Today’s review is on the lovely figma Irisviel von Einzbern by Max Factory. Irisviel is the wife of Kiritsugu Emiya and mother of Illyasviel von Einzbern(shocking, I know) in Fate/Zero. I’m super excited to have this figma since Iri is my favorite character in Fate/Zero.
By the way, the review today will be taking place in the Wagnaria playset which I spruced up to look like a mansion to suit Iri better.
I have to admit, I’m proud of it. The versatility of this playset will save me lots of money, yes it will.
A close-up of her chest. I like the detail on the thing(how descriptive) her shirt bow is attatched to. The accuracy on the red dot is admirable, I can only imagine how much paint was wasted getting all the dots to be that perfect XD. The wine color on her shirt is also a nice thing to see on a figure–you don’t see that color often.
Now that we’ve seen Iri, let’s look at what she comes with.
Three expressions are included:
Default smiling, angry, and a closed eyes smile.
Of the three, the closed eyes smile is my favorite because I feel it is the most expressive. The other two are rather bland. I wish we’d gotten a blushing face or the determined face she has when she’s driving her car.
The bird is supposed to be made of magic glowing thread and looked pretty darn cool in the show, so I’d say they translated it as well as they could in toy form. The silver lines look good and we all know how Max Factory loves their clear plastic!
It attaches to Irisviel’s stand and once you plug the stand painfully into the bird’s rear, you get this:
My rendition doesn’t look nearly as cool as it did on the box, but attatching the bird to the stand wasn’t as easy as I’d have liked because the wings kept falling off. Be careful with the part that clips on to the stand though, the one that came with my figma Aya Shameimaru broke rather easily.
I would criticize the scant accessories, but there honestly is not much more she could have come with. Even the bird only appeared once and for a very short time.
Now that we’ve gotten a good look at Iri, let’s take her out and have some fun! Photo time!
Irisviel is a solid sturdy figma. Unfortunately, she lacks personality. This isn’t really Max Factory’s fault since she doesn’t do much in the anime, but because of that, this figma has nothing to make her stand alone without Saber or Kiritsugu. I’d say she’s more of an accessory for the other Fate/Zero figmas and as you can see in the extra pictures, I had a hard time making her appear interesting alone.(note: many of these photos of her with Kiritsugu were added after long after I got her) But like I said before, I LOVE Iri and am very happy with my purchase. So if you love Iri too or are collecting Fate figmas, go ahead and get her. But if you’re looking for a fun figma that will stand alone, you might want to skip Iri and get someone else.