Saber Extra Archive

  • AlphaMax never fails to disappoint me. Whether it’s with the creative new ecchi art they’ve picked up (unlike some companies *cough*native*cough* they seem to remember generally what human women are shaped like), or their cute/sexy licensed figures. This year we have a great mix with a big focus on the Fate franchise. Swimsuit Jeanne d’Arc & Saber Extra and the lingerie Saber & Saber Extra sets look so cute! We also got a lovely Sora Kasugano. Check out all their new goodies in the gallery! [UPDATE] Added a few extra girls from moyeo, post is now NSFW [via Dengeki]

    Summer WonFest 2017: AlphaMax

    AlphaMax never fails to disappoint me. Whether it’s with the creative new ecchi art they’ve picked up (unlike some companies *cough*native*cough* they seem to remember generally what human women are shaped like), or their cute/sexy licensed figures. This year we have a great mix with a big focus on the Fate franchise. Swimsuit Jeanne d’Arc & Saber Extra and the lingerie Saber & Saber Extra sets look so cute! We also got a lovely Sora Kasugano. Check out all their new goodies in the gallery! [UPDATE] Added a few extra girls from moyeo, post is now NSFW [via Dengeki]

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  • Ah, Flare: they make your faves but never paint them, and when they do, they’re insanely expensive. Can you tell I have a love/hate relationship with them? They seem to be moving at a solid pace with some of the announcements from last WonFest, though: Saber Bride and Gwendolyn are both painted, and we have a Nier update. Sadly, no news on Asuka or Blindi, but we do have some new figures: Golden Darkness, a new Elin, and Odin Sphere minis! [via amiami & pederisan]

    Summer WonFest 2017: Flare

    Ah, Flare: they make your faves but never paint them, and when they do, they’re insanely expensive. Can you tell I have a love/hate relationship with them? They seem to be moving at a solid pace with some of the announcements from last WonFest, though: Saber Bride and Gwendolyn are both painted, and we have a Nier update. Sadly, no news on Asuka or Blindi, but we do have some new figures: Golden Darkness, a new Elin, and Odin Sphere minis! [via amiami & pederisan]

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  • Ah, AlphaMax. Hitting us Tony Taka fans in the wallet every time. This year they had… a lot of Tony Taka on display! Along with figures based on the art of Yuran, Misaki Kurehito, Inue Shinsuke, Nekoume, and more. They also had some safe for work things on display! Like the Saber/Saber EXTRA combo in the header, Makise from Steins;Gate, and the surprise reveal of Zashunina Yahakui from Seikai Suru Kado. [UPDATE] Added a few more figures to the gallery! [via figsoku]

    Winter WonFest 2017: (NSFW) AlphaMax

    Ah, AlphaMax. Hitting us Tony Taka fans in the wallet every time. This year they had… a lot of Tony Taka on display! Along with figures based on the art of Yuran, Misaki Kurehito, Inue Shinsuke, Nekoume, and more. They also had some safe for work things on display! Like the Saber/Saber EXTRA combo in the header, Makise from Steins;Gate, and the surprise reveal of Zashunina Yahakui from Seikai Suru Kado. [UPDATE] Added a few more figures to the gallery! [via figsoku]

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  • There are quite a few figures of Saber Bride out there. I already own three: AlphaMax, Medicom, and Good Smile, and I was fairly certain that would be more than enough for me. But apparently not, because Hobby Max has just unveiled a Bride figure sculpted by Kiking that is beyond my wildest dreams for a figure of her. With an amazing base, intricate details, and a unique pose, this Bride has it all–though her eyes are golden, which is a bit odd. What happened to the green? It’s also a pretty mysterious figure. We have a release date (August) and know pre-orders are open tonight, but she’s also linked to a Chinese kickstarter and appears to be an exclusive. Though hey, in this day and age that won’t stop any figure collector! The price, though, might just do that… [UPDATE] It seems there are two versions of this beauty! The DX one with the base is exclusive, so you will need a proxy for her. There’s also a standard edition with a simpler base available at most figure stores. However, their price is the same, so you’ll only pay about 2k more in proxy fees if you get the special edition. Tempting! [via Hobby Max’s Twitter]

    Hobby Max’s Saber Bride Is A Thing of Beauty

    There are quite a few figures of Saber Bride out there. I already own three: AlphaMax, Medicom, and Good Smile, and I was fairly certain that would be more than enough for me. But apparently not, because Hobby Max has just unveiled a Bride figure sculpted by Kiking that is beyond my wildest dreams for a figure of her. With an amazing base, intricate details, and a unique pose, this Bride has it all–though her eyes are golden, which is a bit odd. What happened to the green? It’s also a pretty mysterious figure. We have a release date (August) and know pre-orders are open tonight, but she’s also linked to a Chinese kickstarter and appears to be an exclusive. Though hey, in this day and age that won’t stop any figure collector! The price, though, might just do that… [UPDATE] It seems there are two versions of this beauty! The DX one with the base is exclusive, so you will need a proxy for her. There’s also a standard edition with a simpler base available at most figure stores. However, their price is the same, so you’ll only pay about 2k more in proxy fees if you get the special edition. Tempting! [via Hobby Max’s Twitter]

