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Gift's Saber Extra is ExtravagantGift's Saber Extra is Extravagant

OrannisOrannishace 6 añosReview
I'm just going to say it straight up at the beginning here - there is nothing bad about Gift's Saber Extra. At all. I couldn't find a single flaw on it. It immediately entered the ranks of my favorite figures, alongside Gift's Saber Lily and Real Image Yoko.

Now to the main attraction.

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I quite like the box. The space is filled without being cluttered, giving us some nice close-up views of Saber. The windows also opt for a randomized geometric pattern on the front and top of the box, rather than the typical square or rectangle panel.

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Here we have the lovely lady in her plastic prison. As you can see, the handle of her sword is affixed to her hand, which is interesting considering that most scale Saber figures have the sword removable.
You'll also notice that her base is (thankfully) significantly smaller than her Lily counterpart's. While Lily's base does complement the figure, it takes up a lot of space on a shelf for a base that could easily have been made as an oval.

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Here's a better look at the base. Nothing fancy, a simple mirrored disk on a shallow black pedestal, like the others in the series. The two pegs are different sizes to more easily identify which foot goes where, as they're not actually center-aligned.

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Most of the pics are going to be without the blade to get a better shot at the details.
As you can see, the figure has a lot of movement going on, showing off many different aspects of the figure. You'll even notice that her skirt is slightly translucent, which is a nice touch.

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As you can see, her face is amazingly well done. I just really don't know what to say about it.
You'll also notice that all the paint lines are perfect, with no overlap or smudging anywhere.
Additionally, while I typically do prefer the DFCs, I think the way they did her chest actually looks really nice, particularly the attention to the little details like the buttons, and the wrinkles.

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The back of the outfit is just as well done as the front, with all the same attention to detail and painting. I also like the contrast between the metallic outside of the coat with the matte of the inside as well as her hair ribbon.

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The cut of her dress also gives a nice peek at her... 'assets'. XD

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...and a look at what's underneath as well, since no review is complete without a panty shot. You'll notice that despite not being a castoff figure, they've still put a lot of detail into her undergarments, even including the relevant... creases. :3

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Moving back outside the skirt, you can see just how much detail was put into the gold leaf around the edge of the skirt, consistent with the detailing on their Saber Lily.

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And moving down, we have her greaves. They're pretty basic, but this IS armor we're talking about. They look really nice, but are clearly not the focus of the figure. You'll also notice that they actually made the ankle guards their own separate piece, which is a nice touch of authenticity (not considering how authentic high-heeled greaves really are).

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Here you can see more of the detailing on the skirt, as well as the attention to detail on the hands. You'll notice that they've even given her painted nails, which is always nice to see, as it shows they really put their all into every part of the figure. The paint here is consistent with the quality shown throughout the rest of the figure.

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And here she is with her distinctive Extra-style sword. The blade actually connects to the handle on an ordinary round peg, so you can have the blade angled however you like. The blade is painted with the same metallic sheen as Saber's coat, though in a lighter shade closer to orange than red. The black parts of the sword have been given a metallic coat as well. Unfortunately, the shading of the sword doesn't lend itself too well to photography, at least not with my 10MP point-and-shoot.

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And here are my trio of Sabers on my display shelf (first image is with flash, second is without). My Saber Extra and Lily are both the Gift versions, but I opted for the Triumphant Excalibur classic Saber over Gift's rendition, as I didn't really like the face on it.

All in all, I can give no good reason to not buy this figure, other than possibly lack of funds. But in that case, you should go sell a kidney so you can buy her.
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shinhawkGood review! The only thing that I don't like about this figure is the skirt. The front of Saber Extra's skirt is supposed to be very see through, but it's barely see through at all. If the skirt was done similar to Clayz's rendition, I would have liked her much more. ^^;

I think opting for a less risque option was the more correct option, because making it extremely transparent (as is from the source material) would have made it extremely tacky and as a result might drive away potential buyers who are sensitive to overtly sexual displays.

PineappleSkewerThanks for the great review, Orannis!
I've been wanting to get one of these gorgeous Sabers by Gift for a long time. I was hoping that this review would help me decide...It didn't! xD I like all three of the Sabers, but each one also has flaws to me. It's so difficult to choose~ I wish I could see them all in person!

If you had to choose, which of your two Gift Sabers is your favorite?


Each Gift Saber has its pros and cons. All four of them suffer from size, as they're closer to 1/9 than 1/8. All four are well painted without overlap, and none of them have manufacturing mistakes.

Gift Saber - The best rendition of classic Saber armor, especially its gauntlets. Both faces were disappointing though.

Gift Saber Lily - The best sculpted Gift Saber out of all four, detailed, and elegant. Her armor wasn't rendered quite as well as classic Saber (doesn't feel as metallic), but still miles ahead of GSC's Saber Distant Avalon.

Solid Theater's Saber Alter - The regular release had a funky facial expression which I didn't like. Again, high points are her armor, where it's sculpted faithfully, dark and brooding, edges sharp and menacing with deliberate paint wear to show coarseness. The limited edition version with the long hair has a much better face with a menacing stare. The LE version is my personal favorite.

Bssically, the most tolerable face is Saber Lily's, followed by LE Alter, then Extra, then Alter, then classic (both versions). If you are willing to overlook facial oddities, then Gift's Sabers have the best armor sculpts and are simply to die for.
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Kalissiah Collecting since March 2012!
OrannisWell there have actually been several Sabers across the fate/moon universe; it's not always the one seen in the anime. Saber Extra is actually a different character, who just looks very similar (as shown by the large difference in chest size. XD)

Well, that explains a lot! I don't mind her chest size though xD.
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chocophsycoLove all except her face :(
It looks a lot better in person.
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Love all except her face :(
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PineappleSkewerThanks for the great review, Orannis!
I've been wanting to get one of these gorgeous Sabers by Gift for a long time. I was hoping that this review would help me decide...It didn't! xD I like all three of the Sabers, but each one also has flaws to me. It's so difficult to choose~ I wish I could see them all in person!

If you had to choose, which of your two Gift Sabers is your favorite?


Gah! It's such a hard choice. If I had to go with one it would probably be Extra, but it's a really tough choice. :P
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Thanks for the great review, Orannis!
I've been wanting to get one of these gorgeous Sabers by Gift for a long time. I was hoping that this review would help me decide...It didn't! xD I like all three of the Sabers, but each one also has flaws to me. It's so difficult to choose~ I wish I could see them all in person!

If you had to choose, which of your two Gift Sabers is your favorite?
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Nice review !
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Good review! The only thing that I don't like about this figure is the skirt. The front of Saber Extra's skirt is supposed to be very see through, but it's barely see through at all. If the skirt was done similar to Clayz's rendition, I would have liked her much more. ^^;
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KalissiahThe figure looks really nice :D! The color of her dress is amazing. The only thing I dislike about this figure is that it doesn't feel like Saber, her facial expression just doesn't do it for me :(. Still doubting whether to get her or not. Thanks for the review, :)!

Well there have actually been several Sabers across the fate/moon universe; it's not always the one seen in the anime. Saber Extra is actually a different character, who just looks very similar (as shown by the large difference in chest size. XD)
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Kalissiah Collecting since March 2012!
The figure looks really nice :D! The color of her dress is amazing. The only thing I dislike about this figure is that it doesn't feel like Saber, her facial expression just doesn't do it for me :(. Still doubting whether to get her or not. Thanks for the review, :)!
hace 6 años
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