Evangelion

Schick Evangelion photo
Schick Evangelion

Achieve "Shave Impact" with Schick and Evangelion


Yes, this is figure related
May 13
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Japan gets the best stuff. In the west Gillette doesn't make Batman shaving accessories for adults, but in Japan Schick makes Evangelion razor holders and a bunch of other cool stuff. Schick once again brings back clean shave...
Seele Danboard photo
Seele Danboard

Revoltech Mini Danboard gets new life as an Evangelion Seele monolith


Amazon Japan exclusive bundle
May 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
This fall will mark the 20th anniversary of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV anime series which first premiered in October of 1995. In celebration of this major milestone the original TV series and movies are being remastered i...
EVA Unit-13 photo
EVA Unit-13

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Bandai EVA Unit-13: You can (not) Resist


Fly me to the moon
Feb 07
// Soul Tsukino
EVA is awesome, no denying that. And a little bit of that awesome will be coming home now with Bandai showing off this poseable Evangelion: 3.0  Unit-13 figure. Bandai will kill all the Angels that invade with Shinj...

life-like 3D figure scans photo
life-like 3D figure scans

Universal Studios Japan can turn you into an Evangelion figure


Full body 3D scan makes for a surprisingly realistic figure
Jan 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
3D scanners aren't anything new, Gentle Giant used them over a decade ago to make Jakks Pacific's WWF/WWE Real Scan figures. But with time comes innovation and now anyone can have a figure made of themselves if they know wher...
Evangelion photo
Evangelion

Alter's Asuka Jersey Version sees re-release


well...with limited depth perception
Jan 22
// Oansun
Who doesn't like getting a second chance on cool items? Especially ones with high praise. So maybe you read the Tomopop review, and decided to go for one and were too late. Alter has come through! Asuka gets a re-release. And...

Tomopop Review: Alter's Asuka Langley Shikinami Jersey ver.

Nov 05 // Tianxiao Ma
Figure Name: Asuka Langley Shikinami Jersey ver.Figure Maker: AlterRetail Price: ¥10,800Available at: AmiAmi | ToysLogic | Big Bad Toy Store I think part of the reason I wanted to do this review is because we rarely ever do Alter reviews. Seriously, when was the last time we reviewed an Alter figure? Anyway, I was interested to see if they had been maintaining their usual production quality. The box is all plastic with cool translucent blue panels. With these types of boxes you can leave the figure on display without tanking its resale value. Win-win! Personally I like to, you know, unbox my figures. Unwrapping everything was painless. Alter used to tie up the packaging with plastic twist ties, which made things secure but a pain to open. Not so with this Asuka. Assembly was a snap too; all you need to do is attach the base and you're ready to go. Alter certainly hasn't let their quality control slip. I didn't spot any flaws in terms of the painting or sculpt. However they have lost a bit of that cool factor; their recent figures have been plain with only a few exceptions. With Asuka's butt being so prominent, let's give it the attention it deserves. There are two optional parts for this figure. This photo shows the alternate arm, which has Asuka's left hand tucked into her pocket. If you want the full effect of Asuka's facial expression, an alternate head is included without the hat. Both pieces were easy to swap, as Alter's manufacturing made the fit of the pieces just right. Non-Evangelion fans probably won't lose too much sleep from skipping this figure, but Asuka fans certainly won't regret picking this one up. Apart from the build quality and that sweet box, I'd say my favorite feature is her pissed off expression. For once a figure maker used a character-appropriate expression! There are a bunch more shots in the gallery, so take a look and let me know what you think!
Alter Asuka photo
"Even after all this time, you're still just a troublesome brat!"
Alter has made a couple of Asuka figures before, with the last one released almost four years ago. If that one was too happy and/or immodest for you (those test plugsuits can be quite revealing), this release may be more to y...

Nendoroid Asuka photo
I guess being an Eva pilot is just not a priority
Since we saw Nendoroid Rei, the natural progression would be to see Nendoroid Asuka because they are the only two characters in the whole of Evangelion. It's still strange to me that the first Nendoroid Eva pilots we get are ...

Nendoroid Rei Ayanami photo
Good Smile Online Shop exclusive
Aside from a custom creation a while back, the Evangelion pilots have never been made into Nendoroid form. It looks like that will change soon with the Evangelion Racing Nendoroids on the horizon. Kahotan has a preview up of ...

NYCC 2014 GSC photo
NYCC 2014 GSC

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company Up-close


We get up-close and personal with the GSC display
Oct 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Good Smile Company is awesome for getting us right up close with their latest display pieces at New York Comic Con! You can practically smell the fresh paint on the figures! This is as close as you can get without being there...

