The subject of today’s review is Figma Saber Zero version by Max Factory. This figma represents Saber as she is seen in Fate/Zero during the fourth Holy Grail War(Fate/Zero preceeds Fate/Stay Night) in which she is the servant of Kiritsugu Emiya.
This is actually the sixth Saber figma to be released(my fourth) and the first to have her wearing pants!
So let’s go ahead and look more closely at Saber!
The box is blue with the sillhouettes of trees adorning the bottom and a full moon at the top. It fit’s the atmosphere of Fate/Zero and makes Saber very noticeable. Good job, box.
*note to self: Don’t wear vibrant colors when photographing reflective surfaces*
Let’s look at Saber now…
Now that we’re done
tearing Saber limb from limb assessing her articulation, we can look at her optional parts.
By themselves the faces are great and accurately reflect Saber’s range of emotions in Fate/Zero, but I do have to comment on their lack of originality when compared to the other Saber figmas.
See what I mean? These faces are taken from three different Saber figmas(Armored,Zero, and Lily) and are almost identical. Although it is not entirely Max Factory’s fault since Saber does make this face alot, something different would be nice.
The stern face falls short, but the smiling face makes up for that since previously Saber Casual version was the only Saber figma to have a happy face. This is great since Casual Saber is hard to find now, and nobody wants a room full of angry Sabers!
Suit Saber gets all the…ladies?
Now for her hands!
Saber comes with 5 pairs of optional gloved hands and one special hand. They are:
Fists, spread out hands, cupped hands, gripping hands with which to hold items, hands without wrist joints to hold her sword(we’ll get to that next), and a special hand to hold the sheath with.
Next is Saber’s invisible sword which is a concealed version of her noble phantasm, Excalibur.
Nice detailing. The sword has a lavender hue.
It’s great to see the invisible sword as an accessory since it was used at the beginning of Fate/Zero and throughout most of ate/Stay Night and was not included with previous Saber figmas.
But that’s not all for the invisible sword! We also get this awesome effect part!
Thanks for holding that, Saber!
That concludes my review of Saber Zero! Not let’s see what kind of pictures I can take of her!
Although simple, Saber Zero is well made and looks great. But she truly shines when added to a collection. Whether it be with other Saber figmas, the rest of the Fate/Zero line(currently Irisviel and Kiritsugu), or her super cool motorcycle, Saber Zero works best when she is part of a collection and runs the risk of being boring otherwise. I love her spiffy suit and can’t wait to pose her with other Fate figmas. ^^