of the model however is the blood. It looks so realistic, its almost scary! The color and texture of it as well as the splatter patterns. Very cool looking indeed, and the look stays true to the gore content in the show. What’s specifically cool looking is the blood on Excalibur – proof that Saber dished out some slashes of her own!
This rear view provides us with a better look at her dress, boots and hair. Notice the metallic flavor the painter has managed to give the boots and armor. The creases and folds around her sleeves and back are also in plain sight as well as the torn left sleeve. Her hair is styles in Saber’s usual plait, tied with blue ribbon and a few strands of hair standing up. A cute touch – I think – in an otherwise badass model. The only minor complaint ever received about the product is how the thinner tassels tend to be fragile and thus need to be handled with care. If broken however, one can easily fix it with a little glue – most collectors tend to have some in case anyway.
The model comes with an exclusive Fate/Stay Night stand for the figure to enhance display effects as a “Gathering Surprise”. Sharp and sleek looking, with the shows official logo upon it, this black base makes for an excellent addition for a showcase piece. Keeps your model upright, making sure not to let it topple at any point, and providing a nice little base for display purposes. Convenient, and looks great.
With its professional design, this piece is 100% hand-painted by experts. Weighing in at 1.61kg – that is roughly 3.5lbs, this model is approximately 1/6th the size of a life size Saber, manageable, perfect for display, easy to store, and secure delivery. Originally for $227.99, it is available for a discount of 30% off, making the new price an affordable $159.59 plus shipping. Available here at the mentioned price, the product comes in a cool looking black box with a picture of the figure on the cover. Due to its high quality labor intensive nature and painstaking attention to detail, the product is in limited supply, so get your paws on it quick!