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Flare Rei Ayanami photo
But is it really Rei?
Wow, it's been a while since I last saw full blown Evangelion scale figure go up for pre-order. This certainly wouldn't count as a traditional Rei figure since the design has been made over by illustrator Shunya Yam...

WF2016W Takara Tomy photo
WF2016W Takara Tomy

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Takara Tomy

More than awesome robots
Feb 07
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Takara Tomy has been slowly building their presence at Wonder Festival every year and this is no different. For the 2016 winter show they've brought some of their biggest new bots to be released later this year. The big revea...
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

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: 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

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

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...

Tomopop LinkUP: the grand opening edition

Nov 14 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
We won't always be doing themes, but this is a special event so let's party in style and start talking cake! Premium Bandai is offering an IDOLM@STER Christmas cake featuring Miki Hoshii and the 765 Productions building made out of chocolate. The sponge cake is based on the events of episode 22 and features white peaches and champagne-flavored whipped cream with a muscat-flavored topping. It's being shipped frozen in December for ¥3,990. If it's Evangelion you want then Lawson has you covered. This caramel cream and chocolate sponge cake features figures of Asuka and Rei in Santa suits sitting on a log cabin. The figures are definitely worth keeping on their own after you drop ¥4,500. For something a little more kid-friendly, Lawson is also offering a pair of strawberry cakes based on Dokidoki! Precure and Kamen Rider Gaim. Both cakes have special toppers and a toy. Each cake is going for ¥3,800 which makes those first two cakes seem like a bit better buy.  Not to be out-done, Family Mart has a super impressive Hatsune Miku cream cake. The cake is loaded with a bunch of different types of chocolate inside and out and is shaped like a log cabin. Best part is this cake comes with a Nendoroid Petit of Miku in a Santa suit! This may be the best deal of all for Nendoroid collectors at ¥3,939. That's all for the cakes and there's still a lot left to cover so let's check out the rest of the links. ugoorePowerPlant has uploaded their latest stop motion video featuring a great mix of figures in action. Talk about smooth animation! Check out the rest of their work on their YouTube channel.  ThreeA recently posted a gallery for their new Noizy Boy figure from the movie Real Steel on Pinterest and Facebook. It's so beautiful!  NECA has announced a new line of minifigures called Scalers made to clip to the cords and cables hanging off of your various electronic devices. They claim they have 100 figures from 50 different licenses planned for 2014. Tested, headed by Jamie and Adam of Mythbusters fame, recently uploaded a video interview with Jason Freeny at his workshop. Even if you don't know his name you probably recognize his work.  Play-i is still running their special crowd-funding project for their programmable robots for kids. They've already doubled their goal of US$250,000 with different price points to buy at. I know this isn't exactly a collectable, but... is it wrong that I think it's cute? Emilio Garcia has revealed his 28-inch Skull Brain. These are hand crafted and limited to only 10 world wide. That means there's a 1 in 10 chance you'll get the one the model was posing on.  Modeler FichtenFoo has released the adorable Kracken! Well, maybe not released; this is a one-of-a-kind, hand stitched plushie with painted eyes. That's one cute squid.   Ques Q's Drake figure(s) from Eiyuu Senki Gold has been featured on AkibaHobby. Once they finish sculpting her she'll be sold in both garage kit and pre-painted varieties.  Feeling crafty? Quirk Books has collected 14 Star Wars and Shakespeare Crafts to DIY. Maybe it's time you added a Death Star vase or Shakespeare lamp shade to your living room.  Danny Choo has created a commercial for his Smart Doll based on his Mirai Suenaga character. You might remember our work-in-progress report or report from Anime Expo 2013. Impressive stuff. Mijbil has updated her blog with her latest works. Safe to say that combination of tiny and adorable belongs to her. Over in the C-Blogs wara zashi has posted the theme for the next #figurefridaychallenge: Redo. This is a chance to retake and improve on a photo you've taken before. Last week's favorite was an impressive photo of figma Samus by Paul Mulka. And that's it for for the first Tomopop LinkUP! Don't hesitate to leave comments and suggestions below and I'll see you next week!
LinkUP photo
Let's celebrate with cake!
Hello and welcome, Tomopeeps, to the first ever Tomopop LinkUP! A lot of news comes out in any given week and there just isn't enough time in a day to get it out. It's not bad news, in fact it's quite good news, but when you ...

