Nendoroid Saber Posing Competition Winners! | goodsmile company Mikatan's Blog English Version

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In my blog on Oct 27th I asked for some photos of some Nendoroid Saber Super Movable Edition poses...

And got 402 entries!

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Thanks to everyone who sent in an entry!

When we get this many wonderful entries it really makes everyone involved with the project really feel good about their work! Before we have a look through some of the entries, I'd like to thank everyone who reads the blog for giving me the encouragement to carry on every day! Thank you so much!

Now we'll take a look at the entries that TYPE-MOON, Ota-P and Takanon have chosen as the best poses!

-TYPE-MOON Opening Comments-

Hi everyone, this is TYPE-MOON!

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the posing contest! I have looked at each and everyone as well as read the comments you sent in along with them.

They were all absolute works of art, and it was incredibly difficult to choose a winner, and so I decided there would be not only a TYPE-MOON Prize, but also some TYPE-MOON Runner-Up Prizes!

Looking though the high-quality of everyone's work I couldn't help bu notice the incredible amount of variation made through the different parts and poses - it really made me realize just how endless the posability of the Nendoroids are. Looking through all the wonderful images I was eventually able to narrow down my selection to three entries.

Once again, I'm so sorry I could not give prizes to all of you, and thanks again to everyone for entering! It was great fun looking through all the entries. I hope everyone will continue to have fun with their new Saber Nendoroid!


Even more prizes!

Thank you so much, TYPE-MOON! You truly are generous to your fans!

-The TYPE-MOON Prize-

I tried my best to create a really dynamic pose!
I shone a light onto Invisible Air to make it look even more luminescent!

   - Yui

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-TYPE-MOON Comment-

Such simple posing and yet a perfect rendition of a scene from Fate/hollow ataraxia.

Wonderful use of the clear parts that make up Invisible Air, along with a great pose and use of the shouting face. The background also mixes really nicely to recreate the
scene known as "A Falling Star Slashes the Darkness".

A lot of entries tried to recreate situations from the originals which was very interesting to see. It also made picking a winner very difficult...

Congratulations, Yui!

Yui receives the TYPE-MOON Prize which consists of:

  ・ A mini-shikiksai signed by Takashi Takeuchi.
  ・ Saber Bath Towel

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Wow! Signed by Takashi Takeuchi!

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I want one too! ^^

-TYPE-MOON Runner-Up Prize-

Thank you so much for the valiant yet adorable Saber Nendoroid! I always wanted to have that servant by my side to play around with, so here is a picture of Saber in her every day life!

That's it from me, I hope to see more great figures coming soon!

   - Nanami

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-TYPE-MOON Comment-

And there is Shirou holding the dango up too high for Saber...

The expression and posing really make her look absolutely devastated! I feel sorry for her but I can't help but laugh!

The angle is also very nice, and the use of the figma's scale to add to the joke in the photo is an awesome idea. You sent in a whole little story, but I decided to just pick this one for the prize!

Congratulations, Nanami!

Your prize is the following:

  ・ Character material
  ・ Tiger Strap

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-TYPE-MOON Runner-Up Prize-

Sumo Posing!
The first pose that came to mind when I saw her. ^^;

   - Tana

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-TYPE-MOON Comment-

It's a Saber getting ready to fight empty handed! I don't think she'd ever really take this pose! ^^;

But it still has a valiant feel to it, doesn't it?

There were a load of images with Saber holding Excalibur or various other weapons, but this was one had a nice unique feeling to it.

Congratulations, Tana~!

Your prize is also as follows:

  ・ character material
  ・ Tiger Strap

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-The Oda-P Prize: Number 1-

I'm not certain if this is considered a nice pose, or for that sake what exactly is considered a nice pose - but I suppose that's up to the judges!

   - hiziri

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-Oda-P Comment-

This is certainly a wonderful pose!

