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!
Exactly at the same place as Saber, although Irisviel was being photographed after Saber.
Not much else to say… ^^;
*sigh* Mini tripod really helps in these lower light conditions, if only I had brought it along…
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.
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.
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 ^^;
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~
Details – Photo shoot
Nikon Coolpix P2
15th September 2007
Old Arts Building – Melbourne University
Details – Figure
Irisviel von Einzbern
Place of purchase
Bought it for
$33.00 AU approx
Uh, rare? Can only be acquired through 2nd hand
Original illustration of Irisviel von Einzbern