NYCC Tamashii Nations photo
A lot of everything: Dragon Ball, One Piece, Evangelion, Gundam, Saint Seiya, and Monster Hunter
Trying to collect figures on a shoestring budget? It's hard to do unless you're willing to set your sights a little smaller. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for something cheap. Bluefin Distribution and Tamashii Nati...

Pre-order EVA Mark 9 photo
Pre-order EVA Mark 9

Pre-order RAH Neo No.642 EVA Mark.09

With or without head.
Sep 24
// Jon Wills
Fans of the remake of Evangeleon may be interested to know that Medicom toys just announced that their latest RAH model of Eva Mark 9 is now available for pre-order. Details are a little sparse on it at this time but this is ...
RAH Eva Mark.09 photo
RAH Eva Mark.09

RAH Eva Mark.09 gets ahead in life with this preview

Don't lose your head over it
Sep 05
// Tianxiao Ma
The main reason I wanted to post this? All of the head puns! Okay not really, but it's always fun to recall that one scene from Austin Powers. Anyway, Medicom is continuing to expand their line of Evangelion 3.0 figures with ...
Arcadia C:MO Asuka photo
Arcadia C:MO Asuka

Arcadia's Asuka is ready for all your daddy issues

Includes therapeutic pep-talk puppet
Sep 04
// Tianxiao Ma
Arcadia and Cerberus Project have teamed up once again to bring you a C:MO figure. This time it's Asuka in her Evangelion 2.0 garb, featuring her traditional red plug suit and... not a whole lot more. The appeal of C:MO is su...
Evangelion Cake with Rei photo
Evangelion Cake with Rei

Let Rei Ayanami slice up a new Evangelion cake for you

Just in time to celebrate Baby Jesus
Aug 24
// Andres Cerrato
Christmas time will soon be here and you'll need a cake to celebrate the Mass of the birth of Baby Jesus. Nothing would be more appropriate for this holy of holies than a cake from a series that has taken its religious inspir...
RAH Asuka photo
Perhaps the new wardrobe will help?
Boy, Medicom Toy really, really love Asuka don't they? Over at their blog photos have popped up of a new Real Action Heroes version of the redheaded pilot from Evangelion. For those keeping count (or who can read the headline...

