Real Action Heroes No.661 Fate Testarossa Blaze Form & No.669 Saber Lily

So I kinda got pulled into the Real Action Heroes series after seeing the Rin Tohsaka one which is on my wish list (here), but as that is so far away (July 2015) I wanted to find out more about these, so I decided to look over the rest of the series, and that’s when I found Fate in blaze form. I just had to get it, I’m not sure why exactly, but it looked so good, and I mean seriously how the hell can the sword be that big? And how can she stand with that thing? I had to find out xD.

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Available from AmiAmi here: http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-004430
Price approx: $207

Mine arrived a few weeks ago. I didn’t know much about these and there wasn’t a lot of info on what exactly they are, if you already know then fine, for those who don’t, these are basically an anime figure that’s pose-able, with real clothes on, and they are 27-30cm tall – without the sword! The hair is stiff plastic like a normal fixed anime figure, the front part of the hair comes off and they provide some variations in style as well as the face, again with several versions, all inter-changeable. The large tails in her hair are moveable, they can be in close, far out and they rotate around. All the limbs are fully moveable, the knees are amazing, they have not one but two joints, yes, she can sit down 100% properly, like a human. And she has balance, as I write this mine is free standing on my desk, and is very stable.

The clothes are literally real fabric, the pink skirt and the brown belt are the same item, and its removable, the black under that is a short dress, it goes right to the neck. Also can be taken off, but you will need to remove her head – CAUTION!!! Do not try to pull the head off, it is screwed to the neck, if you want to remove it, firstly remove the top front hair, then the face, then you can see the screw. Use a small cross head screwdriver to carefully remove it, then then the head is removable. To remove the dress you need to remove both arms (they just pull out) and the cape. The cape is very cleverly attached, the 2 golden clips on her upper front are in 2 parts, the visible part is fixed to the dress, the second part just under the cape is a press fit into the other part. To remove it, go under the cape and gently separate the clip outward, away from her chest to her front. There are 2 blank clip parts included in the box so she looks correct even without the cape on. There is also Velcro just below her collar on her back to make the cape sit correctly. And yes, she has real pantsu on under the dress, and yes you can take them off if your so inclined.

The thigh highs are also real, and you can move them around, or down or even off along with the boots, but they are kinda meant to be part of the foot. The foot will come off at its ankle joint, and the foot will be in the boot with the thigh high still on the foot, so the whole lot comes off in one go. If you really want to go further, the base of the boot will come off, but this appears to have a very tiny amount of glue on it, I suspect after making it they found it was too loose. Therefore I don’t recommend this, I found out by accident when trying to put a foot back on, and it pushed out the bottom of the boot, which will now not stay on the boot, and I’ll have to find a tiny amount of glue to keep it on. The feet are actually shaped and even have toes. The main body is actually a very soft sort of rubber, and is shaped with the appropriate curves and details, including belly button, there are gaps for the legs and arms of course, but its very well done. Its quite a surprise when first picking up one of these, I went to grip around her middle, sort of between chest and tummy, and the body actually goes in and feels soft almost like a real body, you kinda feel like your picking up something alive xD.

The sword is included, and is actually so big it comes in 2 parts which slot together. They also provide several different pairs of hands, one of which will hold the sword. I have not tried to balance her free standing with sword in hand, I doubt its possible! But they do also include a stand and a sort of stick to help her make that ‘crushing blow’ type of pose in the picture. I didn’t try this yet xD.

Now, pre-ordering a Rin Tohsaka and buying Fate is not really being pulled in to it now is it? …..which is why I also need to say that I pre-ordered the Saber Lily with initial production limited dress style parts… xD

Real Action Heroes No.669 RAH Saber Lily (w/Initial Production Limited: Dress Style Parts)

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Available from AmiAmi here: http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-005111
Price approx: $207

The limited production dress style parts means it comes with both the armour and the dress parts, including the shoes and white stockings / thigh highs (can’t be 100% certain from the picture). These are going fast, and they actually sold out of them while I was browsing the site. They have since confirmed more availability and they are back on sale again.

The full range of Real Action Heroes can be seen and ordered here at AmiAmi: http://slist.amiami.com/top/search/list?s_seriestitle=Real+Action+Heroes&pagemax=40

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