Blowfish is trying to figure out if he wants the Good Smile Company (GSC) Sakura or the Alter Sakura, as well as if he wants either the Enterbrain Rider or the GSC Rider. Are you all thinking what I am? I agree, Blowfish has a purple hair fetish!! Well I happen to own these figures and decided that I’d love to procrastinate help out a blog buddy. I’ve given my opinion on which I think he should buy. Would the rest of you contribute which you think he should buy as well?
I said to go for the GSC Sakura, I’ve only seen the anime of Fate: Stay/Night (I WILL play the game soon!) and the way GSC captures her in the figure represents her in the anime best. A sweet smile on her face, as she is on her way to cook a dinner for Emiya. Bigger isn’t always better but…in this case I find the 12″ size pleasant (THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!).
Now I don’t dislike the Alter Sakura but the only reason I got her was because she was in a cheap bargain bin ($16.99) and it captures Sakura in a different way then what I saw her as in the anime. That Sakura also comes with a more angry/attacking face that I didn’t take pictures of because the extra head is in her figure box, in one of many many boxes, in my basement. I’ll definitely say one thing about Alter Sakura, this figure is NOT the usual Alter quality. She very easily falls apart, the little strap flowing from her shirt is especially easy to knock off. It’s the same situation with the Alter Dark Saber. You need to grab them by the base and the waist when moving them.
I think GSC wins for having undies that look less like granny panties too.
For Rider…I’m hopelessly biased in favor of Enterbrain despite fully understanding its disgusting manufacturing flaws. I’m biased because I love Rider in that pose in her battle outfit. Besides the flaw with her hair I’d say that the Enterbrain Ride is superior quality, but since the hair stupidness is there, the GSC one is better quality. The mask on the Enterbrain Rider is also a bit hard to make sit straight on her nose, takes a little time.
I do LOVE the maid Rider. I love long maid dresses like the one she wears in this figure. And I don’t display her in her underwear but I like her undies best of all my figures. Those glasses though…oh man are they a pain in the ass to put on! I suggest you use tweezers and work on a smooth clean surface that they won’t get lost in (i.e. a carpet) if you drop them. When you buy her, she comes with 2 sets of glasses in case you do lose pair.
If anyone has any requests similar to Blowfish feel free to ask for pictures. It’s fun doing this. Although I admit my lighting sucked in these, I took them real quick.