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Asuka Langley Shikinami

Aug 07 // Martin Siggers
One of the most immediately striking things when you first lay eyes on Asuka is her box. There's no cardboard at all here, Kotobukiya instead going for a bold design that's all clear and translucent plastic. As you can see, you can see right through to the internal plastic blister, with all the packaging details printed directly onto the plastic. It's certainly striking, though whether you prefer it to a regular cardboard box will vary. You can see from the picture that Asuka's head pokes through a cutout in the internal packaging; a cool touch, but one which does leave it potentially open to easy damage. The clear plastic fades to frosted round the sides and then a glossy black at the back. It's a pretty classy way to show off more of the figure while at the same time making it a smart looking box. This version of Asuka comes from the latest instalment of the Rebuild of Evangelion films, hence the 'Q' since the new film is called Evangelion Q in its native Japanese. That's also why she's billed as 'Shikinami' rather than the more traditional 'Soryuu'. Once out of the box, I think it's immediately obvious why I find her so striking. First things first, this is a 1/6 scale figure, and she's BIG, measuring 220mm top to bottom even in her crouching pose. Picking her up she's reassuringly hefty and solid, and the glossy PVC Kotobukiya have used for her plugsuit gives a nice, soft-touch feel. One thing that drew me to this version over other Asukas is that she's back to wearing her traditional all-red look rather than the...rather revealing test suit she sported in Evangelion 2.22 and many figures since. While it's not exactly the same as her classic TV look, it's close enough that the general impression is the same. Asuka's base is a separate piece in the form of this very striking bust of EVA-02's head in stone form. It's perhaps a little smooth and glossy for a realistic depiction of rock, but you can't fault the lovely paint shading or the detail in the sculpt. I particularly like the way it degenerates into bare rock at the bottom. Also included is the 'kitty-ears' helmet Asuka briefly wears in the movie. This thing is one big lump of plastic and again is reassuringly weighty in the hand. The visor is not gloss plastic or perspex, but instead well painted PVC, which is nice, but feels a little like a missed opportunity. Detailing is otherwise excellent. It's worth pointing out that this is not a replacement head or anything like that - Asuka cannot wear the helmet, it's strictly an accessory. The helmet fits snugly into Asuka's right hand, though it's worth pointing out that there's no catch or peg the secure it in place. You're relying completely on the ability of the hand to 'grip' the helmet, which means you do have to very gently bend the plastic to pop the helmet into place. There's a small lip inside the neckpiece to help with this. Asuka can hold the helmet facing either way but backwards looks better, since the front is just a big mass of gold. Asuka isn't fixed to her base but instead simply kneels on the broad 'shoulder' section of the Eva head, with her hand designed to rest on the forehead between the horns, and her right foot on the floor. She's very stable if all of these points of contact are in place, but can be a little uneven if any of them are off, so be careful when placing her down. I really like Asuka's pose, but this isn't the best angle to view it from, as it highlights her alarmingly thin waist. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's character designs have always been slender and waifish, but this comes perilously close to Rob Liefeld-esque back breaking proportions. I understand anime is a stylised medium, but I'd prefer a little less of this to be honest. One thing that Koto absolutely nailed though is her face. There's been a lot of happy, smiling Asuka figures recently, and quite frankly that's bullcrap. Asuka should be angry, haughty and sullen, and that's just we've got here. It's not quite a sneer but there's definitely an air of snooty detachment in the expression here, and I love that. The eyepatch just makes her look even more badass. The hair is fantastic too. It's made of semi-translucent plastic, which means that it catches light rather wonderfully as it streams out behind her. Under dull light it's almost brown, but in bright conditions it lights up to fiery orange. Her little hairpieces are nicely moulded, but also pretty obviously stuck directly to her head with no effort made to convey them as actually part of her hair. There's some smart detailing down on her thigh, where the pipes that are attached to her suit are covered over by strips of PVC, textured with crinkles to make it appear as though they've been stuck on over the top. It's a really cool way to add some texture to what otherwise might be a rather flat part of the design, though it does feel a little weird at first. From behind you can see some more smart touches, like the design on the soul of her shoes, or the '2' carved into the small unit on the back of her suit.This is also a pretty good look at how her hair spreads out over her back and shoulders. One area where Kotobukiya still need some work to join the big boys is in fine paint detailing. This close up of Asuka's chest shows nothing terribly out of place, but some less than ideal work nevertheless. There's some nasty paint splash both ways on the orange breast cups, while that upper black line above the green V is not what you'd call high quality work either. I have to emphasize this isn't a wide-ranging issues though - you can see examples of excellent lines on her left arm and right shoulder for example. My particular example also suffered from a few quality control issues, most notably a nasty patch on the hair where the base coat is coming through. There's also a few minor nicks and scrapes all across the body. Criticising QC is very harsh because it's a case-by-case thing, and often the damage is done in transit, but I figured it was still worth a mention. I've been a little nit-picky in this review, but that's only because I like this figure so much. While she's not perfect, Asuka is a sterling example of the kind of high-quality work Kotobukiya are capable of when they put their mind to it. The detail and overall quality isn't quite yet at, say, Alter's level, but that's made up for by a very cool and unique sculpt, and a more than generous size. She's not perfect but she still might be the best Asuka in years.
Asuka Langley Shikinami photo
The Lady in Red
As a collector, I've always sort of felt I should own an Evangelion figure. It's not like there aren't a bunch to choose from right? It helps that I'm a big fan of the series and that it's full of interesting, attractive...

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