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Caren Ortensia
1/8 PVC Figure (Alter)
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The forgotten, real fourth TYPE-MOON heroine. Caren is the main heroine of Fate/hollow ataraxia, but no one remembers because 1) Fate/hollow ataraxia wasn't as popular as Fate/stay night as a VN, and 2) Caren was a pretty bland character ;( TYPE-MOON considers their 4 heroines to be Ryougi Shiki (Kara no Kyoukai), Arcueid (Tsukihime), Saber (Fate/stay night), and Aoko (Mahou Tsukai no Yoru) in that chronological order, but they forget the other two main heroines that came before Mahouyo (i.e. Caren of Fate/hollow ataraxia and Sion of Melty Blood, both of which came before Mahouyo).

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Even though she was meant to be a seductive character, I'm pretty sure even Bazett has more of a fan following than Caren...

This is just the one of a long series of post-unboxing, backlogged TYPE-MOON figure reviews. After moving to my new place, I set up a nice corner of the room for figure photography and took a bunch of review-style photo sets of figures as I re-unboxed them. Most of these figures are second hand, B/B grade, so keep that in mind when going through the photos.

Info
- Type: PVC figure
- Character: Caren Ortensia
- Version:
- Series: Fate/hollow ataraxia
- Company: Alter
- Sculptor: Saitou Fumiki
- Release date: 2006/12 (Standard)
- Specs: 1/8, PVC, H=180 mm (7.02 in)
- Price: ¥4571
- JAN: 4560228201246

Links
- Alter product page
- MyFigureCollection entry
- Suruga-ya entry

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

Photos
The box. Same style as the Saber Alter and Matou Sakura figures I reviewed earlier.
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In blister pack
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A few interesting parts
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She's sitting on some stool of sort... at least a slightly more interesting base than the other two Fate/hollow ataraxia Alter figures
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She simply sits on the stool, which is shaped with her butt so she sits comfortably, and with one peg which attaches to the bottom of her right foot
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The figure body is a single piece without removable legs/head/etc.
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The figure comes with the Mystic Code Shroud of Magdalene already wound around her, but it is actually removable and attaches to the character body via pegs
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Just the Shroud of Magdalene alone
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She comes with a removable beret that actually fits quite snuggly on her head since the contacting area fits right into her hair folds
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Putting on the beret
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All together. I'm kinda disappointed in the overly light grey colour used - totally ruined the pantyhose appeal ;/
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With her box
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This is the third of the three Fate/hollow ataraxia figures Alter released in 2006 - here they are all together (minus the 2007 WonFes/hamburger Saber Alter)
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The Fate/hollow ataraxia CG (extra wallpaper actually) that I believe this figure is loosely based on (or it's pose at least)
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Heres a CG of her with her Shroud
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Personally, I wish someone would have made a scaled figure of her in her priestess outfit, but I guess there's always Ciel-sempai to fill that gap
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But best is in Carnival Phantasm, where her trolling/sadistic personality shines xD


~Keripo
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I will never buy this kind of figure, even the fact she's awesome. I know the liquid like stuff is just a replica but when you believe in it, it somehow becomes the "real stuff" in your mind. ref : replica of Resident Evil's T-virus replica, I want it so bad but I'm afraid I'll never display it if I had it... x)
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I've always found Caren to be rather cute, but of course that's coming from someone who has an affinity for silver/white-haired girls ^^;. The figure isn't bad when you consider the year in which it was made. I do wish a company would revisit her and make a new figure, but I don't see that happening any time soon. I'm not too big a fan of her beret though. I think she looks better without it on.
6 vuotta sitten
Keripo 「ケリポ」
Sobzob6 vuotta sitten#1874504Eh, I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about with that first text. But this is a good figure.
Care to expand? (and yes, the opening is mainly based on my observations of how TYPE-MOON treats and promotes their works and popularity poll results instead of official Nasu-words)

~Keripo
6 vuotta sitten
Interesting review as always. I had contemplated buying this figure way, way, back when even though I knew nothing about the various Fate franchises. That round stool caught my eye though. I just bought a figure of similar vintage not long ago with a very similar seat (ITEM #1087).
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Sobzob 神座万象
Eh, I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about with that first text. But this is a good figure.
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