I started collecting anime/game figurines in 2006. I think of the pieces in my collection as works of art, and I'm very discriminating as to the quality of the pieces I include. So as not to tempt myself and build up a collection larger than I'd like, I only buy figures that I see while browsing in physical shops, though I still admire images of releases that I see online.
I got this one along with the Rei in swimwear, and it too is quite good for its size. This piece seems to be a good companion to the other, with the kimono giving a different impression than the white bikini, and her oddly smiling here. Odd if you're familiar with Rei's character, but that makes it all the more pleasant to see. The kimono and fan suit Rei very well, much like the swimwear does, and it's not hard to imagine her wearing these costumes in the anime. Believability always improves a figure's value.