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Review - Eris (Asobi ni Ikuyo!) by Alphamax SkytubeReview - Eris (Asobi ni Ikuyo!) by Alphamax SkytubeReview

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DregoDrego9 år sedan
Hi everybody, I’m Drego!
Second review, second cold cast figure! :D
I just received another cold cast of the “Skytube” series from ALPHAMAX! And it is a character that I really liked in the show, even if she was called “stupid” or “useless” by many people. It's Eris (エリス) from Asobi ni Ikuyo! (あそびにいくヨ!) in “Fruit Bikini” version.

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/6763/mahoro.jpg
“ECCHI IS BAD!”

Before I go any further, note that this figure has an enabled cast-off bikini, so few pictures of this review are going to be NSFW! If you don’t want to see ecchi stuffs, just cover your eyes or close this review now! ^^

You can click on every picture of this review to zoom it, sorry for the poor quality of the zoomed pictures... :(


Let’s start with the usual stuff : Packaging

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1806/boxfront1mini.jpg http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/290/boxfront2mini.jpg http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4528/boxbackmini.jpg

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4323/boxleftmini.jpg http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2429/boxrightmini.jpg http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1497/boxtopmini.jpg

Hmm ... I’m starting to think that Skytube love to make HUGE fancy boxes ... not that I don’t like them but it’s kinda hard to store boxes like this...
Okay so regular cold cast box, no window, size is 34 x 29 x 14 centimeters (13.4 x 11.4 x 5.5 inches) ... yes it’s pretty big ... but it’s very nice ! ... and ... Red... orange ... some nice looking hot colors ... (°.°)

Anyway let’s open the box!

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/8922/boxopenedmini.jpg

“Ribbon system” ... same for every Skytube’s cold cast figure it seems, but it makes the unpacking easier! No need to shake the box to put the figure out.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2271/styrofoam1mini.jpg http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6981/styrofoam2mini.jpg

http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/9470/figurepiecesminin.jpg

No problem with the protection of the figure pieces in the box, it’s very very well protected! ... well ... it better have to due to the fragility of this kind of figures.
So the following pieces are protected separately: Eris’s head, her chest, her legs, her right arm, her tail, her top-bikini, the fruit basket and of course the beach looking base.

Doesn’t seem to be a too hard puzzle to solve so let’s assemble it!

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5265/erisscalemini.jpg

There she is... and she is damn tall! :D
So Eris is a 1/6 scaled figure, she measure 28 centimeters height (base 2cm + figure 26cm) and weight a bit less than 1 kilogram. She is sculpted by 2%, manufactured by ALPHAMAX Skytube, and retailed for 16.800 Yens. Gotta stop buying cold cast ... my wallet is bleeding ... got mine at 15.120 Yens.

So first... 360° of the figure!

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9932/3601mini.jpg http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2488/3602mini.jpg http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/96/3603mini.jpg http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5008/3604mini.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5190/3605mini.jpg http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/6163/3606mini.jpg http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7607/3607mini.jpg http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9018/3608mini.jpg

Woooo that’s some serious sexy lady! ♥_♥

As always I’ll start with the base of the figure.

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1017/basetopmini.jpg http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/910/basebottommini.jpg http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8025/basedetail1mini.jpg http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/6778/basedetail2mini.jpg

Now ... THIS is what I call a “beach looking base”! And it is beautifully sculpted ... I mean ... the pictures I took with my crappy camera do not reveal it enough but ... the base really looks realistic, it rules!

Now to talk about the figure herself...

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9202/eris1mini.jpg http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7473/basefeetmini.jpg http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1063/eristailmini.jpg http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6787/erisbackmini.jpg

My my my ... What a pose... Nice and well balanced. Well she is holding a fruit basket so you can’t really call this a "natural pose" but whatever ...

Basically sculpting and painting are good if you stay far enough of the figure. But even like this ... I don’t like the sculpting of this figure... Wait no! Not that I don’t like her but she seems anatomically incorrect to me.
Firstly, regarding her face :

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9136/erisfacemini.jpg http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/121/erisfaceanimemini.jpg

You see what I mean right? She is cute, her face is nicely sculpted and painted ... but she does not look like Eris... well not really ...

