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Postby Fazmotron » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:12 am

Sup Geeks.
Because I have so much Evangelion stuff to show you from my trip to Japan I've decided to dump it all into this thread, starting with my visits to the Evangelion Store at Harajuku in Tokyo.

I made this video while I have there, it is a complete walkthrough of the store and of most of the stuff they are selling there. (The only bit of the store not in the video is the art wall that has sketches and artworks from various artists, including a signed sketch by Hideaki Anno).

The Eva-Store is just off the main strip of shops that is directly across from Harajuku train station. (A street that is almost constantly packed with people)

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The Store is 2 stories of nearly every type of Eva merchandise you can think of, and some you would never logically think of.
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Like this series of horse/pony/Eva things.
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The bottom floor is all the really expensive stuff like jewellery and clothing, and upstairs is all the other general merchandise like books and cards and toys and so on.
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Upstairs has a large display wall filled with all sorts of Eva figures, postcards, dinnerware and so on.
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Around the back of the store there is an Eva vending machine, gashapon station, and the wall of Q characters.
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And here's the rest of the photos of the store, including close ups of the character wall.
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Coming Soon: All the stuff I bought (16kg worth), and a video walkthrough of Evangelion World at Fuji-Q Highland.
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Postby EvangelionFan » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:22 am

"Sup Geeks"

Fazmatron, I'd like to thank you for going out of your way to not only visit the store, but to record your walk through the store on a handheld camera to share with us. It means a lot to me because I have no certainty if I'll ever visit Japan, or if the store will be still the same.

Great video, great photographs, and I look forward to seeing your next post. :ritsuko_mug:
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Postby Fireball » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:50 am

So jelly!
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Postby insomniac » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:19 am

Cool wallets! And so many other cool stuff!

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Postby symbv » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:59 am

Great stuff, Fazmotron. I will go to Tokyo later this year and surely would pay it a visit.

One thing to note: How easy you can spot female visitors in the store. I guess locating Eva Store in Harajuku (which has hordes of female shoppers) is a wise choice (compare to locating it in Akiharaba for example).
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Postby Final Messenger » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:18 am

Those are all some really great pictures

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Postby svenge » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks for the pix, Faz.

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Postby soul.assassin » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:24 pm

Faz: excellent work, man. You could try to add a watermark to make sure all the shots are yours.

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Postby xanderkh » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:59 pm

Holy cow, these are awesome pics Faz! More Eva merchandise, the merrier. :toothy:
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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:43 pm

View Original PostFazmotron wrote:Like this series of horse/pony/Eva things.
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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:11 pm

Niiice.

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Postby KnightmareX13 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:12 pm

I like how they have Kaji's watermelon patch, is the one in the photo actually a real watermelon plant or fake one for decoration?
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Are these watches?
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Postby rhfxz1s » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:50 pm

Great pictures! I definitely want to go to this store one day if I get the chance. Even if I don't buy anything it would still be a lot of fun.

That being said, I know that Eva merchandise can be expensive, but is that an 8000 yen shot glass I'm looking at? Someone please tell me there is a misunderstanding here.

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Postby Fazmotron » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:28 pm

View Original Postsoul.assassin wrote:You could try to add a watermark to make sure all the shots are yours.

Ehh, I'm not really fussed, it just means I have to re-upload everything, and I'm way too lazy for that.

View Original PostKnightmareX13 wrote:I like how they have Kaji's watermelon patch, is the one in the photo actually a real watermelon plant or fake one for decoration?

They're all real plants, but there's no watermelon plant in there. They're all just cabbages and leafy vegetables.

View Original Postrhfxz1s wrote:That being said, I know that Eva merchandise can be expensive, but is that an 8000 yen shot glass I'm looking at? Someone please tell me there is a misunderstanding here.

The ones in the photos, the red, purple, and black and white ones, aren't shot glasses, they're normal glass size. There were some other shot glasses for sale there and they were fairly expensive as well.
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Postby symbv » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:34 pm

View Original Postrhfxz1s wrote:That being said, I know that Eva merchandise can be expensive, but is that an 8000 yen shot glass I'm looking at? Someone please tell me there is a misunderstanding here.

Fan crasftman-made custom glasses can cost even more. It also depends on material (crystal costs much more). The price is not out of norm in Japan.

KnightmareX13 wrote:Are these watches?

I think on the boxes there are the words "EVANGELION Watch Project".
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Postby Fireball » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:40 pm

What are those Sachiel thingy at 2:50?
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Postby Fazmotron » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:55 pm

View Original PostKnightmareX13 wrote:Are these watches?

Yes, really expensive watches.

View Original PostFireball wrote:What are those Sachiel thingy at 2:50?

They have lollies (candy) or some other weird Eva related food product inside, like Eva shaped Manjū.
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Postby drinian » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:41 pm

Are they still selling the bucket? Tokyo Anime Center at Akihabara UDX had a few in stock last time I was there.
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Postby symbv » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:59 pm

^ Actually it looks kind of cool. I don't see why it is silly. Overpriced perhaps, but not silly. Imagine you can kick the bucket with Evangelion; or do gardening like Kaji with the bucket, etc etc...
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Postby Fireand'chutes77 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:43 pm

View Original Postsymbv wrote:Imagine you can kick the bucket with Evangelion...

*Winces* :lol: Though, I figure if you watch the entire series within 24 hours, that might be an option. :)

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