Amakuni's new Asuka is a cut above

Aug 25 // Martin Siggers
Amakuni Asuka photo
Evangelion 3.33 heroine a Hobby Japan exclusive
Amakuni have recently carved out a lucrative niche collaborating with Hobby Japan magazine, producing high quality exclusive figures for the publication. That collaboration doesn't look like it's about to stop anytime soon ei...

cLayz Rei Ayanami photo
cLayz Rei Ayanami

Get over your mommy issues with Clayz's Rei Ayanami


1/8-scale cold cast figure
Aug 20
// Tianxiao Ma
No you haven't fallen into a time warp, this is an Evangelion 2.0 figure in 2014. Like, a thousand years after the film's release. Why this Ayanami? And why now? I don't know, but I welcome it. The subject admittedly isn't th...
7-Eleven Eva photo
Kinda looks like an Unit 01 race car
[update: All 25 of the statues put up for sale sold out in two minutes at that price. Two minutes! That's insane!] Ever wonder what it would look like if NERV was funded by a major international convenient store chain? Probab...

Sega photo
Epic sitting
Sega's Summer WonFes booth featured prize figures for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vocaloid, and Terra Formars, among other properties. Among the highlights were a seated Gendo (!!!), Caster (Fate/EXTRA CCC), mini Terraforma...

Kaiyodo Mega Sofubi photo
Kaiyodo Mega Sofubi

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo's Mega Sofubi Advance


Amazing-est Alien ever?
Jul 28
// Kristina Pino
Did I just completely miss this whole arm of Kaiyodo's corpus? I'm always awed and amazed (sometimes not in the best way) by super-huge toys. In this case, I definitely got a good impression, though. As I turned the corner, I...
Contest Results photo
We need better capsule toys in America
Two weeks ago I asked readers to name their favorite capsule toys, and boy did I get a lot of responses! Readers named Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, and more. There was no wrong answer. All of this ...

Contest photo
Do you like surprises?
Greetings, Tomopop readers! It's time for another exciting contest where we're giving away some fun prizes. What are we offering this time? Well, one winner will get a Kaiyodo Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q Fraulein figure, but t...

Transformers x Evangelion photo
Transformers x Evangelion

There is now a story behind Transformers x Evangelion


Also Starscream Sachiel
May 23
// Andres Cerrato
Just yesterday, we finally got to see what the ever-weird Transformers x Evangelion crossover would result in toy-wise. TakaraTomy is now giving us more with an official page, story, and what will hopefully be a resulting Sta...
Magazine Scans photo
Magazine Scans

MP Optimus Prime x Evangelion is about as creative as you thought it would be


A delivery of paint to NERV HQ
May 22
// Andres Cerrato
Were you expecting something really cool when it was announced that Transformers would crossover with Evangelion? Maybe something like that stylized Revoltech that made people actually seem genuinely interested in the possibi...

Tomopop Review: Sega's PM Figure Rei Ayanami

May 17 // Tianxiao Ma
Figure Name: PM Figure Rei AyanamiFigure Maker: SegaRetail Price: ¥1,800(Formerly) Available at: HobbyLink Japan  Prize figures are typically found, as the name suggests, as prizes in various arcade and game machines in Japan. The major figure retailers sell them straight up as well. You can just think of them as a cheaper line of PVC figures. With this Rei figure I wanted to see if the old notions about prize figures were still true. Are they smaller, less detailed, and of lower quality? Let's find out! There's no window on this box, which probably isn't all that unusual when it comes to prize figures. I do have a few other prize figures, and their boxes all have windows. My first impression upon unboxing was "dusty." I apologize in advance for all the dust; I did give the figure a once over with a cleaning cloth, but apparently it needed a few more passes. As you can see, the sculpt is actually pretty good. A plugsuit isn't the most elaborate of outfits, but there is a good amount of detailing and relief in this sculpt. I also really like the job Sega did with Rei's face. As for the paint job, it's somewhat rough but not to a distracting degree. I think the plugsuit helps a bit in this department because there isn't much shading or coloring required. I might be in the minority when I say I prefer the Evangelion 3.0 plugsuits over the classic ones. The new designs look sleeker and modern. The one exception may be Asuka's classic red, just because I like shiny red stuff. This isn't a gratuitous butt shot, I promise. This shot highlights the biggest problem with the figure: those gigantic seams at her pelvis. The black plugsuit does hide them a little bit, but they're still noticeable. If you were curious about the size, here's Rei next to Wave's 1/10-scale Asuka. At 22cm tall, you're getting a lot of figure for ¥1,800! Here's Rei next to a couple more Sega PM Figures. Alter's making an Asuka figure, so maybe in a few decades we'll see Rei and Mari figures from them. Until then, our options are limited. Prize figures have improved a lot since I first started collecting, and Sega's PM Figures are good value for money. This Rei figure is comparable in size to a 1/8-scale PVC, with a decent sculpt and paint job. At the same time, you can see why they only cost a fraction of their more expensive cousins. The quality, although far from shoddy, still isn't all there. But that's the trade-off you make for a better price. [Thanks to HobbyLink Japan for the review sample!]
Sega PM Rei Ayanami photo
The ups and downs of prize figures
Prize figures, when I started collecting, weren't things you'd go out of your way to get. They were too small, not very detailed, and had dodgy quality. Over time, all three of those aspects gradually improved to the point wh...

