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Saori Kaido (Athena) with Metal Plate


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Wow, a lot of bang for your

Wow, a lot of bang for your buck, indeed. That figure is nearly a collection unto itself. Strange that you should say she's a damsel in distress in the series, though. It's been years (like decades type years) since I read mythology but I seem to recall that Athena was a Warrior Goddess and quite the tough cookie, about as far removed from a damsel in distress as you could get. Is my memory off on that one or did they just change it up for the anime?

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NekroDave's picture
Posted by NekroDave on 25 March, 2009 - 22:37
Ahem.....about Athena (Saori Kido)

It would have made more sense if they named her Artemis since she was somewhat closer to the mold of this particular goddess. You are right sir, Athena is the goddess often portrayed dressed in cuirass, helmeted, and with shield while holding the goddess Nike on the palm of her hand. I guess Athena seemed to be a more well known and powerful name than Artemis. By the way, I found something interesting recently. There is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Nashville. Inside the temple there is also a full scale replica of the statue of Athena.

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Posted by Germanicus on 26 March, 2009 - 00:02
Would I be wrong in thinking that her sleepy head...

...and the hair that goes with it can rest atop the urn while the regal one can run around with the body, never fearing the guillotine?

Beautiful figure. Wouldn't mind having just the urn/head part of the package. It'd be a humorous and unique thing to have sitting atop my monitor. I must say though, for the overall quality and attention to detail, it would probably have been more aesthetically pleasing to have the mold lines on the sides, not going down the front center.
Perhaps the feared attaching the handles would make the seam split.

Seiya's sure come a long way from the stuff I used to get in the 80's.

JINZONINGEN 73's picture
Posted by JINZONINGEN 73 on 27 March, 2009 - 01:10
It wasn't the staff

They needed Athena's shield in the Sanctuary arc to remove the golden arrow from her chest. ;)
This is a wonderful release of Athena, glad that it's not disappointing in any way.
There's been a lot less SCM review lately... what happened Atom? :D

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Posted by dedwing11 on 29 March, 2009 - 00:39
Awesome release

I am definitely thinking in getting this one. Athena is a key for any Saint Seiya collection. By the way Atom, will you be reviewing any Lost Canvas releases if they come out?

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Posted by chronocross_xp on 6 April, 2009 - 12:36