Innocent homunculus

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

Irisviel von Einzbern

Second in the pack!
Packaged with Saber, they were a limited Wondefest ’07 summer special available from the Alter booth. 2,500 of these were available on the day, and another 2,500 of these were available for online ordering through Goodsmile Online Shop.

Irisviel von Einzbern (NOT Illyasviel von Einzbern) is the mother of Illyasviel von Einzbern, who were b- wait, anymore and I’ll prolly spoil it a bit =/

Not much else to say other than I’m happy that I managed to grab this, onto the photos!

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero 1

Location

Exactly at the same place as Saber, although Irisviel was being photographed after Saber.
Not much else to say… ^^;

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero 2

Setup

*sigh* Mini tripod really helps in these lower light conditions, if only I had brought it along…

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero 3

Figure

Ok, onto business. Irisviel was packaged with Saber so I had expected the same level of detail, which was true enough. While Saber was sculpted by Adachi Satoru, Irisviel was actually done by Numakura Toshiaki. I’ll be honest, I have no idea who those two are ^^; Irisviel’s pose is one of grace with a hint of assertiveness, something I like.

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero 4

Just like Saber, Irisviel is non-scale but is about 14cm in height. The actual sculpt is nicely done, just as much attention to detail to the clothing creases and seams. Her hair is beautifully done as well, flowing in the imaginary wind. Speaking of that, her skirt is also flowing in the direction. By the way, her skirt is also removable and she has a shapely behind :3

The paint is just as well done as Saber’s. The different shades they used are perfect in assisting the mould convey it’s depth in the creases. Her boots are also done nicely, a semi-gloss coat of paint that has a pearlescent shine. Irisviel’s hair on the other hand seems to be just one colour but if you look closely it actually has a similar effect of Saber’s in terms of the gradual paint. However I feel it wasn’t as well done as Saber’s.

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero 5

Thoughts

Just like Saber, I had to scrap most of the photos due to an insane blur factor.
Taking photos of her without the skirt was ok, it was hard to tell that she had a skirt removed if you just glanced and see a figure ^^;

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero 6

Summary

Like with Saber, Irisviel has a certain sexiness that I find charming. I know I say it a bit but I am glad I could get this set of figures, I’m totally satisfied with the purchase XD
Now if only they could make more Irisviel figures, I love her elegance~

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero 7

Details – Photo shoot

Camera
Nikon Coolpix P2
Date
15th September 2007
Location
Old Arts Building – Melbourne University

Details – Figure

Name
Irisviel von Einzbern
Series
Fate/Zero
Maker
Alter
Sculptor
Numakura Toshiaki
Scale
non-scale
Release date
August 2007
Place of purchase
Wonderfest ’07
Retail price
3,000 yen
Bought it for
$33.00 AU approx
Availability
Uh, rare? Can only be acquired through 2nd hand

Irisviel von Einzbern - Fate/Zero 8

Irisviel von Einzbern original illustration

Original illustration of Irisviel von Einzbern

12 thoughts on “Innocent homunculus

  1. Lovely pics and sweet figures. Nice work done even without the tripod, if it were me, the post would have just been filled with blurry pics ^.^; Really, really nice grab with this set of figures ;D

  2. @Hectic3, Soon enough, soon enough~ XD

    @shinohai, :3 thanks, I’m still dissapointed that I forgot the tripod tho ;_;

    @Adun, exactly XD, i’m a sucker for those types of clothes.

  3. @Kira what are you talkign about? You and I have jobs, we want these, we WORK to earn the money for them, right? :p

    It’s figs like these that make me wonder if it’s worth moving from Mobile Suits to figurines, but not yet…

  4. Nice Irisviel but I kinda like it better if they make one based on the original illustration you posted there, she looks cute in that winter clothing

  5. As much of a Saber fan as I am, I think the Irisviel is the better looking of the two figures. If the Fate/ machine continues to roll along, there’s a good shot we’ll get a scale figure of her.

  6. @Aya Kyunik
    There are no posable MS girls. There are posable MMS girls, but…without the mecha it just ain’t the same…

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