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  • Of course the highlight of Phat! Company’s booth was their amazing IDOLM@STER girls, but they rocked pretty much everything. I have to admit, they’re fast becoming one of my favorite companies. And they didn’t disappoint this year! I mean, just look at the header girl, Jibril from No Game No Life. MY HEART. Djeeta from Granblue is just as cute, plus we have Julius Visconti from God Eater and a super cool new Raimu Kawasaki from Bakuon. Oh, and the amazing poseable Evangelion gals (plus sassy Unit 01). Then the announcements! Saber Extra, Pepperoni and Anchovy from Girls und Panzer (who approved those names, really now) and Ai Ninomiya from Amanchu!. [via Dengeki]

    Summer WonFest 2016: Phat! Company

    Of course the highlight of Phat! Company’s booth was their amazing IDOLM@STER girls, but they rocked pretty much everything. I have to admit, they’re fast becoming one of my favorite companies. And they didn’t disappoint this year! I mean, just look at the header girl, Jibril from No Game No Life. MY HEART. Djeeta from Granblue is just as cute, plus we have Julius Visconti from God Eater and a super cool new Raimu Kawasaki from Bakuon. Oh, and the amazing poseable Evangelion gals (plus sassy Unit 01). Then the announcements! Saber Extra, Pepperoni and Anchovy from Girls und Panzer (who approved those names, really now) and Ai Ninomiya from Amanchu!. [via Dengeki]

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  • How many prize fairs are there even in a year? 4? 6? One every damn month? Sometimes it seems like that. I keep trying to swear off prize figures: they’re great quality for the price, but I already have so many expensive scaled figures and I am quickly running out of storage room. Or rather, I ran out a long time ago and just come up with more and more creative solutions. Yet somehow I keep coming back to prize figures. I can’t resist them! This batch seems particularly good. We have more of the Madoka x Bakemonogatari line, new Kantai Collection girls, more Evangelion (of course), a strange lack of Miku Hatsune, and more. Check them all out in the gallery! [UPDATE] Added Eikoh’s Puzzle & Dragons girls! [via Hobbylog & Dengeki]

    The 43rd Prize Fair

    How many prize fairs are there even in a year? 4? 6? One every damn month? Sometimes it seems like that. I keep trying to swear off prize figures: they’re great quality for the price, but I already have so many expensive scaled figures and I am quickly running out of storage room. Or rather, I ran out a long time ago and just come up with more and more creative solutions. Yet somehow I keep coming back to prize figures. I can’t resist them! This batch seems particularly good. We have more of the Madoka x Bakemonogatari line, new Kantai Collection girls, more Evangelion (of course), a strange lack of Miku Hatsune, and more. Check them all out in the gallery! [UPDATE] Added Eikoh’s Puzzle & Dragons girls! [via Hobbylog & Dengeki]

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  • Flare is a company that from the very beginning has only given me disappointment. As Alter’s side company I expected quality. I expected greatness. Instead I got overpriced and undersculpted figures. Sadly, there’s some good at this Wonder Festival but most of it, like that goddamn painted Saber Extra, is just disappointment. I mean, look at her. Alter did that. Alter did this to us. Anyway… we have other figures! The announcement for a Halloween Caster Extra is what I’m most excited for, cause there’s not sculpt to be “blah” about. The sculpted Noah actually looks great, and the Houkago no Pleiades duo is cute. We also have Ririka from Brilliant Stars, Ena from Knights of Sidonia, Misaki Tobisawa from Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, and Futaba Ooki from Amanchu!. [via AmiAmi]

    Winter WonFest 2016: Flare

    Flare is a company that from the very beginning has only given me disappointment. As Alter’s side company I expected quality. I expected greatness. Instead I got overpriced and undersculpted figures. Sadly, there’s some good at this Wonder Festival but most of it, like that goddamn painted Saber Extra, is just disappointment. I mean, look at her. Alter did that. Alter did this to us. Anyway… we have other figures! The announcement for a Halloween Caster Extra is what I’m most excited for, cause there’s not sculpt to be “blah” about. The sculpted Noah actually looks great, and the Houkago no Pleiades duo is cute. We also have Ririka from Brilliant Stars, Ena from Knights of Sidonia, Misaki Tobisawa from Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, and Futaba Ooki from Amanchu!. [via AmiAmi]

