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Caster Extra 1/8 (Phat Company)Caster Extra 1/8 (Phat Company)

KeripoKeripo5 years agoReview
Caster Extra
1/8 PVC Figure (Phat Company)
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It's been a while since I took a break with figure collecting (mainly because my figure photography desk got invaded by my new desktop and miko Saber Lily) but I'm back with slowly chipping away at my To-Review list of TYPE-MOON figures.

Tonight, we have Caster Extra, the playful servant from the Fate universe's spinoff PSP game, Fate/EXTRA. I haven't played the game yet but it has official TYPE-MOON endorsement, so despite the char designs/art style not being Takeuchi's (Fate/EXTRA character designs are by Wada Rco), I'll acknowledge it as part of an alternate Nasuverse. Anyway, to the figure!

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How can you say no to such a cheerful face?

This is just one of my many TYPE-MOON figure reviews. Past reviews can be found here while a list of upcoming reviews can be found here. Most of my TYPE-MOON figures are second hand, ~B/B grade, so keep that in mind when going through the photos.

Info
- Type: PVC figure
- Character: Caster Extra
- Version:
- Series: Fate/EXTRA
- Company: Phat!
- Sculptor: iTANDi
- Release date: 2012/01/10 (Standard), 2012/09/26 (Standard)
- Specs: 1/8, PVC, H=200 mm (7.8 in)
- Price: ¥7800
- JAN: 4560308574079

Links
- Good Smile Company product page
- MyFigureCollection entry
- Suruga-ya entry

Buying
- Mandarake
- Rakuten
- Yahoo Japan Auctions
- AmiAmi
- HobbySearch
- Amazon.jp
- Amazon.com

Photos
Lets start off with the colourful box, covered with artwork
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In blister pack
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Just three pieces: figure, mirror, and base
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Pretty simple square base with a molded stub where one heel attaches
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Caster's Noble Phantasm is a mirror called Eightfold Blessing of Amateratsu, Amaterasu being a historical Japanese goddess of the sun. Here, it's just a simple reflective mirror, but it's nicely crafted and detailed. Attracts fingerprints though ^_^
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On one side is a little peg hole which connects to Caster's sleeve
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Yes, it does actually reflect like a mirror ^_^
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Here's the foxy lady herself
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A few closer looks. Nice sculpt, but not impressed with the paintjob quality...
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The legendary shimapan...
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Caster has a nice, fuwa-fuwa fox tail... I want one... ;3
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Fox ears of course
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Classy platform heels
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The heels attach to the base. Not a tight fit, but secure enough
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Connecting the mirror to the hand (the peg is actually on her sleeve)
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Kyaa~
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I don't know much about Fate/EXTRA, but here's a random CG from the sequel (Fate/EXTRA CCC)
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Another reason I like Caster (other than having a weak spot for kitsunemimis) is that she is a fellow sake lover ;3
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If you have played Fate/EXTRA however and always wondered about the backs of the outfits, my favourite TYPE-MOON doujinshi circle, Crazy Clover Club, explains it well:
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~Keripo
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iTheShirt Seasonally Otaku'd
I owned her before. I loved her smile the most. She's such a cheery figure. I'd love to own her again in the future.
5 years ago
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I love Kitsune Caster. She's so damn cute!
5 years ago
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I'm sure you will love this figure more after learning her identity as well as what happened to her in the past. Nice review! ^__^
5 years ago
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I played EXTRA first time round with Saber, made things a bit easier the second time round with CASTER since you retain your items after the second walk-through. Since CASTER tends to be slightly hard to play with in the beginning until you've obtained enough skills. While choosing RANI or RIN doesn't change much, I prefer RIN her tsundere-ways are just too adorable. Especially when paired with either prone-to-become-jealous Nero or Tamamo.
5 years ago
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Keripo (5 years ago) #1939679Ahh, really good background info to know! If Saber Bride's char design wasn't so awesome, I'd definitely pick Caster as my servant (EXTRA design, not a fan of Caster new CCC design) for the EXTRA series of games.
~Keripo


Yeah, that is what I thought at first and why Saber is was my first selection. During the 2nd playthrough, I realized how much better Caster was both in skills as a servant (late game) and her personality.
5 years ago
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Keripo 「ケリポ」
WonderWaffle (5 years ago) #1939406LOL that ass fetish SE.RA.PH...but yes anyway that CG is from Fate Extra CCC which far surpasses what Fate Extra has in terms of knowing your servant.
Background to who caster is:
View spoilerHide spoilerCaster is Tanamo-no-mae, in Fate Extra she was a court lady (and won the favor) of Emperor Toba but was revealed to be a fox spirit by a traveling fortune teller. She was later killed by the Emperor's army (took two armies btw) in the battle of nasu. Her corpse turned into a seki-houssei (killing stone) which leaked miasma that devastated its surroundings till a traveling Monk sealed it. There are also two forms to her as hinted in game, one where she is Caster as we know it a fragment of Goddess Amaterasu who loved and wanted to serve the humans. Second form is her nine tail-fox, where if summoned as a servant would completely decimate any servant summoned in the holy grail war and run amok in her rage of being betrayed by humans. The mysterious part is Servants are not suppose to be fragments of gods as they are not "heroic" spirits but gods...which in turns leads to the abnormality of the master.
In short, Caster's smile and cheerful behavior is to cover her fear (of being betrayed), pain and loneliness. Her wish is to find someone she can devote her life to fully, both in the aspect of a servant and a wife!...also like Saber in the game gender does not affect her preferences unlike Archer =P

Ahh, really good background info to know! If Saber Bride's char design wasn't so awesome, I'd definitely pick Caster as my servant (EXTRA design, not a fan of Caster new CCC design) for the EXTRA series of games.

~Keripo
5 years ago
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I prefer this one than the other will be released this month <3
5 years ago
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LOL that ass fetish SE.RA.PH...but yes anyway that CG is from Fate Extra CCC which far surpasses what Fate Extra has in terms of knowing your servant.

Background to who caster is:
View spoilerHide spoilerCaster is Tanamo-no-mae, in Fate Extra she was a court lady (and won the favor) of Emperor Toba but was revealed to be a fox spirit by a traveling fortune teller. She was later killed by the Emperor's army (took two armies btw) in the battle of nasu. Her corpse turned into a seki-houssei (killing stone) which leaked miasma that devastated its surroundings till a traveling Monk sealed it. There are also two forms to her as hinted in game, one where she is Caster as we know it a fragment of Goddess Amaterasu who loved and wanted to serve the humans. Second form is her nine tail-fox, where if summoned as a servant would completely decimate any servant summoned in the holy grail war and run amok in her rage of being betrayed by humans. The mysterious part is Servants are not suppose to be fragments of gods as they are not "heroic" spirits but gods...which in turns leads to the abnormality of the master.

In short, Caster's smile and cheerful behavior is to cover her fear (of being betrayed), pain and loneliness. Her wish is to find someone she can devote her life to fully, both in the aspect of a servant and a wife!...also like Saber in the game gender does not affect her preferences unlike Archer =P
5 years ago
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Thanks for the review! Well done and appreciated!
I do not know the character but I saw the figure when the preorder came up and thought about getting her. After your review I'm happy I didn't get her to be honest. I think she's really not painted well. There seem to be many spots where the paint is just not 100% perfect and that is something I really dislike. Also the base is way too boring and simple. It's a nice figure but nothing more or less.
5 years ago
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