A re-release of the King of Knights tainted by a black shadow – Saber Alter! She is posed ready to slash down with her unholy sword Excalibur Morgan, in a dynamic pose filled with energy.
The figure is a 1/7 scale prepainted figure that stands approximately 175mm made PVC material. It was sculptured by Hiroshi Sakurazensen. The figure is not in production anymore but you can still find it in stock at our partner store.
This box is definitely one of the biggest GSC boxes that you can have. The box itself has a clean look, but the cutout doesn’t do her justice. It feels bland and boring. I think they can do better with the design to make it look unique and special. The top cutout is fine, but it doesn’t really add that much aside from being able to peek at the base and the huge sword. The back part of the box is my favorite, showing her signature pose and the different styles she goes with.
Upon opening the box, you can already tell how gorgeous this figure is. Of all the Saber figures that I saw, she is definitely one of best. There’s another layer of plastic casing behind the figure that houses her Excalibur à la Vortigern. The sword is humongous, stands around 6inches I guess.
The base fits the character’s style well! You can see the pegs that are going to be used to stabilize and assemble Saber on top of this wonderful base. Alter’s base appearance feels like she was in a bloody battlefield. It’s quite gruesome, but it fits well with the figure.
The figure assembly is easy. Changing the swords and masks is a breeze, but my least favorite is getting her on the base. It seems like her legs are not quite far apart enough to fit easily, so you have to do some stretching to get both feet on securely. However, she balances fine without her base too, so you don’t have to wrestle her on it if you prefer her without the base.
Saber comes with swappable bangs to give you several different looks. If you prefer to displau her without the mask, you can see her eerie golden eyes. She looks a bit axe-crazy, which is quite fitting for this representation of Saber. For some reason, Good Smile Company decided to leave out the corruption lines off her face. It is a little weird in my opinion. The red lines really add to the creepiness-factor. But the lines are quite prominent on her armor, which makes up for this a bit.
The sword is made out of clear PVC, so it really catches the light. It’s also quite light, despite its bulky appearance. I was worried about it potentially drooping down over time, which infamously happened to Alter’s Gwendolyn’s wings, but I doubt that will be an issue here.
She also comes with an alternate sword, giving you a total of 4 combinations of looks to choose from. The first sword is her standard Alter sword, and the second one is apparently made out of malevolent crystal. It’s ridiculously huge, adding several inches to her height and taking up a lot of display space. But it’s also impressive, and its organic look only adds to Saber Alter’s ominous aura.
Saber Alter is a masterfully executed figure. The sculpt is excellent and fits her personality perfectly. The paint and finish are pretty much flawless. She’s got a great atmosphere that’s rather unique, and not just among the other Saber figures. This version of her is corrupted, which is clearly shown from her outfit, curse-lines and from the down-and-dirty feel of her pose. Even Good Smile Company’s Black Rock Shooter line doesn’t have the aura of raw power that this Saber Alter figure portrays.
She’s sure to stand out on any shelf you put her on and whomever she is displayed with.