Our apartment – 2016 NSFW

It's been not only a long time since I've posted here, but it has been a long time since I shared photos of my place. The last time you guys saw where I lived I was still living at home with my parents. It was back in 2012, so easily 4 years ago you saw my collection. Now you can see not only has my… [more]

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[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

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[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW

Pre-ordered this figure the moment she was released for pre-order. I needed for for multiple reasons, she's sexy/half naked, plus while she's not Sora she reminds me of Sora from Yosuga no Sora! But she's Yuki from Maid Yome and she's pretty amazing. The only issue is her adorable mouth really looks… [more]

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Nendoroid Storage Container

I recently went on a trip to a magical place, The Container Store. Ok it's not really magical, but I happen to have discovered a love for organizing my home. I tend to prefer Ikea and Daiso but we went to The Container Store on a whim and I discovered this lovely storage container! I've been needing… [more]

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The Perfect Gift; Gift Saber

When this amazing Saber figure was announced by the new figure company Gift I was intrigued. There was something about her that just caught my attention, yet i didn’t rush to pre-order her. I didn’t do my usual mad dash to get my hands on her like i do with other figures. I had to think about whether or not i really wanted her. A few things were keeping me away, the fact that it was a new company, and the fact that her face was just plain terrible.

The Maiden Voyage of Gift was going to be the release of this Saber, and if we were to base Saber here solely on her face i think Gift would be sinking like the titanic.

If it were just a figure not based on a character but just something pretty they decided to make she’s be astounding and something everyone must own.

But it’s supposed to be Saber, from Fate/Stay Night. We know who Saber is and what she is supposed to look like and sadly this isn’t Saber.

The major appeal of this figure by many figure collectors including myself was the armor. It’s so detailed and so extravagant. No other Saber figure has such a beautiful rendition of her full armor.

But her face is just so off and soo terrible that it knocks her down a few points on the awesomeness scale.

But i just adore the armor, i love the windswept look. How her skirt just blows in the wind, which looked perfect for today since it was very windy while taking pictures.

Now Saber does come with two faces and they are both pretty bad.

The first is the “Anime Style” face that is a bit angrier.

Then we have a softer more Humanesque Saber.

Now if this wasn’t supposed to be Saber but just a pretty figure she’d be so amazing.

The face is pretty, both faces are nice. Nothing is wrong with them really, the problem is neither or them are Saber.

No pantie shots since she wears long bloomers, the least sexiest undies ever invented.

Now here we have the best saber figure ever made. Just had to do a small alteration and now there are no faults with this figure. Other than the fact that she’s headless of course.

She looks almost creepy headless. Totally reminds me of Sleep Hollow.

Saber looking over her kingdom.

As i’ve mentioned that she is amazing yet her face is just off. But i do expect good things from Gift, since they are making that amazing 1/5 scale yoko. I’m not about to cancel my order for Yoko and since i have to admit the promotional pictures for Saber were true to the pvc counterpart i hope the same stay true for Yoko. Now Saber here is really a gift, she’s my x-mas/Birthday present from my older brother. I had to force him to pre-order her for me last minute and even then his credit card didn’t go through. So i ended up buying ehr but he’s paying me back tomorrow! (at least he better!) The funny thing is I promised myself to not buy anime more Fate/Stay Night Figures, now i’ve got three more saber figures coming in. Saber is a hard figure to avoid having in your collection, and if you were looking for a saber that is in her orignal armor then this would be the one to own. But if you’re just looking for an amazing Saber figure, then i suggest getting the soon to be released Saber Lily.

-Figure Info-
Manufactured by Gift
1/8 Scale
Initial release in January ’09
Price of 7,800 yen

Now if you do still want this amazing Saber, or want to rn and pre-order Saber Lily then these fine retailers are your bet bet!

beNippon
HobbyLink Japan
Hobby Search
J-list
Kid Nemo Company
Otaku Fuel
Play Asia
Toylet
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26 Responses to “The Perfect Gift; Gift Saber”

  1. James says:

    Headless pics are funny :p

    Awesome pics with great landscape , but it won’t change the fact that i don’t like the face , Saber or not Saber . But i agree on the armor , really nice details .

    Yoko 1/5 is going to be awesome for sure ^^

    Jamess last blog post..Kos-Mos swimsuit (Alter) review

  2. Blowfish says:

    The pictures where you can see ovr the plains are great!
    Its so sadistic to read all the reviews on the net while my own saber is still in HLJ storehouse waiting for payment… WAH!

    The heads are far from great but i think that the anime style head is somewhat acceptable.I think that Gift really did an awesome job on their first scaled figure.Imagine what would have happened if they nailed everything down the first time.There wouldnt be any room to improve!

    Blowfishs last blog post..[Team Blue] The Lolita Complex

  3. Dancing Queen says:

    @James:
    her head fell off during the shoot and i just looked at her and lol’d and knew i had to take pictures like that

    @Blowfish:
    yeah the heads are acceptable and while there is as you stated room for improvement, the fact that the rest of her is practically perfect means we can expect better much from Gift in the future

  4. Figure Maniac says:

    I sort of have the same complaints for my Hyper Fate Saber. Beautiful armor and detail, but the eyes in the anime face are a little off. It comes with a semi realistic face too, but I felt those were minor flaws. I think your Gift Saber is beautiful. I like the realistic face. I feel the face is just a different artists rendition of Saber.