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  • Volks used to have a pretty decent PVC presence. They had a specific PVC line, and while it was exclusive (and prone to insane delays) they produced some very nice things. Especially the ToHeart 2 line, which had particularly fantastic figures of Tamaki & Sasara. But they’ve all but abandoned those, putting all their efforts into the CharaGumin line: which is like garage kits without any of the benefit of garage kits. They’re pre-painted resin, so they’re easy to assemble, but the paint jobs are pretty basic (nothing like the promo shots) so you need to do work on them anyway. But the sculpts are stuff you could get in PVC anyway, and don’t have any of the intricacies we see in the great gks. But, apparently, they’re popular enough to churn out a bunch because they sure did show some off at Hobby Round 15. From a decent Saber Bride to a terrifying (but seasonal) Super Pochaco, there’s something for everyone who feels like emptying their wallets! [via Dengeki]

    Volks’ Hobby Round 15

    Volks used to have a pretty decent PVC presence. They had a specific PVC line, and while it was exclusive (and prone to insane delays) they produced some very nice things. Especially the ToHeart 2 line, which had particularly fantastic figures of Tamaki & Sasara. But they’ve all but abandoned those, putting all their efforts into the CharaGumin line: which is like garage kits without any of the benefit of garage kits. They’re pre-painted resin, so they’re easy to assemble, but the paint jobs are pretty basic (nothing like the promo shots) so you need to do work on them anyway. But the sculpts are stuff you could get in PVC anyway, and don’t have any of the intricacies we see in the great gks. But, apparently, they’re popular enough to churn out a bunch because they sure did show some off at Hobby Round 15. From a decent Saber Bride to a terrifying (but seasonal) Super Pochaco, there’s something for everyone who feels like emptying their wallets! [via Dengeki]

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  • Miyazawa Model Exhibition is one of those “in-between” events. Nestled right in the middle of Summer WonFest and Fall MegaHobby, it’s a chance for companies to… not really show off much new. Let’s be honest, they save the big stuff for the big event, so we don’t get a ton of news from Miyazawa. But Good Smile Company & co brought, like, literally everything they’re working on (that we know about). Just a TON of stuff. Most of it was things we knew about, but we do have some updates: their lovely Felia is finally painted (and, well, no as pretty as I expected), Nendoroid Sheeda from Fire Emblem is finished, figma Yugi showed up, and basically we got a ton of other paint updates. The star of the show was definitely Mebae Miku: hopefully her orders open soon! [via Akibahobby]

    Miyazawa Model Expo Fall 2015: Good Smile Company & Co

    Miyazawa Model Exhibition is one of those “in-between” events. Nestled right in the middle of Summer WonFest and Fall MegaHobby, it’s a chance for companies to… not really show off much new. Let’s be honest, they save the big stuff for the big event, so we don’t get a ton of news from Miyazawa. But Good Smile Company & co brought, like, literally everything they’re working on (that we know about). Just a TON of stuff. Most of it was things we knew about, but we do have some updates: their lovely Felia is finally painted (and, well, no as pretty as I expected), Nendoroid Sheeda from Fire Emblem is finished, figma Yugi showed up, and basically we got a ton of other paint updates. The star of the show was definitely Mebae Miku: hopefully her orders open soon! [via Akibahobby]

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  • Saber Bride is one of Saber’s many, many variations, but it’s the hot one right now. It seems like the figure world is always a few games behind when it comes to Saber designs, doesn’t it? Extra figures were coming out when everybody was buzzing about Bride, and now that there’s a newer Saber… it’s time for a million Brides! I actually own two already, AlphaMax and Medicom, but there’s always room for more right? I have loved GSC’s older Saber figures, like their Alter and Lily, but I found their Saber Extra really disappointing and wasn’t really that excited for Bride. But I have to admit, she looks lovely! I love that we finally have a zipped-top version of her, and the pose is strong and confident. There’s so much detail in her outfit (including, of course, the butt-window) and her face is gorgeous. Orders open tonight! [via Kahotan]

    Preview Good Smile Company’s Saber Bride

    Saber Bride is one of Saber’s many, many variations, but it’s the hot one right now. It seems like the figure world is always a few games behind when it comes to Saber designs, doesn’t it? Extra figures were coming out when everybody was buzzing about Bride, and now that there’s a newer Saber… it’s time for a million Brides! I actually own two already, AlphaMax and Medicom, but there’s always room for more right? I have loved GSC’s older Saber figures, like their Alter and Lily, but I found their Saber Extra really disappointing and wasn’t really that excited for Bride. But I have to admit, she looks lovely! I love that we finally have a zipped-top version of her, and the pose is strong and confident. There’s so much detail in her outfit (including, of course, the butt-window) and her face is gorgeous. Orders open tonight! [via Kahotan]

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