Saber -Triumphant Excalibur- can be said as an almost near perfect figure and Good Smile Company surely lives up to everyone’s expectation as one of the top figure manufacturers. Does it worth the price tag? Let pictures be the judge.

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Saber's side armor has a metalic finish and those bolts on the side add a steel-like material to the her armor even though it's made from PVC. Painting is well-done such that it produces this kind of result.
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Very nice sculpture on Saber's boots which is something that it would have been done if it's not from Good Smile Company (GSC). They do put a lot of effort on every part of this Saber -Triumphant Excalibur-
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An amazing scaled figure should always come with an amazing base. I think having a good base, it adds some extra points on a particular figure's attractiveness. It seems to be the case with this Saber -Triumphant Excalibur-. Most figure manufacturers underestimate the importance of having a good base. It's not just only for support but it also adds values to the figure itself.
Saber -Triumphant Excalibur- invisible excalibur
Saber's Invisible Air (インビジブル・エア, one of her Noble Phantasam) is also included within this figure package and wind effects are added and circles the invisible sword. Characters are also engraved on the sword itself. It trully amazes me on how much time the sculpture spent to achieve this kind of attention to detail.
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Another shot on her back.

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Oopsies, no pantsu everyone ^^ and kneepits shot for a fellow blogger, LightningSabre 😉
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Another marvelous attention to detail on painting to give look and feel of steel-armor surface for her gloves.
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Golden colour decoration on Saber's dress beneath her armour.
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Detailed engraving on Excalibur similar to the one on her invisible sword.
Crescent moon decoration
Now, this is little bit different than the original one. Based on my quick search on google, the crescents are supposed to attached/touched to the bottom border (golden yellow colour). Does anyone think so too ? Additionally, was the splotchiness intentional ? I just don't the reason why it's necessary.
Fate/Stay Night episode 24 - Saber armour
I did a quick check on Saber in the anime series (Episode 24) and took this screenshot. As you may already notice that, the two crescents touch the bottom part. Hmmm, not cool >.<
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Neck armour is well-painted with blue but it's not the case with her armour as seen below.
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Question for fellow owner of Saber -Triumphant Excalibur-, does the paint on her armor look like mine ? Her armor (blue part) was not painted properly. It could be that it's just a matter of a manufacturer defect in my case.

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Not a big fan of how the figure is attached to the base. I doubt that it will last for a while and I guess I will give it a year before it bends ^^;;
Excalibur sword on close-up shot
Close-up shot on Excalibur. Nice sculpture and paint on the sword.

Saber's armored gloves

Thoughts

Very very happy with how this figure turned out based pictures on my preorder post back on February 2010. It has everything that I am looking for in a figure: paint, sculpture, base, dynamic pose and how close it is to the original. I would have given 10/10 if it’s not for minor paint issue on her front armour, a minor difference  between the figure and the original on the crescents, metal support between figure and base and splotchyness . I guess watching Fate/Stay Night series more than 50 times definitely helps when I do a figure photo shoot review ^^;;. While writing this review, I had a hard time rating this figure. I was back and forth between 9 and 9.5 but decided to go with 9.5 since it fulfills all the requirements in what I look in a scaled figure.

Rating: 9.5/10

Additional Tidbits

Manufacturer Good Smile Company
Scale 1/7
Original Fate/Stay Night
Release Date Mid September 2010
Retail Price ¥9,333 (Price varies due to discounts or other promotions for each store)
Price ¥9,513 (¥7,933 + ¥1,580 for SAL shipping)
Availability Hobby Link Japan, Play-Asia

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