  5. gordanham says:

    This figure was a sure get for me, but now I have to decide between her the, the Shana and Kazumi p.e. pair, and the Griffon Lolita Yuki. Which do you suggest?

    The only thing that really holds me back from getting this figure right now isn’t the face but the physics. To me it looks like her skirt and her hair are blowing in completely opposite directions.

    gordanhams last blog post..Brook Arrives!!!! 2-2-09

  6. Lightosan says:

    I dont think the anime style head is bad and saber is most of the time angry in the anime, more when she fights so the face is normal, but the other is really ugly.For i the best figure of Saber is Saber Alter (both WF2007 ltd and the normal one) by Alter.

    Lightosans last blog post..Max Factory Adult Mikuru Review

  7. Optic says:

    LOL. I was thinking the same movie when I saw the first headless Saber pic. I think I will keep her headless if I ever get one. ^^

    Optics last blog post..Randomness at the Station

  8. Figure Maniac says:

    how much was shipping for her?

  9. Ohki says:

    Yes, the face kept me away from that Saber as well. Also, I just didn’t like the underskirt that well, TBH. I’ve got Saber Lily preordered, as that is too amazing to pass up, AND it looks like Saber <3.

  10. Berurin says:

    I like these heads a lot oO
    Don’t know what you are all crying for xD
    But this figure is so great anyway.

  11. domination says:

    the figure is pretty good! the face is kind sux… but i’ve seen far worst.!!

  12. Dancing Queen says:

    @Figure Maniac:
    yeah but my complaint is that while it is a beautiful rendition of saber, it’s still far from looking like saber

    @gordanham:
    hum, well the shana kazumi pair is cute and i don’t like griffon enterprises so i’d pass on yuki anyways

    @Lightosan:
    which saber? there are so many alter sabers it’s hard to keep track

    @Optic:
    she looks pretty cool headless

    @Figure Maniac:
    2,800 yen

    @Ohki:
    see i love the underskirt and the lace embellishments they gave her

    @Berurin:
    they are beautiful, but they aren’t saber is my complaint

    @domination:
    yes there have been far worse renditions of saber, IE. Sader

  13. phossil says:

    Looking Saber’s armor without the head reminded me the sleepy hollow movie.

    phossils last blog post..Tech arrival surprise

  14. lovelyduckie says:

    I’m buying that Saber for the same reasons as you (the stunning armor that no other figure does justice). I am hopeful for Gift as well, that Yoko is going to be amazing if they do it right.

    lovelyduckies last blog post..First Haul of February

  15. Dancing Queen says:

    @Phossil:
    yep exactly what i said!

    @Lovelyduckie:
    that yoko better be amazing!

  16. I’d totally display this figure headless on Halloween. But through a window and not outside. Wouldn’t want anyone swiping/dropping/stepping on her.

    Also, this shot is awesome: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3259164772_17b7f9bb8d_o.jpg

  17. Lightosan says:

    Is Alter Saber Black dress ver. by ALTER

    Lightosans last blog post..Max Factory Adult Mikuru Review

  18. Dancing Queen says:

    @Coco the Bean:
    one of my favorite shots in the entire set

    @Lightosan:
    oh that’s a nice saber

  19. ron~ says:

    nice photo 🙂

    I skipped this saber for saber lily 😀 (and due to lousy A$ heh)

    ron~s last blog post..1/8 Ma-ryan ~ Kotobukiya

  20. Emma says:

    great job on the pictures and the settings, it came out fantastic. i just got my gift saber today actually and i must say im quite pleased with it. the faces were not the best i’ve seen but i think they did a really good job on her.

    Emmas last blog post..Saber Lily [Distant Avalon] Pre-order!

  21. balance says:

    saber with no head and all she needs is a horse the scenery makes a good atomsphere too for sleepy hollow movie hehe because of the thick clouds

    balances last blog post..First Figures, Haruhi Suzumiya goodies!

  22. cheez says:

    I’m waiting for this to arrive (sigh, KidNemo. You take way too damn long).

    I actually think the solemn look is quite nice. The smiling face is a complete atrocity, though, and it nearly put me off buying the figure since that’s what all the sites showed. Then I found out there was an alternate, and all was right.

  23. […] turned out to be a nearby hill and the idea behind the whole shoot is basically the same as DQs Review minus the epic scenery.I didnt wanna copy her concept but to be honest I totally forgot her […]

  24. Blowfish says:

    Hey DQ!
    I always wanted to ask you where you actually life.Ive seen so many awesome shoots of the nature around you that im wondering if you are living more countryside like or a city.
    Is all that stuff nearby or are you actually driving to these places?

    Blowfishs last blog post..Gift Saber Outdoor Shoot

  25. Dancing Queen says:

    @Blowfish:
    the beach shoots i have to drive to them, but the rest are from my backyard, i’m kinda in the suburbs and have to drive to get to the “city.” but for this shoot we live in a housing track and we are in a corner you could say with no houses behind us, for this i just took the pictures in the mountains right behind me. On all the pictures if i shot it looking more to the right you’d see tons of houses, and the parts you do see are where they were doing construction but stopped so there’s nothing there now…

  26. […] turned out to be a nearby hill and the idea behind the whole shoot is basically the same as DQs Review minus the epic scenery.I didnt wanna copy her concept but to be honest I totally forgot her […]

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