METALBUILD EVA 01 (rumor)

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Postby DrthRvn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 pm

In the last Tamashii Nations event, It was revealed that Ikuto Yamashita (designer of the EVAs) was collaborating with Bandai for a figure on the METALBUILD line, but something that caught my attention was the fact that the design does not seem to fit with any EVA 01 look seen previously.
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Which leads me to think that this could be a redesign for 3.0 + 1.0
I want to clarify that the METAL BUILD line is usually faithful to the original designs, which means that it is unlikely to be a redesign of the TV version (but not impossible)

it could also be a completely new design

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Postby kuribo-04 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:06 pm

Could it be something from ANIMA?
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Postby DrthRvn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:15 pm

View Original Postkuribo-04 wrote:Could it be something from ANIMA?

i don't think so, it doesn't match with any design from ANIMA

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Postby BlueBasilisk » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:19 pm

View Original Postkuribo-04 wrote:Could it be something from ANIMA?

That's been speculated before. It has a few similarities to Unit 01 Stage 2 Spec and Super Eva Final Stage but it appears to be a brand new design. I've never seen an Eva with that sort of abdomen.
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Postby Joseki » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:10 am

View Original Postkuribo-04 wrote:Could it be something from ANIMA?


It's not from ANIMA, but the style is Yamashita-like.






I hope it's a "Wille Unit 01" from 3.0+1.0.
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Postby Cybermat47 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:54 am

View Original PostJoseki wrote:It's not from ANIMA, but the style is Yamashita-like.






I hope it's a "Wille Unit 01" from 3.0+1.0.


If the Wunder is destroyed, 01 will only be useful as a combat Eva. I’m hoping that that happens.
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Postby Joseki » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:30 am

Cybermat47 wrote:If the Wunder is destroyed, 01 will only be useful as a combat Eva. I’m hoping that that happens.


They kept Unit 01 armored for a reason. As a battery it didn't really need to wear its combat armor, and Shinji too didn't really need the choker if he only had to be kept under strict surveillance inside the Wunder. Desperate times call for desperate measures, I'm sure Wille knows that.
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Postby Cybermat47 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:14 am

View Original PostJoseki wrote:They kept Unit 01 armored for a reason. As a battery it didn't really need to wear its combat armor, and Shinji too didn't really need the choker if he only had to be kept under strict surveillance inside the Wunder. Desperate times call for desperate measures, I'm sure Wille knows that.


Yeah, that’s another good point. Wille is obviously prepared for the worst.
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Postby Reichu » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:07 am

View Original PostJoseki wrote:They kept Unit 01 armored for a reason.

Wille left the pylons on the Mark.04s they've been using as energy sources as well. I don't think it was because they planned on sending them into battle at any point.

Eva-01 was fully restored before Wille got their mitts on her, and removing the armor is clearly unnecessary for Eva-01 to be used as a battery. Don't expend effort on work that isn't required. If the armor still serves a "binding" purpose in NTE, all the more reason to leave it there.

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Postby Joseki » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:07 am

In my mind the most logical and safe approach would have been using Unit 01's core as a battery and remove the "useless" bits around it but I guess that doing nothing it's a equally logic approach because it requires less work.

I just can't imagine Wille having a pilot for a functioning Eva and not at least considering to deploy it on the battlefield. The battle against Mark.09 and Evangelion 13 could have been a catastrophic failure resulting in the loss of Unit 02, 08 and the Wunder, they can't be picky with their weapons.



Ultimately I think Anno simply needed Unit 01 to be ready for Shinji in the final movie, and a in universe explanation will be decided based on how the plot of 3.0+1.0 will evolve.
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Postby AdamMalkovitch » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:49 am

Perhaps it had to be modified to be used inside the AAA WUNDER, or maybe being inside it physically altered it's armour. Another likely cause is when it Awakened at the end of Break, Ritsuko says something about it "physically changing", so this may have been the result. I suppose we won't know until Unit 01 inevitably bursts out of the WUNDER in spectacular fashion. I just hope there's some sort of visual reference to how Unit 01 burst out of Leleil's quantum shadow in Neon Genesis.
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Postby Reichu » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:27 pm

Ritsuko was referring to the changes happening right before our eyes: pseudo-evolution into a Radiant Giant.

Casting aside its humanoid shape, it's now regaining its original form.
Breaking free of humanity's grip, it's transforming itself into a divine entity.
Inside the huge swells of complementarity, it's binding together the heavens,
the earth, and all creation, transforming into an energy condensate.

When Eva-01 is struck by the Spear of Cassius, she immediately reverts to the state she'd been in before pseudo-evolution was initiated.

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Postby BlueBasilisk » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:42 am

Until we get some news to the contrary, I'm just going to roll with this assumption that this design was created exclusively for the figure. I don't doubt Unit 01 will get a new look in the next movie but I'd rather not be disappointed if this design is cool and it's not this. :tongue:
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Postby JohnBooty » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:48 pm

That's a pretty cool design, but it's pretty generic "big anime robot" stuff. It just doesn't look "Evangelion" to me. The main distinguishing feature of Evas (at least in the mainline series and movies) is that they are slender. Also they usually have a more bestial posture; they're not just standing there all upright like a Gundam or Mazinger or etc etc etc.

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Postby Cybermat47 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:11 pm

View Original PostJohnBooty wrote:That's a pretty cool design, but it's pretty generic "big anime robot" stuff. It just doesn't look "Evangelion" to me. The main distinguishing feature of Evas (at least in the mainline series and movies) is that they are slender. Also they usually have a more bestial posture; they're not just standing there all upright like a Gundam or Mazinger or etc etc etc.


To be fair, EVA-13 is pretty thick compared to the other Evas.

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Postby Blockio » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:07 am

View Original Postkuribo-04 wrote:Could it be something from ANIMA?

Well, the lines on the chestplates looks rather ANIMA-ish, but thats about as far as the similarities go.
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Postby ACGT-Samael » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:28 am

What exactly is that last picture of the red thing? It certainly doesn't look anything like the outline from the first two pictures.

Still, I really like that design. It reminds me of the proportions of Adam and the Evas in the original show with a massive chest and an abdomen thinner than its legs. It's especially nice after I was worried being repurposed as a battery was Anno's way of writing Unit-01 out of the Rebuilds.

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Postby Joseki » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:52 am

View Original PostACGT-Samael wrote:What exactly is that last picture of the red thing? It certainly doesn't look anything like the outline from the first two pictures.

Still, I really like that design. It reminds me of the proportions of Adam and the Evas in the original show with a massive chest and an abdomen thinner than its legs. It's especially nice after I was worried being repurposed as a battery was Anno's way of writing Unit-01 out of the Rebuilds.


You have to look on the right, not at the figure in that picture.
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Postby ACGT-Samael » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:59 am

View Original PostJoseki wrote:You have to look on the right, not at the figure in that picture.


I personally can't see it because lol phone but that makes a lot more sense, thanks.


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