After a long wait due to delays, GoodSmile Company’s Saber Lily ~Golden Caliburn~ scale figure has finally arrived.
As some of you may know, Saber Lily (Fate/unlimited codes) is one of my favorite models of Saber. I adore her elegance, simplicity and graceful pose. Honestly speaking if I had to choose between Saber Lily ~Golden Caliburn~ and Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~, I would chose the latter as my favorite. Unfortunately I had missed out on her re-release and I, at the very least have Saber Lily’s Nendoroid armor form, who is in fact my favorite nendoroid in my collection.
Now lets get started.
Upon opening the package, I was surprised to see that unlike every other order I have ordered from Hobbysearch, AmiAmi and including Goodsmile Company’s International Online store that they didn’t wrap the entire package with bubble-wrap, leaving the sides vulnerable for damage. Fortunately there were none, but if you’re paranoid about this stuff I imagine you might have freaked out a bit. Anyways that is the least to worry about. What bothered me when I took Saber Lily out of the box was that the wiring that would bind her to place so that she wouldn’t fall out of place was making direct contact with her figure.
From my experience, every single scale figure I had received had one of those um what do you call it, plastic cover or sheet to protect the figure from any risk of being scratched. This was the most frustrating part of taking her out of the box. I don’t know about you guys, but unless you have the right tools- taking apart and loosening those wires is a pain. It really didn’t help that there was a risk involve of the wires, as I was loosening them and trying to pull them out of one end to not end up scratching her. I wished they had at least put a plastic sheet on top of her just for the sake of comfort.
The next thing was undoing the god damn plastic wrap around her ankles. NOW THAT WAS A REAL PAIN IN THE ASS BECAUSE I COULDN’T PULL IT APART WITH MY FINGERS NOR COULD I USE SCISSORS BECAUSE THE PAIR I OWN IS TOO BIG- but that’s my own problem.
So I resorted to using nail clippers (they worked like a charm) to take that off. Fortunately she was not damaged nor did she have that temporary mark that Goodsmile Company put up a signal boost notice about (WHEW!).
Saber Lily ~Golden Caliburn~ is in my opinion not as stellar as Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~, but she does have her own charm. As she is stripped from her armor, you can appreciate her simple lily-shaped dress and her graceful poise and expression. Unlike Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~ and Saber ~Triumphant Excalibur~ she does not have a fierce battle expression, she has a far more cool under fire presence- her stance and the sculpted motion of the dress
as she twirls into her stance I said what is exquisite. One of my favorite features about her figure is actually how Golden Caliburn doesn’t overwhelm her both in color and size.
Overall Saber Lily ~Golden Caliburn~ is definitely a beautiful figure, but I think for those like myself when we originally wanted Saber Lily ~Distant Avalon~ may take time to let it grow on you. Of course the more I looked at her, the more it grew on me and so I made the purchase. Looking at her now on my shelf, I do not have any regrets adding her to my collection.
PS: I am not going to lie, if I had more money and room I probably would have happily added Saber & Saber Motored Cuirassier as well.
PSS: Fun Fact, I own four different models of Saber. XD; It’s quite funny actually because before I realized it I had that many- I REGRET NOTHING! With that said, it’s a tie between Gift’s Fate/Extra Saber and Saber Lily ~Golden Caliburn~ as my favorite scale figure in my collection.