SkyTube’s Iris is yet another EGG for Tony Taka to put in his basket. The sculptor and artist partnership has proven itself to be successful in the past with figures like Maya Kamiwazumi and Reiko Date Wingfield to show off their combined craftsmanship.
The character, whose full name is Iris Hartley, can be seen in IdeaStock’s shoot ’em up Valhellio released back in 2011, a game where Tony Taka provided his art.
Iris stands 21 cm / 8.19 inches tall as a 1/6 scale. One would say standing if looking at the original illustration but here we see the character down on her knees instead. Perhaps it felt like a hassle adding some kind of pool base or even worse; thighs with a little bit more meat on them.
Full-castoff includes removable aqua gear in pink, scuba tank, bikini top and bottom piece. The bunny ears however are fixed on the character’s head.
It’s hard to dislike Iris; I like the placement of the hands, the slightly tilted head and the fact that there’s unease coming from the character while striking such a pose. The quality also speaks for itself with great sculpting and paint job, not to mention the optional castoff option.