Evangelion x Transformers photo
Evangelion x Transformers

This is exactly what it looks like: Takara to do Evangelion & Transformers crossover


Transformers in Eva colors could be cool...
Apr 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Your eyes do not deceive you, that's Optimus Prime painted up like Eva Unit 01 right there. In a surprise announcement going out in hobby magazines this month straight out of fan fiction Takara Tomy revealed their new crossov...
Vertex Shinji and Kaworu photo
Vertex Shinji and Kaworu

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: Vertex gives us the Shinji and Kaworu figure we've always wanted


Did you know there are male Eva pilots too?
Apr 08
// Tianxiao Ma
Here they are again, Shinji and Kaworu in an impending embrace just like we saw at WonFes. There's actually nothing new here; Vertex's tweet just shows the prototype at Miyazawa Model Expo. In case you're behind on the latest...
Alter Asuka photo
Alter Asuka

No ifs, plenty of butts - Alter's Asuka now up for pre-order


The Lady in Red
Apr 02
// Martin Siggers
We got a rather lovely preview gallery of her last week, and now as promised Alter's latest take on the feisty Asuka Langley Shikinami is now up for orders at all good stores. Just as a reminder, you'll get her decked out in ...
Alter Asuka photo
Pre-orders for Evangelion heroine begin next Wednesday
I'm no big fan of Evangelion 3.0, but I thought the newly eyepatched-up design for our favourite tsundere redhead Asuka was fantastic, especially when paired with her stylish sweater and cat-eared cap. Alter's latest version ...

Kotobukiya photo
Kotobukiya

Open Kotobukiya's Spring/Summer Catalog


Kotobukiya reminds fans about all the things they surely want
Feb 11
// Scarecroodle
Kotobukiya has posted images from its 2014 Spring/Summer Catalog. The catalog features some of the most hotly anticipated items revealed within the past year, including selections from the ever-popular Bishoujo line. Check the gallery for all the images.
Vertex's Shinji, Kaworu photo
Vertex's Shinji, Kaworu

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Vertex's Shinji and Kaworu


Evangelion's boys get a fancy new sculpt
Feb 08
// Brian Szabelski
Vertex has a new sculpt they're showing off at WonFes, and it's of Evangelion's two boys, Shinji Ikari and Kaworu Nagisa. The two are apparently floating in mid-air, with Shinji looking a little bit dazed and Kaworu's arms ex...
FREEing Kaworu photo
FREEing Kaworu

Be an angel and pre-order FREEing's new Kaworu


This time he'll make you happy
Feb 06
// Martin Siggers
It's been a little time since we've covered FREEing's take on Kaworu Nagisa - last Summer Wonfes in fact. The company seems to have used the time well however, as he's gone up for pre-order now and the resident Evangelion&nbs...
Alter Asuka Jersey ver. photo
I'll be keeping my eye on this one
It's been a slow week for PVC news, but I am glad that Akiba Hobby posted this particular gallery. Alter had a few enticing items on display at MegaHobby Expo this past fall, including a new figure of Asuka sporting her Evang...

MHEXPO: Alter photo
MHEXPO: Alter

MegaHobby Expo: Autumn - Alter


A few lovely surprises
Nov 29
// Kristina Pino
Alter showed up in force at MegaHobby Expo, and after waiting it out, we've got a nice little round-up here of what they had on display. Check out the gallery for images of: Labrys Super Soniko and Kaguya in swimsuits Infini...
CCP Zeruel photo
CCP Zeruel

If you don't like humanity very much, pre-order Zeruel


You Lilin are so uptight
Nov 17
// Tianxiao Ma
Well, I've been wishing for this forever: a decent Angel figure for Evangelion fans. Manufacturer CCP has done us all a favor, making this large-scale Zeruel figure available for pre-order. While it stands nearly a foot tall,...
UFO Catchers photo
Take your pick
Recently, I had a chance to wander around one of my local arcades and see what prizes were locked up inside the machines. Locked away behind a promise if you get the claw to drop in some precise way, or break the piece of toi...


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