this picture contain all the characters released in volume 1 which round up to the number of figures to 6. these figures are "trading arts mini", the characters themselves have been chibised turning them into SD characters.
my first impression was that it was somewhat wide for a 2 inch mini figure. i was also surprise by the color of the stand that came with it, i would of prefer a clear stand or just plain black. the figures require some minor assembling.
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saber is a very awesome heroine because she is one of those strong focus emotionless-type and i don't recall her ever having such a big smile. therefore, this figure seems kinda out of character. and whats up with her and the melons?
i was disappointed when i realized the melon from her hand can't be remove and equip with other neat items that came with. there are some minor smudges on the black painted area (the stripes on the melon and the melon's seed). other than these flaws, its a cute figure.
ilya design was easy to begin with so no point praising "toys planning" the manufacturer for her sculpt, but i do like the expression she has on.
karen hortensia design was the best out of all the female in this volume. her red wrap-over is removable, giving her a second alternative look. i find this to be very sexy, especially when her butt-crack is showing.
shiro emiya is the main character of the story. he is serious yet helpful, hardworking, and honest teenager.
this figure truly lived up to his character, he truly is working out a sweet.
avenger, the 8th servant. his true name is believed to be "angra mainyu", an evil spirit of zoroastranism. i really like the tattoo work on this figure. the only complain i have is that "thing" he is stepping on. if its a surface, i wish it would be a different color so it won't look like its part of his leg.
the legendary sumerian king gilgamesh, born into great wealth with more divinity than most demigods. He is so out of character sitting on top of a soccer.
verdict: overall this an okay set to collect. i suggest to place this set above eye level for a good view because its hard to see most of the figure's face when their head is tilted down.