[Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

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Postby nyugvo6 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:40 am

Long time no see friends. Today I built the original Bandai HG Eva 01.
I'm very confused about two things.
1st, it comes with an optional entry hatch, not mentioned in the booklet. it opens akin to a double window, to the side.
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Is this just for easy access for your fingers or was there an Eva unit that had a hatch like this? It's been ages since I watched anything Eva but I can't recall anything like it.
2nd. Both Bandai's and Kotobukiya's Eva units feature some horribly ugly knees.
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I wanted to dismiss it as Kotobukiya's halfassed attempt since I built that one first, but after the HG had the same design I have to ask. Is this screen accurate?

Bonus question: do the elbows bend on the HG? That thick rubber is scary.
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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:06 pm

The entry hatches aren't options. Eva-01 has a single hatch opening forward. Eva-00 and 02 has the split hatch opening sideways. Since the Evas share so many parts it's easier to have everything in the same mold. The manual labels which parts are not used for the specific kit.

As for the knee, the double joint is the only way you'll get a good range of bend in it. There's no such thing as screen accurate joints because on-screen Evas just move however they want. Bandai's rubber coated arms are at attempt at screen accuracy but at the cost of greatly, greatly sacrificing mobility. The elbows can bend, but just a bit.
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Postby Ray » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:16 am

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Postby Chuckman » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:13 am

How have the Japanese mastered the fluffy pancake?

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Postby Thuktun Flishithy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:19 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:How have the Japanese mastered the fluffy pancake?

They ain't actually very good; the middle's all full of raw batter, according to people online who've given it a try.

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Postby RadicalRandy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:34 am

They look amazing, but I'm afraid they wouldn't stand up to the American classic. They're just so damn tasty...
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sun May 28, 2017 11:05 pm

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Postby Tumbling Down » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:36 am

^ So they painted more of her than they needed to?

I just impulse bought a DVD lot that has NGE, EoE, and D&R for $60. It's missing the third volume of NGE (I think episodes 9-11), but the guy I bought it from says it's somewhere in his house and he'll give it to me when he finds it.

All that money just so I can watch Eva on a TV that I don't even know how much longer I'll have.

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Postby Cybermat47 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:55 am

I just ordered the Revoltech RoE EVA-01 with progressive knife and G-type equipment for $56.65 AUD ^_^

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Postby SEELE-01 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:05 pm

View Original PostCybermat47 wrote:I just ordered the Revoltech RoE EVA-01 with progressive knife and G-type equipment for $56.65 AUD ^_^


Was that including shipping? Where from?
Not to rain on your parade, but it was a bit expensive... 56.60 AUD are about 4920 Yen, and that particular Eva should not go above 3500, it normally sells sealed for 3000 Yen (or about 34.50 AUD) at Mandarake...
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Postby BlueBasilisk » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:08 pm

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Postby imprimatur13 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:33 am

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I propose we change the title of the thread to "Evangelion Merchandise 2: The Quest for More Money".
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Postby Cybermat47 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:13 am

View Original PostSEELE-01 wrote:Was that including shipping? Where from?
Not to rain on your parade, but it was a bit expensive... 56.60 AUD are about 4920 Yen, and that particular Eva should not go above 3500, it normally sells sealed for 3000 Yen (or about 34.50 AUD) at Mandarake...


Will keep that in mind for next time, cheers.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:54 am

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I'm jealous I would love to have an original Asuka cell but I can't afford the ones on e-bay and am not really sure if there fakes....
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:49 pm

The Asuka cell was over $400. It wasn't cheap. The one a handful of frames later was $800 since it showed her whole face towards the viewer. This is my post prized material position.

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Postby Joy Evangelion » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:50 pm

^There was this guy selling the most beautiful cel of GNR from EoE in 2015 and 2016 at ACEN for a lot of cash, but I never had the guts to pull the trigger and buy the thing. Didn't see it this year so it's probably gone. Shoulda emptied the bank account in '16...

I'm not really into Asuka, but that cel still rips.

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Postby Joseki » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:11 am

The Evangelion Calendar 2018 just arrived and I took some quick picture of it: https://imgur.com/a/aBVp1
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Postby Joy Evangelion » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:45 pm

View Original PostJoseki wrote:The Evangelion Calendar 2018 just arrived and I took some quick picture of it: https://imgur.com/a/aBVp1


Very nice, I'm thinking of ordering mine in a week or so. I love that image of Shinji wearing the jacket with the plugsuit. One of my favorite official Eva images in a while. Takeshi Honda is the man. It's a nice return to form too, I believe last years calendar was just recycled images.

You buy any of the previous years' calendars? I picked up 2014's, still got a couple of them up on the walls.
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Postby Joseki » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:15 pm

Yeah Shinji has the best image by far, but Mari too is great, there's something really nice about her proportions, sadly it doesn't look that good in picture.

This is my first Eva calendar.
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