It really makes her look like she is running for her life! I saw you sent in a couple of other pictures as well, and they were all great!! I think you should start up a "how to pose figures" class for the rest of us!

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Congratulations, hiziri!

You get the Oda-P Prize, which consists of:

  ・ Swinging Effect Parts for Saber's Sword
Extra hair parts to let Saber's hair down.
A rubber pedestal.

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At first there was only going to be one prize each, but seeing TYPE-MOON's generosity, Oda-P also decided to cave in and give a more prizes as well!

-The Oda-P Prize: Number 2-


Because Saber was so posable around the legs I manged to seat her on top of my lion miniature! I really love the flexibility if the new joints! I had to remove the front and back of the armor to make the pose look better, but the fact that I have that option is great!

   - kent3583

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- Oda-P Comment -

This was the best of the riding poses!

Removing certain parts like the front apron to make the pose look better is a great technique! The sad eyes on the lion give a nice effect too!

Congratulations, kent3583!

You also get the Oda-P Prize:

  ・ Swinging Effect Parts for Saber's Sword
Extra hair parts to let Saber's hair down.
A rubber pedestal.

-The Oda-P Prize: Number 3-

Ever since I saw the competition on your blog I deicided I had to send in a picture, so here it comes! The theme is "A Roaring Lion".

Originally I was going to use the normal face for my pose, but for some reason I ended up using the tantrum face. ^^;

   - Kudoken

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-Oda-P Comment-

A truly gallant pose!
I love the way you can really see the direction of the wind based on the skirt and hair!

Congratulations, Kudoken!

You also get the Oda-P Prize:

  ・ Swinging Effect Parts for Saber's Sword
Extra hair parts to let Saber's hair down.
A rubber pedastal.

-The Takanon Prize-

I made a simple pose without any kind of extra parts, I gave her a kind of floating feeling.

   - tm

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- Takanon Comment -

Whenever I make poses I tend to make them to look as epic as possible, but then after seeing your pose I've almost come to realize how simple poses like this really are great as well.

It really does have a "floating" feeling, as you mentioned - the way she is positioned just above the stand along with the tiptoe pose and the twisted middle body really give the posing a wonderful feeling. I hope you'll find even more fun ways to pose her in the future!

Also, thanks to everyone who sent in their photos for the competition! It was great to have some communication from all the people who buy and enjoy our figures so much. I hope you'll all continue to enjoy the Super Movable Nendoroids of the future!

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Congratulations, tm!

You get the Takanon prize which consists of:

  ・ Nendoroid Neco Ark Ultimate Edition
  ・ Nendoroid Saber Lily

I have sent a mail to all the winners, please reply with your address and names to claim your prizes!

And that's it!

The Oda-P Prizes will be colored before they are sent, and I'll up the final products on my blog too! Oda-P had also selected 5 more photos what will receive a little present as well - I'm not going to up them today, but perhaps at a later stage.

The prizes should reach the winners by early December at the latest!

To all the winners that I have contacted by email, please reply with your address and name so we can forward your prize to you.

And I know it's been said a million times now, but thanks once again for all the beautiful poses of Nendoroid Saber Super Movable Edition !

Also a big thanks to TYPE-MOON, for all their support and donations as prizes! This competition started as we wanted all of the Nendoroid lovers to come out with poses and show how much fun they can have with the new posable Nendoroids. I believe we definitely saw how much fun people can have, and if we ever have another event like this, I do hope that you will all participate again!

And once again we've hit Friday. whether you've realized it or not.

I'm sure some of my readers will already know, but after two years Asanon blog is coming to an end!

I'm sure that working as the GSC PR as well as writing up a blog every weekend was quite hard work, but let me be the first to say I was a great fan of your life-size figure reviews! Thanks for all the hard work you've put into it up until now!

If you want to leave her a warm messeage, feel free to pass by her twitter:

Here comes the final baton pass to Asanon !

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I'll see you all again next week!

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