Nendoroid Saber Alter: Super Movable Edition

Hello everyone! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’ve been a fan of magical girl shows since the days of Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura! I still remember buying my very first magical girl goods when I was in 6th grade! Speaking of magical girl anime series from this season… we of course have this lovely series!

Fate/kaleid liner: Prisma Illya! ♪


This is a figure released by Phat! back in May, which is actually based on the manga of the series! Phat! will also be releasing this adorable Minicchu of Illya as an extra in the limited edition of the ‘Fate/kaleid liner: Prisma Illya’ 3DS game which is scheduled to release in September!


She’s so cute!!! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

I’m also a huge fan of the Homurabara Academy school uniform, so I hope we get to see her in that too!! The latest episode of the series jumped from elementary school maids into a much more serious discussion and keeps taking such interesting turns! Today I’m going to be introducing a Nendoroid of a character that appeared in episodes 4-6 of the series…

Nendoroid Saber Alter:
Super Movable Edition!

From the popular PC game ‘Fate/stay Night’ comes a Nendoroid of the ominous Saber Alter! She comes with two expressions including her standard expressionless face as well as a shouting expression! Her mask is also included and can be attached and removed to either expression!

Also included as optional parts are two swords – her holy sword Excalibur dyed a dark black, as well as the sword erupting with dark energy, Vortigern – posing her with either sword together with the shouting face allows you to pose her in various combat scenes from the series!

We’ve already had a blue and red Saber…
Now it’s time for the black version!

In Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya she was took on more of a side-role, but today she’s taking the main stage for this review!

Saber Alter is the alternate form of Saber with a much darker side and ominous appearance! The fact that the character who is normally the main heroine has this alternate dark side is somehow really appealing to me! (`・ω・´)

This is how she looks from the back! ♪

Her jet black armor and skirt have been faithfully sculpted, even from the back!

Plus she is fully articulated!!

The latest in the ‘Edition’ series of Nendoroids, filled with all the hard work and love of Oda-P and Takanon-shi!! ♥

Her mask can be attached and removed whenever you like!


The armor is made with special materials that give it a lovely shiny and metallic look that gleams in the light!

In case you’re wondering, this is how the mask connects onto the hair parts!

The U-shaped part here connects the mask and the hair together. In other words the Nendoroid comes with three parts – the mask, the hair and the U-shaped connector, which all connect together to allow you to pose her wearing the mask!

This is how it looks from the side!


You can see the design has really been kept clean and simple to make sure that nothing gets in the way of creating your favorite poses!

Vortigern is included to help you recreate even more scenes from the Fate series!

Somehow whenever I look at this pose I can’t help but think of a baseball player having just hit a homerun…! I swear that this it almost an exact copy of one of the release cuts!! I think I managed to copy the pose pretty well! ヽ(´Д`;≡;´Д`)丿

But wait! Some of you may remember a Saber Alter Nendoroid in the past!
Well remembered! ヽ(・ω・´(`・ω・´)ノ`・ω・)ノ─ッ!!!

Nendoroid No.13 was in fact ‘Nendoroid Lazy Saber Alter!’

This figure featured on Mikatan Blog back on the 6th November 2007! It was a WonFes exclusive item so many years back!! She was also quite a milestone in the Nendoroid series, as according to my information…

She was the first Nendoroid to be sculpted with 3DCG data!

The original Nendoroid Lazy Saber was sculpted by hand instead, which is why they seemed rather different at the time! :*:・( ̄∀ ̄)・:*:

I have to say I still love looking at the super-relaxed version of Saber! But all this brings up an interesting question… why are we suddenly making a Nendoroid of Saber Alter?! (?△?)

Let’s see if we can find someone to answer that question!

*Planning Team Summon: Oda-P*

(・∀・) “Why Saber Alter? That ‘s simple! We’re releasing her because ufotable are currently making a brand new Fate/stay night series!

(・∀・) “Based on that we simply had to transform all the Saber’s into Nendoroids!!

That reminds me!
Nendoroid Saber Bride was also announced at the last WonFes, wasn’t she?!

(・∀・) “Yep! Gilgamesh was also announced!”

One of the long awaited male Nendoroids from the Fate series!


(・∀・) “He’s not the first though! A lot of people might think so, but Berserker in the Nendoroid Petite Fate/stay Night Extension set was first!”

He was in a Nendoroid Petite set, but still around the same size as a regular Nendoroid due to his size!

But with these Sabers and Gilgamesh all ebing announced… I don’t suppose we can expect to see Rin any time soon? She even appears in the current Fate/kaleid liner after all!

(・∀・) “Hmm. Maybe… just maybe we’ll see if that can be announced at some point. No promises just yet!”

I look forward to seeing what the Fate series has in store for us!

Nendoroid Saber Alter:
Super Movable Edition!


She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow!!

Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

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Plus I have another piece of Nendoroid news for everyone today! This lovely Nendoroid that was previously only sold during live tours will soon be available for order online!

Nendoroid Nana Mizuki!


\Nana-sama!!-♥-!/

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Order Dates: 22nd Aug 2013 (Thurs) – 6th Sep 2013 (Fri) at 18:00JST
Release Date: January 2014
Online Shop: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/

You can also purchase her fanclub orders during the same period! ヘ(゚∀゚*)ノ
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If you weren’t able to grab her before, don’t miss out on this chance! ( ゚∀゚)o彡

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

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If you stare at Magical Ruby too long, he starts to look
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan (Blog Update #13!)
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan