The Gainax Cash Cow, or, Why The F*!& Did I Buy That?!

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Postby deeRez » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:26 pm

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Postby PolarisX » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:43 pm

I really want to rip the theme off that phone and port it to Cyanogenmod on my S3.

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Postby transcendent12 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:26 pm

View Original PostdeeRez wrote:SH-06D

Looks like you're in America, how's the functionality on the phone outside of Japan?

Must have cost a pretty penny ^^ but very nice indeed :)

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Postby Joe » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:47 pm

PVs of this hilarity:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbXjyUOcwMI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wld7WazJbd4


yeah... I saw it. Gendo, why y u prostitute yourself ???

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Postby TheFriskyIan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:59 pm

View Original PostHyper Shinchan wrote:PVs of this hilarity:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbXjyUOcwMI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wld7WazJbd4
I think it would have been funnier if they showed the scenes with him actually shaved.
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Postby deeRez » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:09 pm

View Original Posttranscendent12 wrote:Looks like you're in America, how's the functionality on the phone outside of Japan?

Must have cost a pretty penny ^^ but very nice indeed :)


I still have to get the Micro-SIM card from my carrier to be able to make calls. As for power, I have to charge it via USB.

Software wise, it's very sad how little they put in, but who knows, they might release some more stuff in the future.

Most of it is miscellaneous Japanese apps like calendar, all of which ignore the Eva theme, hampering the experience.

The Eva apps that they do include, like five of them, are mostly shortcuts to the play store. You click the shortcut and it takes you to the play store, only to tell you that app is not available in your country. Luckily, you can get around this by changing the Google account location to Japan, and then using the PC based Android web store to initiate the download.

The other sad thing is that the device has a nice 3D screen,
and you'd think they'd load it up with 3D pictures, but nope.

The only 3D things are a 2 minute video of Eva 2.0 scenes (this looks great, especially since they added depth to the 2D characters instead of keeping them flat on a 3D background) and videos of Eva units/angels rotating. I was hoping they would put the actual 3D models, but nope, videos.

View Original PostPolarisX wrote:I really want to rip the theme off that phone and port it to Cyanogenmod on my S3.


Good luck finding a root approach. I wouldn't trust the shady files people put up.
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Postby PolarisX » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:16 am

View Original PostdeeRez wrote:I still have to get the Micro-SIM card from my carrier to be able to make calls. As for power, I have to charge it via USB.

Software wise, it's very sad how little they put in, but who knows, they might release some more stuff in the future.

Most of it is miscellaneous Japanese apps like calendar, all of which ignore the Eva theme, hampering the experience.

The Eva apps that they do include, like five of them, are mostly shortcuts to the play store. You click the shortcut and it takes you to the play store, only to tell you that app is not available in your country. Luckily, you can get around this by changing the Google account location to Japan, and then using the PC based Android web store to initiate the download.

The other sad thing is that the device has a nice 3D screen,
and you'd think they'd load it up with 3D pictures, but nope.

The only 3D things are a 2 minute video of Eva 2.0 scenes (this looks great, especially since they added depth to the 2D characters instead of keeping them flat on a 3D background) and videos of Eva units/angels rotating. I was hoping they would put the actual 3D models, but nope, videos.



Good luck finding a root approach. I wouldn't trust the shady files people put up.


It's the same as the standard version, I'm sure someone at XDA will cook up a way eventually.

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Postby C.A.P. » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:50 pm

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Postby AR-99 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:07 pm

And it's free! :w00:
Some wine. None too cheap either but you save if you get all 3! :chug:
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Postby riffraff11235 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:55 pm

My current collection is limited to 3 figurines, 2 posters and 2 wallscrolls. The figures are of Asuka (uniform), Rei (plugsuit, Rebuild) and Unit-01 (Rebuild). The posters are of Asuka (TEST plugsuit) and Rei+Mari (uniforms). The wallscrolls are both of Asuka, one plugsuit and one regular clothes. Each of these items was $10 or less.

I'm waiting to buy the series/movies in hopes that they'll release one giant collection, including the series, D+R, EoE, and all four Rebuild movies. I know that's pretty unlikely, but I'm sure they'll at least release a Rebuild box set.

I'm excited to see what Evangelion merch they'll have at New York Comic Con this year. I'll try to set a budget for myself. XP
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Postby Grand Duke of Yashima » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:47 pm

I bet this is what they give out to children when they visit Tokyo-3...

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Postby AR-99 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:51 pm

^ Something to comfort them when they're in them shelters.

Pair of Asuka and Rei Vispo kits. Why is Asuka wearing undergarments and Rei is not? :think:
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Postby Sharaz Destler » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:59 pm

Sometimes I wonder about humanity...
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Postby Grand Duke of Yashima » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:35 am

MAKE IT STOP! MAKE IT STOP! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I'LL BUY ONE JUST MAKE IT STOP!

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[url]http://web.pretz.jp/eva/index.html[/url]
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:41 am

You have a phobia of pretzels? :tongue: Must be a fellow gluten intolerant.

But seriously, I'm so used to all the various wacky merchandise that seeing them barely phases me anymore--unless it's something seriously out there (like that Nerv bucket or those Pen Pen boxers).
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Postby Grand Duke of Yashima » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:18 pm

Does this count as out there?


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Postby Rj123541 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:45 pm

View Original PostGrand Duke of Yashima wrote:Does this count as out there?


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Postby AR-99 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:21 pm

View Original PostGrand Duke of Yashima wrote:MAKE IT STOP! MAKE IT STOP! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I'LL BUY ONE JUST MAKE IT STOP!

I'd buy the whole shebang and not eat them, of course. :harpy_liplick: They're missing Mari. Chibi Gendo would be hilarious. :gendo_kimura:
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Postby Jayfive » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:28 am

UCC flex their coffee-vending muscles once again:
http://ucc-evacan.jp/
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Postby AR-99 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:41 pm

Time to start watching out for that set on eBay. Had this reaction when I saw Asuka in the tank top and military style pants. :kensuke_drool:
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