Secondly, regarding her body:

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4722/eriswaistmini.jpg

Well ... i guess her measurements must be close to 90 – 40 – 90 ... Man... Even if this is for fan service, the size of her waist is way too small... Does a women with the same body could really exist? This makes the figure look weird in my honest opinion. :(

Now let’s get closer and see her details!

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5674/erisbell1mini.jpg http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6679/erisbell2mini.jpg http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/4875/erishairmini.jpg

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7673/erishearsmini.jpg http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/4599/fruitbasket1mini.jpg http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2648/fruitbasket2mini.jpg

Ahhh ... A bikini with bells ... what a wonderful idea for a cat girl! <3

So as you can see paint job on the small details are fine. No scars or seams except at the top of her head but as long as most of the figure has this seam too, it can’t be helped ...

Cat ears ... hmm ... :)
Cat tail ... weeeee! :D

The sculpting and painting of the fruit basket are not bad either ... I can’t understand why but there is a big white paint flaw next to strawberries can you see that? That’s a shame ... But this basket ... Is a FU**ING PAIN IN THE A*S! It keeps falling off the figure ... It just won’t stand between her hands, it get me mad ... so I putted sticky gum in the palm of her hands ... and it’s kind of OK now ...

But! There is something that I really find interesting with Eris ... her tail ... there is a magnet at the base of it ... and the hole where you put her tail at her back is made of metallic stuff.

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5554/tailshowmini.jpg

Yes, you know what it mean right? Just get her tail close to her lower back and ...

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9312/tailoffmini.jpg http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/7146/tailonmini.jpg

Click! Her tail perfectly stay sticked to her back, which mean that if you accidentally hit her tail, you won’t break anything. Why didn’t they do the same thing for the basket? It would have been great. :)

And to finish the review ... a little bit of fan service ... as long as Eris has a cast off top bikini...

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6153/eris2mini.jpg http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/144/erisnude1mini.jpg http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/1584/erisnude2mini.jpg

Her bikini is made in flexible plastic so it’s quite easy to take it off (well you have to remove her head, her right arm and separate her chest from the legs to do it) ... Nothing much to say here ... pink painted nipples... Ok ... But I prefer to let her bikini on. It’s sexier! ^^


Conclusion?
Eris is another great ALPHAMAX Skytube’s cold cast figure, she is very nicely done, and painting is good even If I’m not totally satisfied with the sculpting but nothing to be mad at.

It was Drego from the Catia embassy on earth, thank you for reading!
Feel free to leave comments or questions, it’s much appreciated! :)

Cya around!

Camera used for photos
Olympus µ840

Listened music while writing the review
Bahashishi - COLOR of LIFE (album)
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Betyg8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Kommentarer8

I don't know anything about this character, but I thought the magnetic connection for the tail is ingenious. They should do that more often on other figures, since I always hear problems with small items that come out easily.

Good review though! I enjoyed it :)
9 år sedan
good review n.n
thanks !
9 år sedan
Very good, thanks ^^
9 år sedan
Drego...Basket fell... grape broke ... great ! I glued it back and also glued the basket to her right arm (the removable one). I think it now works very fine. :)

Ugh. Glad you were able to fix it. Gluing the the basket to the arm is a pretty good idea. I may have to do the same.
9 år sedan
Drego Neko fanboy
kagehitoGreat review. I just got her myself. She's my first cold cast figure so I am really glad they packed it as well as they did. She's a beautiful figure and I am glad I added her to my collection. And you are so right about the basket, I had to use putty on it myself. It's heavy enough that even a small fall could damage it.
Yup, right after the review i removed putty for last test, and guess what ?
Basket fell... grape broke ... great ! I glued it back and also glued the basket to her right arm (the removable one). I think it now works very fine. :)
9 år sedan
Great review. I just got her myself. She's my first cold cast figure so I am really glad they packed it as well as they did. She's a beautiful figure and I am glad I added her to my collection. And you are so right about the basket, I had to use putty on it myself. It's heavy enough that even a small fall could damage it.
9 år sedan
Nice one! Always want to see the review on her ^__^. Well yeah shes, although not same to the original, very cute in this figure ^__^. I guess thats a very nice purchase for you lol
9 år sedan
Finally a great 'beach looking' base! She's amazing, I loved the fruits basket :D
9 år sedan