Wicked Saber Figure Arrives in Akihabara
Recently a figurine of Saber (from Fate/stay-night) given away as a "hand-made collector's edition item" by a Chinese comic magazine called "Donghua Jidi" (Anime Base) became a hot topic of discussion in both China and Japan. The cause of the debates was the figurine's ugly appearance. So spectacularly ugly was the figure, that some shops in Akihabara used the picture of the ugly Saber as advertisement and poster.
Title: Anime Base Fate/stay-night Special Issue Giveaway – Hand-made Limited Edition Saber
PC shop Twotop used the ugly Saber to demonstrate the contrast ratio of liquid crystal display. Ugly Saver was shown as the low-contrast image, and a Saber figurine from ebCraft was shown as the high-contrast image. Manga shop Toranoana has put up a sign with ugly Saber that says: "Garbage has to be thrown into the can."
Chinese review site HotGame said, "The most important part of a figurine is its face. This figurine's face is nothing but ugly. I have never seen such an ugly face. It seems like some gene alteration was performed."