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7:00 AM on 07.16.2014

With so many Sabers flying around, GSC's feels like an Extra

Kahotan has released a preview gallery for Good Smile Company's upcoming 1/7-scale Saber Extra (Fate/Extra). Pre-orders are expected to open on July 17. While I was at least a little interested when we first saw an unpainted ...

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Tomopop Review: Phat Company's Caster EXTRA photo
Tomopop Review: Phat Company's Caster EXTRA
by Tianxiao Ma

Keeping track of the various casts of the Fate franchise is beyond my patience, so I'll just say this Caster is the one featured in Fate/Extra CCC. The original Caster in Fate/stay night was rather dour while this one is... I think "bouncy" is the right word.

Phat Company's portfolio consists of many fanciful character designs from games and anime. This Caster figure caught my eye, being irresistibly cute and fun-looking. Read on to see how she fares!

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4:00 AM on 05.16.2014

Kotobukiya's Saber Extra doesn't involve any additional costs

Kotobukiya's 1/7-scale Saber Extra (Fate/Extra), previously seen unpainted at Winter WonFes, is currently available for pre-order. While I've never been fond of the clear/translucent costume elements, there's something fun ab...

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1:30 AM on 04.08.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: GSC's Saber Extra

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is no such thing as too much Saber merchandise... or, at least, it's the opinion held by many companies and fans. While relatively few collectors can afford it all (assuming t...

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1:00 AM on 03.13.2014

It's not bad luck to peek at Clayz's Saber Bride early

Clayz has released some in-progress photos of the prototype for its upcoming Fate/EXTRA CCC Saber Bride... and, well, she looks all white. The sculpting looks like it's coming along great. The nice thing is that Clayz has opt...

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12:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Curse your wedding by looking at Alphamax's Saber Bride

They say that looking at the bride's dress before the wedding is bad luck. You really can't help but a sneak a peek here with Alphamax's Saber Bride. She certainly debuted to a lot of fanfare, but it's been a little while sin...

Andres Cerrato

8:00 AM on 02.11.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Kotobukiya scale figures

We've already seen some of the new hotness that Kotobukiya brought to WonFes, but there's always room for more. Their scale figure lineup looks pretty diverse this year, which is great if you're sick of KanColle. Here's the r...

Tianxiao Ma



Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nonsensical translations. In one case a line in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex talking about children being abducted by the mafia was translated as "Are you aware of the frequent occurrences of the mass naked child events within the country?" by a particularly awful fansub group. For a time the phrase "mass naked child events" became a meme referring to terrible translations.

When you think about it, Wonder Festival really is a mass naked figure event. Let's face it, most of the figures we'll be drooling over the pictures of this weekend probably won't be wearing a lot of clothes. And yes, some of them will indeed be naked, or pretty near it, especially if some of the previews in this edition of LinkUP is anything to go by. Plus we've got some other stuff to gawk at like videos, an interview, and various other things all after the jump!

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1:30 PM on 12.28.2013

Put a pre-order on AlphaMax's Saber Bride

AlphaMax's 1/8 scale Fate/EXTRA CCC Saber Bride is currently available for pre-order. Although I haven't exactly been a fan of the Saber Bride design, I'm seeing the appeal when the zipper is down as seen with the AlphaMax version. It still seems like an unbelievably kooky design but there's some definite fetish fuel going on here. Full info after the jump.

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2:30 AM on 12.19.2013

Nendoroid Archer and other GSC/Max Factory teasers

Exciting new images have appeared on figsoku, including a currently-being-designed Nendoroid Archer/Gilgamesh (which I fully expect to receive an unpainted prototype... then not get released). Other items on display in some f...

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Nendoroid Saber Bride might blush during Kahotan preview photo
Nendoroid Saber Bride might blush during Kahotan preview
by Scarecroodle

Kahotan has released a preview gallery for the upcoming Nendoroid Saber Bride (Fate/EXTRA CCC).

Nendoroid Saber Bride comes with her sword (Aestus Estus: The Embryonic Flame) and the choice of three faces: a smiling face, a sideways glance, and a really bizarre-looking one apparently created by Fate/EXTRA CCC's character designer. She might also come with a musical note that can attach to her hair.

If you remember the recent Nendoroid Saber Extra preview, you may recall that I mentioned Saber Extra was one of my least favorite Saber designs... mostly because Saber Bride exists and currently holds the dubious honor of being my least favorite. While I'm not fond of the design under normal circumstances, I think I like it even less in a super-deformed (or chibi) format since it really doesn't translate well. However, the oddest thing about this is that the nendoroid seems to be getting a mass release whereas the figma was part of a game bundle, which seems to be something of a trend.

Pre-orders are listed as opening on December 5th. In the mean-time, be sure to check out the photos in the gallery.

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Extra! Extra! Read all about a Nendo Saber Extra preview photo
Extra! Extra! Read all about a Nendo Saber Extra preview
by Scarecroodle

Kahotan has released a preview for the upcoming Nendoroid Saber Extra which, apparently, is at least the eighth Saber we've seen in Nendoroid form.

It's no great secret that Saber is mostly over-promoted but, when the result is collectibles like these, it's really no wonder why. Saber Extra (Fate/Extra) is one of my least favorite Saber designs and yet she's been rendered in Nendoroid form so well that I actually kind of want this figure despite not being much of a Nendoroid fan these days.

The Nendoroid features the usual translucent skirt parts in addition to translating her exposed cleavage in a surprisingly non-creepy way (Something that the line hasn't always done well in the past). Saber Extra comes with her sword as well as a rose that seems to work wells as a general Nendoroid accessory. So yes, she may be yet another Saber Nendoroid but she's surprisingly decent.

Will you take Saber Extra's rose and move on to the next round?

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