This is not a Gunpla... this is Kotobukiya's Non-Scale Full-Action Plastic Model, Saber San! This is a very cute little thing so I would want to do a quick review on her instead ;)
Origin: Fate/Stay Night
Price: 3000 Yen
Part 1: Runner/Parts
As you can see, there is not much runner and parts, therefore it should be very fast for a straight build :) One could take less than 4 hours to complete this kit ;)
To my delight, some of the parts come pre-painted like the sword and armour, which are pretty nicely done. As for those who would like to re-color the kit, this kit actually comes with a set of water decals identical to the pre-painted parts.
This kit comes with 2 facial expression (close mouth and open mouth), and 3 eyes expression (staring left, center and right). It also comes with a transparent sword resemble the activation of her signature move ;)
Part 2: Legs
The leg articulations are pretty well-done. You would say that the knee could not bend over 90 degrees, but there is no need for such as the skirt is actually to long for such movement :p
The boots are very nice, as the front part of the feet is articulated too ;)
Part 3: The Head
The head is easily the most complicated section of the entire kit ;) There are consists of more than 10 separate parts including the hair, eyes, face, neck, etc. The modelling is very nicely done for the head.
Part 4: The Skirt & Body
The skirt comes in 3 pre-painted parts. 2 of the side pieces are connected to the back of the hip, and the front skirt is connected to the body by a very tiny peg.
The peg connecting the front skirt to the body is very tiny. Be careful not to break it!
Part 5: The Arms
Sorry dude... I've lost the pictures for this section :( You would need to visualise here until I can snap some pictures :p
The arms are very nicely done too. The hand armour fits onto the forearm in a rod-like manner that permits the armour to turn freely (not loosely), which in turn allow a high variety of posing ;)
The shoulder articulations are excellent due to its multiple joint. The elbow also could be bend at a 90 degree.
The peg for the shoulder joint is very tiny and easily broken! Take extra caution when you are fitting in the joint mechanism into the peg... you need to use a bit of force but be careful not to break the tiny peg!
Part 6: Saber San, Posing with Closed Mouth Expression :p
The face looks shinny on my photo due to lighting... it is actually very nice ;) You can do more action pose with action stand tho ;)
Part 7: Saber San, Posing with Open Mouth Expression
Part 8: Size Comparison
Saber San, side-by-side with Bandai SD Wing 0 Custom :)
The plastic is pretty nice ;)
The colour separations are very well done! There is no need to do additional colouring unless you are very particular and wanted to make the armour really shinny ;)
Shoulder: Fantastic! Very highly pose-able.
Special note: Individually, the arm doesn't seems to have very good articulation but combining the mechanism employed by Koto for this kit, the arms are very highly pose-able.
Waist: Normal, can turn left and right.
Skirt: The skirt is move-able to certain extend so its a good thing :p
Hip/Tight: Pretty good... just a bit limited by the skirt.
Highly pose-able for a non-scale kit ;) I love it!
Looks and Feels
Cute, cute, and CUTE! Highly recommended!