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Universal Studios Japan can turn you into an Evangelion figure

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Full body 3D scan makes for a surprisingly realistic figure

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 where to go. And if you want to see yourself as an Evangelion character in figure form then Universal Studios Japan is the place to be. 

One of the many features at USJ's Evangelion the Real 4D theme park attraction that opened this weekend is a full body scanner just for turning park goers into high end figures. Sure, they're just statues, but they're pretty nice looking. Sizes range from 15 cm (5.9 inches) to 35 cm (13.7 inches) with options for cloth outfits and glasses. There's even a pilot seat. 

They aren't cheap, but they're about what we usually see for this kind of custom, one-of-a-kind work. 

  • 15 cm (5.9 inches) - ¥28,080 (US$239)
  • 20 cm (7.9 inches) - ¥38,880 (US$330) base price
  • 25 cm (9.8 inches) - ¥49,680 (US$422) base price
  • 30 cm (11.8 inches) - ¥60,480 (US$514) base price
  • 35 cm (13.7 inches) - ¥71,280 (US$605) base price
  • Just the 3D date - ¥4,320 (US$37)

I'm not narcissistic enough to want a figure of myself, but the technology still intrigues me. Not sure what the story is with the outfits. I assume there are Eva themed options (out side of sexy plug suit dresses and event staff uniforms). If there are no costumes and they're just scanning people in their street clothes then, well, what's the point?

If you're planning a trip to Japan the attraction will run remain open until May 10. You can see a video after the jump featuring a look at the figures at the 1:37 mark and some screen captures in the gallery! 

By the way, I have to laugh at the Eva attraction being right next to the Sesame Street attraction. 

[via Anime News Network]


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