I’ve always been a big fan of Evangelion and the new 2 movies have me never before so excited!
1. Evangelion 1.0 : You are (not) alone
2. Evangelion 2.0 : You can (not) advance
2 more movies are slated for release later in the future making it 4 movies in total! I can already hear the cash register sound bit coming from Gainax as they milk these 4 movies for all their worth.
Basically these 4 movies will be a retelling of series but with many changes as well as a new character and hopefully an ending that made more sense or else we’re going to have a repeat of the “Damn Anno” incident.
Anyway in typical fashion of big movie releases, many companies has started to mass produce all types of eva related mechandise. One type that draws most of my attention are the figures/dolls/toy.
My fav toys are usually those of Ayanami Rei as evident by the number of figures I have of her but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any Asuka mechandise either. I would like buy Asuka figures but it seems the availability of really high quality Asuka figure are considerbly lacking when compared to Rei. The ratio of good figure of Asuka is rather weird 1:5
Hence why I have a few figures of Asuka, I think my whole collection consist of 1 Asuka figure (revoltech) and one very rare mail order figure by F-Face.
But that is going to change now as companies are planning to release some really good Asuka figures. Two of these are
Kotobukiya’s 1/8 Asuka for the second movie! I already have their figure of Rei from the first movie, so this one should nicely complements it.
I love how all the red colors blend nicely together for this figure.
I can’t wait to get my hands on this one and set it up along with Rei! This one is set for an October release!
Here is another one that has caught by attention, Medicom’s RAH Asuka. This appears to be their second attempt at making an Asuka figure.
From the comparison I have seen so far, it would seem that the design and workmanship have vastly improved over their initial attempt, much to the chagrin of those who bought the previous version. This one is slated for a Novmber release!
Supposely there is also another Rei being release in September but I can’t find any shops (B&M and online) that would accept pre-order for her. T_T pity
In any event, I’ll have an update about these once I have them.