Anyway, let's go on to the review...
So...the box...I'm not really good at describing boxes since...well, they're just boxes. Anyway, it's pretty much a boxception (box inside a box). The outer box color scheme is blue because, of course, it's Saber. There's the title of the visual novel/anime on the front with the quote about Masters and Holy Grail War below it. At the back is a magic circle in whcih I actualy never saw in the anime or visual novel (it might've been there and I just missed it or it actually isn't in there). Same goes for the side.
And the main box. There's the window and you can pretty much see EVERYTHING that is in this thing. Yes, sadly, what you see is what you get. Everything that you see through the window is all that's in it.
And now the figure, which ALL are looking forward to. First thing I've noticed when I popped this thing out of the tray (yes, no twisties! Rejoice, you faggot!) is that the joints are seriously stiff. Like, seriously-stiff-that-might-break-when-you-suddenly-twist-or-whatever-you-do-with-it stiff. I rather recommend to those who are planning to get this to take loosen the joints with care. Plastic quality is the same as your normal SICs though this one doesn't have any metallic parts even though the sculpt was made by Kenji Ando. As for the joints, what's severely disappointing is that the neck isn't double-jointed. The upper part of the neck and the head are just one object while there's a ball joint at the bottom. Turning the head is a bit restricted because of the hair at the sides of the head. One more is that the head usually keeps on popping off if you position the head a bit far.
By now you might be asking what's the big deal about this figure? I mean, it's just Saber, right? Right? Well, yes, technically, it's just Saber but with added details. In other words, re-imagined Saber. Even the face, though actually, the anime face is also included in the pack but I'd rather refuse to use it because it just looks terrible.
No pantsu for you.
Hair is rather sculpted nicely.
The one thing that forced me to rewrite this review is this part (ignore the background). At first, I thought that this figure didn't have any waist articulation. But after playing with it because I was procrastinating, there was a pop sound and I thought I had broken it. Turns out that I actually managed to loosen the waist joint. I tried to take it off and voila! there's actually a joint in the waist.
And since I separated the upper torso, might as well go beyond. xD
Yes, folks. You can remove the breast plate or whatever that thing is. You can remove it by pulling it by removing the arms first and pulling it down.
Sadly, you can't remove the cloth. Bummer...
Flat boobs. Either the cloth was just too tight on her skin or she really is flat chested. Though I'm leaning more on the former since she had nice illustrated boobs in the sex scenes in the visual novel. Yes, you get to fuck her somewhere in the story.
Some extra shots that don't matter.
I seriously love how this figure is so balanced despite wearing heels. Posed it for 5 minutes and didn't even budge.
Pretty much, that's it for this figure. Besides the re-imagined look, there's really nothing else that this thing offers. Average articulation and shitty amount of accessories...well, if you count a huge blob of air in the back of the tray as an accessory, then include it. Though it isn't all too bad, I really feel it's not just worth the price since for the same price, you can pretty much get a good-looking SIC with a lot of accessories and exceptionally good articulation. But if you are just simply a fan of Saber, then get it. IMO, this is one of the best articulated figures of Saber out there right now.