Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1/8 Saber & Tohsaka Rin Summer Ver. by Alter

Released last year's July 1/8 Saber & Tohsaka Rin Summer Ver. by Alter are the oldest figures in my "to review" list. Now I still have 4 unopened figures (for now), but at least those are releases of this year...

Both are sculpted by Numakura Toshiaki, who also did an Ayanami figure also by Alter and Alter's Aozaki Touko alternate head, and is inspired by a Takeuchi Takashi illustration used for the C79 goods. Both figures are rather plain, and probably that is why costs only 4,800 yen each instead of  about 7,000 yen, that in the past few years became the usual price for 1/8 figures.

The illustration theme was "Summer Holiday", so it displays Saber in a very light and casual summer wear.

 Close up of the rather pleasant face.

 Side view. The figure itself is pretty simple, without intricated details or an over-exagerated pose.

Back view. I like Saber better with Saber Lily's hairstyle (or completely down) than her usual bun.

Rin is also wearing a simple summer clothing, and being red does a pretty good combination with Saber's white.

 Face close up.

 Side view. Is not really appreciable in the pictures, but she's wearing shorts and not a mini skirt.

 Back view.

Each one includes a postcard with a Takeuchi illustration with Saber and Rin doing the same pose of the figures (the original one was different).

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